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Daily Archives: September 28, 2014

Mentally ill woman attempts fiery suicide

A woman, believed to be of unsound mind, on Sunday sustained severe burns about her body in an attempt to commit suicide at her home in a depressed area of Georgetown. She is 45-year old Dianne Speedy of 17 D’Urban Backlands located behind the Chinese Embassy. Hospital sources said the woman sustained second and third degree burns. Sources said residents ...

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Grassroots women to discuss domestic violence today

A global activist against violence against women and the Caribbean Domestic Violence Awareness (CADVA) organization are hoping to help Guyanese grassroots women diagnose and find lasting solutions to the scourge. Founder of One Billion Rising, Eve Enster, and CADVA representatives are Sunday night at 7 O’clock due to participate in a panel discussion titled: “State of Female Justice in Guyana: ...

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Plaisance- Better Hope residents occupy land; AFC, APNU pledge solidarity

About 500 residents of Plaisance-Better Hope early Sunday morning began occupying a section of sugarcane lands that they said private developers have begun preparing during the nights. There were conflicting reports in some quarters about whether it was the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) that was reconfiguring the cane- fields in that area for the use of mechanized harvesters and loaders. ...

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