PSC blames “hardened Parliament” for private sector’s slow down

The Private Sector Commission is pressing the combined Opposition parties in parliament to have an alternative plan if they intend to cut the 2013 budget estimates. The Commission’s position comes on the eve of the consideration of the National budget estimates in the National Assembly. The Opposition Parties, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and […]

German tourist dies in Lethem accident

A 74-year-old German tourist died on the spot when the Recreational Vehicle (RV) he was driving toppled on the Lethem Road. The accident occurred just after 1 pm on Sunday according to reports out of the Region 9 area. The man has been identified as Holmutt Federick Ottmann. His 73-year-old wife, Ingrid Margaret Ottmann was badly injured and […]

16-year old miner killed in pit accident

The Gold rush in Guyana has claimed yet another life even as there are calls from interest groups for stricter safety practices in the  mining community. A 16-year-old young man working in a mining pit at Pamela in the Mahdia mining community in Region 8, lost his life when the mining pit he was working […]

Police Kill “Critters”

A 29-year-old armed robbery suspect was today shot dead by a policeman in New Amsterdam during a confrontation. The dead man has since been identified as Marlon Shepherd called “Critters” of Smythfield, New Amsterdam. He was before the courts on a charge of robbery under arms and was no stranger to law enforcement. According to […]

Ituni Residents Block Roads

Residents of the Region 10 Upper Demerara/Berbice community of Ituni have blocked the main access roads in the area in protest of the Government’s forestry land distribution policy. Large pieces of logs have been thrown across the roads and set on fire. The  protest action started this  morning and has completely shut off access to […]

Pilot in Guyana crash identified

Aviation officials in Guyana have identified the pilot of the twin-engine aircraft that crashed into a house at Sparendaam as 71-year-old American, Pierre Angiel. The Pilot also served as the Director of his own company Angiel EnviroSafe Incorporated which is based in Miami, Florida. The company carries out aerial survey and mapping. It was hired […]

Bus driver shot to head over $100 fare

A South Georgetown mini bus driver remains a patient of the Georgetown Hospital after he was shot to the head by a passenger who refused to pay the $100 fare. 49-year-old Desmond Marcus said two young men entered the mini bus on Friday night with one of them saying that he was going to pay […]

13 year old girl missing

A crying mother is pleading for the safe return of her only daughter who has been missing since last Friday. Thirteen year old Gerena France was last seen on Friday afternoon at school. She is a student of the Christ Church Secondary School. The young girl’s distraught mother told News Source on Sunday morning that […]

Two Killed in Guyana Plane Crash

Two persons, an American pilot and a Canadian survey technician, were killed when the small American registered twin-engine plane they were flying encountered engine troubles and crashed into a small house in the East Coast Demerara village of Sparendaam which is located just about 5 miles East of Guyana’s capital Georgetown on Saturday afternoon. The […]

Teenage “car thief” escapes custody

A 16-year-old lad who pleaded guilty earlier this week to stealing a car and was remanded has escaped police custody. The juvenile was back at court on Friday for a probation report before sentencing but was told to return to court on the 27th April for sentencing. Police sources say the young man escaped from […]