Commission set up to investigate children’s home in Berbice

The Ministry of Human Services has announced the setting up of a Commission of Inquiry to examine the operations of the Camal’s International Home in Corentyne, Berbice. The home caters for orphans but was thrown into the spotlight recently when three teenage orphans ran away from the home claiming that they were being abused and […]

Guyanese fishermen die in Tortola after being swept out at sea

(BVI News Online) ¬†One of two fishermen who were swept away while fishing on the northern side of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands has been found dead. The search continues for the second man who disappeared beneath water on Sunday, December 8. Persons close to the missing men have identified them as Roger Fraser […]

Lusignan woman charged for cocaine in boulanger

A 37-year-old woman from Lusignan on the East Coast Demerara was on Monday charged with trafficking cocaine. The woman, Badmattie Persaud aka Lolita showed little emotion in court as the drug trafficking charge was read to her for the over 25 pounds of cocaine that was discovered just over a week ago in a shipment […]

Sooba’s appointment a dent on decency -Mayor Green

Georgetown Mayor, Hamilton Green who has not hidden his disdain for the way the Local Government Ministry has been handling affairs of the city, has described as a “dent on decency”, the confirmation of Carol Sooba as the Town Clerk. Sooba’s appointment last week was riddled in controversy as the political opposition and city Councillors […]

President Ramotar to attend Nelson Mandela’s funeral

President Donald Ramotar left Guyana on Saturday for South Africa to attend the official state memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The President signed the Book of Condolence for the late anti-apartheid leader, icon and Former President of South Africa, Nelson Mandela before leaving the country. First Lady Deolatchme Ramotar also signed […]

Over 100 Linden youths graduate in industrial training programme

The Board of Industrial Training (BIT) is being lauded for its critical role of guiding hundreds of young people in the direction of developing occupational skills and entrepreneurship. The programme which is intended to empower school leavers and single parents is continuing to impact Guyanese positively by providing technical and vocational training in several areas. […]

Port Mourant woman beaten to death by boyfriend

Police in Port Mourant, Berbice have arrested the boyfriend of a 26-year-old woman who was beaten to death on Friday night during an argument between the two. The woman who has been identified as¬†Jasmattie Dowlatram was rushed to the Port Mourant Hospital after her boyfriend attacked and beat her with a piece of wood during […]

Palms employee attempts suicide from institution’s roof

A porter attached to the Palms Institute for the elderly was talked out of jumping to his death on Friday as he protested from the roof of the three storey Brickdam building and threatened to jump to his death. The man has been identified as Dillon King. Co-workers believe that he may have been under […]

Guyana joins world in mourning Nelson Mandela

Guyana on Thursday joined with the rest of the world in celebrating the life of former South African President Nelson Mandela. The Government of South Africa announced Mandela’s death on Thursday evening. He had been ailing for years. Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar in a message in memory of Mandela, said “this loss is not just […]