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Youth Leader completes U.S Leadership programme

The US Embassy in Georgetown announced on Monday that Ambassador D. Brent Hardt recently met with Volunteer Youth Corps. Head, Goldie Scott upon her return from the United States after participating in the prestigious Embassy-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) exchange. According to the Embassy, Scott, who is Chief Executive Officer of the Volunteer Youth Corps […]

GDF searches for missing ammo

The Guyana Defence Force on Monday morning announced that it has set up a Board of Inquiry to report on any breaches of the Standard Operating Procedures for the handling and accounting for ammunition at the Colonel John Clarke Military Training School at Takama. The decision by the GDF comes in wake of the discovery […]

Police kill bandit during Mahaicony shoot out

Police on Friday afternoon shot a suspected bandit dead at Good Faith, Mahaicony after a home owner found two men breaking into his house and summoned the Police. According to reports just after 1 o’ clock on Friday afternoon, Mahaicony resident Veerapen Jebode returned home and fount that his home had been broken into and […]

Three die in Coverden smash up

Three persons who were passengers in a Route 72 Mahdia bus, died on Friday morning when the bus slammed into a heavy duty truck at Coverden on the East Bank of Demerara. The accident took place just after 10 am. Persons in the area recalled hearing the loud impact before noticing persons scattered to the […]

Govt. wants to press US for Fly Jamaica direct flights

Minister of Tourism, Industry and Commerce, Irfaan Ali, is urging all businesses to petition the U.S Department of Transportation to allow Fly Jamaica to operate direct flights between Guyana and New York. In a statement issued on Wednesday, Minister Ali reiterated the need for all stakeholders, including the business community to rally in support of the […]

CARICOM not happy with Domincan Rep. ruling on nationality

(CARICOM Secretariat)    The Caribbean Community is deeply concerned by the ruling of 23 September 2013, of the Constitutional Court of the Dominican Republic on nationality which modifies retroactively legislation which bestowed citizenship on persons born in the Dominican Republic during the period 1929-2010. As a result of the ruling, which considers migrants entering the […]

LIAT celebrates 57 years

ST. JOHN’S, Antigua– The acting head of the Caribbean airline, LIAT, in a message to staff, declared the comfort and well-being of passengers will be her overriding priority. “At the new LIAT, we are working to build an airline which places the customer, our loyal passengers, at the center of our focus,” stated Julie Reifer-Jones, who […]

Consultant contract signed for SWAT Unit

The Government of Guyana on Tuesday evening signed a contract with the consultant group, The Emergence Group of the United States for the setting up of the SWAT unit for the Guyana Police Force. The Emergence Group has worked across the globe to set up Law Enforcement and Justice Sector Reform programmes. The new SWAT team […]

Hassle free travel could attract criminals -B’dos

Barbadian Prime Minister Fruendel Stuart is expressing concern about the automatic six month stay for CARICOM nationals visiting Barbados saying that the policy could attract the unemployed and criminals to the island. Under the CARICOM Free Movement Rights of Establishment, CARICOM nationals visiting member states would be entitled to an automatic six month stay upon […]

Venezuela releases U.S vessel seized in Guyana waters

(Global Post)  Venezuela has released a US-operated oil exploration ship and all 36 crew members, its Malaysian owners said Tuesday, five days after it was detained in disputed waters off its coast. SapuraKencara Petroleum said in a statement the vessel it had contracted out to Texas-based Anadarko Petroleum which was conducting a seabed survey on […]