Deborah Backer remembered for love of family and for country

A packed St. Andrews Kirk was on Friday afternoon told that the late former Speaker of the National Assembly, Deborah Jan Backer loved and treasured her family and also had great love for her country. Hundreds of mourners packed the historic church and flowed into its yard as they said a final farewell to Debbie […]

Man who killed wife and 4 children dies at Georgetown Hospital

The 50-year-old Port Kaituma businessman who trapped his wife and four children in their home then set the house on fire, died early Friday morning at the Georgetown Hospital where he was undergoing treatment for severe burns to his body. The man who was identified as Linus La Cruz was brought to the city from the […]

Woman kills her 2 children with poison then attempts suicide

A Mahaicony woman identified as Awena Rutherford is under Police guard at the Georgetown hospital after she allegedly murdered her two young children by forcing them to ingest a poisonous substance. The woman reportedly attempted to take her own life after giving the children the poison. The two children died on Thursday night at two […]

NCN/NTN Broadcaster slaps 13-year-old girl over 15 year old boy

Police investigators are probing a complaint filed by a 13-year-old East Coast Demerara School girl and her mother against freelance radio announcer Ossie Rogers who is attached to the National Communications Network and NTN 89.1 Radio. According to the complaint, it is alleged that the announcer who hosts a programme titled “Happy Hour” on NTN […]

Granger wants Joint Services to hear Opposition’s side on AML

Leader of the Opposition, Retired Brigadier David Granger, wants the Opposition parties to be heard by members of the Joint Services about the Opposition’s position on the amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Bill. Mr. Granger is expected to make a formal request of the Joint Services for a meeting where the Opposition will tell its […]

GINA allocated more money than CANU in 2014 Budget

In his budget presentation, Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh said that a new National Drug Strategy Master Plan is being finalised to enhance Guyana’s ability to combat drugs at the local, regional and international  levels. However, the lead agency in the fight against the narco trade in Guyana, The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit, appears to […]

Gov’t. takes anti-money laundering crusade to Joint Services

The Government of Guyana is continuing its efforts to whip up support for the passage of the amendments to the Anti Money Laundering Bill in its current form although several moves have been made to incorporate the suggestions of the Opposition in the updated legislation. On Wednesday night, the Government sought the support of members […]

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 […]