Int’l AIDS Conference honours SASOD with Red Ribbon Award

(CARICOM)  The Guyana-based Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) was honoured with the 2014 Red Ribbon Award for Advocacy and Human Rights at the 20th International AIDS Conference in Melbourne, Australia, July 20, 2014. The Red Ribbon Award is the world’s leading award for innovative and outstanding community work in the response to the HIV […]

Guyana records 79 murders for the year so far

The Guyana Police Force on Tuesday announced that 79 murders have been committed from January to July 21 of this year in Guyana. That figure represents an 18% increase in the murder rate when compared to the same period last year. In a statement the Police Force also  reported that robberies are also on the […]

Comedian Habeeb Khan passes away

For decades he made Guyana, the Caribbean and New York go into a fit of laughter with his jokes and skits about growing up in Guyana and being Guyanese, but on Tuesday, July 22, comedian Habeeb Khan passed away in his sleep at his family home at Friendship on the East Bank of Demerara. Relatives […]

Five Guyanese to face prosecution for weed laden vessel

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — U.S. authorities have seized a haul of marijuana from a Guyana-flagged cargo ship in the Caribbean Sea south of Puerto Rico, officials said Monday. At a news conference in the U.S. territory’s capital of San Juan, U.S. Coast Guard Capt. Robert Warren said the vessel An Nurl was stopped last […]

Farmer stabbed to death over toilet use

A 52-year-old farmer of Mahaicony was stabbed to death on Monday evening during a heated argument with his sister’s boyfriend over the use of the washroom. According to reports, Alvy Richmond returned home just before 6pm and was rushing to use the toilet when he discovered that the door was locked. The man’s brother in […]

Missing businesswoman found safe after giving self “time out”

Family members are breathing a sigh of relief after Durban Street businesswoman, Caren Chase was found alive and well on Monday afternoon while she was visiting a friend who manages the Pelican Hotel on Hadfield Street. According to reports, the woman was unaware that her family members had filed a missing person report for her. […]

Durban Street Businesswoman goes missing

Family members of a 32-year-old Durban Street internet cafe and boutique owner, are praying for the woman’s safety after she has not been seen or heard from in three days. The missing woman is Caren Chase of 116 Fourth Street, Alberttown. She was last seen walking along North Road on Saturday evening but has not […]

Fly Jamaica focuses on safety

Fly Jamaica Airways which operates a number of weekly flights from Georgetown to Kingston, New York and Toronto is rubbishing concerns over its recent rescheduling of flights which were as a result of maintenance of its aircraft. In a statement, the Jamaican headquartered airline which is owned by Guyanese Pilot, Captain Ronald Reece,  pointed out […]

West Bank Demerara man stabbed to death by pregnant wife

A pregnant woman has been taken into police custody after she reportedly admitted to stabbing her husband to death during a heated argument at the couple’s Plantain Walk, Pouderoyen home on the West Bank of Demerara. The dead man has been identified as 38-year-old Curtis Mc Kennon. According to the Police report, the incident  occurred […]

Suspect in sex workers double murder commits suicide

The main suspect in the murder of two gay men who were sex workers, died on Sunday morning at the Georgetown Hospital after confessing to the murders and setting himself ablaze, even as doctors battled to save his life. The bodies of the two sex workers who have been identified as Jason John Samuels and  Carl […]