‘We tried to talk to him’

-slain robbery suspect ignored warnings, relative says

Trevor Barrow (right), Calvin Edwards, also known as Calvin Dover (left)

The family of Calvin Edwards, also known as Calvin Dover, one of the two suspected bandits shot and killed after they attempted to rob a city businessman on Friday, became aware that he chose a criminal path after his constant arrests and their relentless efforts to steer him away bore no fruit.

Measures needed to protect miners from Sindicato gangs

In wake of the recent armed attack on a Cuyuni mining camp, where over two dozen miners were robbed, President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) Urica Primus says she is hopeful that the resuscitated Hinterland Intelligence Committee can put measures in place to protect miners against the feared “Sindicato” gangs reported to be operating here.

Cost of blackouts, bribes in Guyana highest in Caribbean

Although the performance of local firms in Guyana, as measured by sales growth, is the highest in the Caribbean, power outages cost them more than their counterparts in the region, while the percentage paid in bribery is also the highest in the region, a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study has found.

Most memorable music

Given that I am known as someone creating music for a Caribbean audience, I am often asked by interviewers, or the general public, what kind of music I listen to.

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Child Rights Commission helps over 400 juvenile offenders to access legal representation

Since 2015, the Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) has been able to help more than 400 juvenile offenders access legal aid through funding from United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and assistance from the Guyana Legal Aid Clinic.

$1M in start-up funding up for grabs at inaugural Youth in Business Summit

Ten young entrepreneurs will have a shot at earning from $500,000 to $1 million in start-up funding for their proposed businesses at the inaugural Youth in Business Summit, which will begin this week, Director of Youth Melissa Carmichael has announced.

Sophia boy died of pneumonia

Marlon Jordan, the three-year-old boy who was discovered dead in his grandparents’ Sophia house last Wednesday, died as a result of pneumonia, a post-mortem examination has found.

Guyanese retiree held with cocaine in wheelchair for sentencing in Grenada

Haniff Bacchus, the 70-year-old Guyanese national who was allegedly caught with a quantity of cocaine hidden in his motorised wheelchair at the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Grenada earlier this month, has since pleaded guilty to possession of the drug and he will be sentenced on Thursday.

Harmon meets with La Parfaite Harmonie robbery victims

Minister of State Joseph Harmon on Thursday visited La Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara businessman Naresh Persaud and his family, who were brutalised and robbed in a home invasion.

Providence, Diamond pedestrian overpasses for temporary closure

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure has announced that the pedestrian overpasses located at Providence and Diamond, on the East Bank of Demerara, will be temporarily closed to allow for works necessary before the planned installation of elevators.

Doctor robbed by bandits after making withdrawal from city bank

Two bandits last Monday intercepted and robbed Dr. Holly Alexander, the wife of former Registrar of the University of Guyana Vincent Alexander, of over half a million dollars in cash as well as other valuables shortly after she visited a city bank.

Exxon says 585 Guyanese employed in oil operations here

Guyanese comprise fifty-two percent of ExxonMobil’s local workforce while 227 Guyanese companies serviced its oil and gas operations in 2018.

150 police constables inducted

Some 150 new constables were today added to the Guyana Police Force after completing six months of training, at the Felix Austin Police College, which began on November 20, 2017.

Suspected bandits killed after bid to rob city storeowner

Two suspected bandits were killed yesterday after an attempt to rob a city storeowner.

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