Plaisance woman remanded on cocaine trafficking charge

The 42-year-old woman who was earlier this week held with more than four pounds of cocaine in her suitcase at the Cheddi Jagan Airport appeared in Court this morning and pleaded not guilty to the cocaine trafficking charges. Plaisance resident, Tommy-Ann Bunbury, who worked in Suriname as a vendor, denied all of the allegations filed […]

GDF recruit dies after falling ill during training

A young recruit of the Guyana Defence Force died this morning after falling ill during training in the Basic Recruit course. The young man has been identified as Orwin Reynolds. A statement from the GDF indicated that he was transferred to the Georgetown Public Hospital after complaining of being unwell. He was initially seen by […]

Local probe in Belgium drug bust continues to draw a blank

Almost four weeks after more than 11 tons of cocaine arrived in Belgium from Guyana, local investigators continue to draw a blank with their probe. While a number of persons have been questioned as part of the probe, there have been no charges and the shipper of the container that was found with the cocaine […]

President Ali pledges enhanced and stronger cooperation with Suriname

President Irfaan Ali brought the curtains down on his official visit to Suriname today with an address to an extraordinary sitting of the Surinamese National Assembly. In the address, the President reflected on the good relations that have existed between Guyana and Suriname over the past years and pledged to strengthen the relationship and the […]

Guyana records 147th COVID-19 death

Guyana has recorded its 147th Coronavirus related death. The latest victim has been identified as an 87-year-old man from Region Six. Since the start of November, the country has recorded 21 coronavirus related deaths and 981 new cases of the virus. The number of cases has been climbing steadily with 35 new cases being recorded […]

Bond still in custody over land sales probe

Attorney and PNC Reform Member, James Bond was this morning taken into custody by the Police as a probe continues into the sale of government lands along the East Bank of Demerara. In a Facebook post, Mr. Bond announced his arrest and indicated that he was asked to take a lie detector test surrounding the […]

Guyana and Suriname ink MoU for bridging of Corentyne river

Guyana and Suriname today moved one step closer to realizing the plans to bridge the Corentyne river, which separates the two South American states. A Memorandum of Understanding was this morning signed in Paramaribo between the Foreign Ministers of Guyana and Suriname for the bridging of the Corentyne River. President Irfaan Ali and a Government […]