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Daily Archives: September 3, 2013

Low water pressure hits section of East Coast Demerara

Guyana Water Incorporated Tuesday said customers from Beterverwagting to Lusignan are experiencing low water pressure because of technical difficulties at the Good Hope Well Station, East Coast Demerara. A source said the well screens malfunctioned and mud entered the well, forcing engineers to shut down the system and flush it to prevent customers from receiving muddy water. The well screens ...

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Police arrest Kwakwani-Ituni road protesters; community remains defiant

Despite the arrest of several persons, residents of the Kwakwani-Ituni area on Tuesday defied police and resumed blocking a key road to press demands for government to urgently fix the deplorable roads there. “The protest will continue until the government and business community understand the people of Region Ten are too entitled to be treated as equals under the laws,” ...

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Man chops reputed wife and her sister

An East Coast Demerara woman and her sister were Tuesday seeking medical attention for chop wounds which were allegedly inflicted by the partner of one of them. The reputed wife has been identified as Yankumarie Bissoon while the sister is still to be identified. Both of them are from Phase Two, Good Hope. A check at the GPHC revealed that ...

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Miss World Guyana gets New York award

Miss World Guyana Ruqayyah Boyer has received a Citation Award from the City of New York for her work to combat domestic violence and bullying through the Caribbean American Domestic Violence Association. She was presented with the award by Councilman Ruben Wills at a recent fundraising event in her honour in New York. Wills commended Boyer for taking an international ...

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Guyana Prize for Literature shortlists picked

The Jury of the Guyana Prize for Literature on Tuesday announced the Shortlists ahead of the Awards Ceremony to be held later this month. The awards will be presented to the Winners by His Excellency President Donald Ramotar. Chair of the Jury Prof Jane Bryce will read the Judges’ Report.  The event, which is open to the public, is scheduled ...

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14-year old shooting death: Several questioned, hands swabbed

Several persons have been questioned and their hands swabbed for gun residue, but much depends on the extraction of the warhead from the  14 year old boy who was killed at Vive La Force, West Bank Demerara. Deputy Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud said the parents’ hands and those of several persons at Friendship, East Bank Demerara have been swabbed.  He ...

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