CARICOM Leaders meet in St. Vincent

(CARICOM)  Heads of Government of 14 Member States and two Associate Members will gather in St Vincent and Grenadines on Monday at the 25th Intersessional Meeting of the Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). Suriname’s President, His Excellency Desiree Bouterse, who is the current President of the Union of South American […]

Former Beauty Queen assaulted in Police Station

Former Miss Guyana Finalist and local model Ali Williams is fuming after she was dragged and physically assaulted at the Providence Police Station by a policeman as her helpless children watched on. The incident took place on International Women’s Day, Saturday March 9, and Williams wants charges to be filed against the police officer who […]

Woman shot dead, sister injured during Corentyne home invasion

Police at Fyrish on the Corentyne Coast are investigating the brutal murder of 57-year-old Patricia Samaroo who was shot to the head on Friday night during an invasion at her Corentyne home by two  men. The dead woman’s sister Annetta Samaroo was injured in the same incident. According to a Police report, just after 11 […]

Guyanese among JFK baggage handlers charged for theft and fraud

At least one man has been identified as Guyanese in the latest sting operation at New York’s JFK Airport that targeted baggage handlers who stole credit cards, cheques and money orders from bags and mails being loaded onto international flights. His name is Michael Williams aka Bigz Mike and he was among five JFK baggage […]

Children to enter nursery school at younger age

The Education Ministry expects about 3,000 children more children entering nursery schools, due to the age change to 3 years 3 months. Enrolment for children born on or before June 30 and who are eligible for placement has commenced, and Minister of Education Priya Manickchand is urging parents/guardian to enrol their child/children as soon as possible at the school nearest to […]

GWI hit and run driver on $2M bail for causing death

City Magistrate Judy Latchman on Thursday granted a driver attached to the Guyana Water Incorporated bail in the sum of $2 Million for causing death by dangerous driving. He is blamed for the death of food vendor Claude McPherson. The GWI driver, Shawn Ramai of Norton Street, Georgetown pleaded not guilty to the charge but […]

UWI changes UG student placement at Hugh Wooding -Govt. objects

The issue of University of  Guyana law graduates being granted placement at the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago will come up for discussion at the next CARICOM heads of Government meeting which takes place this weekend as Guyana raises worry over a move that would not guarantee Guyanese students being placed at […]

Venezuela cuts ties with Panama after OAS Appeal

(BBC) Venezuela’s President, Nicolas Maduro, has broken diplomatic relations and frozen economic ties with Panama. The decision comes after the Central American nation requested a meeting at the Organization of American States (OAS) to discuss Venezuela’s crisis. Mr Maduro was speaking to other Latin American heads of state at events to mark the first anniversary of […]