Basil Williams is new Deputy Speaker; Dr. Cummings sworn in

Attorney-at-law and Chairman of the People’s National Congress, APNU Member of Parliament Basil Williams was elected as the new Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly on Monday. Williams takes  up the post from former Member of Parliament Deborah Backer who resigned from the National Assembly last week because of an illness. Mr. Williams was unopposed […]

78yr old man and 38yr old woman refused bail for cocaine in achar

Chief Magistrate Priya Beharry on Monday denied bail to a 78-year-old Guyanese born, American man and a 38-year-old Guyanese woman who both appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates Court and were slapped with drug trafficking charges. Both persons were busted at the Cheddi Jagan Airport on Saturday with cocaine hidden in large packets of achar in […]

Barbados to charge Guyanese Captain for cocaine in cement ship

Barbadian authorities are expected to charge Guyanese born Captain Winston Leslie Fitzgerald Phillips in connection with the over five  pounds of cocaine that was busted on a Panamanian registered vessel that stopped in Barbados after leaving Guyana last week. The 48-year-old Guyanese,  captained the ship MV Rudisa Global, to Barbados and was in charge of its […]

APNU settles on Dr. Karen Cummings as new MP; Kissoon moved to backbench

The Opposition group, A Partnership for National Unity has settled on Medical Doctor, Karen Cummings as the replacement in the National Assembly for APNU member Deborah Backer, who officially resigned from the National Assembly last week to focus on her health as she recovers from an illness. Multiple sources in the APNU have confirmed the […]

CAL terror threat came from Barbados

Security and Intelligence officials in Guyana have confirmed that the terror threat which triggered heightened security at the Cheddi Jagan Airport came from Barbados. According to the officials who asked not to be named, Caribbean Airlines first received the threat over the weekend at its Barbados office in Bridgetown. “The threat came in the form […]

Emergency security plan activated in wake of threat to CAL flights

The Government of Guyana through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and the Ministry of Public Works have activated an emergency plan in wake of the U.S Embassy’s warning about  “unconfirmed threat information” relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014. In a statement late on Sunday night, […]

U.S receives threat information about CAL flights, warns citizens

The U.S Embassy in Guyana on Sunday announced that it has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014. According to an emergency bulletin posted on the embassy’s website, “out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Guyana […]

Two busted at CJIA with 40lbs cocaine in achar

An elderly American man and a Guyanese woman have been taken into custody and will face drug trafficking charges in the new week after they were separately busted at the Cheddi Jagan Airport with more than 40 pounds of cocaine in their suitcases. The two were both outgoing passengers on a Caribbean Airlines New York […]

Linden woman attempts to kill children with insulin

A young mother of two children at Linden has been taken into police custody after she reportedly fed her children a high dose of the insulin diabetes drug, in a case of attempted murder and attempted suicide. Insulin is used for the treatment of various types of diabetes and an overdose could lead to several […]

Diplomats welcome commitment to updated anti money laundering laws

The Diplomatic Representatives of the United States of America, Great Britain, Canada and the European Commission have indicated that they are pleased with the “willingness demonstrated by all parties to move Guyana toward compliance with international Anti Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) standards, including updated legislation and enhanced investigative capacity.” In a joint statement […]