Toll at Mackenzie Wismar Bridge to be increased

The Government of Guyana on Wednesday announced that it has given the greenlight for an increase of the toll at the Mackenzie/Wismar Bridge in the mining town of Linden. At his post cabinet press briefing, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon also announced that the bridge will now fall under the Ministry of Works but the […]

APNU steps up Local Govt. Elections calls; Blue Caps joins in

The Opposition political coalition, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is continuing and stepping up its demand for President Donald Ramotar to name a date for the holding of local government elections in Guyana. On Monday several protesters headed by the Leader of the Opposition, retired Brigadier David Granger, picketed outside of the Office of […]

Felix says Government not serious about fighting river piracy

Member of Parliament for the Opposition, A Partnership for National Unity and former Police Commissioner Winston Felix is convinced that the Government of Guyana is not serious about tackling the problem of piracy that has been haunting local fishermen over the years. Felix appeared on 90.1 FM’s Hard Talk on Sunday and lambasted the administration […]

Man shoots wife’s lover dead during argument

Police in East Canje, Berbice, are investigating the shooting death of a 29-year-old man who has been identified as Ramraj basdeo and who lives in the East Canje area. The man was allegedly murdered by the husband  of  a woman that he reportedly shared a relationship with. The incident took place on Sunday. The woman […]

U.S gives Dynamic Airways clearance for November return

Dynamic Airways which was forced to suspend its service to Guyana earlier this year following some start up problems has announced that the  US Department of Transportation has granted approval for the airline to operate to a variety of destinations in South America. The Chief Operations Officer at Dynamic Airways Bill Gray, said, “The airline is […]

Caribbean Bankers press Guyana to pass Anti Money Laundering Amendment Bill

The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) has issued a call for Guyana to pass the updated Anti-Money Laundering legislation that continues to be a source of contention in the country’s National Assembly. The Banking Association said it “recognizes the Guyana government’s efforts to put in place alternative measures to address the technical deficiencies in its […]

Former Haitian Dictator “Baby Doc” dies in homeland

(NPR)  Jean-Claude Duvalier, the former Haitian dictator nicknamed “Baby Doc” after he succeeded his father in ruling the country, has died. Duvalier was the president of Haiti from 1971 to 1986, a brutal regime that ended in his exile. He returned to the country in 2011. Duvalier died of a heart attack, reports Haiti Libre. Back […]