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“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

“After 23 years, it is time” say Barticians as APNU+AFC churns out promises

Fed up of waiting 23 years for the incumbent administration to provide quality basic services, many residents of the gold mining township of Bartica are prepared to give the opposition...

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Man arraigned for gunning down city businessman's wife

Man arraigned for gunning down city businessman's wife

Three months after the wife of a well-known city businessman’s wife was gunned down in front of her house, a man was Monday arraigned on a charge of murder. Thirty-four...

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Former First Lady sticks with PPP-Civic

25 April, 2015

Former First Lady sticks with PPP-Civic

Former First Lady Varshnie Singh continues to maintain her support for the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), although she and former President Bharrat Jagdeo have long parted ways. Singh has been seen crisscrossing Guyana with her fa...

PPP-Civic targets corruption, misconduct in public office

25 April, 2015

PPP-Civic targets corruption, misconduct in public office

Amid ongoing concerns in sections of the society about apparent rampant corruption, the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Saturday unveiled its elections manifesto, promising to root out that scourge through a number of measures. “...

Updated: Former Magistrate Fazil Azeez shot; AFC condemns attack

25 April, 2015

Updated: Former Magistrate Fazil Azeez shot; AFC condemns at…

Former Magistrate and Radio Broadcaster Fazil Azeez was Saturday shot to his abdomen during an attempt to rob him, police said. Azeez's condition is listed as stable.Police said in a statement that Azeez, currently a practicing attorn...

PPP Civic unveils manifesto titled Guyana 2.0

25 April, 2015

PPP Civic unveils manifesto titled Guyana 2.0

MESSAGE FOM PRESIDENT DONALD RAMOTAR AND PRIME MINISTERIAL CANDIDATE ELISABETH HARPERThis Manifesto – Guyana Version 2.0 – sets out how the PPP/C seeks to continue serving all the people of Guyana, so that our country is one where the next ...

Probe launched into suspected "powdered carbon" in rice at GDF base

25 April, 2015

Probe launched into suspected "powdered carbon" in…

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) was Saturday probing the discovery of a small bag of suspected “powdered carbon” in one of bag of rice at Base Camp Stephenson, Timehri.GDF Brigadier Mark Phillips stated clearly that no one has been poisoned ...

Govt has evidence of militarized opposition- Luncheon

25 April, 2015

Govt has evidence of militarized opposition- Luncheon

Secretary to the Defence Board, Dr. Roger Luncheon says he has concrete information that the opposition coalition is being militarized in the run-up to next month’s general elections in contrast to the previous polls almost four years ago. ...

Higher salaries, pensions linked to cash in treasury, reduced corruption, says APNU+AFC

25 April, 2015

Higher salaries, pensions linked to cash in treasury, reduce…

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)  Friday night pegged increased Old Age pensions and salaries to sufficient cash in the State’s coffers and weeding out of corruption. “If we go i...

APNU+AFC proposed salary increases, incentives a "platform for disaster" - PPP

24 April, 2015

APNU+AFC proposed salary increases, incentives a "platf…

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Friday dismissed the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) plan to increase salaries, warning that the coalition’s pay packages and incentives would run t...

NAGEERGATE: Pres. Ramotar reprimands Health Minister

24 April, 2015

NAGEERGATE: Pres. Ramotar reprimands Health Minister

Under intense public pressure as the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) heads into the tightest election ever, President Donald Ramotar has strongly reprimanded the Minister of Health Dr. Bheri Ramsaran following revelation of statemen...

Free land, higher salaries for teachers, professors- opposition coaliton

23 April, 2015

Free land, higher salaries for teachers, professors- opposit…

Teachers are being promised higher salaries and other benefits by the opposition coalition if it wins next month’s general and regional elections. While A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) did not provide any id...

APNU+AFC promises hefty salary hike for law enforcers; gun amnesty, crackdown on corruption, drugs

23 April, 2015

APNU+AFC promises hefty salary hike for law enforcers; gun a…

The opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) is promising a 20 percent salary hike for all law enforcement officers in the first year, and a crack down on white collar crime, drug trafficking an...

Opposition coalition says released manifesto incomplete; Jagdeo's criticizes document

23 April, 2015

Opposition coalition says released manifesto incomplete; Jag…

The manifesto of Guyana's main opposition A Partnership for National Unity+ A Partnership for National Unity (APNU+AFC) is available by clicking on here. The coalition's promises include a review of salaries for top constitiutional office ...

Fisherman shot, robbed

23 April, 2015

Fisherman shot, robbed

A fisherman was early Thursday morning shot and robbed of GUY$240,000 at Meadow Bank Wharf, East Bank Demerara.Police said about 3:30 AM on April 23, 2015, Ganesh Vishwanauth of Grove, East Bank Demerara was confronted by two men, one of wh...

