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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 […]

GUYANA – Pirates attack four fishing vessels in one week

GUYANA – Pirates attack four fishing vessels in one week

GEORGETOWN – Pirates have attacked four fishing vessels in the Waini River, Region One, in the space of one week. The masked gunmen even escaped with one of the vessels named “Priya 2” after dumping its workers onto another vessel that was in the area and which they had also raided. Around 2 P.M. two […]

GUYANA – Man burns to death after setting home afire

GUYANA – Man burns to death after setting home afire

GEORGETOWN – A West Coast Berbice man is now dead following a morning blaze yesterday. The aftermath of the fire at Cotton Tree Village where 52-year-old Baldeoram was burnt to death. The man reportedly set his house alight after threatening to do so earlier that morning. Dead is Bisram Baldeoram, 52 of Cotton Tree Village. […]

GUYANA – Opposition leader says Commission of Inquiry into assassination plot is unnecessary

GUYANA – Opposition leader says Commission of Inquiry into assassination plot is unnecessary

Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes that an on-going Assassination Plot Commission of Inquiry could demoralize members the police force and only serves to destroy the reputation of senior members. Jagdeo, during a press conference on Friday, said the inquiry is not good for the country. The former president made the comment almost two weeks after […]

GUYANA – Pilot dies in plane crash

GUYANA – Pilot dies in plane crash

GEORGETOWN – Investigators from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) are probing a Roraima Airways plane crash that claimed the life of experienced pilot Captain Collin Martin on Wednesday. The Britten-Norman Islander plane went down around 5:48 p.m. as it approached the Eteringbang airstrip in the northwest of Guyana. Martin, a 35-year-old married man and […]

GUYANA – Escape

GUYANA – Escape

GEORGETOWN – Police up to press time had recaptured seven of 13 prisoners who staged a daring, pre-dawn breakout yesterday from the Lusignan Prison holding area, after crawling to freedom through a five-foot long tunnel they had dug inside a makeshift latrine. Odel Roberts, Rayon Jones and Jamal Forde were nabbed yesterday evening along the […]

GUYANA – Eight at large

GUYANA – Eight at large

GEORGETOWN –– Authorities have corrected themselves with the number of prison escapees or missing persons from Sunday’s horrific blaze at the Camp Street jail. Yesterday, a government statement disclosed that it is now in fact eight prisoners at large, not five. It was pointed out that a number of reasons, including deliberate acts by prisoners at […]

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