More Police Officers trained overseas

(GINA) The security sector continues to focus heavily on training of its personnel, and only recently several officers benefited from overseas training at various levels. The Home Affairs Ministry in a release today announced that Detective Sergeant Shivram Murguyya and Detective Corporal Devon Lowe attended the Junior Criminal Investigation course in Christ Church, Barbados. The aim […]

Youth busted smuggling ammunition into jailhouse

Twenty nine-year old Kelon Benjamin of Station Street Kitty was arrested on Monday after he was busted allegedly attempting to smuggle two 12 gauge shotgun cartridges into the Camp Street Prison. Reports state that Prison officers were searching the items Benjamin took to the jail house for his cousin who is an inmate, when the […]

Tuschen woman killed by jealous ex husband

An East Bank Essequibo woman who was a mother of four was stabbed more than twenty times to her body on Monday morning, allegedly by the father of her children. Thirty seven-year old Lalita Basdeo, employed with GuyAmerica furniture store, was attacked in her bathroom at her, Phase Two, Tuschen New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo […]

Woman stabs man to death over $1000 food money

An East Bank Essequibo woman is in custody and will face charges this week after she stabbed a 43-year-old man to death during an argument. According to the Police the woman and the man became involved in the argument after he converted for his personal use, $1000 that she had given to him to buy […]

Woman who returned home for vacation killed in accident

Overseas based Guyanese 39-year-old Osan Dillion-Jordon was  killed on Friday morning in a two vehicular smash up at  Liliendaal, along the railway embankment on the East Coast of Demerara. The woman returned to Guyana a week ago for her Christmas vacation and to celebrate her 40th Birthday. She died less than an hour after she […]

Guyanese among largest number of immigrants in New York

NEW YORK — The percentage of immigrants in New York City’s population is the highest it’s been in a century, according to a report issued by the city on Wednesday and there are now close to 200,000 Guyanese living in the New York area alone. More than 3 million of the city’s residents in 2011 […]

Public Works Ministry robbed of $8 Million payroll

Gunmen on Thursday attacked and robbed clerks attached to the Ministry of Public Works of over $8 Million that was being taken to the Ministry for payment of salaries. Public Works Minister Robeson Benn confirmed the midday robbery to some Members of Parliament as he made his way into the National Assembly. Early reports indicate […]

DPP instructs murder charges re-instituted against cricketer

The Director of Public Prosecutions has instructed that the murder case against cricketer Carlyle Barton be reopened and that the preliminary inquiry continue. Barton was set free by a City Magistrate on the murder charge back in November. The murder charge was connected to the caught on tape shooting death of Shawn Nelson at Orange […]

Gold production hits new high

The Ministry of Natural Resources is reporting that Guyana has recorded the highest ever gold declaration of 458,105 ounces as at December 16, 2013. That declaration surpasses the previous highest level of 455, 918 ounces in 2001; which included the declarations of both Omai and small scale operators, according to the Natural Resources Minister. Minister of Natural […]

Counterfeit $5000 bills surface

The Bank of Guyana on Tuesday confirmed that it has received a number of reports about persons making attempts to pass off counterfeit $5000  bills. At least one commercial bank has filed a report with the Central Bank after an attempt was made by a customer to deposit several counterfeit $5000 bills. Banking Manager at […]