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 […]

Chief Justice excludes Granger from Budget Cuts trial

Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang has ruled that Leader of the Opposition David Granger be excluded from the budget cuts trial since the Constitution of Guyana prevents any Member of Parliament from being sued. The Government of Guyana through the Attorney General had named The Speaker of the National Assembly, the Leader of the Opposition […]

Guyana gears up for Carifesta in Suriname

Guyana will be sending a 50 member contingent to this year’s Caribbean Festival of Arts (CARIFESTA) in neighbouring Suriname. The cultural delegation is expected to represent all aspects of Guyanese culture from music to dance, drama  and literature. The Coordinator for the Guyana Carifesta team is Lennox Canterberry of the Ministry of Culture. He told […]

Broadcasters to pay at least $2.5M annually

Chairperson of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority, Bibi Shadick on Wednesday morning announced that a number of broadcasters have been granted approval by the GNBA to continue with their operations. Some others have been given more time to make their applications and provide additional documents. Shadick also announced today that both radio and television broadcasters […]

Miner beaten to death at Cuyuni

The Guyana Police Force is investigating another murder of a miner in the interior district of Cuyuni in Region 7. According to the police, 38-year-old Royston Greenidge of Kuru Kuru on the Linden Soesdyke Highway was beaten to death with a piece of wood by another miner on Tuesday at an area called Far Back […]

GT&T staffer killed in Mabura accident

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company on Tuesday afternoon confirmed that one of its staffers was killed in a horrific accident in the Mabura area in Region 10. The staffer has been identified as Trevon Morris and is believed to be a contract worker. Two other staffers were air dashed to Georgetown for medical treatment. […]

Soldier may have been murdered

The Guyana Police has reported that a post-mortem examination which was performed on the body of soldier Akeem Sampson of Rewa Street, Lamaha Springs, Georgetown, by Pathologist Dr. Nehual Singh found that the man died from haemorrhage and shock due to fractured skull. Akeem Sampson’s body was found in his home at Lamaha Springs. Police now […]