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Need for action on LGBT Issues -US Ambassador

The United States Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt has thrown out a call for there to be more action in Guyana when it comes to issues of concern to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender(LGBT) community. The American diplomat told a media workshop held over the weekend in Georgetown that he believes there could be […]

70-year-old man murdered at Gaumont Hotel.

The body of a 70-year-old man was found sprawled on the stairway of the Gaumont Hotel in High Street, Georgetown on Monday afternoon. The man has been identified as Frederick Thomas of Friendship, East Coast Demerara. According to a police report, the man’s body was found with a stab wound to the chest on the […]

NYPD Cop kills Guyanese boyfriend and baby before killing self

A Guyanese man and his young baby were shot dead in their Brooklyn Apartment by his girlfriend, a New York police officer who eventually killed herself just after committing the double murder in the East Flatbush area. The man has been identified as Dason Peters. He was scheduled to fly to Guyana tonight to be […]

Rohee plays dodge-ball on Jagdeo race statement

Minister of Home Affairs and Executive member of the governing People’s Progressive Party, Clement Rohee believes recent statements by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo that there is a “resurgence” of sentiments against Guyanese of East Indian descent must not be seen as a position of the Peoples Progressive Party although Jagdeo still holds a senior position in […]

Murder of Domino Club President baffles Police

Investigators are stumped by the Sunday night murder of President of the Georgetown Dominoes Association, Orin Joseph.  The 52-year-old man was shot dead just in front of his house during a black out. Initial reports suggested that the murder may have been part of a robbery attempt gone bad but police investigators are looking at […]

PSC blames “hardened Parliament” for private sector’s slow down

The Private Sector Commission is pressing the combined Opposition parties in parliament to have an alternative plan if they intend to cut the 2013 budget estimates. The Commission’s position comes on the eve of the consideration of the National budget estimates in the National Assembly. The Opposition Parties, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and […]

German tourist dies in Lethem accident

A 74-year-old German tourist died on the spot when the Recreational Vehicle (RV) he was driving toppled on the Lethem Road. The accident occurred just after 1 pm on Sunday according to reports out of the Region 9 area. The man has been identified as Holmutt Federick Ottmann. His 73-year-old wife, Ingrid Margaret Ottmann was badly injured and […]

16-year old miner killed in pit accident

The Gold rush in Guyana has claimed yet another life even as there are calls from interest groups for stricter safety practices in the  mining community. A 16-year-old young man working in a mining pit at Pamela in the Mahdia mining community in Region 8, lost his life when the mining pit he was working […]

Police Kill “Critters”

A 29-year-old armed robbery suspect was today shot dead by a policeman in New Amsterdam during a confrontation. The dead man has since been identified as Marlon Shepherd called “Critters” of Smythfield, New Amsterdam. He was before the courts on a charge of robbery under arms and was no stranger to law enforcement. According to […]

Ituni Residents Block Roads

Residents of the Region 10 Upper Demerara/Berbice community of Ituni have blocked the main access roads in the area in protest of the Government’s forestry land distribution policy. Large pieces of logs have been thrown across the roads and set on fire. The  protest action started this  morning and has completely shut off access to […]