New prison officers added to prison service

Twenty-four Assistant Prison Officers (APOs) graduated in Basic Recruitment Training, after undergoing approximately two months of training by the Guyana Prison Service. This is the second batch of graduates to complete the course. Initially the course commenced on October 28, 2013 with 26 participants, however, 24 graduated, with the other two dropping out. The objective […]

DEA office for Guyana awaiting U.S Approval

United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt has indicated that his country is still very interested in having an office of the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency in Guyana but the move is awaiting approval back in Washington. Speaking to reporters on Thursday at the U.S Embassy in Georgetown, Ambassador Hardt said “its a matter of […]

East Canje Security Guard found murdered

Five persons are in police custody and are being questioned about the murder of 56-year-old security guard, Kenneth Kanhai. The man was found dead on Thursday morning in the compound of the Canefield Nursery School in the Berbice region. He was last on duty at the same school. According to a police report, the man’s […]

Guyanese march against violence, Politicians stay home

Over 300 persons from all walks of life took part in the Walk for Equality on Sunday, to say “No to violence”. Guyana continues to see increases in domestic and other violent acts nationwide. Crime figures continue to rise and concerns about police brutality is also at an all time high.  Sunday’s march against violence brought out […]

President wants U.S info on Guyana links to Drug Mafia

In wake of the breakup of a major drug cartel and mafia operation in the United States and Italy and the links of the groups to Guyana, President Donald Ramotar said he has instructed his Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee to write the United States and request additional information about the local links to […]

19-year-old tops Officer Cadet course

Nineteen year old former student of the Essequibo  Islands Secondary School, Simon Gordon has been awarded the President’s Sword of Honour after emerging as the Best Student of the Guyana Defence Force’s Standard Officers Course #46. The new 2nd Lieutenant is the son of a farmer and a housewife. His parents beamed with pride as […]

CARICOM worries about delays in Anti Money Laundering

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has joined other key stakeholders in expressing concern over the continuing delay in Guyana’s progress towards implementing recommendations to address deficiencies in its anti-money laundering regime. CARICOM today issued a statement calling on all parties involved in the process to take all necessary actions without further delay to have the necessary […]

Guyana has only 3 working breathalyzer kits

Even as there are concerns about drunk driving in Guyana and the accidents that may have been caused by drunk drivers, the Guyana Police Force may not be properly equipped to tackle the problem. Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee has admitted that in all of Guyana, there are only three breathalyzer kits that are […]

Guyana named in major New York Mafia shakedown

Guyana is featured prominently in the latest major international crack down on drug cartels in the New York area. The 15 count indictment was unsealed on Tuesday in the Eastern District of New York Federal Court and details a major drug smuggling ring that involved drug cartels in the U.S and Italy who were relying […]

Woman wanted in cocaine in achar case

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit on Tuesday issued a Wanted Bulletin for shop keeper, Dawn Roberts of Georgetown. According to the wanted bulletin, the woman is wanted for questioning in connection with a cocaine bust at the Cheddi Jagan Airport last Saturday. She operates a shop at North Road, Bourda. News Source understands that the […]