President’s guard slaps Aishalton teacher for criticizing Ramotar

A 27-year-old Mathematics teacher in the Region 9 village of Aishalton intends to file an official police complaint against one of President Ramotar’s bodyguards after he was reportedly slapped by the man for openly criticising the President and his government at a PPP meeting in the hinterland community. The teacher, John Adams spoke to News […]

Gold production targets will not be met -GGDMA

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miner’s Association (GGDMA) is convinced that gold production targets for 2014 will not be met and the Association is calling on the government to put systems in place to further assist the sector. The gold mining sector has been performing well over the past few years. Gold declarations however, have […]

PPP apologises for calling Shaquille Grant “a criminal”

The governing People’s Progressive Party has backtracked on a statement it issued last week labelling murdered Agricola youth Shaquille Grant as a criminal. In a Wednesday evening statement, the party offered “an unequivocal apology to the mother of Shaquille Grant for this unfounded assertion and for any hurt and harm caused.” The statement from the […]

Guyana among World’s most corrupt countries

Out of 175 countries, Guyana has found itself ranked at 124 on the Corruption Perceptions Index. That ranking has landed Guyana at the bottom of the English Speaking Caribbean and as a country where corruption remains a big problem. The report on corruption was compiled and released by Transparency International. It is the 20th annual […]

CJIA going through “bad patch” in detecting drugs -Benn

In the past two weeks, four persons were busted with cocaine at New York’s JFK Airport after they arrived there on separate flights from Guyana. Just over 63 pounds of cocaine was found during those four busts. The incidents have raised new questions about security at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan Airport. Based on the charges filed […]

President to address prorogation position by weekend

President Donald Ramotar is expected to make known his decision by this weekend on the way forward for the country’s political situation in wake of the Opposition Leader’s rejection of any talks with the government while the Parliament remains prorogued. On Tuesday, President Ramotar brushed aside questions from reporters about a response to Granger’s official […]

Central Bank Governor and Deputy sworn in

(GINA) The newly appointed Bank of Guyana Governor and his deputy were urged to do their best after they took their oath of office, at the Presidential Complex on Tuesday. Former acting Governor, Dr. Gobind Ganga was formally sworn in by President Donald Ramotar, along with Deputy Governor Leslie Glen, in front of Finance Minister […]

Bosai worker found dead with hands tied behind back

Police at Linden are investigating the murder of a worker attached to the Bosai Bauxite Company. The man who worked in the bauxite mines as an excavator operator was found dead early on Wednesday morning with his hands tied behind his back at the work site. Police have identified  him as Edgar Trotman. Investigators were called […]

Government not tainted by Exec Jet problems -Transport Minister

Guyana’s Minister of Transport, Robeson Benn has dismissed concerns that the Government of Guyana may be tainted because of the legal problems facing the Exec Jet Company which operated private jet service from Guyana. The owner of Exec Jet, Guyanese pilot Khamraj Lall is facing money smuggling charges in Puerto Rico after US$620,000 was found […]