Government launches temporary free big bus service to fight fare hike

The Ministry of Transport in an effort to force mini bus operators not to increase their fares has instituted a free “big bus service”. The service was launched Monday by transport minister Robeson Benn who said the government was prepared to add more buses to the lineup if minibus operators continue with their demands for […]

Two dead, three injured in Rockstone road accident

Two persons were killed and three others were badly  injured on Sunday when the vehicle they were travelling in along the Rockstone road in Linden suffered a blowout and the driver lost control. The accident occurred close to the Rockstone Lethem Road junction along the roadway. The dead persons have been identified as Raymond Khan […]

Bandit found dead moments after robbing man in Albouystown

Police investigators are probing the death of a Charlestown man who was found dead on Sussex Street, Albouystown moments after he and an accomplice, reportedly robbed a man at gunpoint in an Albouystown shop. According to a Police report, just after 11:30 on Saturday  night, two men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, […]

Guyana born youth drowns while swimming in Barbados

A  Guyanese  family living in Barbados is devastated with the loss of their son. 18-year-old Shaquille Grant died on Thursday (September 11)  after he encountered difficulties after reportedly plunging into the sea at Crane Beach in St. Philip, Barbados. The Guyanese youth moved to Barbados with his mother and other relatives when he was much […]

Non Communicable Diseases represent 70% of Guyana’s mortality rate

Director of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) Dr. Carissa Etienne has urged increased action against Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs) citing them as being responsible for 60 to 70% of Guyana’s mortality rate. Speaking at a reception in her honour at the Princess International Hotel, Dr Etienne said, “I know everyone is quite excited about […]

Two acres of marijuana plants destroyed at Kairuni farm

 The Guyana Police  Force continues its efforts to fight marijuana cultivation and on the Saturday, Police investigators from the Narcotics Branch carried out a drug eradication operation at Kairuni along the Linden Soesdyke Highway and destroyed over 2 acres of marijuana plants. According to a Police Force statement, a field of about two acres in […]

PPP still to decide on a Presidential Candidate -Rohee

While President Donald Ramotar  believes there is no reason why he will not lead his People’s Progressive Party Civic into the next elections, the party’s General Secretary Clement Rohee has indicated that the party has not yet considered who it will have as its Presidential Candidate. When asked at his Monday (September 8) press conference, […]