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Benschop leads handful of protesters against GPL

Political and Social Activist Mark Benschop on Friday morning led a small protest against the proposed hike in electricity rates by the Guyana Power and Light Company. The picket exercise took place outside the Wight’s Lane office of Prime Minister Samuel Hinds who holds responsibility for the energy sector. Although the turn out was far […]

Miner slashed to death in Region 1

Police in the interior location of Big Creek in Region One are investigating a gruesome murder of a miner. The dead man has been identified as 22 year old Oral of Moruca North West District. But sources in Port Kaituma said he was chopped to death by another miner with whom he had an argument […]

New Commission to probe Rodney’s death

The Government of Guyana on Thursday announced that it was setting an International Commission of Inquiry to probe the assassination of Guyanese Scholar and Politician Dr. Walter Rodney. The announcement came on the 33rd anniversary of Rodney’s death. Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon at his post cabinet press briefing on Thursday said the President has […]

London stops Embassy house sale over “laundering” concerns

The British Government through its local High Commission has refused to sell one of its Georgetown properties to a Guyanese businessman over money laundering concerns. The Bel Air Park, Georgetown house which was once home to the Deputy British High Commissioner was put up on the auction block by the High Commission in Guyana in […]

41 year old busted with cocaine at CJIA

A man who was getting ready to board a Caribbean Airlines flight to New York was busted at the Cheddi Jagan Airport, Timehri on Thursday morning with a large quantity of cocaine stashed in the false sides of his suitcases. The 41-year-old man is a Guyanese national and the holder of a Non Immigrant visitor’s […]

GECOM to advertise for Chief Elections Officer

The Guyana Elections Commission is getting ready to roll out advertisements calling on qualified persons to fill the position of Chief Elections Officer. A Senior Official of the Elections Commission told News Source that from all appearances GECOM is heading in that direction. The last Chief Elections Officer was Mr. Gocool Boodoo. His contract with […]

British calls for “long overdue” Local Govt. Elections

British High Commissioner to Guyana Andrew Ayre has joined the U.S Ambassador in calling for Guyana to host Local Government elections soon. On Wednesday night, the British envoy used a reception at his Georgetown home to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday to issue the call for the local government elections. With the President, the Leader of […]

Woman killed by plane propeller in Region 7

The Guyana Police Force reported on Wednesday on the death of a 17-year-old Timehri woman who died on the Ekereku Airstrip in Region 7 after she came into contact with the propeller of a single engine Cessna aircraft. The teenager has been identified as Raquel Joseph. According to the Police, the tragic incident occurred just […]

Policeman died from heart attack

The 23-year-old police constable who collapsed and died while chasing a prison escapee died from cardiac arrest. A post-mortem examination carried out on the body of Dorwin Pitman revealed on Wednesday that he suffered a massive heart attack just moments before he collapsed in an alleyway in the Sophia area and died. He was not […]