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Tremor rattles Guyana as Earthquake shakes Venezuela

Just around 10:15 on Friday night, several areas across Guyana experienced an earth tremor that lasted for just over 2 minutes. In the nation’s capital  of Georgetown, scores of persons experienced heavy shaking of their homes. Many of them turned to Facebook and Twitter to report their experience. One Man in Lamaha Gardens said the […]

Republic Bank having second thoughts about Marriott

Multiple sources are reporting that Republic Bank may be having second thoughts about becoming a leading investor in the Guyana Marriott Hotel project. Late Friday after reports began to surface that the Bank which the Government is counting on to invest over US$60 Million in the project was getting ready to indicate its unwillingness to […]

APNU joins Government in condemning Venezuelan provocation

The Opposition party, A Partnership for National Unity on Friday made it clear that it was in full support of the Government of Guyana and its response to Venezuela in the latest breach of Guyana’s territorial integrity. In the statement, the APNU said it believes that the actions of the Bolivarian Navy of Venezuela constitute […]

Guyana Government writes Venezuela over breach of sovereignty

The Government of Guyana on Friday stated that it was seeking a diplomatic resolution after it was informed that on Thursday a Venezuelan Navy Vessel crossed over into Guyana’s Exclusive Economic Zone and arrested a vessel which belongs to a company that has been granted a petroleum prospecting licenses by Guyana. The move comes just […]

Fire guts Beepat’s storage bond on East Coast

A mid morning fire ripped through a storage bond owned by the Beepat Company at Ogle on the East Coast of Demerara on Friday. Several fire engines had to be rushed to the scene as the blaze which could have been seen from over a mile away engulfed the storage facility. A nearby house was […]

U.S Friend to share kidney with Guyanese man

(Napperville Sun)  Todd Trabert knew that he easily could have ignored doing anything about Clewin McPherson’s email plea asking family and friends to get tested to see if they might be a match for him. McPherson’s kidneys were failing, and after two years on a waiting list, he was running out of time. He couldn’t […]

Crime figures continue to climb. 98 murders so far

The Guyana Police Force continues to see a rising number of criminal offences being committed across the country and the figures continue to worry the top brass of the Force. In a statement issued on Thursday, the Police Force reported that an overall increase of 5% in serious crimes has been recorded at the end […]

Hotel owner busted by CANU in drug sting

The owner of a city hotel in South Ruimveldt was taken into custody late on Wednesday night after agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit swooped down on the Aubrey Barker Road location and discovered a quantity of drugs. During the late night operation, a number of other persons were taken into custody. Sources close […]

Myrie Judgement to influence change -LaRoque

Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, has called on CARICOM Member States that have not taken the necessary steps to make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) their final court of appeal, to do so. Ambassador LaRocque was speaking during a conference at the University of the West Indies, Regional Headquarters in […]

Agriculture now getting attention -President

(GINA) The priority attention being given to the agriculture sector that was once a source of concern has won the satisfaction of President Donald Ramotar who has always been an advocate.             The wide participation of Ministers of Agriculture in the Caribbean region and other experts at the official opening of the 12thCaribbean Week of Agriculture […]