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GUYANA – Bridge retraction delayed again

GUYANA – Bridge retraction delayed again

GEORGETOWN – More than five days after halting it for critical maintenance, the Demerara Harbour Bridge was unable to restart its scheduled retraction yesterday to allow vessels to transit. The retractions have been delayed further until Thursday morning, as repairs and testing continue on a faulty hydraulic winch. The winch is one of four large […]

GUYANA – Another Sunday tragedy

GUYANA – Another Sunday tragedy

GEORGETOWN – Two teens and a young adult were killed when the car they were travelling in slammed into a utility pole at New Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Coast Demerara yesterday afternoon. Dead are the driver, Deodat Mohan , 22, of Lot 44 New Road Vreed-en-Hoop West Coast Demerara; Reaz Barakat, 18, of Ruimzeight, West Coast […]

GUYANA – Weeping trio arraigned for brutal murder of seniors

GUYANA – Weeping trio arraigned for brutal murder of seniors

GEORGETOWN – Accused of strangling two elderly women for cash and other valuables, three men wept uncontrollably when they appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on joint murder charges. Claiming he suffers from depression, the alleged mastermind in the killing of 88-year old Constance Fraser and 75-year old Phyllis Melrose Caesar, Imran Khan called Christopher […]

GUYANA – GBTI prepared for court showdown

GUYANA – GBTI prepared for court showdown

GEORGETOWN – A request for details of transactions at the Guyana Bank For Trade and Industry (GBTI) by the police Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) appears headed for a court showdown. This was after the bank made it clear yesterday that its primary duty is to protect the confidentiality of customers. The bank, in a […]

GUYANA – Opposition questions Camp Street prison contract

GUYANA – Opposition questions Camp Street prison contract

GEORGETOWN – The Parliamentary Opposition is questioning Government over contracts to repair sections of the Camp Street prison, following a deadly fire and the prisoner escapes earlier this year. According to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), there is no published evidence of which contractor was awarded and little word from the Ministry of Public Infrastructure […]

GUYANA – Dredge owner tortured, killed

GUYANA – Dredge owner tortured, killed

GEORGETOWN – Murdered Brazilian dredge owner, Antonio Da Saliva allegedly knew of the plot to raid his Akaiwanna, Cuyuni, Region Seven camp three months ago, and even had photographs of five of his would-be attackers. This is according to sources close to the victim who also claimed that the businessman had even prepared for the […]

GUYANA – New bridge pegged at US$170m, old to be demolished

GUYANA – New bridge pegged at US$170m, old to be demolished

GEORGETOWN – The Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI), amidst questions over a mega-project to build a new bridge across the Demerara River, has released the feasibility study which recommended a low-level, three-lane, 1.5km structure between Houston, East Bank Demerara, and Versailles, West Bank Demerara. According to the study, that bridge could cost up to US$170m, […]

GUYANA – House blaze leads fire-fighters to burnt body

GUYANA – House blaze leads fire-fighters to burnt body

Fire-fighters early yesterday morning stumbled upon the body of a Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara man just minutes after they were called to his home to investigate a fire that had broken out in one of the bedrooms. The victim has been identified as 39-year-old Sean Prince, of 67 Sideline Dam, Golden Grove. He was […]

GUYANA – Freak storm causes panic at Guyana highway resort

GUYANA – Freak storm causes panic at Guyana highway resort

Families enjoying an outing along the Soesdyke/ Linden Highway are counting their lucky stars after witnessing a freak storm which swept through the creek located opposite Splashmin’s resort, taking down light poles and benabs with it. Kaieteur News has obtained pictures of the aftermath of the occurrence. The storm is said to have occurred around […]

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