Concern raised over Commissioner on Walter Rodney COI

Just as the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry is getting ready to get down to its work, the Opposition is raising some worry about the links between one of the Commissioners and the Government of Guyana. Chairman of the Peoples National Congress and Deputy Speaker in the National Assembly Basil Williams has sounded the alarm […]

Diplomats and Civil Society issue new call for Local Govt. elections

The American, British and Canadian diplomatic missions in Guyana have joined a new call for Guyana to host local government elections this year. In a joint press release, the diplomats have found support from a number of civil society organisations. According to the groups, one year has passed since they first issued a call for […]

Influence of narco trafficking evident in Guyana’s political and criminal justice systems -US

The latest International narcotics report compiled by the U.S State Department which examines the problem of drug trafficking globally has found that “the influence of narcotics trafficking is evident in the country’s political and criminal justice systems.” According to the report, drug traffickers are attracted by  Guyana’s poorly monitored ports, remote airstrips, intricate river networks, porous […]

Govt. not happy with Opposition’s AML positions

The Government of Guyana continues to cry foul over the opposition’s decision to put in place a number of changes to the amendments to the anti money laundering bill. At a Press Conference on Tuesday afternoon, Chairperson of the Select Committee on the anti money laundering bill, member of parliament Gail Teixiera said the amendment […]

Commonwealth baton moves through Guyana

Guyana is the latest stop for the Queen’s Baton relay. The baton which arrived earlier today in the country, and which since has made its way around Georgetown, will spend two days in the country, travelling to Berbice and Lethem. The baton relay in Guyana began on Main Street, where this morning Head of State […]

Digicel donates shoes to barefooted Hinterland students

Local cell service provider Digicel has  responded to an appeal to provide shoes for more than one hundred hinterland students so they could get to school safely. According to the company, the appeal was made by the Headmistress of the Hobodeia Primary School, Ms. Vieda Wills. When Ms. Wills took office in May 2013 she became […]

PPP lambastes “insensitive” Jagdeo critics

Guyana’s governing party, the People’s Progressive Party Civic is not happy that many Guyanese have been raising questions about the decision to have former President Bharrat Jagdeo flown out of the country on a private jet to be treated in Florida for dengue. An emergency medical evacuation was activated two Saturdays ago for the former […]

Man accused of $300 Million GRA fraud busted in Buffalo

Police in Buffalo, New York this week nabbed former Guyana Revenue Authority cashier Gregory Barnes who has been on the run from Guyanese law enforcement for the past four years after allegedly pulling off a $300 Million fraud at the revenue agency. According to reports out of Buffalo, the wanted man Gregory Alistair Ewan Barnes […]