Spiking murder rate leaving victims' relatives in despair
Nation in traumaThe image of Kerry Ann Stewart's dead beau's face continues to haunt her memory two months after Worrel Terrelonge was gunned down by thugs in Port Morant, St Thomas."Oh, Jesus, I can't explain, I just don't know how to explain that...

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Regional health conference hears… Suicide appears to be a ‘culture’ among East Indians – in Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago
WITH a high death rate from suicide among East Indians in Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago, it appears to be a culture among East Indians to escape their woes. Some 80 percent of persons who commit suicide in Guyana are East Indians. And even with a national death rate of 44.2 deaths per 100,000, ...

Barticians upturn karaoke field at Princess Star showdown – Dameon Apple leaps from rear to claim second spot
IT was a vocal thunderstorm last Saturday when some twenty-five singers battled at Princess Hotel’s Club Next for top spots in the ‘Princess Star Karaoke Competition’.In round one in the competition the Georgetown singers were on top since most of them had made it successfully into the ranking reserved for the top ten best performers. ...

President charges Private Sector to lead Guyana’s economic growth
THE local private sector is yet to assume its role as the ultimate engine of economic growth in Guyana, as much of the nation’s economy is still driven by Government spending and initiatives.This was the reality conceded by Chairman of the Private Sector Commissioner (PSC), Ramesh Persaud, but a reality which Head of State President ...