Cocaine busted in mangoes and awara shipment at CJIA

Agents of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit on Thursday morning busted a quantity of cocaine hidden in boxes of mangoes, awarra and other fruits that were part of a shipment destined for Canada. The cocaine weighed over 12 pounds. According to the Cheddi Jagan Airport, a 41-year-old shipper from Dundee Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara (ECD) […]

Guyanese man found murdered in trash bag in Queens

The body of a 32-year-old Guyanese man who lived in Queens, New York was found inside a trash bag on a Far Rockaway beach Monday morning after the man’s mom grew worried and tracked his phone, New York cops said.  The missing man, identified as Quynton Ross, was last seen at 8 a.m. on Sunday, […]

SWAT team completes first phase of training

Outgoing Police Commissioner Leroy Brumell has cautioned members of the newly formed SWAT unit of the Guyana Police Force not to get themselves involved in “heinous things”. Speaking at the Graduation Exercise on Wednesday afternoon for the first phase of training for members of the SWAT team, the Police Commissioner said “this unit must be […]

Woman shot during Parfait Harmonie robbery

A 52-year-old resident of Parfait Harmonie on the West Bank of Demerara is nursing two gunshot wounds after being shot during a robbery at her grocery shop in the same community. The incident took place just around 10:30 am on Wednesday. According to a police report, shopkeeper Ann Gravesande was in her grocery shop at […]

Guyanese man escapes from Antiguan prison and recaptured

A Guyanese man who escaped from Antigua’s Her Majesty’s Prison on Sunday is now back  in police custody in the island. According to the Antigua Chronicle,  the escapee, Gordon Tedroy Sheppard of Guyana was captured in an abandoned house in the Radio Range area  around 2pm on Tuesday. “The police, acting on a tip-off met the escaped prisoner hiding […]

North Ruimveldt elderly woman strangled to death

Police investigators were called to the home of a 75-year-old North Ruimveldt woman who was found murdered on Wednesday morning. The dead woman has been identified as Joyce Lewis. She reportedly lived alone in the two-storey house in Christiani Street, North Ruimveldt. The gruesome discovery was made by the woman’s sister who decided to visit […]

HIV/AIDS cases in Guyana declining more

The commitment of the Health sector and Non-Governmental Organisation (NGOs) in Guyana in the battle against the HIV/AIDS epidemic is being credited for the drastic reduction in reported cases of HIV/AIDS in the country.  This was revealed on Monday at the Regency Hotel during a discussion meeting on the 2013 Guyana Country Progress Report on HIV/AIDS. Chief Medical […]

Another miner murdered at interior location

Police investigators have travelled to the Region Seven community of Puruni to investigate the murder of yet another miner at a mining camp. According to reports gunmen on Monday invaded a mining camp at Puruni and shot and killed 32-year-old Eldon Gaime of Essequibo. The man has been working in the mining community for a […]

$1 Billion Clean up Campaign to be launched

Faced with an almost out of control garbage problem in the nation’s capital and in several parts of the country, the Government has announced its intention to launched an ambitious clean up campaign programme which will mainly focus on Georgetown and coastal areas. Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh on Monday announced the allocation of $1 […]

Biker loses arm in Norton Street crash

A biker lost one of his arms in a gruesome Norton Street accident on Monday night and Doctors at the Georgetown Hospital were busy trying to save his life. The accident occurred just after 10 pm. The biker who was identified as 24-year-old Kevin Griffith of North Ruimveldt, reportedly lost control of his black CBR […]