Rights Groups believe referendum on anti-gay laws will only fuel more homophobia

Local human rights bodies and LGBT advocacy groups in Guyana have come out in condemnation of the government’s proposal to hold a referendum on whether Guyana’s colonial law which criminalizes same sex intimacy should be repealed. The Guyana Equality Forum, Guyana Trans United, Guyana Rainbow Foundation and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), today […]

Imported vehicles with used tyres could attract fines -GRA

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has informed vehicle importers that with effect from June 1, 2017, vehicles being imported with used tyres including the spare, which do not conform to the stipulated standards set out following the recently amended Laws, will be required to pay fines for each tyre not in conformity. In a statement, […]

Public consultations on parking meters to take place this week

Public consultations on the parking meter system for Georgetown are set to begin this week, as a City Council team continues its efforts to renegotiate the contract for the parking meter system in Georgetown with Smart City Solutions. The negotiating team is headed by Councillor Malcolm Ferreira. It has been meeting with parking meter company […]

Marcel Hutson confirmed as Chief Education Officer

The Ministry of Education has announced that longtime educator, Marcel Hutson, has been confirmed as the Chief Education Officer (CEO). Mr. Hutson has been acting in the position since August 2016, following the decision of the government not to renew the contract of former CEO, Olato Sam. Mr. Hutson has described his confirmation as bringing legitimacy […]

Sailor remanded over 4 pound marijuana find on boat

A sailor appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court today and was remanded to Prison, after he was caught with 4 Pounds of Marijuana. 25-Year-Old Jermaine Black, stood before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan and entered a plea of not guilty to the charge of marijuana possession for trafficking. The court heard that on May 19th, 2017 at […]

Teixeira to be part of Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK Observer Mission for UK Elections

Member of Parliament for the People’s Progressive Party and Chief Opposition Whip, Gail Teixeira is heading to the United Kingdom to observe the upcoming UK General Elections as part of an Election Assessment Mission (EAM). The Mission, which is being arranged by the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association UK (CPA UK), as will also observe elections in […]