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Mahaica man beaten to death at Issano

Mahaica man beaten to death at Issano

One of three gold miners, who were tied and beaten by robbers at Issano, died early Monday morning at a city hospital. He has been identified as Joseph Nurse of...

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"Jason" burnt to death in house

"Jason" burnt to death in house

Police on Monday said hey were probing why a man entered a house at Pafaite Harmonie and set it ablaze, killing a man named Jason. Crime sleuths hoped that a man...

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House Speaker denies sexual molestation; calls for "thorough and professional" probe ; AFC links accusation to no-confidence motion

21 September, 2014

House Speaker denies sexual molestation; calls for "tho…

Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman on Sunday denied sexually molesting a man who has levelled such accusations on Facebook."As a true patriot of Guyana, I will not allow the office of Speaker of the National Assembly to be co...

Shady character gunned down in Albouystown

20 September, 2014

Shady character gunned down in Albouystown

A shady character, who was recently released from prison, was Saturday night gunned down in Albouystown, Georgetown. He has been identified as 28-year old Adrian Bishop of 188 Campbelville Housing Scheme and 66 Garnett Street, Newtown-Kitty...

President remains open to talks with Opposition, amid protest calls for local polls

20 September, 2014

President remains open to talks with Opposition, amid protes…

In the wake of Opposition Leader David Granger’s announcement that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would resort to public protests to pressure the government into holding long-overdue Local Government Elections, President Donald Ram...

Linden couple robbed; man locked in car trunk while woman is raped

20 September, 2014

Linden couple robbed; man locked in car trunk while woman is…

A couple was robbed and the man locked in a car trunk while the woman was raped in the vehicle, according to police.Police said that after the incident, the three perpetrators escaped in bushes aback Amelia’s Ward, Linden.Police said that t...

Police aiming for better youths in Agricola

20 September, 2014

Police aiming for better youths in Agricola

After the capture of criminals in Agricola in recent years, the Guyana Police Force on Saturday embarked on a strategy to mould very young children in that East Bank Demerara community to become future leaders. The strategy included Saturda...

Pavnik Press loses millions in fire at Guyana Chronicle's bond

20 September, 2014

Pavnik Press loses millions in fire at Guyana Chronicle's bo…

Millions of Guyana dollars worth of paper, ink and printery equipment belonging to Pavnik Press were destroyed and others water-damaged as a result of a fire at a bond owned by the Guyana Chronicle on Lama Avenue, Georgetown. “Terribly, we ...

5 Guyanese on abandoned oil tanker for 19 months

20 September, 2014

5 Guyanese on abandoned oil tanker for 19 months

By AZARD ALI of Trinidad Newsday FIVE Guyanese who have been living for the past 19 months on a Nigerian oil and gas vessel docked in Trinidad waters, have vowed not to leave the ship unless they are paid US$215,000 in wages.The M T Tumini...

Guyanese complete US-sponsored port security training

19 September, 2014

Guyanese complete US-sponsored port security training

Forty-three persons working in port security this week completed a United States Embassy-sponsored training program for Guyanese port security workers and sea cadets on the intricacies of the International Ship and Port Facility Security Co...

BK International challenges Works Ministry to support charge of unauthorised work

19 September, 2014

BK International challenges Works Ministry to support charge…

BK International on Friday challenged the Ministry of Public Works to support its charge that the GT&T cable damaged recently was in an area not assigned to BK by the Consultants. The Ministry of Public Works made this claim in a state...

Books bound for Guyana

19 September, 2014

Books bound for Guyana

YOURDAILYJOURNAL.COM.-ROCKINGHAM — Earl Rose never intended to become a missionary. The idea of providing medical care to the ill in foreign and developing countries or getting his hands muddy building schools and huts just never appealed t...

Man granted bail in road deaths of overseas-based Guyanese

19 September, 2014

Man granted bail in road deaths of overseas-based Guyanese

A man was Friday arraigned for the road deaths of two overseas-based Guyanese on the Mabura Road and released on GUY$1 million bail. Forty-three year old Michael Jordan of 21 Peter’s Hall, East Bank Demerara was not required to the charge o...

Guyana’s deforestation rate decreased in 2013

19 September, 2014

Guyana’s deforestation rate decreased in 2013

Guyana has completed its 4th Annual Assessment of Deforestation and Forest Degradation under the Monitoring Reporting and Verification System (MRVS), the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported.Interim results on 2013 deforestation ra...

APNU holds firm to local govt elections; denies jostling for political space

19 September, 2014

APNU holds firm to local govt elections; denies jostling for…

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)- vowing to pressure government to hold Local Government Elections (LGE)- on Friday said it was not jostling with the Alliance For Change (AFC) for political space. Since the AFC tabled a yet to be deb...

