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Fire believed to be ignited by child guts South Ruimveldt home

Fire officers were called out on Thursday afternoon as a blaze ripped through a two-storey Caneview Avenue, South Ruimveldt house. The quick response and work of the Fire Service resulted in the blaze being contained to the one building. Nearby houses were only partly scorched and the bottom flat of the house was saved. It […]


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“Dropping of rates means nothing to us” -says MAPM official

The Movement Against Parking Meters, hosted its third protest against the introduction of the parking meter project outside City Hall today. A large crowd gathered once again to make known their disapproval with the City Council’s awarding of a contract to the Smart City Solutions company to introduce parking meters in Georgetown. They maintain that […]

CARICOM Secretary General calls on regional body to deliver more in less time

-by Handel Duncan- The 28th Inter-sessional Meeting of the Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) opened at the Marriott Hotel in Georgetown with Secretary-General of CARICOM – Ambassador Irwin LaRocque telling the gathering of Heads that the region is not delivering results as fast as it should in a number of areas. Ambassador LaRocque listed […]

“Whistle” Charged for Privilege nightclub shooting

Former murder accused, Leon Duncan aka “Whistle”, was today remanded to prison for the shooting incident that took place in the Privilege nightclub, injuring two persons. Today he was charged with attempted murder and discharging a loaded firearm. The Prosecution’s case is that “Whistle” was approached by three individuals in the club and an altercation […]

Guyana launches Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative

With oil production on the horizon and increased gold production taking place, Guyana is aiming to become a member of the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) by the end of 2017 and as part of that move,  the Guyana Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative – Multi-Stakeholder Group (G-EITI MSG) was launched today.  To become an EITI […]

GTT to lay off 120 staffers over next 12 months as part of restructuring

Local telecommunications company, GTT, today announced a major restructuring plan that will see 120 positions within the company being made redundant over the next 12 months. The company currently has more than 700 persons in its employ. In a statement, the company said the move is aimed at aligning the company with the new environment in […]

Education Ministry steps up efforts to tackle sex and pornography in schools

Persons who are found to have been sharing pornographic materials of students will be dealt with by the Education Ministry, following ongoing investigations. This was according to Minister within Education Ministry, Nicolette Henry, who made the announcement during a visit to several schools across Georgetown to engage students on the matter. The schools visited are […]

Queenstown man granted bail on land sale fraud charge

Sixty-two year old Queenstown resident, Harry Baptiste was placed on $200,000 bail on Tuesday after being charged in a $2 million fraud case. Baptiste appeared before the Chief Magistrate and the charge was read to him. The Prosecution’s case is that he collected $2 million in cash from Audrey Mootoosammy, as payment for the purchase […]