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BREAKING NEWS: West Bank Demerara School on fire

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...

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GECOM agrees to number of polling stations

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...

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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...

GECOM Chairman rules out commission vetting Media Monitoring reports

18 April, 2015

GECOM Chairman rules out commission vetting Media Monitoring…

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally has ditched calls by government for the seven-member commission to consider and approve reports by the Media Monitoring Unit (MMU). Addressing prospective election ob...

GT&T offers rewards for info leading to capture of vandals

17 April, 2015

GT&T offers rewards for info leading to capture of vanda…

Reeling from a spike in vandalism especially during this month, the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Friday issued a stirring appeal to Guyanese to report anyone seen cutting telephone cables to 0908. The company announ...

Printing of ballots begins- Surujbally

17 April, 2015

Printing of ballots begins- Surujbally

Printing of ballots in Canada for next month’s general and regional elections has begun and is being overseen by two Guyana Elections Commissioners, according to Commission Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally. “We have two commissioners in Canad...

PPPC accuses oppostion of intimidation

17 April, 2015

PPPC accuses oppostion of intimidation

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Friday accused A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) of centrally directed intimidation of its campaigners, a charge that the opposition coalition has denied while at...

Marriott Hotel opens despite attacks- Ramotar

17 April, 2015

Marriott Hotel opens despite attacks- Ramotar

Hours after anti-government protesters jostled with police to protest outside the Marriott Hotel in Kingston, Georgetown; President Donald Ramotar heaped scorn on opponents of the project. “It had to overcome considerable odds but today des...

Barry Dataram, four others arrested; cocaine ammo seized

16 April, 2015

Barry Dataram, four others arrested; cocaine ammo seized

A Guyana-born American, who has previously eluded efforts to extradite him to the United States (US) , was Thursday arrested after more than 100 kilogrammes of cocaine and a sum of Guyanese currency were allegedly found in his possession. H...

American convicted for cocaine trafficking, elderly Guyanese man remanded

16 April, 2015

American convicted for cocaine trafficking, elderly Guyanese…

A young American citizen and an elderly Guyanese man on Thursday appeared in court on separate charges of cocaine possession for the purpose of trafficking to the United States. Twenty-seven year old US Citizen Reuben Lang was sentenced to ...

Fmr. US President Jimmy Carter to observe Guyana's elections

16 April, 2015

Fmr. US President Jimmy Carter to observe Guyana's elections

GEORGETOWN, GUYANA  — The Carter Center has launched an international election observation mission for Guyana’s May 11elections at the invitation of the government of Guyana, the organisation said in a statement.The...

Hamson's General Store owner stabbed to death

16 April, 2015

Hamson's General Store owner stabbed to death

The owner of Hamson’s General Store on Regent Street, Georgetown was stabbed to death, but the motive appeared not to have been robbery, a top police officer said. The body of 56-year old Farouk Ghanie was found in the yard of his residence...

Opposition protests during Marriott Hotel's ribbon-cutting ceremony

16 April, 2015

Opposition protests during Marriott Hotel's ribbon-cutting c…

Anti-government leaders and activists Thursday morning jostled with police to protest outside the Marriott  Georgetown Guyana where the ribbon-cutting exercise was about to begin to mark the opening of the almost US$60 million hotel. H...

Cuban specialists to provide training in rehabilitative medicine

16 April, 2015

Cuban specialists to provide training in rehabilitative medi…

Guyana is expected to deliver training to persons in the medical field from around the region in the area of rehabilitative medicine, according to the Government Information Agency (GINA). During a technical meeting today at the Ministry o...

Tremor in Guyana linked to earthquake in Venezuela

15 April, 2015

Tremor in Guyana linked to earthquake in Venezuela

Parts of Guyana were rattled by a slight tremor Wednesday night, several residents across the country confirmed. An earthquake tracking website stated that about 10:24 PM (Guyana Time) there was a 5.2  magnitude earthquake 89 kilometer...

OAS, GECOM ink agreement to observer general elections

15 April, 2015

OAS, GECOM ink agreement to observer general elections

GECOM, Georgetown, April 15, 2015 –An agreement was signed Wednesday by the Organization of American States (OAS) and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on the Electoral Observation Process of the 2015 General and Regional Elections. ...

