Bronx fire leaves Guyanese family homeless

(NY Daily News)  Several Bronx residents narrowly escaped from their burning homes Wednesday afternoon after a fast-moving fire ripped through one house and then jumped to two others next door, the FDNY said. Neighbors first called 911 around 1:55 p.m. when white smoke and flames erupted from a blue house on Hill Ave. near 241st […]

“No system of injustice lasts forever!” -First Lady

First Lady Deolatchmee Ramotar in offering Emancipation Greetings has reminded Guyanese that ” that no system of injustice lasts forever!” Mrs. Ramotar said that message is a timeless one which should inspire all. While offering “heartfelt Emancipation greetings to all Guyanese but especially to Guyanese of African origin for whom this day resonates with so much […]

Guyana Shines project cleans up city

GEORGETOWN –  On July 22, 2014, the U.S. Embassy provided more than $7,600.00 worth of equipment and supplies to Youths For Guyana (YFG) as part of the Guyana Shines: Keep Guyana Beautiful initiative. The property grant included gloves, bags, computers, tables, electronic equipment, and other items to support the group’s environmental work.  The recent handover follows over $34,000.00 […]

Scores of persons bid farewell to murdered sex worker

Scores of persons flocked the Sandy’s Funeral  Home in Georgetown on Thursday midday to bid farewell to murdered gay sex worker Carl Sinclair who was also known as Tyra. From mid morning, over 200 persons, mostly women, gathered at the funeral home for the  beginning of the farewell service. Many of them appeared curious and […]

Obama picks drug fighting diplomat as new Ambassador to Guyana

U.S President Barack Obama has nominated a tough talking, drug fighting Diplomat as the new Ambassador of the United States to Guyana. In a White House statement, the US Government announced the nomination of Perry L. Holloway as the next Ambassador to Guyana. According to the White House statement, Perry L. Holloway, a career member of […]

Justice Claudette Singh appointed Legal Advisor to Police Force

President Donald Ramotar has approved the appointment of a legal advisor for the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in the person of former Justice of Appeal, Hon. Claudette Singh. This was announced on Wednesday by Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon. Justice Singh, a distinguished jurist, headed the recently concluded Justice Sector Modernisation Programme […]

Two year birth certificate requirement for new passport dropped

Slapped with another lawsuit over a decision to ask new passport applicants to provide a birth certificate that was issued no more than two years before the application for the passport, the Ministry of Home Affairs has now dropped that requirement altogether. Now a first time applicant for a machine readable Guyana passport would have […]

GTA suspends Tourism Officer for criticizing Dynamic Airways

When it comes to Dynamic Airways, it appears as though, Officials as the Guyana Tourism Authority may have to be very careful what they say about the problem prone carrier. The Guyana Tourism Authority which falls under the Ministry of Tourism recently suspended one of its Tourism Officers for five days after  the young man […]

Another Guyanese completes US International Visitors Program

GEORGETOWN – Chargé d’Affaires Bryan Hunt recently met with Annette Jaundoo upon her return from the United States after participating in the prestigious Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange. Mrs. Jaundoo participated in an IVLP exchange on “Human and Civil Rights for All,” from June 7 – 30, 2014.  Jaundoo, who is the Executive […]