Women miners rescue 4 teenage girls from Mahdia

As concern continues to mount about the high number of human trafficking cases in Guyana, the Guyana Women Miners Association has once again gone to the rescue of teenage girls who have found themselves in human trafficking situations in the gold mining district working as prostitutes. On Saturday, officials from the Women Miners group moved […]

Two men killed in hit and run accident after morning prayers

Two West Coast Demerara  men were killed on Sunday morning in a hit and run accident as they walked home just after morning prayers in the Meten-meer-zorg community on the West Coast of Demerara. The two dead men have been identified as 56-year-old Juman Ali of De Willem Village and 51-year-old Hasid Mohammed Bulla of […]

New $5,000 bill to go into circulation on 9th December

The Bank of Guyana on Friday officially launched the $5000 note, in keeping with the Currency Reform Process, and will come into circulation on December 9, 2013. The face side of the note carries the map of Guyana with its natural resources, while the reverse portrays the national bird and the rainforest. It measures 156 mm x […]

Over 1,300 graduate form University of Guyana

The University of Guyana (UG) Turkeyen Campus on Saturday churned out another batch of 1,376 graduates in various fields at its 47th Convocation ceremony. The event was attended by Prime Minister Samuel Hinds, who is currently performing the functions of President. This annual event has always been one of grandeur; however, this year, it was even […]

Yesu Persaud retires from DDL after 50 years

The Board of Directors of Demerara Distillers Limited on Saturday announced the retirement of its chairman, Dr. Yesu Persaud. At a Pegasus Hotel press briefing on Saturday morning, Director at DDL, Ambassador Rudy Collins said the Board of the company had accepted Dr. Persaud’s notice of retirement. The retirement takes effect from December 31, 2013. […]

Woman busted at airport with cocaine in suitcase

A 32-year-old Guyanese woman was busted at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport on Saturday morning with cocaine in the false sides of her suitcases. The woman  who has been identified as Shellon Kandhai was an outgoing passenger who was about to board a flight to New York. Agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit made […]

Former Army Officer executed outside Edge nightclub

A former Army Officer who had run afoul of the law on several occasions was gunned down execution style early on Saturday morning in his white Toyota motor car outside the Edge nightclub on Main Street in Georgetown. 20-year-old Denzil Mingo of Third Street, Alberttown had just gone into his car after leaving the nightclub […]

Guyanese man busted with cocaine in pepper sauce at JFK

A Guyanese man who may have left the country without the knowledge of his family is the latest person from these shores to be charged in the United States with drug trafficking. 31-year-old Joseph Alpha Lewis was slapped with drug trafficking charges on Tuesday in Brooklyn, New York after he was busted at the JFK […]

Hotel owner found murdered under bed

The owner of a city Brothel was found murdered on Thursday morning in one of the rooms in his establishment, leaving family members and close friends stunned over his death and the way he was killed. Sixty-one year old Joseph Jagdeo aka “Uncle Joey” was found with his hands and feet tied and his mouth […]

Traffic policeman killed in West Coast crash

More tragedy has struck the Guyana Police Force. On Wednesday evening, a young policeman became the country’s latest road fatality and another rank is nursing serious injuries. Traffic rank, Constable Shaquille Anderson died last evening while riding a motorcycle along the West Coast of Demerara with another traffic policeman. The two were based at the […]