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Lethem boy falls off Region Nine Council vehicle and dies

A seven year old boy died on Sunday in Lethem when he fell off a pickup that belongs to the Region Nine administration, according to well-placed sources. The lad’s name has been given as Jetley Brown, a student of Arapaima Primary School. He is the son of Police Corporal, Jesse Brown of Lethem. Usually reliable sources said that the driver ...

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Guyana drafting Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy

Guyana is crafting its Sexual and Reproductive Health Policy with assistance from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud announced on Sunday. Addressing an event to mark the 40th anniversary of the Guyana Responsible Parenthood Association (GRPA) under the theme ‘Advancing Sexual & Reproductive Health & Rights for all Guyanese’, Persaud appealed to the public ...

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Lethem-born is Miss North Georgetown Secondary

15-year-old Jahdiel Harry was Saturday night crowned this year’s Miss North Georgetown Secondary School Queen. From the beginning of the pageant, the Lethem born beauty had the judges’ favour and the crowd’s attention as she strutted her stuff on stage with the other eight delegates. Jahdiel, in her introduction, exuded confidence and eloquence as she gave the audience insight about ...

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Guyana’s opposition grouping hopes to replicate TT local govt result

Buoyed by the recent victory of the opposition Peoples National Movement (PNM) in Trinidad and Tobago’s local government elections, Guyana’s larger opposition grouping Saturday night appealed to youths to be prepared to vote in expected local polls here. “We have and we must ensure that we take the local government from the ruling PPPC (Peoples Progressive Party Civic). And you ...

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CJIA dismisses three staff for soliciting money from passengers

Three employees were dismissed over the past two weeks from the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) after they were found to be soliciting money from passengers while on duty, the airport said in a statement. This is in keeping with the airport’s zero-tolerance approach to any such act, which only serves to tarnish the reputation of the Corporation and its ...

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Man who slashed ex-girlfriend’s throat arrested

The man who allegedly slashed his ex girlfriend’s throat was arrested Saturday afternoon on the West Coast Demerara, police sources said. Investigators said that after diligent detective work Godfrey Lammy was arrested at Sister’s Village, less than four hours after he was seen by the woman’s fellow vendors driving past Regent and Wellington Streets, Georgetown where she sells. Lammy is ...

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Guyana, Suriname National Assemblies agree to formalise relations

The National Assemblies of Suriname and Guyana are to formalise structured relationship aimed at creating a better understanding of their systems and ensuring that laws crafted are not detrimental to either country. Speaker of Suriname’s National Assembly, Dr. Jennifer Geerlings-Simons hoped that a bond between the two Houses would help to minimize misunderstandings of their systems. She said there might ...

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Man stabs ex-girlfriend outside church

A woman’s throat was slashed allegedly by her ex-boyfriend immediately after she exited a church in the city. 43-year old Denise Hope of Tucville, Georgetown was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where up to 8:15 AM she was undergoing emergency surgery. She was also stabbed to her back. Her condition was listed as critical. The incident occurred outside ...

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Suriname’s former president quits parliament

PARAMARIBO – In an unexpected move former president Ronald Venetiaan resigned Friday from Suriname’s parliament. In a letter to Speaker of the House, Jenny Geerlings-Simons, the former head of State announced that from October 27, 2013 he will no longer be a member of parliament. In an interview the former leader didn’t present any specific reason why he is resigning ...

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Brazilian shot, being airdashed to city

A Brazilian man was Friday shot in his abdomen and was rushed to the Mahdia Hospital for emergency treatment. Well-placed sources said that 43-year old Carlos Antonio Ferreira’s condition was listed as stable. He was expected to be air-dashed to the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for surgery. Sources said the man was taken to the Mahdia Hospital from Karisparu, ...

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