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Woman dies in Plaisance fire

A 37-year-old woman died early on Sunday morning in a fire that ripped through her home and two other houses in Victoria Road, Plaisance on the East Coast of Demerara. The woman has been identified as Suzanne Sylvia McNeil. According to her brother who was called from his East Bank home by relatives after they […]

“Be part of your children’s lives” -First Lady

On Father’s Day, Guyana’s First Lady, Deolatchmee Ramotar has issued a call for fathers to play a greater role in the lives of their children and for children and their fathers to reignite the bond that is needed in the society. In a message to mark Father’s Day, the First Lady said “we are truly […]

President halts GPL increases

With various civic groups, the political parties and the business sector all expressing concerns over the proposed 26.7% increase in electricity tariffs, President Donald Ramotar on Friday evening announced that he has made a decision to put that proposed increase on hold. The President used the launching of this year’s Guyexpo Trade and Exposition event […]

Benschop leads handful of protesters against GPL

Political and Social Activist Mark Benschop on Friday morning led a small protest against the proposed hike in electricity rates by the Guyana Power and Light Company. The picket exercise took place outside the Wight’s Lane office of Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who holds responsibility for the energy sector. Although the turn out was far […]

Miner slashed to death in Region 1

Police in the interior location of Big Creek in Region One are investigating a gruesome murder of a miner. The dead man has been identified as 22 year old Oral of Moruca North West District. But sources in Port Kaituma said he was chopped to death by another miner with whom he had an argument […]

New Commission to probe Rodney’s death

The Government of Guyana on Thursday announced that it was setting an International Commission of Inquiry to probe the assassination of Guyanese Scholar and Politician Dr. Walter Rodney. The announcement came on the 33rd anniversary of Rodney’s death. Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon at his post cabinet press briefing on Thursday said the President has […]

“British Govt. not in the business of money laundering” -HC Ayer

The British High Commissioner on Thursday afternoon tried to downplay a report carried by News Source about the sale of a British Government property in Guyana. High Commissioner Andrew Ayre in an interview at the British High Commission on Main Street, Georgetown said the reason the sale of the Bel Air property was stopped was […]

London stops Embassy house sale over “laundering” concerns

The British Government through its local High Commission has refused to sell one of its Georgetown properties to a Guyanese businessman over money laundering concerns. The Bel Air Park, Georgetown house which was once home to the Deputy British High Commissioner was put up on the auction block by the High Commission in Guyana in […]

41 year old busted with cocaine at CJIA

A man who was getting ready to board a Caribbean Airlines flight to New York was busted at the Cheddi Jagan Airport, Timehri on Thursday morning with a large quantity of cocaine stashed in the false sides of his suitcases. The 41-year-old man is a Guyanese national and the holder of a Non Immigrant visitor’s […]

GECOM to advertise for Chief Elections Officer

The Guyana Elections Commission is getting ready to roll out advertisements calling on qualified persons to fill the position of Chief Elections Officer. A Senior Official of the Elections Commission told News Source that from all appearances GECOM is heading in that direction. The last Chief Elections Officer was Mr. Gocool Boodoo. His contract with […]