“Hydropower in Guyana Shrouded in secrecy”

(The Economist)  GUYANESE have long dreamed of harnessing their powerful rivers for hydroelectricity. Instead, they rely on imported oil for intermittent and expensive power. Now the government wants to move forward with an $840m project at Amaila Falls, deep in the forested interior. At full capacity of 165MW, it could supply more power than Guyana’s […]

Man and wife arrested after approaching Benschop for “Hit-men”

A Parika man and his wife have been taken into police custody after they approached Political activist Mark Benschop to hire “hit men”. Benschop who operates a foundation in New Market Street, Georgetown said the couple came to his building on three occasions but it wasn’t until they came the second time, that their true intent […]

Guyanese gets 22 yrs for St Maarten double murder

ST. MAARTEN (WCIV/AP) — The three men accused of killing a Lowcountry couple last year while they were visiting the Caribbean have been convicted and sentenced. According to Solicitor General Taco Stein, Meyshane Johnson was sentenced to life in prison. Jeremiah Mills was sentenced to 28 years and Guyanese, Jefferson Woolford was sentenced to 22 […]

Cambio dealer and wife “executed”

Police investigators believe a Georgetown businessman and his wife were murdered, execution style in their Turkeyen, east Coast Demerara home just before fire was set to the two-story house. The dead persons have been identified as Cambio owner and city  businessman, Totaram Mohotoo and his wife Basmattie Mohotoo. Persons in the area said they heard […]

Another “suspected thief” beaten to death

The Guyana Police Force is issuing a warning to citizens not to take matters into their own hands when they apprehend suspected criminals. The warning from the Police comes after a second man who was suspected to be a thief was badly beaten to death in the Corentyne Village of Port Mourant on Thursday According […]

Mini bus slams into parked truck on highway

A number of passengers were rushed to the Linden Hospital last evening nursing serious injuries after the mini bus they were travelling in slammed into a parked truck on the Linden Soesdyke Highway. The route 72 mini bus from Mahdia was on its way to Georgetown when the driver slammed into an unlit parked truck […]

Murder/Suicide at Pearl

Police investigators are probing the death of two young people whose bodies were found late Thursday night in a car at Pearl on the East Bank of Demerara. The case is being treated as a murder/suicide case. According to the police the bodies of 24-year-old Vijay Arjune of Land of Canaan and 19-year-old Parbattie Mangru […]

All clear at CAL flight at Miami

NBC News reports that a portion of Miami International Airport was evacuated on Thursday afternoon after police were notified of a suspicious package in one of the concourses, authorities said. The Caribbean Airlines flight was scheduled to depart for Trinidad and Guyana. “Airport spokesman Marc Henderson said the package was discovered at approximately 3:05 p.m. Thursday, […]

Gov’t not moved by U.S position on radio license

With mounting pressure from the international community and media groups for the Government of Guyana to be fair and transparent in its issuance of radio licenses, the administration does not appear fazed by all the criticism and protests. In response to recent criticism from the United States on the issue, Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon […]