Luncheon diagnosed with cancer

Head of the Presidential Secretariat and Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday announced that he has been diagnosed with gastro intestinal cancer which has spread to his lungs. Dr. Luncheon who is one of the longest-serving members of the PPP Government is also a medical doctor by profession and he has  decided against any form […]

Budget reduced to $182 Billion

The National Assembly on Wednesday passed the national budget after some disapproval in the estimates by the Opposition parties which used their combined majority to reduce the budget from $220 Billion to $182 Billion. The Opposition parties slashed the budgets from several government agencies and programmes.             Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh, expressing his disappointment […]

Guyanese man charged for stealing electricity in Antigua

Antigua St. John’s – A 26-year-old Guyanese man pleaded guilty yesterday to fraudulently diverting, abstracting, and consuming electricity from the Antigua Public Utility Authority (APUA) when he appeared in the St John’s Magistrate’s Court before Magistrate Ngaio Emanuel. According to the facts, Criminal Investigation Department (CID) officers executed a search warrant at Orland Wilson’s home […]

Ramada takes over Princess Hotel brand

Over US$7 Million is expected to be pumped into the refurbishing and rehabilitation of the Princess Hotel at Providence now that the Ramada Hotel Group has entered into an agreement to brand and manage the Princess Hotel in Guyana. The move is part of a bigger project and agreement involving the Princess brand throughout the […]

Demand for kidnapping unit very low -Police Force

With calls for the establishment of a kidnapping unit in the Guyana Police Force, the Force does not see the need for a permanent unit because the demand for such a unit has been very low. In a statement issued on Tuesday, Police Force Public Relations Officer, Ivelaw Whittaker said “the Guyana Police Force does […]

CAL flight lands in Bermuda after burning smell in cabin.

A Caribbean Airlines flight travelling from New York to Trinidad diverted to Bermuda on Friday as a result of the “smell of electrical burning” in the cabin. The Boeing 737-800 — which has 106 people onboard — landed incident free, and no injuries were reported. A police spokesperson said, “At 4:53am on Friday 11th April […]

Suriname’s first female 737 pilot is living a dream

At age 46, Surinam Airways pilot, Astrid Deira is living a dream with every take off. She is the first female Surinam Pilot-in-Command to fly a Boeing 737. Captain Deira recalls the words that were said to her by one of her teachers when she said she wanted to become a pilot. “Girls don’t become […]

Curacao’s Insel Airline to begin service from Guyana to Miami

Curacao registered Insel Airlines is set to begin service between Guyana and Miami via Aruba from June of this year. It is believed that the airline will initially offer once weekly flights between the two destinations. Roraima Airways of Guyana will be the ground handling and General Ticket Sales Agent for the new carrier. The […]

Drug trafficking not fueling Guyana’s economy -President

President Donald Ramotar is not happy with recent statements by Opposition Leader David Granger that the country is becoming a narco state. During the budget debates, Granger also said that the drug trade was the engine of growth in Guyana and he said the government was not doing enough to tackle the problem. The President […]

CJ rules Sooba’s appointment Illegal

Chief Justice Ian Chang on Thursday declared that the appointment of Carol Sooba as the city’s town clerk was illegal and he has thrown out the appointment which was made by the Minister of Local Government. The Chief Justice in his ruling quashed the appointment while pointing out that the Minister of Local Government should […]