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Linden man was speeding when he drove off bridge

Surveillance video captured from security cameras close to the Mackenzie Wismar bridge reveal that Linden businessman Collis Mentis aka Tom was speeding when he crashed through the metal rails of the bridge and into the murky waters of the Demerara River on Saturday morning. The speed limit on the bridge is 15 mph. The businessman […]

Body fished out of Demerara river

An unidentified body believed to be a man, which was clad in a purple vest with green lining and a khaki long pants was on Monday morning found floating between two boats at the transport and harbors wharf, Kingston. The discovery was made just after 9:00 am by a crew member who had gone to […]

Brazilians found murdered in Cuyuni

Police investigators are probing the murder of two Brazilian nationals in the Cuyuni area. According to a police report, the partly decomposed bodies of the two persons were found at Sandhills, Cuyuni in Region 7 on Sunday. A police team was dispatched to the area to carry out an investigation.  Reports indicate that the three […]

Linden man loses control of vehicle, drives off Mackenzie/Wismar bridge

Rescuers and volunteer divers were busy on Saturday morning  trying to locate the body of Linden businessman Collis Mentis aka Tom, who reportedly lost control of his vehicle while cross the Mackenzie Wismar Bridge and plunged into the murky waters below. After  about two hours of frantic searches by scores of persons, the vehicle was […]

Death toll rises in Eastern Caribbean after rain storm and floods

(RJRNews) The death toll from flooding in several Eastern Caribbean states has now risen to 18 and several other persons are still missing in the three most affected states – St Vincent & the Grenadines, St Lucia and Dominica. A powerful weather system swept across the islands on Tuesday and Wednesday, leaving a trail of destruction […]

17-year-old girl shot dead by ex boyfriend

Police investigators are searching for a man they said shot and killed his 17-year-old ex girlfriend on Boxing day at Moraikabai village in Mahaicony. The dead young woman has been identified as Thieanna Andrews of Mahaicony. According to the Police, the teenager had ended a relationship with the man a while back. Just after 2 […]

GPL execs summoned to cabinet over blackouts

The management and board of the Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Incorporated has assured the Cabinet that every possible step will be taken to address in a timely manner, the transport and distribution difficulties that are responsible for the recent spate of power outages. The meeting with the power company’s board and management took place […]

At least 12 dead as heavy rainfall swamps St. Vincent and St. Lucia

(BBC)  At least eight people died and dozens were forced out of their homes by heavy rain in the Caribbean islands of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has cut short his holidays and was returning from London, the government said. Landslides and flooding also reportedly killed five people in the neighbouring island […]

Without a Trace: GEA officer remains missing one year later

One year later, there is still no trace of Guyana Energy Agency employee LeVoy Taljit who went missing last December and has not been seen or heard from since. Taljit who was 25 years old at the time left his Queenstown home driving a  Toyota Raum motorcar and relatives said that was the last they […]