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

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

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...

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Printing of ballots begins- Surujbally

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....

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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...

PNCR supporters in Linden focussing on opposition victory

11 April, 2015

PNCR supporters in Linden focussing on opposition victory

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) supporters in Region 10 have decided to put their concerns aside about the exclusion of several persons from being opposition coalition’s candidates for next month’s general elections, according to s...

Relief operation underway for drought-stricken Rupununi, Region One

11 April, 2015

Relief operation underway for drought-stricken Rupununi, Reg…

Authorities are preparing to rush relief supplies of water and food to drought-stricken Rupununi and parts of the Barima-Waini (Region One), government said Friday. Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon said the Civil Def...

Thousands of election day officials could be disenfranchised- opposition

10 April, 2015

Thousands of election day officials could be disenfranchised…

by Janelle Persaud A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition is concerned with what it labelled the ‘disenfranchisement’ of electors by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) following a decision ...

Alleged murderer of 9-year old boy arraigned

10 April, 2015

Alleged murderer of 9-year old boy arraigned

The man, who allegedly buggered and killed a nine-year old boy at South Ruimveldt, was Friday arraigned on a charge of murder and remanded to prison. He is Ryan Bobb-Semple. He was not required to plea to the charge that he murdered Shaquan...

'Excuses' by political parties could affect presidential debate

10 April, 2015

'Excuses' by political parties could affect presidential deb…

by Janelle Persaud The staging of a presidential debate ahead of the May 11 General and Regional Elections could be affected by fresh demands and unwillingness by the major contesting political parties. On Friday, at its weekly media brief...

APNU+AFC coalition's list of candidates now fulfills gender requirement

10 April, 2015

APNU+AFC coalition's list of candidates now fulfills gender …

The opposition coalition initially failed to meet the legal requirement for the number of women on its list of candidates for next month’s general and regional elections, according to a senior official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GE...

PPP-Civic warns that APNU+AFC will bring back food shortages

09 April, 2015

PPP-Civic warns that APNU+AFC will bring back food shortages

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Wednesday night warned supporters not to vote the opposition coalition into office or they would again endure food shortages that had led to malnutrition. Addressing a public meeting in that party...

Jagdeo summoned to court for race remarks at Babu John

09 April, 2015

Jagdeo summoned to court for race remarks at Babu John

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo has been summoned to appear in an East Berbice court to answer a private criminal charge that he uttered racially divisive remarks in violation of one of Guyana’s electoral laws. If found guilty by Magistrate...

PPPC PM candidate says she is being blackmailed to settle her son's case

09 April, 2015

PPPC PM candidate says she is being blackmailed to settle he…

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Prime Ministerial Candidate, Elisabeth Harper Thursday dubbed revelations about her son’s indebtedness to two foreign investors as “blackmail” and heaped scorn on efforts to muscle a resolution throug...

Fmr police detective among three injured in accident

09 April, 2015

Fmr police detective among three injured in accident

A former police detective ‎is among three persons injured in an accident on the Mahaicony Public Road.He is 46 year old Vincent Blair. He sustained injuries to his head and chest.Blair is conscious.A source said a car stopped to allow Blair...

Foreign investor sues Elisabeth Harper's son for US$3 million

09 April, 2015

Foreign investor sues Elisabeth Harper's son for US$3 millio…

The son of the People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) Prime Ministerial candidate, Elisabeth Harper, is facing a lawsuit for at least US$3 million that had been provided to him for his company to invest in the mining sector. Harper told...

BOURDA POST OFFICE ROBBERY: Gun, ammo found in trench; man slapped with six charges

08 April, 2015

BOURDA POST OFFICE ROBBERY: Gun, ammo found in trench; man s…

Hours after police recovered a gun stolen from a policeman during a multi-million dollar robbery outside the Bourda Post Office last week, a man was arraigned on Wednesday in connection with the heist. Stravo Evans of Kaneville, East Bank D...

OAS and Guyana Sign Agreement for Mission to Observe May 11 Elections

08 April, 2015

OAS and Guyana Sign Agreement for Mission to Observe May 11 …

The Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), José Miguel Insulza, and the Permanent Representative of Guyana to the Organization, Bayney Karran, today signed the agreement by which the institution will send an Elector...

US funds local, hemispheric electoral observer missions

08 April, 2015

US funds local, hemispheric electoral observer missions

The United States is funding local and hemispheric observers to the tune of US$300,000 to help boost confidence in the electoral process and acceptance of the results of the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, the American embassy ...

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