Essequibo businessman was shot while asleep -says wife

As tempers continue to flare on in the Essequibo village of Dartmouth over the Police shooting death of businessman Orin Boston, the businessman’s wife is disputing the Police Force’s version of events which claimed that the businessman was shot during a confrontation with the Police. The wife said he was killed while asleep. According to […]

Police shooting death of Essequibo businessman triggers fiery protests; Top Cop instructs immediate probe

Police Commissioner (ag) Nigel Hoppie ordered an immediate probe this morning into the Police shooting death of Essequibo businessman Orin Boston. The businessman was at his Dartmouth Essequibo home when members of the Polie SWAT Unit arrived at 4:40 this morning to conduct a search. According to a Police statement, during the early morning search […]

CARICOM reaffirms unwavering support for Guyana in wake of latest claim by Venezuela

CARICOM has reaffirmed its support for Guyana in wake of Venezuela’s latest claim to Guyana’s Essequibo region. The CARICOM statement comes in light of a recent accord signed between the Government and Opposition of Venezuela, unifying their claim of Guyana’s territory. The Guyana Government and Opposition were swift in condemning the accord and President Irfaan […]

Businessman and Broadcaster Maxwell Thom dies from COVID-19

Days after being admitted to the Coronavirus Hospital at Lilliendaal, owner of 93.1 FM radio and businessman, Maxwell Thom succumbed to the virus this morning. The Health Ministry confirmed his death after his radio station officially broke the news. Thom was also the owner of the popular Wireless Connections store which was recently relaunched and […]

Education Ministry removes GTU as custodians of scholarship and duty-free programme for teachers

The Ministry of Education today announced that it will solely manage the duty-free and other benefits for teachers, removing the Guyana Teachers Union as a partner in the process. Under a 2018 agreement between the GTU and the Ministry of Education under the coalition government, the two sides agreed that the GTU would identify eligible […]

Norton and others arrested and released over Vaccination Protests

It became a chaotic scene today as the protests against the Government’s vaccination policy continued at the Square of the Revolution and PNC Executive Member Aubrey Norton and eight other persons were arrested. In a two-sentence statement, the Guyana Police Force said the nine persons were arrested for illegal procession, adding that they were released […]

Carpenter remanded for Sophia double murder

Close to two weeks after GDF Lance Corporal, Daniel Fraser and his Barbadian girlfriend Sheniqua Hodge were both killed in a hail of bullets in the Sophia Area, a 23-year-old carpenter was today charged and remanded to prison for the double murder. The accused, Sophia resident Koabe Grant appeared before Magistrate, Rochell Liverpool at the […]