Guyanese crew charged in Ghana cocaine bust

 Five persons arrested by Ghanaian security officials aboard a Guyanese ship carrying 21 bags of cocaine worth $50 million have been charged for possessing narcotic drugs without lawful authority, according to news reports out of Ghana. The four Guyanese and one Ghanaian were arrested on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 in Sekondi in the Western region […]

Georgetown Hospital nurses protest 5% increase

Nurses at the state owned, Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation have started a “go slow” protest following the Government’s announcement that public servants will not be getting more than a 5% increase in their salaries this year. Several nurses at the Georgetown Hospital downed their tools and started the go slow protest on Friday morning, while […]

“CFATF Blacklisting a sad day for Guyana” -Pres. Ramotar

With Guyana being blacklisted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) for its failure to implement full money laundering legislation, the country is being given up to May 2014 to enact full legislation before it faces referral to the International Financial Task Force and be made to face additional sanctions. Reports of the move by […]

Man’s body found wrapped in tarpaulin in South Ruimveldt

Residents of Cane View Avenue in South Ruimveldt between Greenheart Street and David Rose Avenue, woke up on Thursday morning to the shocking discovery of the lifeless body of a man wrapped in a blue tarpaulin on the road side. One woman at the scene described the man as someone known only as “drug head”. […]

Mahdia businessman gunned down

A Brazilian national who operated a money changing and gold trading business at Mahdia in Region 8 was shot dead on Wednesday evening in his shop during a robbery by a number of gunmen. Reports out of Mahdia indicate that the gunmen escaped with a large sum of money and fired several shots in the […]

Guyana blacklisted by CFATF

Guyana has been blacklisted by the Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) for its failure to enact full anti money laundering legislation. The decision by the Financial grouping came down on Wednesday in The Bahamas. Attorney General Anil Nandalall confirmed the development to News Source. The Attorney General Anil Nandalall attended the Bahamas meeting of the […]

Anti-discrimination workplace policy being developed

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is partnering with the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) to develop and launch a comprehensive anti-discrimination workplace policy which includes sexual orientation and gender identity as prohibited grounds. GCCI President, Clinton Urling, made the announcement in his opening remarks at a recent seminar which focused on […]

CBSI has major successes in fighting drug trafficking

  Cocaine seizures across CARICOM Member States, training of police personnel and the provision of fast boats to help curtail maritime criminal activities are among the successes of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI).   These were outlined by Co-chairs of the Fourth Meeting of the CBSI Commission Ms Astonia Browne of the Caribbean Community […]

Govt. withdraws controversial recycling contract

The Government of Guyana has been forced to withdraw a US$30 Million Memorandum of Understanding that was entered into with an overseas based Guyanese for the setting up of a waste recycling plant. The decision by the Donald Ramotar administration came in wake of several embarrassing reports in the press about the company that was […]