28 months in jail for Guyanese woman busted with cocaine in weave in The Bahamas

(Bahamas Tribune)  A GUYANESE woman was sentenced to 28 months in prison yesterday after pleading guilty to two counts of drug possession. Linda Reynolds, 23, was charged before Deputy Chief Magistrate Andrew Forbes with possession of dangerous drugs with intent to supply and importation of dangerous drugs. According to initial police reports, a Guyanese woman […]

Opposition boycotts Independence Flag Raising ceremoy while acknowledging need for more unity in Guyana

Guyana’s Opposition Members of Parliament stayed away from the 51st Independence Anniversary flag raising ceremony, leaving their front row VIP seats empty. Last year, the Opposition had complained about improper seating arrangements and walked out of the Golden Jubilee festivities. Last evening as Guyana crossed into its 51st year as an independent nation, they simply […]

President underscores Free, Green and Cohesive State in Independence message

The transition of British Guiana from a colony to Independent Guyana was a colourful episode punctuated with political, social and economic challenges. The country’s ability to successfully maneuver itself pass these challenges was recognised by President David Granger in his Independence Day Message to the Nation.  Mr. Granger reflected on the period of colonization which saw 350 years of […]

No alarming health impacts from Region 8 floods, but Health Ministry worries about lack of shelters

The devastating floods which greeted region eight recently has not posed any serious health risk, Minister of Health Volda Lawrence has reported. In a statement today, the Minister explained that this conclusion was arrived at after an assessment and analysis was done by a combined team comprising Ministry of Public Health officials, representatives of the […]

Five female convicts receive Presidential Pardons for Independence

The Ministry of the Presidency today announced that five female convicts have been granted the Presidential Prerogative of Mercy by President David Granger. The Presidential Pardon comes on the occasion of Guyana’s fifty-first Anniversary of Independence  and follows recommendations by the Director of Prisons. The women women to be released from prison are 22-year-old Jenny […]

Diamond man wanted for execution murder of seaman

The Guyana Police Force on Thursday issued a wanted bulletin for 27-year-old, Ezekiel Edward called ‘Kezie’, of Diamond, East Bank Demerara. He is wanted by the police in connection with the murder of Roy Roland, whose lifeless body was found in a clump of bushes in Roxanne Burnham Gardens on May 17th, 2017. Roland’s body was […]

Mini-Bus tout charged for assault after wounding another tout over passenger

A mini-bus tout appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today facing assault charges after an argument with another tout, turned into a bloody fight. 23-year-old, Devon Charles, stood before the Chief Magistrate and faced the charge of unlawfully and maliciously wounding Devon Hinds, with the intent to maim, disfigure and cause him actual bodily harm. Both men […]