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Sooba’s appointment a dent on decency -Mayor Green

Georgetown Mayor, Hamilton Green who has not hidden his disdain for the way the Local Government Ministry has been handling affairs of the city, has described as a “dent on decency”, the confirmation of Carol Sooba as the Town Clerk. Sooba’s appointment last week was riddled in controversy as the political opposition and city Councillors […]

President Ramotar to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral

President Donald Ramotar left Guyana on Saturday for South Africa to attend the official state memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The President signed the Book of Condolence for the late anti-apartheid leader, icon and Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela before leaving the country. First Lady Deolatchme Ramotar also signed […]

Over 100 Linden youths graduate in industrial training programme

The Board of Industrial Training (BIT) is being lauded for its critical role of guiding hundreds of young people in the direction of developing occupational skills and entrepreneurship. The programme which is intended to empower school leavers and single parents is continuing to impact Guyanese positively by providing technical and vocational training in several areas. […]

Port Mourant woman beaten to death by boyfriend

Police in Port Mourant, Berbice have arrested the boyfriend of a 26-year-old woman who was beaten to death on Friday night during an argument between the two. The woman who has been identified as Jasmattie Dowlatram was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital after her boyfriend attacked and beat her with a piece of wood during […]

Palms employee attempts suicide from institution’s roof

A porter attached to the Palms Institute for the elderly was talked out of jumping to his death on Friday as he protested from the roof of the three storey Brickdam building and threatened to jump to his death. The man has been identified as Dillon King. Co-workers believe that he may have been under […]

Guyana joins world in mourning Nelson Mandela

Guyana on Thursday joined with the rest of the world in celebrating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The Government of South Africa announced Mandela’s death on Thursday evening. He had been ailing for years. Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar in a message in memory of Mandela, said “this loss is not just […]

Guyana to benefit from Regional effort to prevent cervical cancer

(Barbados) The Healthy Caribbean Coalition (HCC) has been awarded a grant by the Australian High Commission Direct Aid Program to fund a multi-country cervical cancer prevention initiative aimed at building the capacity of key Caribbean civil society actors to respond more effectively to the community-based needs for cervical cancer prevention, treatment and control. The project […]

APNU moves to National Assembly to reduce Berbice Bridge fees

The Opposition political coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) has indicated to the Clerk of the National Assembly that it intends to move a motion at the next sitting of the National Assembly which seeks to lower the fees being charged to cross the Berbice River Bridge. According to the APNU, “since it’s commissioning […]

Man found dead on seawalls, scrotum missing

Police detectives are probing the death of a man whose body was found on the foreshore of the Georgetown seawalls in the area behind the Criminal Investigations Department of the Police Force. The discovery was made on Wednesday. The identity of the man has not been verified and investigators are tight lipped about the probe. […]