Guyana recorded 147 murders and 146 road deaths in 2014

The Guyana Police Force on Monday reported that the year 2014 saw 147 murders being recorded in Guyana. That figure represents a 5% decrease in cases of murder when compared to the 2013 figure. The number of robbery cases also appeared on the increase according to the report from the Police.   “At the end of December […]

At least 7 dead as bus plunges into sea in St Vincent

By Kenton X. Chance At least seven persons, mainly students, died after a minibus plunged into the sea in Rockguter, an area between Owia and Fancy on the northeastern tip of St. Vincent Monday morning. Police and government officials say that five bodies were recovered from the sea, and one person died in hospital, and […]

Suriname bus drivers protest against bus drivers from Guyana

PARAMARIBO, Suriname (CMC) – The Suriname government says while Guyanese bus drivers have the right to operate in the country, they must first apply for the necessary license to do so. The Ministry of Transport, Communications and Tourism (TCT) made the announcement after bus drivers earlier this month called on the authorities to find a […]

Prorogation reduces UK appetite to send money to Guyana -British HC

The British Government has issued a warning that Guyana could face possible Commonwealth sanctions with the ongoing prorogation of parliament. Just three days after the British Foreign Minister issued a statement from London calling for the President to lift the suspension of Parliament; British High Commissioner to Guyana Andrew Ayre repeated that call and said […]

Guyanese extradited to US from Trinidad

(Trinidad Express) Ravindranauth Roopnarine, a fugitive wanted in the United States for financial and fraud-related crimes, is the latest criminal to be extradited from Trinidad and Tobago, according to a release from the Office of the Attorney General. Roopnarine, who was born in Guyana, is the third person to be extradited in three days. Trinidadian […]

Miner stabbed to death at Issano over cigarettes

Police investigators are probing yet another murder in the mining district. A miner was stabbed to death on Saturday night at Issanno in the Mazaruni river during an argument over a pack of cigarettes. According to a police report, the miner, Quincy Jones was at a shop with some other men consuming alcohol when he […]

Guyanese woman busted with cocaine at Ogle Airport

A 24-year-old Guyanese woman is in the custody of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit after she was busted at the Ogle International Airport with just over 2 pounds of cocaine in her suitcase. The woman was preparing to board a LIAT flight to Barbados at the Ogle airport when agents of CANU decided to examine […]

APNU has plan of action for gold industry development

Considered as the country’s largest foreign currency earner for seven years with a record breaking production in 2013, the gold and diamond mining industry in Guyana is now facing significant challenges following the sharp drop in the world price for gold in 2014. That drop has resulted in a fall in production, declarations and earnings […]

Trans Guyana plane hard lands at Matthews Ridge during bad weather

A Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft belonging to the Trans Guyana airline, “hard”  landed at Matthews Ridge  in Region One early on Friday morning causing damage to the plane but no injuries to passengers or crew. The plane which carries registration number 8R-GAB, had been chartered by the Sky West Charter company to operate a passenger […]

TSA officials to visit and assess security at Cheddi Jagan Airport

Officials of the Transportation Security Administration of the United States Department of Homeland Security are expected in Guyana next week for a 10 day visit to assess the security conditions at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The visit will begin on January 12, 2015. During their stay, the TSA officials are expected to observe all […]