Caribbean examining greater response to tackle HIV

(CARICOM) Key decision-makers of the Pan Caribbean Partnership Against HIV and AIDS (PANCAP) met this week for a series of strategic meetings vital to the region’s continued response to HIV. Notable achievements of the meetings were the endorsement of the Caribbean Regional Strategic Framework (CRSF), 2014-2018 and the endorsement of the next steps in the process […]

Linden teen drowns after being thrown into river by friend

A teenager in Linden remained in custody on Wednesday afternoon as a search continued in the Demerara River for the body of 14-year-old Omar Mitchell, who was reportedly pushed into the river by the other teen who is in custody. The incident took place just after 5 o’ clock on Tuesday afternoon. According to reports, […]

St. Lucian man charged for the murder of Guyanese construction worker

(St. Lucia News Online)  A Ciceron man was remanded to the Borelais Correctional facility today after being charged with the murder of Guyanese national Cedolf Hunte. Ryan Henry, who was slapped with the capital offense, is expected to make another court appearance on October 10. Cedolf Hunte, 34, also known as ‘Body’, of Ciceron, was attacked […]

Policeman found not guilty in shooting death of Patentia Schoolboy

Policeman Quacy John walked out of the High Court on Tuesday afternoon after a jury found him not guilty in the murder of 16-year-old Patentia schoolboy, Kelvin Fraser. The jury took less than three hours of deliberations to return the not guilty verdict. Relatives of the police officer jumped up in celebration in the courtroom […]

AFC calls for Khurshid Sattaur to be fired as GRA boss

The Opposition party, Alliance For Change is calling for the Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority Khurshid Sattaur to be sent packing, in wake of reports in the Kaieteur News that a number of independent media houses are being targeted by the Revenue Authority for reporting stories that do not find favour with the […]

Miner dies after being tied up and beaten during robbery

Police investigators are hunting for two gunmen who attacked and robbed three miners at a mining camp Issano. One of the badly beaten miners succumed to his injuries on Monday while receiving medical care. The incident took place last Thursday. The dead miner has been identified as 35-year-old Joseph Nurse of Mahaica. Nurse and his […]

Brits to train officers of Special Organised Crime Unit

(GINA)  A Memorandum of Understanding signed between the Government of Guyana and the United Kingdom has paved the way for training and mentoring for the staff of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) created by the government to investigate money laundering crimes.  Signing on the ruling administration’s behalf on Monday was Head of the Presidential […]