CAL terror threat came from Barbados

Security and Intelligence officials in Guyana have confirmed that the terror threat which triggered heightened security at the Cheddi Jagan Airport came from Barbados. According to the officials who asked not to be named, Caribbean Airlines first received the threat over the weekend at its Barbados office in Bridgetown. “The threat came in the form […]

Emergency security plan activated in wake of threat to CAL flights

The Government of Guyana through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) and the Ministry of Public Works have activated an emergency plan in wake of the U.S Embassy’s warning about  “unconfirmed threat information” relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014. In a statement late on Sunday night, […]

U.S receives threat information about CAL flights, warns citizens

The U.S Embassy in Guyana on Sunday announced that it has received unconfirmed threat information relating to Caribbean Airlines flights destined for the United States departing on Monday, February 10, 2014. According to an emergency bulletin posted on the embassy’s website, “out of an abundance of caution, the Embassy advises all U.S. Citizens in Guyana […]

Two busted at CJIA with 40lbs cocaine in achar

An elderly American man and a Guyanese woman have been taken into custody and will face drug trafficking charges in the new week after they were separately busted at the Cheddi Jagan Airport with more than 40 pounds of cocaine in their suitcases. The two were both outgoing passengers on a Caribbean Airlines New York […]

Linden woman attempts to kill children with insulin

A young mother of two children at Linden has been taken into police custody after she reportedly fed her children a high dose of the insulin diabetes drug, in a case of attempted murder and attempted suicide. Insulin is used for the treatment of various types of diabetes and an overdose could lead to several […]

Diplomats welcome commitment to updated anti money laundering laws

The Diplomatic Representatives of the United States of America, Great Britain, Canada and the European Commission have indicated that they are pleased with the “willingness demonstrated by all parties to move Guyana toward compliance with international Anti Money Laundering/Combating the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) standards, including updated legislation and enhanced investigative capacity.” In a joint statement […]

2014 starts with 70% increase in murders

The Guyana Police Force on Friday announced that 17 murders were recorded in the month of in the first month of this new year and that figure represents a 70% jump in murders when compared to the same period in 2013. In 2013, the Police Force reported that 10 murders were recorded in January. This […]

APNU still undecided on Backer’s replacement in Parliament.

Leader of the Opposition and A Partnership for National Unity, David Granger on Friday confirmed that he has received the resignation letter of Deborah Backer as a Member of Parliament. He announced that the party is expected to meet over the weekend to decide on a replacement in the National Assembly for her. Ms. Backer […]

Woman stabs husband to death at Kwakwani

A woman in the Region 10 community of Kwakwani is in custody after she reportedly stabbed her reputed husband to death during an early morning argument on Friday. Police have confirmed the woman’s arrest but have offered very few details on the murder. Persons in the Kwakwani area said that the couple may have been […]

Over 800 apply to join Guyana Defence Force

The Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips has indicated that he is very upbeat about the development of the GDF. Brigadier Phillips is heartened with the response of over 800 youths who have indicated that they want to build a career in the Guyana Defence Force. The GDF has announced […]