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Israel presents first Ambassador to CARICOM

(CARICOM)   Secretary General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, on Tuesday said he looked forward to the development of a more structured and formal mechanism for cooperation between Israel and CARICOM. He made this statement during a ceremony at the CARICOM Secretariat headquarters, Turkeyen, Guyana, where Ambassador to CARICOM from Israel Amiram Magid […]

Crane fire leaves 8 persons homeless

A Crane, West Coast Demerara Fire ton Tuesday afternoon left eight persons homeless and residents questioning the unavailability of fire hydrants in the community. The fire which is believed to have been electrical in nature ravaged the 5 bedroom two storey house just after 2 o’ clock on Tuesday afternoon. One of those left homeless, […]

Guyanese man charged in New Jersey sex assault case

A 29-year-old Guyanese man living in New Jersey has been charged in Essex County on one count of sex assault and two counts of endangering the welfare of a child. According to U.S court documents, Former Linden barber Keon Elexey was booked on Monday  in Essex County, New Jersey after being arrested. The  incident allegedly […]

TVG reporters resign after refusing to read “Glen Lall” story

At least three reporters attached to the Guyana Times Newspaper and TVG Channel 28 Evening News have tendered their resignations to the company with immediate effect over concerns about being asked to read stories on the evening television newscasts about the Publisher of the Kaieteur News Glen Lall. Anchor/Reporter attached to TVG Leanna Bradshaw, handed […]

Mabaruma children fall ill after ingesting cocaine laced sweets

Three young children were rushed to the hospital in Mabaruma, Region 1, after they became ill over the weekend just after ingesting “gold finger” sweets that they had bought from a small shop in the community. Upon investigation, it was found that the sweets were laced with cocaine. Reports out of the Mabaruma community indicate […]

LIAT Pilots go on strike; service affected

In a statement issued early on Tuesday morning, Regional airline, LIAT announced that pilots who were schedule to work on Tuesday morning have stayed away from the job as part of industrial action by the pilot’s trade union. The airline said “due to  action taken  by its airline pilots’ trade union LIALPA, pilots who were […]

Guyanese teen stabbed to death in Barbados

(Barbados Nation) An air of sadness enveloped the Pinder household at Cypress Street, The City, yesterday as family and friends grieved over the death of 14-year-old Andgan Smith, who was stabbed several times to the chest, allegedly by a 12-year-old playmate. The incident occurred on Friday evening near a pasture not far away at Pondside, where […]

East Bank closed to heavy duty trucks during rush hour

The Guyana Police Force has announced that inn efforts to ease the traffic congestion and to facilitate the ongoing road construction along the East Bank Demerara corridor, heavy duty trucks and tractors and trailers will not be permitted to traverse the road during the rush hour.  In a statement the Police Force said beginning Monday […]

Army Officers’s death in accident shocks friends

Thirty-two year old Guyana Defence Force Officer, Lieutenant Ronald Gonsalves is being remembered by friends and relatives as a respectful and easy going young man who was committed to his family and job. Gonsalves died on Friday when the vehicle he was travelling in with two other soldiers, crashed into a power pole on Mandela […]

Kashif and Shanghai Schools Tournament launched

It had all the fanfare as customary for the past 23 years; all the various media houses were present, sponsors and Government, but only this time around, it’s for school’s football as Kashif and Shanghai launched its inaugural Secondary School tournament at the Pegasus Hotel on Thursday. Twenty Four teams, drawn from across Guyana will […]