Guyanese woman busted with cocaine at Ogle Airport

A 24-year-old Guyanese woman is in the custody of the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit after she was busted at the Ogle International Airport with just over 2 pounds of cocaine in her suitcase. The woman was preparing to board a LIAT flight to Barbados at the Ogle airport when agents of CANU decided to examine […]

APNU has plan of action for gold industry development

Considered as the country’s largest foreign currency earner for seven years with a record breaking production in 2013, the gold and diamond mining industry in Guyana is now facing significant challenges following the sharp drop in the world price for gold in 2014. That drop has resulted in a fall in production, declarations and earnings […]

Trans Guyana plane hard lands at Matthews Ridge during bad weather

A Cessna Grand Caravan aircraft belonging to the Trans Guyana airline, “hard”  landed at Matthews Ridge  in Region One early on Friday morning causing damage to the plane but no injuries to passengers or crew. The plane which carries registration number 8R-GAB, had been chartered by the Sky West Charter company to operate a passenger […]

TSA officials to visit and assess security at Cheddi Jagan Airport

Officials of the Transportation Security Administration of the United States Department of Homeland Security are expected in Guyana next week for a 10 day visit to assess the security conditions at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport. The visit will begin on January 12, 2015. During their stay, the TSA officials are expected to observe all […]

Granger promises local miners “level playing field” under APNU govt.

Guyana’s Leader of the Opposition and APNU Leader David Granger is promising that an APNU government would ensure a more level playing field for local miners. He made the pronouncement on Wednesday while meeting with executives of the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association. The meeting was held at the Association’s North Road, Bourda office. […]

Democracy has been put on hold in Guyana -UK Foreign Minister

The Government of the United Kingdom through its Foreign Minister on Thursday officially expressed its concern over the ongoing prorogation of the Guyana Parliament. The Parliament was suspended by President Ramotar in November and there appears to be no move by the President to lift the suspension. UK Foreign Minister Tobias Ellwood in a statement called […]

Jamaican remanded to prison for cocaine in socks and lotion

A Jamaican national who travelled to Guyana for a vacation will now be spending the rest of his time in the country behind bars after he was busted at Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport with a quantity of cocaine. He has been identified as 20-year-old Richard Daniels. The illegal substance which weighed just over 2 […]

President Ramotar begins official state visit to India

President Donald Ramotar will deliver the inaugural address to the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas Conference in India on Thursday after which he is expected to have a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The Head of State, who is the Chief Guest at the event, is currently on a six-day official state visit to India. Today, […]

Junior Finance Minister hospitalised after feeling dizzy

Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Bishop Juan Edghill is expected to spend a second night in the Georgetown Hospital on Wednesday night after being admitted on Tuesday. Edghill was rushed to the hospital complaining on Tuesday afternoon of severe dizziness and feelings of a fainting spell. He was seen by a number of Doctors […]