Marcus Bisram committed to stand High Court trial for murder

Flamboyant Guyanese-American businessman Marcus Bisram has been committed to stand a High Court trial for the murder of carpenter Faiyaz Narinedatt. Magistrate Renita Singh who was directed by the DPP to reopen the Preliminary Inquiry made the decision this morning to commit Bisram to the High Court trial. Last week, the same Magistrate found that […]

Guyana records 5 new cases of Coronavirus in 24hrs

The number of confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Guyana jumped to 29 last evening.  In a late-night statement, the Ministry of Public Health also reported that 110 persons have now been tested.  The total number of deaths remains at four.   Over the past week, 21 new cases have been recorded and that figure […]

Guyanese cruise ship workers beg to be allowed to come home

Over 200 Guyanese nationals who work on various cruise ships that are now anchored in Florida are making a desperate plea to be allowed to come home. Guyana has closed off its international airports as part of the response to the coronavirus. Only specially authorized flights are being allowed. With coronavirus ravaging through parts of […]

CDC begins distribution of relief hampers today

The Guyana Civil Defence Commission will begin the distribution of relief hampers to citizens today as part of the government’s efforts to tackle the coronavirus by encouraging persons to stay home. The hampers will consist of food and cleaning essentials and the most vulnerable communities across the country will be targeted first. The Head of […]

US Govt. non-partisan on who wins Guyana Elections; Ambassador responds to accusations of foreign interference

US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch has brushed aside criticism that US government officials are interfering in Guyana’s internal affairs with their statements on the Guyana elections. In a statement today that appears to be in response to a recent Foreign Affairs statement about respect for Guyana’s sovereignty, Ambassador Lynch said in foreign policy, the […]

GECOM not considering presentation of CEO report at this stage; Chair restates undertaking for vote recount

The Guyana Elections wrapped up a meeting this afternoon without a definitive decision on moving forward with a recount of all the votes for the elections. The Commission is set to meet again tomorrow when a decision will be made.  At today’s meeting, the Chairperson told the Commissioners that the Commission could not consider a […]

City Hall announces closure of all markets; Other businesses to close by 6 pm and no gatherings of more than five people

On the heels of a number of other municipalities instituting curfews of their own in the fight against the coronavirus, the Georgetown City Council today announced that with effect from this Saturday, the City will be closing up earlier and there will be a ban on gatherings of more than five people. While not calling […]