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Man kills 16 year old girlfriend then hangs self

Family members and friends of a 16-year-old young woman whose battered and bloodied body was found in a ditch at Kuru Kururu on the Linden Soesdyke Highway have expressed shock over the brutal murder. The teenager was brutally stabbed to the neck and upper body and dumped into the ditch by her boyfriend, 28-year-old Leo […]

Deputy Mayor calls in Auditor General on Town Clerk Sooba

The Deputy Mayor of Georgetown has written to the Auditor General requesting that an investigation be launched into the alleged misappropriation of funds belonging to the Georgetown City Council by Town Clerk Carol Sooba. In the letter to the Auditor General, Deputy Mayor Patricia Chase-Green pointed out the payment of $500,000 in legal fees to […]

Probe continues into airplane crash at Ogle

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority is continuing its investigations into the Saturday morning crash of a Cessna 206 aircraft which sped off of the runway and toppled just as it was about to take off from the Ogle International Airport. A female passenger was seriously injured in the accident and remains hospitalized. The investigations intend […]

High level of radiation found in Japanese car spares destined for Guyana

(Jamaica Gleaner) ┬áJamaica Customs authorities have revealed that in the last 13 months, tests conducted at the nation’s ports have confirmed the presence of higher-than-normal levels of radiation in two shipments from Japan. The most recent case, according to Assistant Commissioner of Customs Velma Ricketts, came last month when a trans-shipment container carrying used motor-vehicle […]

APNU wants National Flood Control Plan

The Opposition coalition group, A Partnership for National Unity has issued a call for the Government of Guyana to put together a comprehensive National Flood Control Plan that will counter the effects of constant flooding along the Demerara coast, Georgetown and other parts of the city. In a Friday statement, the APNU expressed its “dismay […]

23 year old man murdered during drinking spree

A drinking spree by a group of friends in the Rupununi ended tragically on Thursday night when one of the men was lashed to the head during an argument and fell to the ground and died. The Guyana Police Force announced Friday morning that investigators are probing the circumstances surrounding the death of 23-year-old Martin […]

GRA roasts commercial banks over mortgage relief scheme

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) is dissatisfied by the level of cooperation shown by the various Banking institutions as it relates to processing information necessary for facilitating the Mortgage Interest Relief (MIR) scheme. This scheme which was provided for in the 2013 National Budget is geared at providing a 30% relief on the gross interest […]

154 murders in 2013, most remain unsolved

The Guyana Police Force is reporting this morning that 2013 saw a 7% increase in serious crimes in Guyana. According to the Police Public Relations office, Guyana recorded 154 murders in 2013 which marks an 11 percent increase over the previous year. 61 of those murders were of the disorderly type, 24 were committed during […]

Government still not supporting USAID Democracy project

Despite the urging of some in the private sector and the political opposition, the Government of Guyana is still not giving its support to the USAID Democracy project which the US government intends to proceed with in Guyana without the Government’s assistance. The Government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon on Wednesday insisted that the administration […]