No legalisation of marijuana here -Rohee

(GINA) Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee on Tuesday reaffirmed the Government of Guyana’s zero-tolerance policy on all drugs that are deemed illicit, including marijuana, whose legalisation has recently sparked significant debate at the international level. The Minister was at the time speaking at the launch of the National Drug Report for 2012, compiled by […]

Contractors damage GT&T cable at Bartica; service affected

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company is once again pleading with contractors across the country to inform the company of heavy-duty excavation works. More than 600 GT&T customers in Bartica have been affected by damage caused to several of GT&T cables in the mining district by a third-party contractor, the company said. “This significant damage […]

Police & Social Services failing trafficking victims -GWMO

With Guyana still on the U.S Government’s watch list as a country where human trafficking remains a big problem, the Guyana Women Miners Organisation is expressing worry about the care that is offered to victims of trafficking in persons once they are rescued from a life of “modern-day slavery”. The GWMO which has been leading […]

Govt. blocking GT&T from expanding

Close to four years since the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company applied to the Government for permission to expand its mobile platform to make the way for 3G and 4G technology, the company is still holding for a favourable response from the administration. GT&T Chief Executive Officer, RK Sharma on Saturday evening explained that “we […]

Ganga says it wasn’t me in response to sex allegations

Minister of Local Government, Ganga Persaud who last week announced his resignation from the post is denying claims that the reason for his resignation is as a result of allegations of a sexual relationship with a minor. In a statement issued on Monday evening, Persaud described the reports as false, malicious and libelous. Persaud said […]

Top Cop to meet with Corentyne residents

Guyana’s Commissioner of Police Leroy Brummel will travel to the Corentyne Coast in Berbice on Tuesday to meet with residents who have been protesting over the crime situation in the area. The Guyana Police Force admitted that there is a rise in criminal activity across the country. On Sunday evening, scores of residents from #48 […]

Taxi driver stabbed by passenger; Both end up in ER

A taxi driver and the passenger who brutally attacked and stabbed him are both hospitalised and nursing serious injuries. The incident took place just before 12 noon on Monday. According to investigators, taxi driver Joel McCurdy was at his taxi base just outside Demico House, Stabroek when he was hired by the man to go […]

Ganga was asked to resign -Rohee

Less than one week after the shock resignation of Minister of Local Government Ganga Persaud, the General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party and Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee has indicated that Persaud’s resignation was forced by the Office of the President. He told media operatives at a PPP press conference on Monday morning […]

Police to be transferred following Corentyne protests

Scores of residents of #48 village in Corentyne blocked the main roads on Sunday night to protest the worsening crime problem in the Berbice area. The move by the residents came moments after there was another armed robbery in the community. The residents complained about the Police not doing enough to fight off criminals in […]

9mm gun and matching rounds found at scene of Trevor Rose shooting

The Guyana Police Force on Sunday said investigators have recovered a 9mm pistol and several spent shells at the scene of the shooting incident close to Eccles which left well-known designer Trevor Rose dead. In a statement the Police Public Relations Office said the incident took place at around 5:00 am on Sunday along Eccles […]