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Guyanese among largest number of immigrants in New York

NEW YORK — The percentage of immigrants in New York City’s population is the highest it’s been in a century, according to a report issued by the city on Wednesday and there are now close to 200,000 Guyanese living in the New York area alone. More than 3 million of the city’s residents in 2011 […]

Public Works Ministry robbed of $8 Million payroll

Gunmen on Thursday attacked and robbed clerks attached to the Ministry of Public Works of over $8 Million that was being taken to the Ministry for payment of salaries. Public Works Minister Robeson Benn confirmed the midday robbery to some Members of Parliament as he made his way into the National Assembly. Early reports indicate […]

DPP instructs murder charges re-instituted against cricketer

The Director of Public Prosecutions has instructed that the murder case against cricketer Carlyle Barton be reopened and that the preliminary inquiry continue. Barton was set free by a City Magistrate on the murder charge back in November. The murder charge was connected to the caught on tape shooting death of Shawn Nelson at Orange […]

Gold production hits new high

The Ministry of Natural Resources is reporting that Guyana has recorded the highest ever gold declaration of 458,105 ounces as at December 16, 2013. That declaration surpasses the previous highest level of 455, 918 ounces in 2001; which included the declarations of both Omai and small scale operators, according to the Natural Resources Minister. Minister of Natural […]

Counterfeit $5000 bills surface

The Bank of Guyana on Tuesday confirmed that it has received a number of reports about persons making attempts to pass off counterfeit $5000  bills. At least one commercial bank has filed a report with the Central Bank after an attempt was made by a customer to deposit several counterfeit $5000 bills. Banking Manager at […]

Fly Jamaica launches Toronto flights

Jamaican registered airline, Fly Jamaica will launch its once weekly Toronto service on Tuesday, 17th November. The flight will arrive in Guyana on Tuesday evening. The Georgetown to Toronto leg of the trip departs the Cheddi Jagan Airport on Wednesday morning. Sales Manager at Fly Jamaica, Junior Horatio said the airline will continue to operate […]

Pit caves on miner in North West District

An investigation has been launched into the safety of a mining area in the North West Community after a mining pit caved and killed a young miner. The dead man has been identified as 33-year-old Seckou Adams of Den Amstel, West Coast Demerara. Reports state that the incident occurred just after 2 o’ clock on […]

Sophia man stabbed to death by ex wife’s boyfriend

A 42-year-old Sophia man was stabbed to death on Sunday evening during a brawl with the reputed husband of his ex-wife. The incident took place in Lamaha Gardens at the woman’s home. The dead man has been identified as Carl Garnett. His assailant who is nursing stab wounds at the Georgetown Hospital has been identified […]

Elderly man killed in West Coast home

Police are investigating the death of a 57 year old West Coast Demerara man who was found in his home on Sunday morning with several wounds to his body. The dead man has been identified  as Jamaludeen Sattaur of Stewartville, West Coast Demerara. His wife made the discovery when she returned home on Sunday morning from […]

A Division Police Commander passes away

The Commander of A’ Division, Derrick Josiah passed away on Thursday afternoon at the Woodlands Hospital where he was nursing injuries form a vehicular accident which took place in November. Mr. Josiah who also served as an Assistant Commissioner of Police never returned to work after the accident and his injuries were said to be […]