Opposition wants backdoor to Elections -Dr. Luncheon

Guyana’s Secretary to the Cabinet and Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon believes that recent pronouncements and concerns by the Opposition parties over the amendments to the Anti-Money Laundering Bill and their decision not to support some Government legislation, may be nothing more than an indication that the Opposition parties want to head […]

Legal minds meet to discuss domestic violence

Guyana continues to see a worrying increase in cases of domestic violence. Over the past year, over 25 women were murdered by their partners in domestic disputes, hundreds more have found themselves before the courts giving evidence after falling victims to domestic violence. The Local Judiciary is now paying closer attention to the issue and […]

Power sets failure bring Linden blackouts

The collapse of three power generating sets in the mining town of Linden has left the community facing electricity supply problems and has brought bauxite production to a halt. Over the past 48 hours, the Power Company at Linden has been forced to begin rationing the electricity supply to various sections of the community as […]

Bridge collapse highlights Government neglect -APNU

The Opposition coalition group A Partnership for National Unity is laying blame for the collapse of a main access Bridge in the Rupununi community at the feet of the Government. The bridge fell apart on Thursday as a heavy-duty truck was transporting an excavator across it. The Government said the bridge was built just over […]

Ex husband charged for hotel murder

After telling Police Investigators that he was the one who stabbed his 30-year-old ex-wife to death, 34-year-old Vinod Balgobin face a City Magistrate on Friday morning to face murder charges. He was not required to enter a plea when he appeared before Magistrate Sueanna Lovell at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Dressed in a red and […]

Entire Caribbean Airlines Board Fired

(Trinidad Express) Trinidad’s Finance Minister Larry Howai has fired the Caribbean Airlines (CAL) board. The board includes chairman Rabindra Moonan, vice-chairman Mohan Jaikaran, Gizelle Russell, Venosh Sagewan-Maraj and Avedanand Persad. Jamaican businessman Denis Lalor stays on the board. Philip Marshall, director of the Strategic Management Office of the Ministry of Finance and the Economy, will […]

Ex Husband admits to hotel murder

The ex husband of the 30-year-old woman who was found dead in a City Hotel on Mother’s Day has admitted to the murder and will make his first court appearance on Friday. The man who has been identified as Vinod Balgobind, told investigators at the Criminal Investigations Department in Georgetown that he was solely responsible […]

Gov’t not serious in fight against money laundering -Felix

Member of Parliament for A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and former Police Commissioner Winston Felix believes the Government ought to show more commitment in the fight against drug trafficking and money laundering. Felix told an APNU Press Conference on Thursday that there should be no separation between drug trafficking and money laundering since the […]

Government and AFC clash over assent to Bills

President Donald Ramotar’s decision not to assent to Opposition Bills passed by the National Assembly has resulted in the opposition party, Alliance for Change withdrawing its support for the Government Anti money Laundering Bill. The AFC has indicated that it will continue to withhold support for the Bill until the President signs into law those […]

Guyanese cops President’s Award at University of Toronto

(UT News)  Guyanese Alissa Trotz was named one of three recipients of the University of Toronto’s President’s Teaching Awards last week in recognition for her work with students at the Women and Gender Studies Institute and in the Caribbean Studies program. Trotz receives the award along with Professor Lawrence Sawchuk, Department of Anthropology, and Dr. Chris Perumalla, Department […]