DEA assisting with probe of drug sub

The US Drug Enforcement Agency is lending assistance to the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit as the probe continues into the discovery of a semi submarine vessel in Guyana’s Waini river. Law Enforcement sources have confirmed to News Source that assistance was sought from the DEA and that assistance is currently being provided. Local investigators  are […]

PPP wants more time for Claims and Objections

With the Claims and Objections period for the Register of Registrants expected to come to a close on August 24, the governing People’s Progressive Party has written to the Elections Commission requesting that the period be extended by seven additional days. In a statement, the party said it is convinced that an extension “at this […]

Health Ministry on High Alert for Ebola

(GINA) The Ministry of Health is on high alert and has instituted a number of measures in light of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. The Ministry has been conducting awareness sessions with various personnel at the Cheddi Jagan International airport (CJIA) including: port health workers, customs, and immigration and airline staff.             Guyana was […]

Government gives green light for UG student loans

(GINA)  Finance Minister Dr.Ashni Singh has stated that the Government of Guyana will be providing funding for student loans to be granted to students of the University of Guyana to meet the cost of the increased tuition fees recently announced by the University. The Minister explained that the Cabinet concluded its deliberations on the matter […]

Suspected Guyanese trafficking victims found in Trinidad

(Trinidad Express) The Counter Trafficking Unit (CTU) has advised that human trafficking is a serious crime and should be reported. This follows the discovery of 14 Guyanese nationals at a business place in Central Trinidad. The CTU led a team of officers from the Ministry of Labour’s labour inspectorate, Inter Agency Task Force (IATF) and […]

US trains airline and airport employees on fraud detection

GEORGETOWN  – The United States Government, through the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), provided Carrier Liaison Program (CLP) training in Georgetown from August 11-15, 2014 at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.  This program provided standardized training and assistance to international air carriers related to admissibility and fraudulent document detection in order to encourage carrier compliance with U.S. […]

Dynamic Airways re-examining Guyana market, no return date set

U.S based carrier Dynamic Airways has put a further hold on its Guyana service and there is no new date for its return to the Guyana market. The airline had previously announced that it would have been returning during the month of August but that return has been cancelled and checks with the airline’s North […]

Stop attacking Chinese investors -PPP

The governing People’s Progressive Party has lashed out at the Opposition parties and the media for raising concerns about the Bai-Shan-Lin company and its operations in the forestry sector. In a statement issued on Monday, the PPP said it has noted with “grave concern, the sustained and calculated attacks by the Opposition and two media houses […]

Businessman shot dead, wife injured in midday street robbery

A 43-year-old businessman on Monday became the latest person gunned down in Georgetown. The man who lived in the Kitty area was shot dead just after 1 0’clock on Monday afternoon on Vlissengen Road just outside the Botanical Gardens while he drove his red Toyota motor car with his wife in the passenger seat. The […]

Travelspan and Dynamic are not scheduled carriers to Guyana

The Chairman of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Hugh Denbow believes the GCAA needs to begin a public education drive to explain to members of public the difference between scheduled carriers and charter airlines. Mr. Denbow told News Source on Monday that he has a big issue with carriers which are advertising publicly that they […]