GAWU President wants sugar workers to receive full severance packages now

Longstanding President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand, has rejected the government’s move to offer retrenched sugar workers 50% of their severance package this month and the other 50% by mid-2018. Chand, who is also an Opposition Parliamentarian, said the government ought to make the full payment available to workers […]

Venezuelan night club dancer charged for illegal entry into Guyana

Following the early Mondary morning raid at the Diamond nightclub, a Venezuelan woman was yesterday charged and released on $20,000 bail for the offence of illegal entry. The woman, Maria Alexandra Manchingo, stood before Chief Magistrate, Ann Mclennan and pleaded not guilty to offence of illegal entry. The court heard that defendant entered Guyana illegally […]

Farmer and Chef remanded over 25 pound cocaine bust

A Farmer who was recently busted by CANU with over 25 pounds of cocaine, was remanded to jail today along with his chef, who is accused of allegedly aiding in the trafficking of the illegal substance. 48-year-old, Gavin Adams stood deep in thought for several seconds in Court today before he entered a plea of […]

Government makes $2 Billion available to begin payment of severance to retrenched sugar workers

The Government of Guyana on Wednesday announced that $2 Billion has been set aside to commence payment of severance packages to sugar workers, who were recently laid off. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo read a statement prepared by President David Granger in the National Assembly today. According to the statement, the $2 Billion accounts for 50% of severance […]

Fly Jamaica establishes 24-hour Call Centre for affected local passengers

Following a meeting with the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority today, Fly Jamaica Airways has announced that it has established a 24-hour call centre to provide information for its affected passengers in Guyana. Passengers are being asked to call the Airline on telephone numbers 222-0227 or 222-5556 to speak with a Customer Service Representative. The meeting […]

British Expert concerned about delays in taking Financial Crimes Cases to Court

British Financial Crimes investigations expert, Sam Sittlington, is back in Guyana to support the work of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). Earlier today, Mr. Sittlington raised some concern over the delays in ongoing investigations into financial and other organised crimes, that have taken place in Guyana. There are well over $300 Billion in financial […]

Recently arrested cocaine trafficking suspect and friend charged for attempting to bribe CANU agent

Two farmers were remanded to jail today after they were charged with attempting to bribe an agent of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit. 38-year-old, Rajesh Kissoondyal and 46-year-old, Shamkumar Hariprashad, stood before the Chief Magistrate and denied the allegations made against them. The Court heard that on Friday 5th January, 2018 at Homestretch Avenue, in […]