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Guyanese born, American fugitive caught in England

NEW YORK (WABC) — A 47-year-old fugitive wanted for attacking and kidnapping his ex-girlfriend on the Upper East Side in 2004 has been arrested by authorities in Kent, England. Sean Lopes was nabbed Monday on Victoria Road after a member of the public raised concerns. Kent police detectives contacted the NYPD and the Metropolitan Police, and […]

Suspected thief beaten to death in Sophia

A suspected thief was found beaten to death in Sophia early Wednesday morning. The unidentified man was tied to a power pole in B Field, Sophia and beaten to death by angry residents. One resident said the man was caught “red-handed” early Wednesday morning trying to break into a house along with two others. The […]

President refuses to sign Opposition Bills

Just two weeks after telling the press that he had not seen the Opposition Bills sent to him for assent, President Donald Ramotar has indicated to the Speaker of the National Assembly that he does not intend to sign the bills into law because in his view the two bills were in violation of the […]

Joe Singh appointed Special Assistant to the President

Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, retired Major General Joe Singh has been appointed as the Special Assistant to the President of Guyana. The high-profile appointment took effect from March 1, 2013 but has been kept relatively low-key by the Government of Guyana. There has been no official announcement but Major General […]

Bajan man charged for murdering Guyanese wife

A Barbadian landscaper was on Monday charged for the brutal stabbing death of his Guyanese wife. 58-year-old Allan Alston Belle of St. Barnabas Heights, St. Michael was not required to enter a plea when he was charged with the murder of his wife, 64-year-old Brenda Taylor-Belle. During his court appearance at the District A Magistrates’ […]

Pensioner murdered in Port Mourant home

A 71-year-old pensioner was found dead late Sunday afternoon in his Port Mourant home in Berbice. According to the Police, the elderly man has been identified as Goberdhan Sukram. He was found in his house with several wounds to his head. The house was ransacked according to the investigators. They believe that the man may have […]

Sampson offered to “take out” witnesses for Ed Ahmad -FBI

A Brooklyn State Senator who was born to Guyanese parents has been charged for embezzlement in a case that is closely linked to Guyanese born businessman Ed Ahman who is facing fraud charges of his own. The case could end Sampson’s political career. The New York Daily News reports “Brooklyn state Sen. John Sampson, once […]

Delta officially ends Guyana service

United States based carrier, Delta Airlines officially ended its Guyana service on Monday, bringing an end to five years of scheduled service between Georgetown and New York by the airline. The airline announced a few months back that it would have been wrapping up its Guyana operations to focus on other business deals. The airline […]

Pastor badly injured in Linden accident

A Minister of Religion attached to the Church of Jesus Christ in Linden was critically injured after he lost control of the motorbike he was riding and slammed into a car that was heading in the opposite direction. The accident occurred just before 6pm on Sunday on the Linden Soesdyke Highway close to the Amelia’s […]

NY Senator to face charges in case with Guyana links

(NY DAILY NEWS EXCLUSIVE) A prominent Brooklyn state senator is the latest politician snared in a long-running federal corruption probe, with charges expected against him this week, the Daily News has learned. Sen. John Sampson (D-Brooklyn), once among Albany’s most powerful politicians, is the senator identified in court papers as asking ex-Sen. Shirley Huntley (D-Queens) […]