Three Stabroek Market Vendors remanded for $22 Million L. Seepersaud and Sons Jewellery Heist

Three vendors of the Stabroek Market have been slapped with charges in connection with the multi million dollar heist that took place last weekend at the L. Seepersaud Maraj and Sons Jewellery Store,  which is located in the same market. This morning at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, 31-year-old, Tyron Parks, 60-year-old, Clifford Rodney and 58-year-old, […]

Georgetown Hospital records 119 neonatal deaths in one year; Health Minister assures that’s no increase

The Georgetown Public Hospital has recorded 119 deaths of newborn infants between June 2017 and June 2018. Those deaths were related to premature births. That information was presented to the National Assembly today by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence. She was at the time responding to an oral question without notice from opposition MP and […]

Poor condition of interior roads leading to layoffs and other problems for timber industry -GMSA

The Guyana Manufacturing and Service Association (GMSA)  is calling on Government to take urgent action to repair and maintain roads in Guyana’s interior region, as timber producers are facing huge losses because if the roads being in an impassable state.  Several operators in the timber and mining industries have been complaining about the state of […]

Abdul Kadir laid to rest in hometown of Linden

Hundreds of Lindeners gathered at the Mackenzie Sports Club this midday to bid farewell to former Mayor of Linden and former Regional Parliamentarian Abdul Kadir. Kadir passed away in a US Prison recently, where he was serving a life sentence on a terrorism conspiracy conviction. He had always maintained his innocence of the charge. At […]

Three years in jail for teenage drug mule

A 19-year-old woman who was nabbed with 119 cocaine pellets in her stomach was today sentenced to three years in jail and fined $1.4 million after pleading guilty to cocaine trafficking. The woman, Anisha Hardy of South Ruimveldt stood before the Chief Magistrate and admitted that on the 6th of July she had one and […]

High mercury levels from illegal mining forces GWI to set up alternative water system in Port Kaituma

The Guyana Water Inc. has assured that although tests have confirmed mercury levels higher than what is acceptable in samples of water taken in Port Kaituma, efforts are afoot to make available alternative access to potable water. GWI’s Managing Director Dr. Van West Charles told reporters on Tuesday that the water company has stopped pumping water in […]

Opposition MPs demand resignation of British Security Advisor during Parliamentary forum on corruption

Drama unfolded Tuesday morning within the Parliamentary Chambers as an anti bribery and corruption forum organized for members of the National Assembly got underway. Poorly attended by Government MPs, Opposition Parliamentarians turned out in their numbers and demanded the resignation of the facilitator, British Fraud Expert and Advisor to the Special Organized Crime Unit (SOCU) Sam Sittlington. […]

New contract signed for establishment of Continuously Operating Reference Station Network

More than seven years after some $500 million was spent to develop a Continuously Operating Reference Station (CORS) Network in Guyana, the Government today said is now being forced to spend $93 million to repair a defunct system which was never operationalized. Commissioner of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission Trevor Benn told reporters on Tuesday that […]