Businessman shot, mechanic jumps out of car

23 April, 2015

Businessman shot, mechanic jumps out of car

A businessman was shot outside of his residence and at Canal Number One Polder, West Bank Demerara and dragged out of his motor car.Police said that about 8:20 PM Wednesday, April 22, 2015, Abdul Quadir Nazir, 26 years, of was in his motor ...

Policeman involved in shooting of Albouystown woman arrested

23 April, 2015

Policeman involved in shooting of Albouystown woman arrested

The policeman, who accidentally discharged his service revolver and injured a female in Albouystown, has been arrested, a senior police officer said Thursday.The officer of ‘A Division’ said the traumatized policeman was taken into custody ...

Raging fire at Eccles gas station contained

22 April, 2015

Raging fire at Eccles gas station contained

Fire fighters Wednesday night succeeed in containing a blaze to a fuel-laden ‘bush truck’ and prevented it from spreading to the Two Brothers Gas Station at Eccles, East Bank Demerara. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle and eyewitnesses said efforts...

German yachtsman missing; vessel found on Wakenaam was travelling from Africa to Caribbean

22 April, 2015

German yachtsman missing; vessel found on Wakenaam was trave…

A lone German yachtsman, who was sailing from West Africa to Trinidad, might have gone missing and his vessel washed up on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) said Wednesday. He is Axel Verlohr of Nuremberg...

CANU security officers charged with allegedly stealing cocaine from seizure

22 April, 2015

CANU security officers charged with allegedly stealing cocai…

Two security officers of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) were Wednesday arraigned for allegedly stealing almost GUY$1 million dollars worth of cocaine from the possession of anti-drug agents. They were granted GUY$350,000 bail each a...

Ramotar promises more bank licenses; frowns on tax reductions; rules out log export ban

22 April, 2015

Ramotar promises more bank licenses; frowns on tax reduction…

President Donald Ramotar on Wednesday announced that if re-elected next month his administration will grant licenses for more commercial banks and create more conditions for development financing. “My intention is to issue more commercial b...

Soldiers urged to act professionally amid PPPC statements

22 April, 2015

Soldiers urged to act professionally amid PPPC statements

Amid fears raised by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that the military would not act professionally if the opposition coalition is re-elected because its top brass includes ex-army officers, the Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defe...

PPPC PM candidate Harper condemns Health Minister's abuse of female rights activist

22 April, 2015

PPPC PM candidate Harper condemns Health Minister's abuse of…

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Prime Ministerial candidate, Elisabeth Harper on Wednesday condemned Health Minister Bheri Ramsaran’s verbal attack on opposition rights activist, Sherlena Nageer earlier this week. Harper calle...

Guyana welcomes US solidarity on border issues; preparations continue to minimize corruption from oil, gas proceeds

22 April, 2015

Guyana welcomes US solidarity on border issues; preparations…

The Guyana government on Wednesday praised the United States (US) for standing by the South American country in staving off threats to its natural resource-rich territory, even as it pledged to improve transparency and accountability in the...

PPP-Civic denies discrimination; stresses culture of service

22 April, 2015

PPP-Civic denies discrimination; stresses culture of service

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Tuesday night denied that it has been discriminating against sections of the Guyanese community as it targeted a traditional opposition stronghold to vote for the incumbent party. “Despite all the...

American mother arraigned for cocaine trafficking

21 April, 2015

American mother arraigned for cocaine trafficking

An American mother of one was Tuesday arraigned on a charge of being in possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.Twenty-seven year old Patricia Dalrymple pleaded guilty to the charge that states that on April 20, 2015 she had 93...

Govt in barter deal to fix fibre optic cable

21 April, 2015

Govt in barter deal to fix fibre optic cable

The Guyana government appeared to have bartered rehabilitation of the Lethem-Georgetown state-owned fibre-optic cable in exchange for several pairs of the cable to a contracting company. The duration of the contract was not disclosed. Offi...

Health Minister apologises for cursing female rights activist

21 April, 2015

Health Minister apologises for cursing female rights activis…

Just hours after news broke that Health Minister Bheri Ramsarran cursed anti-government rights activist and called her "shit" he has apologised. Ramsaran was heard on a recording telling Sherlena Nageer to "F-off" and harbouring thoughts o...

Elderly overseas-based Guyanese man shot, robbed; woman held

21 April, 2015

Elderly overseas-based Guyanese man shot, robbed; woman held

An elderly overseas-based Guyanese was Tuesday morning shot and robbed shortly after returning to Guyana through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, police said.Investigators said a woman has been arrested.According to a police statemen...

Yacht washes up on Wakenaam

21 April, 2015

Yacht washes up on Wakenaam

A joint security team is probing the discovery of a yacht on the Essequibo Island of Wakenaam earlier this week, according to a senior law enforcement source. Residents said the catamaran washed up at Moor Farm, northern Wakenaam about four...

Health Minister considered slapping, stripping female anti-government activist

21 April, 2015

Health Minister considered slapping, stripping female anti-g…

Even as the two major political parties in next month’s general elections are pushing a pro-women campaign agenda, Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsaran cursed a female anti-government activist and thought of slapping and having her stripped. ...

