Guyanese born Drug Kingpin busted in North Carolina operation

A Guyanese man who has been living in the United States illegally for over two decades has been busted for drug trafficking and money laundering in a massive undercover operation by US Drug Enforcement Agents that spanned 10 years. Court documents revealed that Guyanese national Loris Gemon “conspired to distribute more than five kilograms of cocaine […]

US Embassy and Youths For Guyana team up for Guyana Shines

The U.S Embassy here in Georgetown and the youth group, Youths For Guyana have teamed up in an ambitious campaign to clean up the country through volunteerism. The “Guyana Shines” project was first launched two years ago as a clean up campaign targeting the Lodge and Tucville communities. It had as its objectives to motivate […]

WICB moves New Zealand game from Guyana over new Cricket Bill

ST JOHN’S, Antigua – The West Indies Cricket Board today advised that following engagement with the Government of Guyana on matters pertaining to the Cricket Administration Bill in Guyana, the parties have not been able to find a mutually agreeable resolution. The WICB has serious reservations that the Cricket Administration Bill which was passed in the […]

Harbour Bridge worker killed as tug flips over

Maintenance work at the Demerara Harbour Bridge was halted on Saturday midday when a worker attached to the bridge fell overboard and drowned after the tug that he was standing on, flipped over. The dead man has been identified as 57-year-old, Seepersaud Roopchand, who was a Tug Operator attached to the Demerara Harbour Bridge (DHB). […]

“Mr. Clean” passes more cocaine pellets

Guyanese weightlifting champion Colin Aubrey Chesney aka Mr. Clean, has been remanded to jail in the United States on the drug trafficking charge after he was refused bail after appearing in court in the New York area. The Prosecution team also updated the complaint against Chesney after he excreted additional pellets containing cocaine. When the […]

Two Guyanese wanted for drug bust at Trinidad Airport

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit of Guyana has issued wanted bulletins for two Guyanese men in connection with a drug bust that took place at Trinidad’s Piarco Airport on Thursday. Wanted for questioning in connection with the drug bust are 30-year-old, Caleb Habeed Caesar of Garnett Street, Newtown and 37-year-old Philip Carlos Jermin Lovell of […]

CARICOM looks to tackle youth violence in the region

A series of National Consultations on Reducing Youth on Youth Violence in CARICOM Member States kicked off in Antigua and Barbuda on Monday. The consultation began with an opening ceremony at the Multipurpose Center in St. John’s, following which training and data collection started at the Ottos Comprehensive School and surrounding community. The consultation and […]

Ministry probing common entrance irregularities in Region 1

The Ministry of Education has announced that a probe is underway into suspected irregularities in the conduct of the National Grade Six Assessment examinations in Region 1. According to the Ministry, it has been informed that there were “irregularities in the conduct of the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) in a particular school in Region […]

Guyanese man wins US$3 Million NY Lottery

(NBC News) A Rockefeller Center security guard who bought a scratch-off lottery ticket on his lunch break won the $3 million jackpot. Lottery officials said Rafik Sulaiman, a 58-year-old father of three and immigrant from Guyana, bought the $10 ticket from a vending machine at a Pronto Pizza on 48th Street. He is one of […]

CFATF refers Guyana to FATF for further sanctions

The Caribbean Financial Action Task Force (CFATF) has referred Guyana to its parent body the Financial Action Task Force (FATF), following Guyana’s inability to pass legislation, approved by the financial group. This move follows a high-level Plenary Meeting held from May 26-29, 2014 in Miami, United States of America. The CFATF is now calling on its members to […]