18 years in jail for man who raped 7-yr-old girl when he was 15

A 20-year-old young man will spend the next 18 years of his life behind bars after he confessed to raping a 7-year-old girl five years ago. Delon Clemenson, who confessed to the heinous crime a few weeks ago, was handed the 18-year sentence today by Justice Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, who also ordered a psychiatric evaluation of […]

Guyana and rest of Caribbean aims to make region world’s first ‘climate smart zone’

More than 25 Latin American and Caribbean countries, including Guyana, earlier this week launched the Caribbean Climate-Smart Accelerator, which is aimed at making the region, the world’s first climate-smart zone. The Caribbean has been the region most affected by climate change over the last few decades. Recognition of this vulnerability by leaders has contributed to […]

Sixteen-year-old escapes from Sophia Juvenile Detention Centre

Police are on the hunt for a Sixteen-year-old who escaped from the Juvenile Holding Centre in Sophia. The youth reportedly escaped six days ago, on August 9. The Ministry of Public Security in a statement has identified him as Leon Patterson, who is of African descent. He was discovered missing from the facility on August […]

Ukranian nationals remanded to jail over assault of local miners

Two Ukranian nationals who work as security guards for a foreign mining company in the interior region were today charged with the assault of two local miners and remanded to prison. 38-year-old Vitaly Paraschuck was today slapped with two counts of threatening behavior and assault causing actual bodily harm, committed on Charles Clarke. His fellow […]

Feasible and acceptable proposal from Govt. could avert teacher’s strike action -GTU President

The President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union, Mark Lyte, believes that the planned strike action by teachers nationwide could be averted if the Government presents a feasible and acceptable proposal. The GTU has called on teachers to begin strike action from August 27 until further notice, to press the President David Granger led government to […]