DaSilva’s House of Optics gutted by fire

An early afternoon fire ripped through the Middle Street, Georgetown building that houses Dasilva’s House of Optics leaving millions of dollars in losses and damages behind. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle told the media that the Fire Service first began receiving calls just around 1:30 on Sunday afternoon. He said fire men immediately rushed to the […]

Caribbean sex workers want discrimination to end

Sex workers from across the Caribbean region gathered in Montego Bay, Jamaica at the end of August to collectively raise concerns about several problems affecting their industry. Though prostitution in many Caribbean states including Guyana, remains illegal, support groups and sex workers organisations have been rising up across the region and have been working close […]

Venezuela recommits to UN Good Officer

President Nicolas Maduro of Venezuela on Saturday announced his country’s commitment to ratify and foster relations that serve for peace and development. Speaking during a press briefing on his one-day state visit to Guyana, the Venezuelan President stated that, “we are ready to continue working despite the legacy of the border dispute and are ready […]

Guyana and Venezuela against any U.S attack on Syria

The Presidents of Guyana and Venezuela on Saturday made it clear that they are both against any attack by the United States of America on Syria. Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro who visited Guyana on a one day Official State Visit said told a media conference in Georgetown that U.S President Barack Obama ought not to […]

Local law enforcement officers complete Passenger Interdiction Course

Nine officers from the Guyana Police Force (GPF), three from the Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU), and one from the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) on Friday completed an International Passengers Interdiction Course conducted by the United States (US) Government under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI). The five-day course was held at Police Training Center, Camp […]

Bouterse’s son extradited to U.S, faces drug trafficking and weapons charges

The 40-year-old son of Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse was extradited to the United States hours after being arrested in Panama and handed over to U.S agents. The Manhattan District Attorney’s office on Friday announced the arrest of alleged international narcotics trafficker Dino Bouterse. In a statement the District Attorney’s office said “Panamanian authorities arrested DINO […]

Sugar worker killed by lightning strike at Wales estate

A 17-year-old sugar worker attached to the rodent control gang at the Wales sugar estate on the West Bank Demerara died early on Friday morning after being struck by lightning while in the sugar fields carrying out a rat baiting exercise. According to reports, the young man who has been identified as Kleim Roberts was […]

Son of Surinamese President arrested by U.S agents; facing extradition

The son of Suriname’s President Desi Bouterse was arrested Thursday by U.S agents in Panama and he is facing possible extradition to the United States on reported drug trafficking allegations and charges. Surinamese media reported on Friday that the U.S Authorities have informed the Surinamese Government, that the President’s son Dino Bouterse was arrested when […]