Education Ministry scraps automatic promotion

The Ministry of Education today announced that it was reversing that automatic promotion policy which was introduced two years ago to ensure that no child is left behind in the classroom. Minister of Education, Priya Manickhand hosted a press conference on Thursday morning to announce the decision to scrap the policy. She said the Ministry […]

FBI probing visa racket at US Embassy

The United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) has launched a probe into reports of a multi-million dollar U.S visa racket at the United States Embassy in Georgetown, Guyana. Reports indicate that over the past few months FBI agents have been interviewing various persons attached to the Georgetown embassy. It is alleged that a former […]

Mackenzie High School defaced

Teachers and students of the Mackenzie High School were left in shock on Wednesday morning when they turned up for classes only to find several sections of the Principal’s office and the main building defaced with spray paint and graffiti type work. The wall of the Principal’s office was spray painted with several profanity laced […]

New Peace Corps volunteers sworn in

Twenty nine new U.S Peace Corps volunteers took the oath to serve today as they officially began their two-year stint in Guyana. The volunteers will serve in eight of Guyana’s ten administrative regions and will work in the areas of health and education. At the swearing-in ceremony at Guyana’s International Convention Centre at Lilliendaal, the […]

Fmr. Coast Guard officers found Guilty of murder

Three former members of the Coast Guard were on Tuesday sentenced to death after being found guilty of the murder of 24-year-old gold miner Dweive Kant Ramdass. The young man was robbed of $17 million and his body was dumped into the Essequibo river by the coast guards men who were on duty at the […]

Trini vessel shot after refusal to ferry drugs from Guyana

(Trinidad Express) A TRINIDAD and Tobago cargo vessel was shot at on Friday night and forced to leave Guyana after the captain allegedly refused to transport drugs into this country, Coast Guard Lieutenant Commander Kirk Jean-Baptiste said yesterday. According to reports, the Adorra travelled to Guyana last month with a shipment of coconut water. The […]

News Editor and Reporter fined for contempt of court

The Editor in Chief of the Kaieteur News Adam Harris and reporter Rehanna Ramsay were on Friday charged for contempt of court after a report in the Kaieteur Newspaper forced Justice Brassington Reynolds to declare a mistrial in a murder case that was presently before him. Harris was fined $150,000 and his reporter Rehanna Ramsay […]

Police working with Suriname to fight piracy

Under criticism from fishermen in the Berbice area who find themselves constantly being attacked while out at sea, the Guyana Police Force is explaining that it has been stepping up efforts to arrest the troubling situation and has been working along with the police in Suriname. In a statement issued on Friday, Police Public Relations […]

Canada looks to build Guyana’s investment climate

The Government of Canada through the Canadian High Commission in Guyana is looking to boost investor confidence in the local economy. On Thursday, the Canadian High Commission launched a two-day forum aimed at developing investment opportunities in Guyana and examining new opportunities that may be available locally for Canadian investors. According to the  Canada’s High […]

Diplomats, civil society push for local govt. elections

The Government and the political leaders in Guyana are once again being pushed to ensure that the country hosts local government elections this year. The last time Guyana hosted local government elections was in 1994. In a Joint statement, The British, Canadian, American and European Missions in Guyana along with a number of civil society […]