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Monthly Archives: April 2016

No political interference for state media – Granger

President David Granger has made it clear that his administration is not in the business of politically interfering with the day to day operations of Guyana’s state media entities. The President made the statement on the heels of accusations of political interference being leveled against the Office of the Prime Minister. The Guyana Press Association (GPA) had written the President ...

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Keep the gory & grisly off the front page – Media Professionals urged

By Jomo Brusheildon Paul Members of the local media fraternity have been urged to keep gory details and photographs of accidents and similar scenes off the front pages and away from featured images. The nudge came at a workshop organised by the Guyana Press Association (GPA) and the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) on Friday. The workshop was organized specifically ...

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Updated: 5 injured as bandits storm Hotel Ramada casino; one arrested

Five persons including one police officer are now nursing gunshot wounds after armed men stormed the Hotel Ramada Casino at Providence, East Bank Demerara (EBD). Police officials have confirmed that just after 3:30 on Friday morning , the four men stormed the building brandishing weapons and demanding cash. It has been confirmed that while monies were taken away during the ...

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Dance teacher killed in Lamaha Street accident

Forty-year-old Nerissa Spencer of Buxton East Coast Demerara was struck down on Lamaha Street on Thursday evening while making her way to teach an aerobics class. Reports indicate that just after 19:00 hrs, a car being driven by a teenager was proceeding along Lamaha Street when the driver apparently lost control of the vehicle. In the ensuing chaos, Spencer was ...

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Social Cohesion “catching on” – Minister Ally

Social Cohesion Minister Amna Ally says that since the APNU+AFC administration took office and established a Ministry of Social Cohesion, notable progress has been made in society with more people lending a hand for the cause. During an interview with Demerara Waves on Thursday, Ally made the disclosure asserting that the Guyanese public wants to see some amount of cohesion ...

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Prisoners set fire to Golden Grove Police Station

Police say that prisoners being held at the Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara Police Station managed to set fire to the station lockups after being denied cigarettes. According to a statement from the police at about 06:30 hrs on Thursday prisoners in the lockups were taken out of their cells by the police to shower themselves. At the conclusion of ...

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Security guard chopped to death by store burglars

About 2245h. last night Wednesday April 27, 2016, security guard Sattaur Kadeer, 53 years, of Foulis, ECD, was on duty at the Best Buy Hardware Store at Bladen Hall, ECD, when he challenged two men who had entered the compound from the back, police said.   During this, he was attacked by the men who dealt him several chops about ...

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Five-month old dies in road collision

  Police say investigations are being conducted into a fatal accident that occurred about 1700h. yesterday Wednesday April 27, 2016, at Belmont, Mahaica, ECD, and which resulted in the death of five-month-old Randy Williams of Belmont.   Initial investigations have revealed that the driver of a motor lorry was proceeding along an access road at Belmont, when it is alleged ...

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