YAN moves into Linden with community projects

The recently formed Youth Action Network moved into the mining town of Linden on Saturday morning to launch their first set of community projects. The new Youth Action Network was formed by the United States Embassy in Georgetown and has brought together three youth groups from across Guyana and a number of young leaders. The […]

New Justice of Appeal appointed

With 25 years of legal practice in the United Kingdom, Guyanese born Justice Rabi Shankar Sukul will be working to augment the local justice sector following his appointment as a Justice of Appeal on Friday. He took the oath of Office before President Donald Ramotar in the presence of his spouse, Attorney General and Minister […]

24 year old shot dead during argument

The Guyana Police Force has launched an investigation into the shooting death of a 24-year-old young man who was killed on Friday evening during an argument at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. The dead man has been identified as Elvis Fernandes of Mandela Avenue, West Ruimveldt, Georgetown. According to the Police Public Relations Office, initial investigations have […]

Guyanese woman charged for child pornography in NY.

(NY Daily News) The Guyanese  girlfriend of a Brooklyn court officer charged with making child pornography has been charged herself with being his pervy co-producer, authorities said Wednesday. Collette Robertson, 45, a home health aide for the venerable Children’s Aid Society, admitted she took sexually explicit photos of naked young girls with a cell phone […]

U.S aims to tackle crime among youths in C’bbean.

Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) partners opened a two day Technical Working Group (TWG) on Crime Prevention, focusing on at-risk youth and vulnerable populations.  U.S. Ambassador to Guyana D. Brent Hardt, CARICOM Officer-in-Charge of the Directorate of Human and Social Development Myrna Bernard, Reverend Kwame Gilbert representing the Government of Guyana, and Vice Minister of Youth […]

Luncheon compares vote on Amalia to Linden killings

The Government’s Chief spokesman, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon has been drawing parallels between the Opposition’s decision to vote against the Amalia hydro power project and the shooting death of three Linden protesters by the Police. At his weekly press briefing on Wednesday, Dr. Luncheon said July 18 marks two significant events in Guyana’s recent […]

Ganga goes M.I.A as Local Govt. Bill comes up for debate

The Government failed in its attempt to adjourn the sitting of the National Assembly on Thursday as the Opposition parties whipped out their majority and voted against a motion from the Prime Minister for there to be an adjournment. With the National Assembly voting to move ahead with the day’s sitting, the first item to […]

PPP youth group pickets National Assembly

Dozens of young people attached to the  Progressive Youth Organisation which is the youth arm of the governing People’s Progressive Party, picketed the National Assembly on Thursday, calling for the Opposition to support the Amalia Falls Hydro Power Bill. Last Thursday, the Opposition parties in the National Assembly used their majority to block debate and […]

U.S Military cadets complete Guyana training

The United States Embassy in Georgetown has reported that thirty-five U.S. military cadets have graduated from a training phase at the Colonel Robert Mitchell Jungle and Amphibious Training School (CRMJATS) in the jungles of Guyana. “Under the guidance of the CRMJATS leadership, the cadets received training and familiarization on a broad range of survival skills.  […]

President denies calling Opposition “terrorists”, blames GINA

President Donald Ramotar is denying that he ever referred to the Opposition’s decision to vote down the Amalia Falls hydro power  Project Bill as an act of terrorism. The Government Information Agency in a statement issued over the weekend on the President’s Address to the nation carried the by-line ” –An act of terrorism against the development of […]