PPP blames Opposition for GPL wanting rate hike

The People’s Progressive Party on Monday said it is “very concerned at the recent application by the Guyana Power and Light Company to the Public Utilities Commission for the approval of a 26.7% increase in electricity rates to consumers”, but the party is laying blame for the GPL decision at the feet of the Opposition […]

Policeman dies while chasing prison escapee

A policeman attached to the Prashad Nagar police outpost reportedly collapsed and died on Monday morning while chasing after a man who had just escaped from the lock ups at the outpost. The Policeman who has been identified as Constable Dorwin Pitman was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital where he was pronounced dead. According to […]

“Not all private schools did well” -Education Minister

Students from private schools have once again dominated the Top 1% in the Grade Six Assessment Examinations but Minister of Education Priya Manickchand does not believe that should serve as an indictment on the public school system. The Top 5 positions were grabbed by students who attend private schools but the Minister does not believe […]

GPL wants 26% electricity rate hike

The Guyana Power and Light Company which is still to explain the spate of power outages that have been gripping Georgetown and surrounding areas for the past four months, has announced that it wants to increase electricity charges by a whopping 26.7%. GPL is blaming the cuts to its budgetary allocations by the National Assembly […]

Guyanese born man accused of fatal building collapse

A Guyanese born, Philadelphia man accused of being high while operating a construction crane on a downtown city building that eventually collapsed and killed six people turned himself in today, Philadelphia police said. Sean Benschop, 42, of 4900 Block of North Seventh Street, turned himself into detectives, police said. Benschop faces six counts of involuntary manslaughter, 13 counts of […]

Kuru Kuru woman stabbed to death

A Kuru Kuru woman believed to be in her mid 20’s was found dead on Saturday at her home at Kuru Kuru on the Linden Soesdyke Highway. The woman has been identified as 23-year-old Shaneeza Ramdat. According to the police,  the woman was stabbed multiple times to her body by her reputed husband who reportedly […]

Digicel to unveil Blackberry Q10

Digicel will soon roll out the new Blackberry Q10 to Guyanese customers. The new blackberry smartphone is expected to hit local stores on June 14. According to a statement from the company, the Q10 was  “built with precision and offers premium performance in a signature design, the BlackBerry Q10 smartphone combines BlackBerry’s best physical keyboard […]

National Grade 6 2013 Results

 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION EXAMINATIONS DIVISION   NATIONAL GRADE SIX ASSESSMENT 2013   The results of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) written on 25 March and 26 March 2013 will be released to schools shortly.  Sixteen thousand eight hundred and eleven (16,811) candidates were entered for this assessment. These candidates also wrote the National Grade […]

Islamic Academy grabs Grade 6 Top Spot

Just one point separated the Top 2 students in this year’s National Grade 6 Assessment Examinations. Education Minister Priya Manickchand on Friday announced that 11-year-old student of the ISA Islamic Academy, Salima Majeed is the Top Performer for the 2013 examinations with 548 marks out of 560. The Mae’s Under 12 School and student Christian […]

Benschop refuses to offer evidence in Blind man case

The visually impaired man who was charged a few weeks ago in murder conspiracy case was placed on $150,000 bail when he made his second court appearance on Friday morning and the entire case against him could be dropped when he appears in court the next time. Social and Political activist Mark Benschop has indicated […]