Pilot on $1.3Million bail over trafficking in persons charges

Pilot and businessman Orlando Charles appeared in the Bartica Magistrates’ Court virtually this morning and was charged on 16 counts of trafficking in persons. He is accused of trafficking 16 Venezuelan nationals over the past two months. Charles pleaded not guilty to each of the 16 charges and was granted bail in the total sum […]

Prison escapee and accomplice shot dead during confrontation with joint services -Police

Notorious convicted murderer and prison escapee, Royden Williams aka “Smallie” was shot dead during an armed confrontation with members of the Joint Services this morning, the Guyana Police Force has reported. The Police also confirmed that an accomplice of the escapee was also shot dead in the confrontation. The accomplice has been identified as Odel […]

Hill Foot residents continue protest over demolition of homes; Government distances self from “private” matter

Residents of Hill Foot on the Soesdyke-Linden Highway clashed with the Joint Services for a second day today, as they launched a fiery protest in response to the demolition of their homes. The protest saw residents blocking sections of the highway with debris, and setting fire to tyres and pieces of wood. The demolition was […]

GTUC calls on Government to stop “parading” Mahdia fire victims and their families

The Guyana Trade Union Congress (GTUC) has accused the Government of “parading” the victims of the Mahdia dorm fire tragedy and their families, further deepening the emotional and psychological trauma already being experienced by them. In a statement, the GTUC said based on consultation with mental health practitioners, the parading of injured children and the […]

EPA serves oil company with enforcement notice for unlimited liability guarantee coverage

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has served Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) with an Enforcement Notice directing it to have an Unlimited Liability Parent Company Guarantee in place as stipulated by the High Court. The EPA’s Attorney, Sanjeev Datadin made the disclosure in the Court of Appeal today as the EPA ‘teamed up’ […]

Mother and teenage daughter found dead in Providence home

Police investigators are probing the death of a Providence woman and her daughter. The decomposed bodies of the two were found in the woman’s Providence home on Wednesday afternoon. The dead woman has been identified as 38-year-old Petrous Ross-Latchman. The 13-year-old daughter has been identified as Gabrielle Ross. The bodies were discovered by the woman’s […]

Scissors, marijuana, needles and knives among prohibited items found in backpacks of East Coast students

Police investigators on Tuesday confiscated several prohibited items from Secondary School students on the East Coast of Demerara. The Ministry of Education and the Guyana Police Force commenced an operation to tackle anti-social behaviors exhibited by students in schools with its first stop on the East Coast. The operation dubbed “shakedown” saw lectures and searches […]

Chief Justice dismisses second APNU attempt to halt Local Elections

A second attempt by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) to block the Local Government Elections failed today with Chief Justice Roxane George ruling that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) did not breach the constitution with the establishment of new constituencies, as argued by the party. Through its Chief Scrutineer, Carol Smith-Joseph, the APNU challenged […]