British Guiana stamp sells for record setting US$9.5 Million

A British Guiana One-Cent Magenta postage stamp from 1856, the only one of its kind to still exist, sold for a record $9.5 million at Sotheby’s on Tuesday. The hefty price, which includes the buyer’s premium, makes the one-inch by one-and-a-quarter-inch stamp (2.5 cm by 3.2 cm) printed in black on magenta paper the most […]

No Man is an Island or should be sent to one -US Ambassador

Op-ed by United States Ambassador to Guyana, D Brent Hardt  GEORGETOWN – “As my tenure in Guyana draws to an end, I was saddened to hear the recent outburst from a prominent religious leader suggesting that his fellow citizens with different sexual orientations should be sent to live on an island. It was of course John Donne […]

Lusignan men charged for murder of teenage taxi driver

Two Lusignan men,  Asas Alli and Abool Shazin Razak were on Tuesday morning remanded to prison by Chief Magistrate (ag) Priya Beharry after they were charged with the murder of 17-year-old taxi driver, Dhanraj Latchman. The two were not required to enter a plea to the indictable charge but appeared calm as they appeared before the […]

Police Force withdraws support from Police Wives Association

The Guyana Police Force on Monday announced that it has withdrawn its support from the Police Wives Association over several concerns about the way the Association has been operating. Members of the Association have complained about being locked out the building at the Police Mess Hall, but in a statement, the Guyana Police Force sought […]

Leonora miner stabbed to death in Cuyuni

Police investigators have been dispatched to a mining camp at Sandhills, Cuyuni where a 24-year-old miner was found stabbed to death early on Monday morning. The dead man has been identified as Devindra Alfred of Leonora, West Coast Demerara. He was found just after 2 0′ clock on Monday morning with multiple stab wounds to […]

Albouystown businesswoman found tied up and murdered

Police investigators are  continuing their probe into the murder of Albouystown businesswoman Sumintra Dinool who was found dead in her Sussex Street house tied up and beaten on Sunday morning. According to investigators, the woman’s hands and feet were tied up and strapped to her bed. A man has been taken into custody in connection […]

17-year-old taxi driver found murdered, Two men in custody

Two East Coast Demerara men are in custody and are expected to face murder charges early in the new week in connection with the death of 17-year-old taxi driver, Dhanraj Latchman. The body of the young man who is also from the Lusignan area was found on Friday evening in  the Parika Backdam. He was […]

Ganga Persaud hired as Consultant to Labour Minister

Just five months after the Government of Guyana dumped Ganga Persaud as a Minister of Local Government by forcing him to resign from office, he has been rehired by the same People’s Progressive Party government as one of the new Consultants to the Minister of Labour. Persaud who remains as a Member of Parliament for […]

Opposition ABLP wins Antigua General Elections

ST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Gaston Browne led his Antigua and Barbuda Labour Party (ALP) to a crushing victory in the general elections held on Thursday and has pledged to make the island an economic powerhouse in the Caribbean during his first term in office. Browne, 47, said from all indications, it appears that the […]

New Guyana School boy grabs NGSA Top spot

The New Guyana School’s Jorrel DeSantos has been awarded the top spot in this years National Grade Six Assessment Examinations. He scored a total of 533 marks out of the possible 540 marks. He was followed by Aliah Mohammed of the School of the Nations who came in the number 2 spot with 531 marks. […]