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Curacao’s Insel Airline to begin service from Guyana to Miami

Curacao registered Insel Airlines is set to begin service between Guyana and Miami via Aruba from June of this year. It is believed that the airline will initially offer once weekly flights between the two destinations. Roraima Airways of Guyana will be the ground handling and General Ticket Sales Agent for the new carrier. The […]

Drug trafficking not fueling Guyana’s economy -President

President Donald Ramotar is not happy with recent statements by Opposition Leader David Granger that the country is becoming a narco state. During the budget debates, Granger also said that the drug trade was the engine of growth in Guyana and he said the government was not doing enough to tackle the problem. The President […]

CJ rules Sooba’s appointment Illegal

Chief Justice Ian Chang on Thursday declared that the appointment of Carol Sooba as the city’s town clerk was illegal and he has thrown out the appointment which was made by the Minister of Local Government. The Chief Justice in his ruling quashed the appointment while pointing out that the Minister of Local Government should […]

Late night smash up leaves one dead in Berbice

The police are investigating a fatal accident that occurred at about after 9 pm on  Wednesday April 09, 2014, at De Edward Public Road, West Coast Berbice which resulted in the death of 30-year-old Donald Ambekar of Vergenoegen, East Bank Essequibo. According to the Police, Investigations have revealed that Donald Ambekar was the driver of […]

Professor Norman Girvan passes away

University of the West Indies Professor Emeritus Norman Girvan passed away in Cuba yesterday, three months after he became paralysed following a fall while hiking in Dominica. He was 72. Until recently, Girvan, a Jamaican by birth, was a Professorial Research Fellow at UWI’s Institute of International Relations. In 2010, he was appointed as the […]

Florist wanted for cocaine in pastries

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit has issued a wanted bulletin for Georgetown Florist and Interior Decorator Raul Chin, in connection with the recent drug bust at the airport when over 15 pounds of cocaine was discovered baked into cheese rolls, pine tarts and mettai. Several checks have been made to Chin’s home and business place […]

Police look for info on kidnapped businessman’s killers

Police investigators are looking for clues that they hope could lead them to the kidnappers and killers of Enmore businessman Rajendra Singh, whose lifeless body was found dumped in Le Repentir cemetery with his hands tied. The body was discovered five days after the businessman was kidnapped from his home. His family members were reportedly […]

Finance Minister defends budget offerings

(GINA)  Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh, during his presentation to wrap up the debate on the $220B, 2014 National budget, criticised comments made by the Leader of the Opposition, David Granger that the Government has  failed to implement measures to reduce the Valued Added Tax (VAT.) The Finance Minister said that the Opposition Leader and his […]

Narco trafficking is Guyana’s engine of growth -Granger

Leader of the Opposition, Brigadier (Rtd.) David Granger has lambasted the Government for its inability to effectively tackle the drug trafficking problem in Guyana and bring an end to the out of control crime situation. In his presentation to the National Assembly during Tuesday’s budget debates, Mr. Granger said the PPP administration  has failed to […]

Woman charged for murder of her two children

Twenty-one year old Awena Rutherford had a blank look on her face as she appeared at the Vigilance Magistrates’ Court and was charged for the murder of her two young children, 4-year-old Hodociea and 1-year-old Jabari. The woman was not required to enter a plea. The two young children were fed poison allegedly by their […]