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“British Govt. not in the business of money laundering” -HC Ayer

The British High Commissioner on Thursday afternoon tried to downplay a report carried by News Source about the sale of a British Government property in Guyana. High Commissioner Andrew Ayre in an interview at the British High Commission on Main Street, Georgetown said the reason the sale of the Bel Air property was stopped was […]

London stops Embassy house sale over “laundering” concerns

The British Government through its local High Commission has refused to sell one of its Georgetown properties to a Guyanese businessman over money laundering concerns. The Bel Air Park, Georgetown house which was once home to the Deputy British High Commissioner was put up on the auction block by the High Commission in Guyana in […]

41 year old busted with cocaine at CJIA

A man who was getting ready to board a Caribbean Airlines flight to New York was busted at the Cheddi Jagan Airport, Timehri on Thursday morning with a large quantity of cocaine stashed in the false sides of his suitcases. The 41-year-old man is a Guyanese national and the holder of a Non Immigrant visitor’s […]

GECOM to advertise for Chief Elections Officer

The Guyana Elections Commission is getting ready to roll out advertisements calling on qualified persons to fill the position of Chief Elections Officer. A Senior Official of the Elections Commission told News Source that from all appearances GECOM is heading in that direction. The last Chief Elections Officer was Mr. Gocool Boodoo. His contract with […]

British calls for “long overdue” Local Govt. Elections

British High Commissioner to Guyana Andrew Ayre has joined the U.S Ambassador in calling for Guyana to host Local Government elections soon. On Wednesday night, the British envoy used a reception at his Georgetown home to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday to issue the call for the local government elections. With the President, the Leader of […]

Woman killed by plane propeller in Region 7

The Guyana Police Force reported on Wednesday on the death of a 17-year-old Timehri woman who died on the Ekereku Airstrip in Region 7 after she came into contact with the propeller of a single engine Cessna aircraft. The teenager has been identified as Raquel Joseph. According to the Police, the tragic incident occurred just […]

Policeman died from heart attack

The 23-year-old police constable who collapsed and died while chasing a prison escapee died from cardiac arrest. A post-mortem examination carried out on the body of Dorwin Pitman revealed on Wednesday that he suffered a massive heart attack just moments before he collapsed in an alleyway in the Sophia area and died. He was not […]

Policeman remanded to prison over shooting incident

A 27-year-old officer of the Guyana Police Force was remanded to prison on Wednesday when he appeared in court to face three serious gun related charges. The policeman Ocquene Dawson was charged with unlawful possession of ammunition, discharging  a loaded firearm and malicious damage to property belonging to the Guyana Police Force. The discharging a […]

Fly Jamaica gets ready for Guyana landing

Guyanese owned, Jamaican airline Fly Jamaica is making final arrangements with the United States Customs Authorities to begin its service to New York from Guyana. The Airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Paul Reece told News Source on Tuesday that the airline is still in talks with U.S Customs and once those talks are completed and […]

GINA begins “staff rotation” as budget cut bites

The over forty staff members of the Government Information Agency have not been paid their salaries since the month of April and the Director of the Agency Neaz Subhan believes their job security is now under threat. The Opposition parties used their majority in the National Assembly to reduce the budgetary allocations to GINA to […]