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Daily Archives: August 2, 2013

PPP Congress opens with need to win back majority

Guyana’s governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday opened its 30th Congress at Port Mourant, Corentyne, leaving middle-level leaders to stridently signal that fresh elections could be on the horizon to resolve 21-month long political gridlock. Chairman of the PPP’s Region Six branch, Dr. Vishwa Mahadeo highlighted that the one-seat parliamentary majority by the Alliance For Change (AFC) and A ...

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Body of missing Mocha youth found

The body of a Mocha youth who went missing earlier this week was found Friday morning in the backdam of the East Bank Demerara village. Delon Melville, 25, of Nelson Street, Mocha, was last seen alive by his family on Monday. Demerara Waves Online News understands that the partly decomposed body was found around 6AM by several individuals who were ...

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300 Cuba-trained professionals return home

(GINA) Over the past three days, about 300 Cuban trained Guyanese have returned from the Spanish-speaking island to serve their country. Two hundred medical doctors arrived at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) Timehri on Wednesday while on Tuesday a batch of 99 graduates comprising agronomists and engineers returned. Minister of Public Service Dr Jennifer Westford was at hand to ...

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Another man chops wife, children

A man Thursday night went berserk and chopped his wife and three of their children at their Sophia home. Initial reports suggest that the angry man, Shawn Fordyce, did not want his wife, 47-year old Dorothy Blackman, to go out. Blackman is said to be a newspaper vendor on Orange Walk, Georgetown. When she opted to send someone to buy ...

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Child drowns, elderly man killed; supermarket supervisor shot, robbed.

The drowning of a three-year old child, killing of an elderly man and the shooting of a businessman during a robbery of a supermarket are among incidents on Thursday’s police blotter. Investigators said the boy-Doukuan Edwards of Industry, East Coast Demerara- was found in the creek at Marudi, Soesdyke/Linden Highway at about 9 AM Thursday. Police said they are investigating an ...

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