Unresponsive small US aircraft crashes near Jamaica

An unresponsive small plane that lost contact with ground controllers Friday morning during a flight from Rochester, N.Y., to Naples, Fla., crashed into the sea off the island of Jamaica, Jamaican officials told the Associated Press. The Socata TBM-700, a light business and utility plane, took off at 8:45 a.m. and its last contact was […]

GDF and US Special Forces trade skills and training

A graduation ceremony was held at Camp Stephenson on Friday, August 29, 2014, to celebrate the completion of a month-long training exercise between the Guyana Defense Force 3-1 Special Forces Squadron and members of the United States Special Forces.  The Joint Combined Exchange Training (JCET), took place in and around Camp Stephenson and contained three […]

Guyana recorded highest suicide rate globally for 2012 -WHO

The latest World Health Organisation Report on Suicide has found that in 2012, Guyana recorded the highest estimated suicide rate  globally. According to the WHO report, more than 800 000 people die by suicide every year – around one person every 40 seconds, according to WHO’s first global report on suicide prevention, published today. Some […]

Police Service Commission members sworn in

The five members who will be serving on the Police Service Commission were sworn on Thursday before President Donald Ramotar at the Office of the President. Chairman Omesh Satyanand, and members, Lloyd Smith, Harold Martin, Keith John and Carvil Duncan took their oath to serve. Delivering brief remarks, President Donald Ramotar said that it was […]

Kwame McKoy bans State media from attending US Embassy reception

Information and Press Liaison to President Donald Ramotar has told State media managers that no worker attached to any of the state media houses is allowed to attend a US Embassy reception being hosted on Thursday night to welcome new US Embassy  Public Affairs Officer, Robert Adelson. During a meeting with State Media managers, McKoy […]

Surujbally shoots down concerns over PLE as “ill advised”

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally and Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield spent just over 90 minutes on a hot Thursday afternoon in Georgetown to douse concerns expressed by the governing People’s Progressive Party Civic about the Preliminary List of Electors. He described the accusations leveled against GECOM has “ill-advised” and he […]

Guyana Goldfields gets full financing for Aurora Mining operations

Guyana Goldfields of Toronto has signed a credit agreement that gives it US$185 million with which to complete its Aurora gold mine on the Cuyuni River. The project is now fully funded. The loan will consist of two tranches, US$160 million followed by an overrun facility of US$25 million, repayable over a maximum of eight years. […]