Former Deputy Speaker Deborah Backer dies

The Peoples National Congress announced on Friday morning that former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly and Party Member Deborah Backer has died. The party in a statement just after 7:30 Friday morning  said Ms. Backer passed away after a brief period of illness. “The General Secretary of the Peoples National Congress has ordered that […]

Businessman Randy Jagdeo freed of Kirk Davis’ murder

Water Street Businessman, Randy Jagdeo walked out of the Georgetown Magistrates Court a free man on Thursday morning after the Magistrate ruled that the Prosecution failed to establish the case of murder against the businessman for the shooting death of biker Kirk Davis. A number of witnesses were a no-show during the preliminary inquiry but […]

Civil Aviation probe focuses on engine of crashed plane

As the probe gets underway into the circumstances surrounding the crash of a single engine aircraft just after take off from an airstrip in Arau in Region Seven, Investigators intend to focus  most of their probe on the engine of the aircraft. The aircraft has been badly damaged and it is unlikely that it could […]

Soldier plunges to death at Highway creek

A day out with friends at a resort creek along the Linden Soesdyke Highway turned into tragedy on Monday when a young soldier reportedly plunged to his death in the creek. The dead man has been identified as 23-year-old Wayne Paul. According to reports, the young man and a group of friends decided to spend […]

Budget Day is Monday, March 24

Guyana’s Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh has announced that he will present the 2014 National Budget on Monday, March 24 in the National Assembly. In a statement the Ministry of Finance said “it is expected that this year’s budget will continue to promote the PPP/C’s commitment to accelerate economic growth and social development. It will […]

Copa Airlines begins to market Destination Guyana

Panamanian flag carrier, Copa Airlines which will begin its Guyana service in July of this year has started to promote Destination Guyana as a tourism spot for its many travellers. On the airline’s website it has created a Guyana page which showcases various places to visit in Guyana, places to stay and fun activities to […]

U.S registered small plane crashes, three persons injured

A rescue mission has been activated by the Ministry of Works and the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority to medevac three persons who were seriously injured on Tuesday morning when the small single engine aircraft they were travelling in, crashed just as it was attempting to take off from the mining community of Arau in Region […]

Peacemaker shot dead at 14 Miles mining camp

A miner who decided to act as a peace maker in an argument between two other men was shot dead late on Monday night at 14 Miles, Bartica in the Essequibo region. The dead man has been identified as 33-year-old Selwyn Bess of Grove on the East Bank of Demerara. Police Investigators have moved into […]

Fire guts Ministry of Health Annexe at Lilliendaal

An Early morning fire of unknown origin has completely gutted the Ministry of Health Annexe at Lilliendaal on the East Coast of Demerara. The building which is also known as the Medex Building was located just next to the Ocean View Hotel’s Conference Centre. It housed a number of departments in the Health Ministry. Aided […]