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Guyanese man escapes from Antiguan prison and recaptured

A Guyanese man who escaped from Antigua’s Her Majesty’s Prison on Sunday is now back  in police custody in the island. According to the Antigua Chronicle,  the escapee, Gordon Tedroy Sheppard of Guyana was captured in an abandoned house in the Radio Range area  around 2pm on Tuesday. “The police, acting on a tip-off met the escaped prisoner hiding […]

North Ruimveldt elderly woman strangled to death

Police investigators were called to the home of a 75-year-old North Ruimveldt woman who was found murdered on Wednesday morning. The dead woman has been identified as Joyce Lewis. She reportedly lived alone in the two-storey house in Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt. The gruesome discovery was made by the woman’s sister who decided to visit […]

HIV/AIDS cases in Guyana declining more

The commitment of the Health sector and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) in Guyana in the battle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic is being credited for the drastic reduction in reported cases of HIV/AIDS in the country.  This was revealed on Monday at the Regency Hotel during a discussion meeting on the 2013 Guyana Country Progress Report on HIV/AIDS. Chief Medical […]

Another miner murdered at interior location

Police investigators have travelled to the Region Seven community of Puruni to investigate the murder of yet another miner at a mining camp. According to reports gunmen on Monday invaded a mining camp at Puruni and shot and killed 32-year-old Eldon Gaime of Essequibo. The man has been working in the mining community for a […]

$1 Billion Clean up Campaign to be launched

Faced with an almost out of control garbage problem in the nation’s capital and in several parts of the country, the Government has announced its intention to launched an ambitious clean up campaign programme which will mainly focus on Georgetown and coastal areas. Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh on Monday announced the allocation of $1 […]

Biker loses arm in Norton Street crash

A biker lost one of his arms in a gruesome Norton Street accident on Monday night and Doctors at the Georgetown Hospital were busy trying to save his life. The accident occurred just after 10 pm. The biker who was identified as 24-year-old Kevin Griffith of North Ruimveldt, reportedly lost control of his black CBR […]

Deborah Backer to be laid to rest on Friday

Former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and APNU Member of Parliament Deborah Backer will be laid to rest on Friday 28th March, 2014. The funeral service will take place from 3 pm at the St. Andrew’s Kirk. The Speaker of the National Assembly has asked the Backer family for the remains of the late […]

Budget is divorced from Guyana’s reality -Granger

Leader of the Opposition, David Granger after sitting through the nearly 3 hour budget presentation in the National Assembly, said there is nothing in the budget that will improve the life of Guyanese. A disappointed Granger told reporters that the budget is “basically a repair and maintenance budget”. He said it is not a development […]

AFC walks out of Budget Presentation

The Opposition party, Alliance For Change on Monday walked out of the presentation of the National Budget by the Minister of Finance. The AFC seven Members of the National Assembly left the National Assembly just after tributes were paid to late former Speaker Deborah Backer. In a statement to the media, the AFC said its […]