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GRA roasts commercial banks over mortgage relief scheme

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is dissatisfied by the level of cooperation shown by the various Banking institutions as it relates to processing information necessary for facilitating the Mortgage Interest Relief (MIR) scheme. This scheme which was provided for in the 2013 National Budget is geared at providing a 30% relief on the gross interest […]

154 murders in 2013, most remain unsolved

The Guyana Police Force is reporting this morning that 2013 saw a 7% increase in serious crimes in Guyana. According to the Police Public Relations office, Guyana recorded 154 murders in 2013 which marks an 11 percent increase over the previous year. 61 of those murders were of the disorderly type, 24 were committed during […]

Government still not supporting USAID Democracy project

Despite the urging of some in the private sector and the political opposition, the Government of Guyana is still not giving its support to the USAID Democracy project which the US government intends to proceed with in Guyana without the Government’s assistance. The Government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Wednesday insisted that the administration […]

Terry Holder passes on

Former General Manager for Public Relations at the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company, Terry Holder has died. Mr. Holder passed away on Wednesday at his Georgetown home where he was ailing for a while. Holder spent decades in the communications and broadcasting fields in Guyana and the Caribbean.  He was the first Programme Director of […]

Trini born, Canadian citizen remanded on drug trafficking charge

58-year-old Trinidadian born, Canadian citizen Edward James was remanded to prison on Wednesday when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court and was charged with trafficking narcotics. According to the Prosecution’s case, Edward James on Tuesday 7th January, 2014 was busted at the Cheddi Jagan airport with close to 20 pounds of cocaine stashed in […]

U.S delivers more deportees on special flight

Over 20 Guyanese who have been deported from the United States arrived on a special US Charter flight on Tuesday under US Border security guard. The special flight arrived at the airport in the afternoon to deliver the deportees. It may have also made a number of stops in some Caribbean islands before it made […]

Passenger busted at CJIA with cocaine

A Canadian man who was in-transit at the Cheddi Jagan International on his way to Canada was busted on Tuesday afternoon with over 20 pounds of cocaine in the false bottoms of his suitcases. According to reports the man arrived in Guyana on a Caribbean Airlines flight and was about to board his connection to […]

Policeman shot dead while pursuing escaped prisoner

Police Detective constable Seeburn Elias was shot dead on Monday evening as he attempted to arrest a young man who had earlier escaped police custody at the Georgetown Hospital. According to a police report just after 7 pm on Monday, 23 year old prisoner Delon Abrams who was under police guard seeking treatment at the […]

Demerara Harbour Bridge to close on Wednesday night for repairs

The Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB) will be closed to vehicular traffic from 10 o clock  on Wednesday night up to 4 am on Thursday, to facilitate repairs after a vessel collided with the bridge, causing damage. Currently the structure is closed to marine traffic and is expected to resume contractions for river vessels on Thursday. General […]

58 reports of persons paying bribes to Government agencies

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee has revealed that since its launching in May of 2013, his ministry I paid a bribe website has received 58 reports against employees in nine government agencies from persons who anonymously admitted to paying bribes. According to Rohee, the reports have been sent to the agencies fingered for them to […]