CARICOM takes its economic concerns to UN

The post-2015 development agenda must address the urgent challenges of poverty and inequality and build on the successes and shortcomings of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), with measurable targets and scaled-up investments in areas such as education, health, gender equality and youth employment, the Economic and Social Council heard during high-level meetings. Guyana’s Minister of […]

Canal #1 woman and son busted with cocaine at CJIA

A 50-year-old Canal #1, West Bank Demerara woman and her 20-year-old son were taken into Police custody on Tuesday afternoon after they were busted at the Cheddi Jagan airport with a large quantity of cocaine in the false bottom of four of their suitcases. The bust unearthed just over 22 pounds of cocaine in the […]

Dynamic Airways to suspend operations from July 17 to August 8

Hit with several bumps in its take off into the Guyana and New York schedule market, the North Carolina based, Dynamic Airways has decided to temporarily halt its operations between the two destinations. The three-week suspension is expected to allow the airline enough time to regroup and get all systems in place for long-term operations. […]

Guyanese woman goes missing in Brooklyn

The relatives of 27-year-old Guyanese, Chinelle Latoya Browne, are pleading with members of the public in New York and Guyana to make contact with them if they have any information about the whereabouts of the young woman. Browne who lives at 346 Sumpter Street, Brooklyn New York was last seen by roommates on Saturday when […]

Over 35 pounds cocaine found in ceramic ornaments at CJIA

Two persons have been taken into custody by the Guyana Police Force after the Police Narcotics Branch busted over 35 pounds of cocaine that was concealed in a shipment of heart-shaped ceramic ornaments that were destined for Europe. The drug bust was made on an Amerijet cargo flight that was being loaded to depart the […]

Chamber of Commerce wants Local elections not snap elections

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry wants the local political policy makers to engage in constructive dialogue  to arrive at agreement on the important issues facing our economy and social development. The GCCI does not believe snap elections will be the solution to the current political impasse. “General elections are costly, time-consuming exercises which […]

British citizen busted with cocaine in milk tins at CJIA

A 29-year-old man who was traveling on a British passport was arrested on Friday  afternoon at the Cheddi Jagan Airport with a quantity of cocaine stashed in powder milk tins. The bust was made by agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit. His arrest was the second such drug trafficking arrest at the local airport, […]

Priya delivered “legitimate blast” -Dr. Luncheon

While some in the Government and in the Foreign Service have been privately expressing their displeasure over the backyard verbal attack on US Ambassador Brent Hardt by the Acting Foreign Affairs Minister Priya Manickchand, the Government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon has defended the attack as a “legitimate blast”. At his weekly post Cabinet press […]