Fly Jamaica set to take off on September 26

After months of preparations, Fly Jamaica has announced that it is set and ready for its long awaited launch in the Guyana market. The airline will begin its service between Georgetown and New York and Georgetown and Toronto from September 26, 2013. The carrier will initially offer two flights per week between Georgetown and New […]

Man commits suicide in hotel after woman’s rejection

Investigators are probing a suicide case that took place at a city guest house on Wednesday. Police were called in at “The Shack Inn and Bar” in Norton Street, Georgetown on Wednesday morning after a woman bolted from one of the rooms claiming that the man she was with, wanted to kill her. According to […]

74-year-old rice miller shot dead during Berbice robbery

Detectives are probing the shooting death of an elderly rice miller of Corentyne, Berbice. The man, 74-year-old Lallpersaud Jagadeo was shot to the chest as four gunmen stormed his Corentyne home. According to the police, the incident took place just after 8 o’ clock on Tuesday night as the four men were carrying out a […]

Businessman gunned down during robbery

On the same day that the Guyana Police Force released statistics pointing to an increase in murders, robberies and violent crimes, those figures continued to tick up following the shooting death of a West Coast Demerara businessman during a robbery. The Police late on Tuesday night confirmed the death of 27-year-old businessman Zulficar Namdar who […]

Gunmen storm Montrose house, cart off cash and jewellery

A 23-year-old young woman was forced to hide in her house as three gunmen invaded her Montrose Railway Line home on the East Coast of Demerara on Tuesday night. The young woman lived at the house with her parents and a younger sister. The parents were not at home at the time. While the older […]

WRHM TV thrown off air after lightning strike

Local television station, WRHM TV was thrown off the air on Tuesday after GPL’s neutral line in the Providence area where the TV station is located was struck by lightning. According to a statement from the East Bank Demerara based television station, the lightning strike to the GPL equipment resulted in damages to several pieces […]

Guyana records 85 murders in 8 months

The Guyana Police Force on Tuesday reported that at the end of August, 2013, eighty-five murders were recorded since January 1, 2013. According to the Police Public Relations Department, that figure represents a 4% increase when compared to the corresponding period in 2012. “Of the 85 murders this year, 35 were of the disorderly type, […]

APNU wants Clerk of National Assembly to send Bills to President

The Opposition party, A Partnership for National Unity issued a call on Tuesday for the Clerk of the National Assembly to fulfill his constitutional duties and send four recent Bills passed by the National Assembly to the President for his assent. In a statement the APNU said the Clerk of the National Assembly needs to fulfill […]

DJ Cheddie gunned down; suspect in custody

Tucville resident, 36-year-old Sheldon Cheddie aka DJ Cheddie was gunned down close to his Tucville home on Monday night leaving the South Georgetown community in shock. The man was shot multiple times to the body and was pronounced dead after he was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital. Police sources have confirmed that a suspect is […]

Trinidad cuts fuel subsidy for Caribbean Airlines

Already faced with heavy criticism across the region for its high ticket prices, regional carrier, Caribbean Airlines may be preparing for more financial turbulence as the Trinidad and Tobago Government has announced that it intends to discontinue the fuel subsidy that the airline currently enjoys. Trinidad’s Finance Minister Larry Howai made the announcement on Wednesday […]