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Man gunned down on seawalls

A 32-year-old man was shot dead on Sunday night at the seawalls in the vicinity of Vryheid’s Lust on the East Coast of Demerara. The dead man has been identified as Tyrone Boodoo of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. According to the police the man was in the company of a 23-year-old female friend when […]

SASOD at 10 documentary launched

When the Society Against Sexual Orientation and Discrimination was formed a decade ago, its founders did not imagine that the organisation would have become such a key player in major decision-making in Guyana with respect to human rights and the rights of persons in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. The organisation currently is […]

Strip club dancers in custody over shooting

A number of Brazilian and Colombian dancers remain in police custody following the shooting of a taxi driver on Friday morning in Cummings Street, Alberttown. The driver had just dropped the “dancing-girls” home from a city strip bar when an argument began. The ladies reportedly summoned someone to the scene during the argument and within […]

GT&T crowns new Guyana Stars

Gospel singer Ryan Hoppie was crowned the new Guyana Star on Friday while Chutney sensation Bibi Khan was crowned the winner of the Bollywood segment of the GT&T Guyana Star show. The announcement of the two winners brought the curtains down on the over four months of competition that saw over 1400 participants and record […]

Quamina Street fire leaves 12 homeless

At least 12 persons have been left homeless following a mid afternoon fire on Saturday that completely gutted two houses in Quamina Street, Georgetown and badly damaged a third house. The fire service was summoned just before 3 o clock as persons in the area noticed heavy smoke and fire bellowing from one of the […]

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 […]