Canada announces visa free travel for “known travelers” of a number of CARICOM countries; Guyana not included

Canada has announced that it will allow visa-free travel to “known travelers” from 13 more countries, including a number of Caribbean countries. The visa-free travel has been extended to Antigua and Barbuda, St Lucia, Trinidad and Tobago, St Kitts-Nevis, Panama, Argentina, Costa Rica, Uruguay, Morocco, Seychelles, Thailand and the Philippines. Canada’s Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, […]

Two held in Corentyne with over 490 pounds of marijuana

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit is continuing its efforts to uproot the marijuana cultivation and drug trafficking trade across the country. In one of its latest operations in Corentyne, Berbice, which was carried out on Monday, CANU agents moved into #65 village and found eight large bags of marijuana stashed near a koker. In a […]

Black Entrepreneurs Association launch Emancipation Business Pitch Competition

Afro-Guyanese Entrepreneurs operating in Guyana will soon get an opportunity to compete for $2 Million as part of the Black Entrepreneurs Association’s Emancipation Pitch Business Competition. During a launch of the pitch competition at Herdmanston Lodge today, Vice Chairman of the Black Entrepreneurs Association (BEA), Melissa Varswyk said the Emancipation Pitch Competition was birthed out […]

Eligible Disciplined Services Members who did not vote last Friday can vote on June 12 -says GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has dismissed claims that some members of the joint services were wilfully disenfranchised last Friday ahead of the June 12 Local Government Elections. However, the Commission has indicated that for those eligible members who did not get to vote last Friday, they will be allowed to cast their ballots next […]

Guyana secures non-permanent seat on UN Security Council

Guyana has secured a non-permanent seat on the United Nations Security Council. At a meeting of the Security Council this morning for the election of five new non-permanent members, Guyana picked up a total 191 votes, landing the seat for Latin America and Caribbean states. With 192 members of the United Nations casting their votes, […]

Intruder stabbed to death by Brickdam homeowner

A 31-year-old man who allegedly broke into a Brickdam house and came face to face with the occupants was stabbed to death late last night in a confrontation. The dead man has been identified as 31-year-old Christopher Gonsalves, who was known to law enforcement, and had been previously charged on a number of occasions for […]

Herstelling man nabbed with marijuana and shotgun

Agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit arrested a 27-year-old Herstelling, East Bank Demerara man on Monday following the discovery of a large quantity of marijuana and a shotgun. In a statement, CANU said the man, Malik Forde, was held during an operation in the Herstelling area which saw the discovery of more than 9 […]

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