More cases of chikungunya virus confirmed in Berbice

The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) has confirmed 12 more cases of chikungunya, from samples which were taken from East Berbice, leading the Ministry of Health to intensify emphasis on vector control activities in the area.             Minister of Health Dr. Bheri Ramsarran has said that the discovery was made after 130 blood samples were sent […]

23-year-old man kills 15-year-old girlfriend, then commits suicide

Police in Berbice are investigating a gruesome murder/suicide that has rocked the community of Sisters Village. The bodies of 15-year-old Latoya Adams and 23-year-old Kelon Sam were discovered early on Thursday morning. The two shared a relationship which was known to their relatives. The young man’s body was first discovered just before sunrise on Thursday, […]

Another Police dog handler charged for drug trafficking

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit is stepping up its effort to take a bite out of the drug trade and on Wednesday another Police dog handler was charged in connection with drug trafficking, this time at the Cheddi Jagan Airport. 28-year-old Police Lance Corporal,  Jevon David who was based at the Narcotics Branch of the […]

President doesn’t sign bill for local government elections

The Opposition parties are still hoping that local government elections could be held by August of this year but the President is not sharing that view and he has written to the Speaker of the National Assembly indicating that he will not sign into law legislation that was passed by the National Assembly setting the […]

Police officers charged for assault over Colyn Harding torture

Two Police Constables, Constable Devin Singh and Constable Rose Tilbury Douglas have been charged with assault committed on Timehri resident Colwyn Harding who had complained that he was beaten and baton raped while in police custody at the Timehri station last November. The two police constables appeared in court on Tuesday and were granted bail […]

Dynamic Airways looking to begin Guyana service

A United States registered airline is looking to begin scheduled and charter service between Guyana and New York in time for the busy July and August travel season. The airline, Dynamic Airways, operates chartered and regular flights to several destinations across the United States and internationally. It owns a number of 767 aircraft. The airline […]

Police officers and DPP officials trained in tackling gun trafficking

Senior police officers together with representatives from the Attorney General’s Chambers and the Director of Public Prosecutions participated in a U.S.-funded specialized training course May 28-30 to assist security sector officials in strengthening coordination, communication, and cooperation in firearms trafficking cases. The course, conducted by trainers from the United Nations Regional Centre for Peace, Disarmament […]

Man stabbed to death during drunken cricket row

The police are investigating the murder of 58-year-old Edward Williams of Lima Sands, Essequibo Coast, which occurred on Sunday June 01, 2014, at Anna Regina Housing Scheme, Essequibo Coast. Investigations have revealed that Edward Williams was among a group of men imbibing, when an argument developed about the game of cricket. The argument became heated […]

Turkeyen man killed in early morning fire

Police and fire investigators are probing an early morning fire at Turkeyen, East Coast Demerara which has claimed the life of an elderly man. Reports indicate  that firefighters were called to 3rd Avenue, Turkeyen residence early on Tuesday morning where they were confronted by the house completely engulfed in flames. Two firemen after realizing that the […]