Rehabilitation of fibre optic cable begins

15 April, 2015

Rehabilitation of fibre optic cable begins

Rehabilitation of Guyana's state-owned fibre-optic cable, which was first laid improperly,  has begun and should be completed before year-end, according to a senior official of the company that has been contracted to do the job. The of...

Public funds used to finance electioneering outreach to US, Canada

15 April, 2015

Public funds used to finance electioneering outreach to US, …

The Guyana government on Thursday skirted questions about why public funds amounting to US$13,100 (GY$2.7 million) were used to finance an overseas trip under the guise of a Diaspora Outreach that apparently turned out to be an electioneeri...

No govt minister linked to cash-jet, says Luncheon

15 April, 2015

No govt minister linked to cash-jet, says Luncheon

The Guyana government on Thursday scoffed at reports that outgoing Human Services Minister, Jennifer Webster resigned because she was linked to the discovery of a large amount of cash aboard an executive jet in Puerto Rico. “Neither am I no...

Brazilian woman charged for failing to declare large amount of US$ at airport

15 April, 2015

Brazilian woman charged for failing to declare large amount …

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) of the Guyana Police Force has seized more than US$10,000 from a Brazilian woman and placed her before the court on Wednesday.Marisa Silva Cardosa of Ituni Street, Bel Air Park pleaded not guilty to t...

OAS Electoral Observation Mission pays preliminary visit to Guyana

15 April, 2015

OAS Electoral Observation Mission pays preliminary visit to …

Preliminary Visit of the OAS Electoral Observation Mission to Guyana  The Electoral Observation Mission of the Organization of American States (EOM/OAS), headed by the former Foreign Minister of Belize Lisa Shoman, arrived Wednesday i...

Granny caught in US with cocaine near groin, buttocks

15 April, 2015

Granny caught in US with cocaine near groin, buttocks

The 70-year old Guyanese woman, who was caught with 1.92 kilogramme of cocaine on arrival at the John F. Kennedy International Airport, first raised alarm bells by her body language leadingl federal agents found a hard object near her groin...

Drunken driver kills woman; eight year old son sustains minor injuries

14 April, 2015

Drunken driver kills woman; eight year old son sustains mino…

A woman was Tuesday night killed on the West Coast Demerara  public road after a car that was being driven allegedly by a drunken driver ploughed into them. She has been identified as Vanessa Forde, said to be in her 30s, of Stewartvil...

Sugar Corporation official caught with cocaine in New York

14 April, 2015

Sugar Corporation official caught with cocaine in New York

A Communications Officer of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) has been arrested and charged in the United States (US) for cocaine trafficking. The privately-owned television news provider, Capitol News, said the 29-year old Adams attem...

Guyanese who swallowed cocaine jailed in Britain

14 April, 2015

Guyanese who swallowed cocaine jailed in Britain

Reproduced from Manchester Evening News X-ray revealed dozens of bags, each the size of a 'large gherkin', in system of Wade Williams - the drugs were later found to be worth £200,000 (US$213,000)A drug smuggler who risked his life by swal...

Showdown looms with squatters on CJI Airport lands

14 April, 2015

Showdown looms with squatters on CJI Airport lands

Police could soon be called in to arrest and charge persons who have begun squatting on lands earmarked for the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), the Ministry of Public Works said Tuesday. “The Ministry cannot cond...

Man, who threatened woman, jailed for illegal gun, ammo possession

14 April, 2015

Man, who threatened woman, jailed for illegal gun, ammo poss…

A man, who whipped out a pistol during an argument with a female friend and threatened to shoot her, was Tuesday jailed for two years after he pleaded guilty to illegal possession of a firearm and ammunition. Twenty-three year old Joel John...

Female Guyanese participates in International  Visitor Leadership Program on women’s issues

14 April, 2015

Female Guyanese participates in International Visitor Leade…

GEORGETOWN – A senior representative from a Corentyne-based non-governmental organisation that seeks to empower girls has returned from the United States (US) with additional skills and expertise gained from an American Embassy-sponsored&nb...

