GRA dismantles Berbice Anti Smuggling Squad over poor performance

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has announced plans to dismantle the Berbice Anti Smuggling Squad (BASS). The Revenue Authority cited poor work by the unit and a drop in revenue collection over the last three years as reasons for the closure of the unit which was successful in making several big busts in the Region […]

President Granger tells South American leaders they have a duty to be vigilant against Venezuela’s threats to Guyana

President David Granger, today urged the Mercosur countries to “help this small state” in the “defense of its sovereignty” and “territorial integrity”, alluding to the border controversy with Venezuela . Mr. Granger spoke today at the plenary of the biannual summit of the Mercosur and shortly after he did, the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, who […]

Government sets up shelters and flood relief for those affected

The government last evening announced that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) through the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has reported that normalcy is gradually being restored to some communities as flood waters begin to recede.    At a meeting convened at 6:00pm last evening at the CDC’s office, it was reported by the Centre that while […]

Earth Tremor rattles Guyana and other parts of the Caribbean

A late morning earth tremor rattled several parts of Guyana on Thursday even as the nation’s capital city is tackling flooding. Areas across Georgetown, the West Bank of Demerara and as far as the West Coast of Berbice experienced the earth tremor around 11:21 am. Workers in several tall buildings rushed out of their offices […]

Flood relief efforts being co-ordinated; Government invites PPP to assist

The Government has announced that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is coordinating flood relief efforts and together with the Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence, is assessing the need for temporary shelters in affected communities. In a statement this morning, the government also announced that the Ministry of Social Protection has been mandated by Cabinet […]

Georgetown under flood waters again after rain batters coastland

Several parts of the nation’s capital city are under water this morning following heavy and persistent rainfall over the past 24 hours. Downtown areas including Robb and Regent Streets, Carmichael and Church Streets, Quamina and Middle Streets are all under flood waters that are more than six inches high in most parts. Additionally a number […]