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Appeal’s Court Judge forced to resign after British disbarment

Just six months after being appointed a Justice of Appeal in Guyana, Guyanese born, British lawyer Rabi Sukul has resigned from the post after he was asked to do so by the Chancellor of the Judiciary. The request by Chancellor (ag) Carl Singh came as information surfaced that Sukul had  been disbarred in London for […]

Jamaican woman found dead in hotel swallowed cocaine pellets

A post-mortem examination conducted on the body of a Jamaican woman who was found dead in a Georgetown Hotel confirmed that the woman was a drug smuggler and had ingested a number of cocaine pellets. According to a Police report, the autopsy was conducted on Friday, February 14 on the body of Jamaican National Beverley […]

Deportee being sought for cocaine in achar

The Customs Anti Narcotics Unit is looking for a U.S Deportee who the agency believes in linked to the recent drug busts at the Cheddi Jagan airport which involved two passengers who had cocaine hidden in packets of achar. CANU has issued a wanted bulletin for Tarachandra Persaud aka Doce or Dos. Investigators believe he may […]

Fmr. National coach killed in Mandela Ave. accident

Former National Footballer and Coach Peter Lashley was killed on Friday morning in an accident on Mandela Avenue in the city. Reports indicate that Lashley was riding his motorcycle when he was hit down and run over by a speeding sand truck. The Guyana Police Force in a statement said from information it received from […]

New prison officers added to prison service

Twenty-four Assistant Prison Officers (APOs) graduated in Basic Recruitment Training, after undergoing approximately two months of training by the Guyana Prison Service. This is the second batch of graduates to complete the course. Initially the course commenced on October 28, 2013 with 26 participants, however, 24 graduated, with the other two dropping out. The objective […]

DEA office for Guyana awaiting U.S Approval

United States Ambassador to Guyana Brent Hardt has indicated that his country is still very interested in having an office of the U.S Drug Enforcement Agency in Guyana but the move is awaiting approval back in Washington. Speaking to reporters on Thursday at the U.S Embassy in Georgetown, Ambassador Hardt said “its a matter of […]

East Canje Security Guard found murdered

Five persons are in police custody and are being questioned about the murder of 56-year-old security guard, Kenneth Kanhai. The man was found dead on Thursday morning in the compound of the Canefield Nursery School in the Berbice region. He was last on duty at the same school. According to a police report, the man’s […]

Guyanese march against violence, Politicians stay home

Over 300 persons from all walks of life took part in the Walk for Equality on Sunday, to say “No to violence”. Guyana continues to see increases in domestic and other violent acts nationwide. Crime figures continue to rise and concerns about police brutality is also at an all time high.  Sunday’s march against violence brought out […]

President wants U.S info on Guyana links to Drug Mafia

In wake of the breakup of a major drug cartel and mafia operation in the United States and Italy and the links of the groups to Guyana, President Donald Ramotar said he has instructed his Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee to write the United States and request additional information about the local links to […]

19-year-old tops Officer Cadet course

Nineteen year old former student of the Essequibo  Islands Secondary School, Simon Gordon has been awarded the President’s Sword of Honour after emerging as the Best Student of the Guyana Defence Force’s Standard Officers Course #46. The new 2nd Lieutenant is the son of a farmer and a housewife. His parents beamed with pride as […]