Skeletal remains found in US are those of Guyana-born man

14 April, 2015

Skeletal remains found in US are those of Guyana-born man

Skeletal remains found in bushes in downtown Birmingham, Alabama, United States earlier this year have now been identified as those of a Guyana-born man. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office Tuesday said the remains are those of 63-year-ol...

Forest fires in Rupununi

14 April, 2015

Forest fires in Rupununi

Authorities are monitoring forest fires partly due to a drought in the Rupununi where residents have begun receiving emergency supplies of water. The Ministry of Natural Resources and the Environment says aerial surveillance and satellite i...

Opposition offers tax breaks, professional public service

13 April, 2015

Opposition offers tax breaks, professional public service

The opposition on Monday pledged to re-professionalize the public service, pay teachers more as well as slash income, value added and import taxes on brand new vehicles. If elected to office on May 11, the coalition of A Partnership for Nat...

Deployment of homosexual partners in GDF to same location undesirable- Granger

13 April, 2015

Deployment of homosexual partners in GDF to same location un…

Opposition coalition Presidential Candidate, David Granger Monday night said if he is elected to office next month soldiers involved in same-sex relations would not face discrimination but they would not be deployed to the same location in ...

Carter Centre to deploy 40 observers to monitor Guyana's elections

13 April, 2015

Carter Centre to deploy 40 observers to monitor Guyana's ele…

The Carter Centre is preparing to gradually deploy a 40-member mission to observe next month's general and regional elections, according to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). GECOM said in a statement that this was indicated by a pre...

GPL explains widespread blackout

13 April, 2015

GPL explains widespread blackout

The Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) Monday afternoon explained the cause of a major shutdown Sunday night that affected the city and several villages in Demerara and Berbice. The com-pany said that at approximately 8:18 Monday night...

PPP defends "family and friends" list of candidates

13 April, 2015

PPP defends "family and friends" list of candidate…

The incumbent People's Progressive Party (PPP)  and the opposition coalition have locked horns over the ruling party including several families on its list of candidates for next month’s general and regional elections.The coaition of a...

GT&T rejects PUC's denial of domestic phone rates

13 April, 2015

GT&T rejects PUC's denial of domestic phone rates

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Radha Krishna Sharma is dissapointed by  issued the Public Utility Commission's (PUC) rejection of the company's recent request for an increase in domestic ...

Guns, ammo seized; two arrested

13 April, 2015

Guns, ammo seized; two arrested

Two guns and several rounds of ammunition were seized in just over five hours by police at separate locations.In the first instance, at about 8PM Sunday April 12, 2015, while conducting investigations into a report of threats, the police re...

Lethem businessman reportedly beaten by army men

12 April, 2015

Lethem businessman reportedly beaten by army men

By Janelle Persaud  A trader in Lethem is hospitalised after he was allegedly beaten by a group of persons believed to be members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) stationed in the border community.The man, identified as Melvin Shewpr...

Suriname apologises to Guyana over police fracas inside embassy

12 April, 2015

Suriname apologises to Guyana over police fracas inside emba…

Suriname has apologized to Guyana for the attempted arrest of an employee of the Guyanese  embassy and the assault of Ambassador Keith George in violation of international law, according to the Foreign Ministry here. “The Ministry of F...

APNU+AFC accused of planning to militarize Guyana

11 April, 2015

APNU+AFC accused of planning to militarize Guyana

Just hours after Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best announced his endorsement of the opposition coalition, the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) warned that a plan was afo...

Blue CAPS launches manifesto, 'Keep it Clean' campaign

11 April, 2015

Blue CAPS launches manifesto, 'Keep it Clean' campaign

The non-governmental organisation, Blue CAPS, on Saturday called for an end to “cuss out” politics, even as it launched its own manifesto of demands that it intends to press the new government to address. “We decided that we will a proactiv...

Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best endorses APNU+AFC coalition as "best" party to run Guyana

11 April, 2015

Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best endorses APNU+AFC coalition a…

Former Chief-of-Staff  of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best on Saturday endorse the opposition coalition for next month’s general and regional elections, saying that it offers the best chance of the country...

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