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GUYANA – Mentally ill escaped prisoner shot dead

GUYANA – Mentally ill escaped prisoner shot dead

GEORGETOWN – Just a day after he was taken into custody, mentally ill Tiger Bay resident Marlon Fredericks was shot dead in front of his mother and several bystanders, after he ran out of the Bourda City Constabulary Outpost, where he was being detained. Fredericks, 34, died at around 1 p.m. yesterday, after he was […]

GUYANA – Still-born two headed baby delivered in Guyana

GUYANA – Still-born two headed baby delivered in Guyana

GEORGETOWN – A still-born girl with two heads was delivered at the New Amsterdam Hospital on Saturday, creating history in the Ancient County. The baby, which completed its full nine-month term and the first-born for the teenage mother, was delivered via Caesarian section by a team of doctors at the hospital. According to senior Obstetrics […]

GUYANA – Intruder shoots sleeping grandma, five-year-old

GUYANA – Intruder shoots sleeping grandma, five-year-old

GEORGETOWN – A gun-toting neighbour shot a sleeping 52-year-old woman and her granddaughter, after clambering up a ladder and sneaking into the victims’ Number 72 Village home at around 03:30 hrs yesterday. Savitri Hassan, aka ‘Sita’ and her granddaughter Renuka Hassan, sustained shotgun pellet injuries, and were treated at the Skeldon Hospital, but were not […]

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 […]

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