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Guyanese Authorities denied access to detained fishermen in Suriname

The fate of two Guyanese fishermen who were detained by Surinamese authorities after they were allegedly caught fishing illegally in Suriname’s waters is unknown, as the Surinamese authorities have denied access to the fishermen by Guyana’s official representatives in Suriname. President Irfaan Ali on Thursday said he is deeply concerned about the development, and it […]

Government to probe and cross reference declarations by all exporters of Gold

The Guyana Government intends to widen its probe of gold smuggling to include all exporters of gold, in wake of the US sanctions against billionaire gold exporters, Nazar and Azruddin Mohamed and Permanent Secretary Mae Thomas. In announcing the sanctions, the US Treasury Department revealed that Azruddin Mohamed and Mohamed’s Enterprise evaded Guyana’s tax on […]

All Government agencies have suspended their relationship with The Mohameds -says President Ali

While indicating that the Government is still awaiting details from the US Government on its investigations that led to the sanctions against billionnaire businessmen Nazar and Azruddin Mohamed and Permanent Secretary Mae Thomas, President Irfaan Ali today said the businesses related to the Mohameds have been suspended. At a State House press conference, President Ali […]

Fourth person charged in airport gold smuggling case

A fourth person has been arrested and charged in connection with the recent attempt by a mother and daughter and one of their employees to smuggle more than US$500,000 worth of gold jewellery through the Cheddi Jagan International Airport.  US based, Guyanese businessman, Saffee Ahmad, was arrested by the Major Crimes Unit and appeared in […]

Walton-Desir wants fair process to probe Kissoon’s “serious” allegations against Norton

Executive Member of the People’s National Congress Reform and Candidate for the party’s leadership, Amanza Walton-Desir has issued a call for the “merciless” attacks against fellow party member, Vanessa Kissson, to end over her allegations against the current leader of the PNCR, Aubrey Norton. Since releasing a statement on social media yesterday, accusing the Opposition […]

Broomes calls on Norton to step aside to allow impartial probe of Vanessa Kissoon’s allegations

Women Rights Activist and longtime member of the People’s National Congress Reform, Simona Broomes, has issued a call for her party Leader, Aubrey Norton, to step down and allow an impartial probe into the allegations of sexual assault threats leveled against him by party colleague, Vanessa Kissoon. Norton is currently seeking re-election as the Leader […]

Nigel Hughes accepts nomination for AFC Leader; Sets up two-man race with Sherod Duncan

Prominent Attorney-at-Law and former Chairman of the Alliance For Change, Nigel Hughes has accepted the nomination and has officially joined the running to be the next Leader of the Alliance For Change. AFC Executive Member, David Patterson who was also nominated for the position of Leader has declined the nomination and has thrown his support […]

Vanessa Kissoon alleges past sex assault threat by Opposition Leader

Hours after Leader of the Opposition and PNC Reform Leader, Aubrey Norton, denied sexually harassing former People’s National Congress/Reform (PNCR) Parliamentarian, Vanessa Kissoon, Ms. Kissoon detailed an incident that she said took place some time ago and involved a threat by Mr. Norton. In her statement, Kissoon did not provide details about the date of […]