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Brazilian miners were operating illegally

The four Brazilian miners who were killed when a mining pit collapsed and buried them alive, were operating in  Guyana illegally according to the Minister of Natural Resources, Robert Persaud. The Ministry has dispatched investigators to the area. According to the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission, the four miners were previously booted out from the […]

GCCI urges Govt. to walk the walk on crime fight fight

With the murder and robbery figures in the country continuing to climb, the President of the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry, Clinton Urling believes it is time for the Government to do more than just talk about supporting the fight against crime. He believes it is time for the administration to “walk the walk”. […]

New maternal deaths rock GPHC

The administration at the Georgetown Hospital has launched investigations into two recent cases of maternal deaths at the institution. The two incidents took place over the past two weeks and have triggered new concerns about maternal health practices at the state-owned hospital. According to a release from the hospital Public Relations Department, on September 17, […]

GINA staffers resign over non payment of salaries

At least five employees of the Government Information Agency have left their jobs over the past few weeks over the non-payment of their salaries. A number of other employees have left the job over the past five months. Just last week, employees staged a sit in exercise to protest the non-payment of their salaries for […]

Gold miners worried over money laundering and U.S dollar exchange

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association has expressed concern about the rising rate of exchange between the Guyana dollar and the U.S dollar and the unavailability of a foreign currency payment facility for miners. In a statement, the GGDMA expressed its concerns also about the non passage of amendments to the anti-money laundering bill. […]

Woman gunned down during drive by at Kitty bar

A woman was killed and at least three other persons were badly injured when masked gunmen opened fire on a hang out bar in Kitty early on Sunday morning. The dead woman has been identified as 33-year-old Shelliza Basir-Lall aka Shelly Lall of Charity, Essequibo.  Reports indicate that her husband, Raymond Lall is one of […]

Brazilian miners killed in Guyana mining pit

Police and mining officials are probing the death of four Brazilian miners at a mining camp at Eteringbang in Guyana’s Essequibo region. The latest tragedy has echoed more calls for more safety practices in the mining districts. The four men have been identified as Taigo Nunes Pinto, Ronaldo Da Silva Sousa, Joao Nelson Pinto Mands and […]

Police hunting for gunman in gambling murder

Police investigators are on the hunt for a man who shot and killed a South Sophia resident during an argument and fight while gambling at a Mandela Avenue shop. According to a statement from the Police,  Manford Lewis of South Sophia died at the Georgetown Hospital on Friday while undergoing emergency attention for gunshot wounds […]

Canada happy with Guyana credit bureau

The Canadian Government has pledged to continue working with Guyana in the area of finance and security. Guyana has now launched its own Credit Bureau with assistance and support from Canada. Speaking at the launching of the Credit Bureau on Friday night, Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr. Nicole Giles said “the establishment of the […]

Rohee bashes Granger and Felix as “barren” with new ideas

Embattled Minister of Home Affairs Clement Rohee has decided to take aim at the Opposition Leader and Former Commissioner of Police Winston Felix over their continued calls for him to leave office and for the Government to put together a comprehensive plan to tackle the growing crime problem that has gripped the country. Both Granger […]