University of Guyana's GT&T-funded Internet Resource Centre commissioned

18 September, 2014

University of Guyana's GT&T-funded Internet Resource Cen…

President Donald Ramotar today congratulated the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company for their contribution to enhancing the social development of students, as a result of their decision to renovate the Information Computer Te...

160 Amerindian villages set to improve socio-economic development

18 September, 2014

160 Amerindian villages set to improve socio-economic develo…

Over 160 Amerindian communities, over a three-year period, will benefit from funding to support their socio-economic development through the implementation of their Community Development Plans (CDPs), the Government Information Agency (GINA...

Granger announces protests for local govt elections; AFC says no-confidence motion is priority

18 September, 2014

Granger announces protests for local govt elections; AFC say…

Even as Opposition Leader David Granger formally announced that A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would be embarking on protests to pressure government into holding Local Government Elections (LGE), the Alliance For Change (AFC) said ...

Govt, ruling party deny "buy out" of opposition MPs to vote against no-confidence motion

18 September, 2014

Govt, ruling party deny "buy out" of opposition MP…

The Guyana Government and the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday denied that it was about to bribe three opposition parliamentarians at GUY$30 million each to vote against the Alliance For Change (AFC)-sponsored no-confidence moti...

Govt to pull off big buses in exchange for negotiations; G/town -Parika gets new fare structure

18 September, 2014

Govt to pull off big buses in exchange for negotiations; G/t…

Joint Statement by Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce and United Minibus Union. The Ministry of Tourism, Industry and Commerce (MinTIC) lead by Hon. Minister Ali met with the United Minibus Union and their affiliate member, Zone 32...

AFC scraps ethnic formula for Presidential, Prime Ministerial candidates

18 September, 2014

AFC scraps ethnic formula for Presidential, Prime Ministeria…

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday said it has abandoned ethnic rotation as a formula to decide who should be its presidential candidate and has decided to rely on “meritocracy.” “I want to make it quite clear, there was absolutely a...

PPP offering "big money" to opposition MPs says AFC; APNU, ruling party deny

18 September, 2014

PPP offering "big money" to opposition MPs says AF…

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday  accused the governing People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) of preparing to buy out at least three opposition parliamentarians at GUY$30 million each to ensure that the no-confidence motion ...

Guyanese weightlifter "Mr Clean" released after serving time for smuggling cocaine

18 September, 2014

Guyanese weightlifter "Mr Clean" released after se…

(NEW YORK DAILY NEWS).- A Guyanese champion power lifter who has pumped 800 pounds of iron was brought down by 1.4 pounds of cocaine pellets he swallowed before boarding a flight to Kennedy Airport.Colin Chesney, who may not be known by his...

Stop speeding on improved Linden to 72 mile junction road- Australian mining company

18 September, 2014

Stop speeding on improved Linden to 72 mile junction road- A…

The Australian mining company, Troy Resources Guyana Incorporated (TRGI), is calling on users of the Linden to 72 mile junction road to moderate their speed and use caution. TRGI is currently repairing the road from Linden to 72 mile Junct...

Guyana Expo for Broward County, Florida

18 September, 2014

Guyana Expo for Broward County, Florida

Broward County, Florida- Plans have been finalized for an exhibition of Guyanese products and tourist attractions to be held here October 30 to November 1st at the Omni Auditorium of Broward College’s North Campus. The Guyana Trade, Tourism...

Govt rules out calling early elections ahead of no-confidence motion

17 September, 2014

Govt rules out calling early elections ahead of no-confidenc…

The Guyana government on Wednesday ruled out calling an early election to forestall an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion that would inevitably lead to general elections within three months. "If one were to examine it closely, we ar...

Guyana to answer tough questions at money laundering review

17 September, 2014

Guyana to answer tough questions at money laundering review

Guyana is dispatching a team to the United States (US) to participate in a hemispheric review of the South American country's failure to tighten legislation to counter money laundering and terrorism financing.The targeted review by the Amer...

Excavation works disrupt telephone service to thousands

16 September, 2014

Excavation works disrupt telephone service to thousands

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T) on Tuesday complained bitterly that contractors and other persons involved in of civil works were repeatedly disrupting telephony and data services across the country, sometimes ina...

Blue CAPS wants to observe elections; pushes for media monitoring

16 September, 2014

Blue CAPS wants to observe elections; pushes for media monit…

The non-governmental pressure group, Blue CAPS, has signaled to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) its intention to observe either local or general elections and called for the re-establishment of the Media Monitoring Unit (MMU).The or...

Policeman convicted for Globe Yard shooting, illegal ammo possession

16 September, 2014

Policeman convicted for Globe Yard shooting, illegal ammo po…

A Constable was Tuesday convicted for shooting at a man in Globe Yard, Waterloo Street, Georgetown with the aim of injuring him as well as illegal possession of ammunition. Twenty-eight year old Ocquana Dawson, who was attached to Tactical ...

