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Decomposed body of woman found in Turkeyen bushes

The badly decomposed body of woman was on Thursday evening found in a clump of bushes on an empty plot of land at Turkeyen on the East Coast of Demerara. Police investigators suspect that the body might be that of missing St. Stanislaus College teacher Nyozi Goodman. However, up to news time, there could be […]

Brooklyn woman charged for Guyanese woman murder

(NBC NY)  A 42-year-old Brooklyn woman has been charged in the killing of a missing woman whose partially dismembered body was found in a parking lot on Long Island earlier this month, police say. Leah Cuevas was charged late Wednesday with second-degree murder in the death of 27-year-old Chinelle Latoya Browne, who lived at the […]

Georgetown man charged for cocaine in tonic bottle case

 A  34-year old East La Penitence man was on Wednesday denied bail and remanded to prison over the liquid cocaine in tonic bottle case. The man, Deon Layne, pleaded not guilty to the drug trafficking charge when it was read to him. The prosecution’s case is that it was Layne who dropped off a bottle […]

Luncheon wants GECOM to prove readiness for elections

The Government is calling on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to provide a timely and more thorough and holistic status report detailing its level of readiness and preparedness for the holding of local government and/or general elections.             Speaking at his weekly post-Cabinet press briefing at the Office of the President on Wednesday, Head of […]

USAID adds US$500 Million to Caribbean AIDS Fight

MELBOURNE, Australia (CMC) – The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) says over US$500 million will be allocated for new efforts to reach an AIDS-free generation in the Caribbean and other places. The new programmes will support implementation of the blueprint for the US President Barak Obama’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), USAID […]

Basil Williams chides party members for “washing laundry in public”

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Attorney-At-Law, Basil Williams believes members of his party need to move away from taking internal party affairs to the public, in some cases, even before the party would have had the time to examine those issues and concerns. In an interview with News Source, Williams said “I don’t […]

PNC Disciplinary Committee recommends 3 month suspension for Kissoon

The Disciplinary Committee set up by the Peoples National Congress Reform to probe a reported verbal altercation between the General Secretary of the PNC and member Vanessa Kissoon has recommend that Kissoon be suspended from the party for three months. The recommendation was made by the five member committee on Tuesday after its completed its […]

Mr. Clean pleads guilty to drug trafficking

Guyanese weightlifting champion Colin Aubrey Chesney aka Mr. Clean, has pleaded guilty to drug trafficking in  the United States and will know how many years he will spend in prison when he is sentenced in October. Mr. Clean was busted when he arrived in the United States on a Caribbean Airlines flight from Guyana with […]

Increased fees to greet new and continuing UG students

From the new academic year, University of Guyana students will have to pay increased tuition fees. The new academic year begins late August. In a statement the University said new students will now have to pay GUY$210,000 per academic year and continuing students will pay GUY$180,000 over the same period. Students previously paid $127,000 per […]

Int’l AIDS Conference honours SASOD with Red Ribbon Award

(CARICOM)  The Guyana-based Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) was honoured with the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for Advocacy and Human Rights at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, July 20, 2014. The Red Ribbon Award is the world’s leading award for innovative and outstanding community work in the response to the HIV […]