Book store owner killed in early morning accident

Tragedy struck early on Friday morning for the Boodhoo Family of Third Street Alberttown when 65-year-old Bholan Boodhoo was killed after being hit by a GPL contract mini bus on the JB Singh Road, while jogging. The accident took place just after 5 o’ clock. The man’s body was dragged for several yards and he […]

Opposition votes down Anti-money laundering Amendment Bill

The Opposition parties, A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change used their combined majority in the National Assembly on Thursday night to vote down the Anti-money Laundering and Countering of financing of terrorism Amendment Bill. The move the Opposition parties came after they also rejected a petition from the Private Sector Commission […]

Rohee undergoing medical tests after falling ill

Guyana’s Minister of Home  Affairs and the General Secretary of the governing People’s Progressive Party, Clement Rohee was taken to a private city hospital on Thursday evening to undergo medical tests after feeling ill for the past two days. The Minister who was absent from Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly reportedly complained of having […]

No compromise of principles in name of Cooperation -Rodrigues-Birkett

As Guyana gets ready for another round of discussions with Venezuela in the coming months over the Venezuelan’s Navy arrest of an oil exploration vessel in Guyana’s waters, Minister of Foreign Affairs Carolyn Rordrigues Birkett has made it clear that Guyana will not sacrifice its principles in the name of cooperation when it comes to […]

National Assembly rejects PSC petition

The National Assembly on Thursday rejected a petition by the Private Sector Commission to encourage the Assembly to pass the Anti Money Laundering and the Countering of Financing of Terrorism Amendment Bill. The petition was allowed to be laid before the House by Member of Parliament for the Peoples Progressive Party Civic, Manzoor Nadir. Nadir […]

Human Rights in Guyana is not a vote issue -IACHR

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights has issued a call on the Guyana Government to play closer attention to the rights of all citizens. The call from the international organisation comes in response to a recent interface with a number of rights groups from Guyana and the Government of Guyana. Four Guyanese civil society organisations […]

GPL parts ways with Loss Reduction Director

The Guyana Power and Light Company has parted ways with its Loss Reduction Director Kumar Sharma. A Senior company official has confirmed the moved. Company officials were tight-lipped on Wednesday over the decision to let the senior official of the company go. News Source understands that the company’s board expressed major concerns over Sharma’s performance on […]

GT&T cable damage causes web blackout

GT&T Customers across Guyana were left without internet and data services for close to four hours on Wednesday following damage to the company’s submarine fiber cables. Just after 6 o’ clock on Wednesday morning, the damage to the cable  caused severe disruptions to the company’s data platform. All of its internet service went down and […]

President assents to 3 of 4 Local Govt. Bills

The Government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Wednesday announced that President Donald Ramotar has assent to three of the four Local Government Bills that were sent to him to sign into law. According to Cabinet Secretary, Dr. Luncheon, President Ramotar has signed into law the Fiscal Transfers Bill, the Municipals and District Councils (Amendment) Bill […]

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 […]