Occupational Safety at Bosai being investigated

The Ministry of Natural Resources has launched an investigation into Occupational safety practices at the Bosai Bauxite company at Linden in wake of Thursday’s tragic accident in the East Montgomery mines which left three workers dead and two others seriously injured. The three workers who died have been identified as Michael Williams, Linden Trenton Gardner and […]

Digicel records growth in profits

Caribbean mobile service provider Digicel is reporting that it continues to see significant growth in its performance across the Caribbean and Central America. Digicel which operates in 30 markets is reporting revenues of US$2.78 Billion which represents an 8% year on year increase in revenues. According to the company, the earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and […]

AFC not supporting increase in debt ceiling

The Government of Guyana may have to engage the Opposition parties as it gets ready to move to the National Assembly with a motion that would increase the external loan ceiling for Guyana. The Alliance for Change has already indicated that it does not intend to support the motion at this stage. The external debt […]

Guyanese convicted in N.Y motorcycle theft ring

(NY Post) The kingpin of a massive motorcycle theft ring was convicted of enterprise corruption in Manhattan on Thursday. Guyanese Steve Dow, 31, who went by the nickname “Jersey Dred,” now faces anywhere from one to 25 years in prison for his role in the ring, which officials said viewed the city’s streets as an […]

UG Staffers protest over salaries again

The Bursary’s Office at the University of Guyana was the scene of a protest action by staffers of the University and Members of the University of Guyana Workers Union on Thursday as staffers learnt of another delay in their salaries being paid.  The staffers were told that their June salaries which should have been paid […]

Three workers crushed to death in Bosai accident

Three workers attached to the Bosai Bauxite Company were killed just after noon on Thursday when a heavy-duty truck slammed into and crushed the vehicle that the three workers were in. The heavy-duty Caterpillar truck is a “777” truck which is one of the large trucks used by the company to transfer bauxite and other mine […]

Jagdeo to lead Commonwealth group on climate finance

Former President of Guyana Bharrat Jagdeo has been picked by the Commonwealth Secretariat to lead a high level team of experts to identify solutions for unlocking resources that will enable small, poor and climate vulnerable Commonwealth countries to combat climate change. The announcement was made by Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma who said that the former Guyana […]

Two City restaurants gutted by fire

Firemen rushed to the scene of an early morning blaze at the corner of Camp and Durban Streets in Georgetown on Thursday. According to eyewitnesses, the fire began just after 1am and quickly ripped through the Chinese restaurant located on Durban Street and quickly spread to the Supreme restaurant which is located just next door. […]

Guyana fails to hold trafficking offenders accountable -U.S

The United States in its latest International Report on Human Trafficking has lashed out at the Government of Guyana for not doing enough to tackle the problem. The report states that the Guyana government “failed to demonstrate evidence of increasing efforts to hold trafficking offenders accountable with jail time over the previous reporting period” In the 2013 […]

U.S honours Guyanese Simona Broomes as TiP Hero

 The United States Embassy in Georgetown on Wednesday announced that U.S Secretary of State John Kerry has recognized President of the Guyana Women Miners Organization (GWMO) Simona Broomes as one of the 2013 Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report Heroes. Broomes who has been very outspoken against human trafficking in Guyana especially in the  mining districts […]