Sir Shridath Ramphal hospitalised

21 April, 2015

Sir Shridath Ramphal hospitalised

Former Commonwealth Secretary General, Sir Shridath Ramphal has fallen ill and has been admitted to the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital, according to well-placed sources. Ramphal,86, arrived in Guyana on Monday. The nature of his illness was no...

Arsonists attempt to burn West Bank Demerara school

21 April, 2015

Arsonists attempt to burn West Bank Demerara school

Arsonists attempted to burn down the L'Adventure Secondary School, West Bank Demerara Monday night, according to Fire Chief Marlon Gentle.Gentle said investigators found kerosene, pieces of paper and matches at the scene.The Fire Chief cred...

BREAKING NEWS: West Bank Demerara School on fire

20 April, 2015

BREAKING NEWS: West Bank Demerara School on fire

Fire was Monday night engulfing the La' Adventure Secondary School located at Canal Number One, West bank Demerara. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. Details on this developing story later...

GECOM agrees to number of polling stations

20 April, 2015

GECOM agrees to number of polling stations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday announced that there would be 2,299 polling stations across the country for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. The elections management authority said that of that number 166 ...

Three PPP supporters injured after Albion rally; police appeal for tolerance

20 April, 2015

Three PPP supporters injured after Albion rally; police appe…

The Guyana Police Force Monday afternoon confirmed that several persons were injured when unidentified persons hurled missiles at a vehicle that was transporting persons from the People's Progressive Party Civic's (PPPC) rally at Albion. "...

Barry Dataram, three others charged with cocaine trafficking

20 April, 2015

Barry Dataram, three others charged with cocaine trafficking

A Guyanese man, wanted by the United States (US) to face narcotics charges, was among  four persons refused bail for allegedly being in possession of 100 kilogrammes of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking. Dataram and a number of ot...

Jagdeo absent from court for private criminal charge

20 April, 2015

Jagdeo absent from court for private criminal charge

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo was a no-show at the Whim Magistrates’ Court on Monday to answer a private criminal charge of uttering racially divisive remarks. At least 100 supporters of the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) stood o...

PPPC warns of "big trouble" if opposition attempts to rig elections

20 April, 2015

PPPC warns of "big trouble" if opposition attempts…

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Sunday urged supporters to turn out in large numbers to vote and warned the opposition that any attempt to derail the May 11, 2015 general elections would result in “big trouble.” Addressing thous...

PPP, AFC+APNU compete for hearts and minds on sugar, Jaganite politics

19 April, 2015

PPP, AFC+APNU compete for hearts and minds on sugar, Jaganit…

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Sunday competed with the opposition coalition for space over the future of the ailing sugar industry and credibility surrounding the Jaganite brand of politics. Against the backdrop of A Partnersh...

PPP-Civic say 'No' to Harper-Nagamootoo debate; 'Yes' to Ramotar vs Granger

19 April, 2015

PPP-Civic say 'No' to Harper-Nagamootoo debate; 'Yes' to Ram…

The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s Prime Ministerial candidate, Elisabeth Harper would not be participating in a debate with her counterpart from the opposition coalition, Moses Nagamootoo because he has allegedly attacked and disrespec...

City businessman plans to leave Guyana if PPPC wins again

19 April, 2015

City businessman plans to leave Guyana if PPPC wins again

A prominent city businessman, disgruntled by the way Guyana is being run, announced in Canada that he and other entrepreneurs planned to pack up and leave if the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wins again. Owner of Action ...

Electrical fire destroys workshop at Pritipaul Singh Investments

19 April, 2015

Electrical fire destroys workshop at Pritipaul Singh Investm…

A fire of electrical origin Saturday night destroyed a mechanical workshop at Pritipaul Singh Investments (PSI), Mc Doom, East Bank Demerara, sources said. The workshop and contained boat-building tools and other items. Investigators believ...

US-based resident loses Bladen Hall house to fire

19 April, 2015

US-based resident loses Bladen Hall house to fire

A man, who slept away with a lighted cigarette in his hand, narrowly cheated death after the house he was living in was engulfed in flames  Saturday night, according to well-placed sources. The fire occurred at 214 Bladen Hall, East Co...

Windsor Forest faces possible flooding after new koker develops problems

18 April, 2015

Windsor Forest faces possible flooding after new koker devel…

Residents of Windsor Forest and neighbouring villages on the West Coast Demerara  were Saturday afternoon bracing for flood after problems developed with a recently built koker (drainage sluice). Residents said the GUY$148 million doll...

Jagdeo warns of unrest if PPPC wins election narrowly

18 April, 2015

Jagdeo warns of unrest if PPPC wins election narrowly

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday afternoon warned supporters of his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) that if they do not turn out and vote resounding next month, the opposition would cause unrest. Addressing thousands of sup...

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