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Police shoot 2 suspected bandits dead; 3rd man critical

Two suspected bandits were shot dead by the Police on Saturday night during a robbery attempt at a South Road business place. The incident took place just before 9 pm. The two dead men have been identified as 20-year-old Jermaine Canterberry and 19-year-old Mark Anthony Joseph. A third suspected bandit was also shot and is […]

Guyanese man charged for attempted murder of wife in Oklahoma

OKLAHOMA.  Police have arrested the suspect in a shooting Thursday night in west Topeka that injured a woman identified only as the man’s wife. Shiek Azeez, 37, of Guyana, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with attempted second-degree murder. Bond has been set at $500,000 cash or professional surety. His next court […]

Guyanese drug mule sentenced to 10 years in Dubai

DUBAI: A young cocaine mule who burst into tears after being intercepted at the airport was sentenced to ten years in jail and slapped with a Dhs50,000 fine on Thursday. The Guyanese convict, NR (22), cried before Dubai International Airport officers when they checked her handbag and seized three plastic bags containing 3.013kg of cocaine […]

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 […]