Opposition intensifying agitation for local govt elections

16 September, 2014

Opposition intensifying agitation for local govt elections

Several persons, who turned up at the Georgetown City Hall to attend an inter-faith service and public meeting, were Tuesday morning prevented froim entering the compound. They included former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Colonel London and o...

Opposition plans "concerted course of action" including protests for Local Govt Elections

16 September, 2014

Opposition plans "concerted course of action" incl…

Opposition Leader David Granger on Tuesday said now that President Donald Ramotar has refused to name a date for Local Government Elections (LGE), the opposition would be planning a series of “concerted" actions including protests. But Gran...

Massive improvement at Le Repentir Cemetery

15 September, 2014

Massive improvement at Le Repentir Cemetery

The once thickly vegetated- almost forested Le Repentir Cemetery- is returning to the days when it was easy to find land for a grave or tomb or locate the place where a loved one was buried. Large areas of Guyana's largest cemetery have be...

Govt spending hefty amounts to provide free bus service

15 September, 2014

Govt spending hefty amounts to provide free bus service

Government is spending as much as GUY$25,000 on fuel for each of several privately-owned buses that have been deployed to provide free transportation to commuters and force minibus operators to negotiate a fare structure.  That easily...

Taxi driver charged with armed robbery

15 September, 2014

Taxi driver charged with armed robbery

A taxi driver was Monday arraigned in a charge of robbery under arms and refused bail. Twenty-nine year old Jesse Knights, a driver at GEM’s Taxi Service, pleaded not guilty to the offence. Knights of Independence Boulevard (Punt Trench Da...

Rohee denies attacking GECOM's Chief Elections Officer

15 September, 2014

Rohee denies attacking GECOM's Chief Elections Officer

General Secretary of the governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday denied that he has been ratcheting up concerns about the voters list as a way of attacking the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield.“We welcome Mr. Lowenfiel...

Guyana becomes 150th country to ratify Disability Convention

15 September, 2014

Guyana becomes 150th country to ratify Disability Convention

(UN NEWS SERVICE).- Guyana became the latest country to ratify the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, which is widely regarded as the first international human rights treaty of the twenty-first centur...

Colwyn Harding back in hospital with protruding intestine

15 September, 2014

Colwyn Harding back in hospital with protruding intestine

Colwyn Harding- the man who has alleged that police had sodomized him with a baton- was Monday back in hospital with a protruding intestine after a man allegedly cuffed him.Harding’s condition is listed as serious. He was due to undergo eme...

PPP on alert for "untoward" events as Granger's local govt ultimatum nears expiration

15 September, 2014

PPP on alert for "untoward" events as Granger's lo…

The ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday, signaling that government would not give into opposition demands for the naming of local government elections date, said it was on high alert for disruptions. PPP General Secretary, Cle...

Violence erupts at Letter Kenny after fatal road accident

15 September, 2014

Violence erupts at Letter Kenny after fatal road accident

Villagers at Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne woke up Monday morning to peace and calm following a night of violence that erupted after a young woman was knocked down and killed by a vehicle that might have been used by criminals.Reena “Asha...

Murder victim's tomb vandalized, head chopped off and taken away

14 September, 2014

Murder victim's tomb vandalized, head chopped off and taken …

Police in Mabaruma are probing the desecration of a tomb and the stealing of the corpse’s head, according to well-placed sources. Investigators have so far been only able to retrieve an axe and one pair of gloves nearby one of the tombs. Th...

Prisoner kills fellow Mazaruni Prison inmate

14 September, 2014

Prisoner kills fellow Mazaruni Prison inmate

A prisoner was stabbed by a fellow inmate at the Mazaruni Prison on Sunday, police and prison sources confirmed. The victim has been identified as Theon Smith,21, and the alleged assailant's name has been given as Akeem Edwards. The ...

Bull Dog killed after robbery

14 September, 2014

Bull Dog killed after robbery

At about 2335h. last night Saturday September 13, 2014, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, held up a man in a shop at James and Non Pariel Streets, Albouystown, and took away his gold  jewellery and escaped..The body of one...

Lorry crushes Rupununi motorcyclist to death

13 September, 2014

Lorry crushes Rupununi motorcyclist to death

Police on Saturday said they were investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about 5:30 Friday afternoon in Lethem.Investigators said the accident occurred in the Poke Bridge, Lethem Trail area, and which resulted in the death of motor...

Popeyes robbed

13 September, 2014

Popeyes robbed

A day after Popeyes opened its new branch on Camp Street, robbers struck its first outlet on Vlissengen Road and grabbed GUY$1.1 million.The robbery occurred at about 10:15 Friday night. Police said two men, one of whom was armed with a han...

PPP attacking Chief Elections Officer- Felix

13 September, 2014

PPP attacking Chief Elections Officer- Felix

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Friday night accused the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of attacking the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield by raising repeated concerns about the voters list and the management of the ...

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