Following complaints from pensioners and parents of minor savers of unnecessary hassle in conducting transactions, the Bank of Guyana (BoG) is working with banks to ease red tape without breaking any of the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (AML/CFT) laws.
A 16-year-old Auchlyne Village, Corentyne boy was arrested on Saturday after he allegedly dealt his drinking partner a fatal stab to his stomach during an argument.
A policeman died yesterday after he lost control of the car he was driving and was tossed out along the Aroaima Trail, Region 10.
One person has been arrested and three others are on the run after they were allegedly involved in the murder of a 45-year-old man after he stopped buying drugs from them.
The third of three prisoners who escaped from the Lusignan Prison in Octo-ber has been recaptured by the police in Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo.
With a target to spud its first exploration well next year, the Madrid, Spain headquartered oil company Repsol will tomorrow begin offshore works in the Kanuku Block.
Government has a double standard on the sanctity of contracts and this is evident when the agreements with the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) and Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Limited (EEPGL) and partners are compared, columnist Christopher Ram says.
Some passengers who were aboard the Fly Jamaica plane that crash landed at the CJIA, Timehri two Fridays ago arrived back in Toronto on Friday with gruelling tales and harsh criticism for the airline, according to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
Despite receiving an advance payment for the construction of a health centre and living quarters at Wiruni, Berbice River, the contractor is still to complete the works and has since abandoned the site, according to the 2017 Auditor General’s (AG) report.
An Annandale, East Coast Demerara man died after he was knocked down by a bus on the Good Hope Public Road on Saturday night.
Banks DIH Limited on Friday honoured 19 employees in recognition of their 20 years of service to the Company at the Annual 20-Year-Club Luncheon at Thirst Park.
ExxonMobil affiliate Esso Exploration and Production Guyana Ltd (EEPGL) is currently searching for a Safety, Health and Environmental Analyst for its operations here.
A man was yesterday arrested by the police for discharging a firearm in Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara.
The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has expressed profound disappointment over the absence of formal negotiations for wage increases for public servants.
The Board of Industrial Training (BIT) has awarded several training providers, known as Masters, for their contributions to the institution.
Minister of Public Telecommunications Catherine Hughes yesterday told local drone operators that their participation in the tourism industry is pivotal to both the sector and the development of the country.
(Jamaica Observer) The Government of the People’s Republic of China is looking to import some US$10 trillion in goods and services from Latin America and the Caribbean over the next five years, China’s Ambassador to Jamaica Tian Qi has disclosed.
The police say they are searching for the driver of a 212 motor car who last evening abandoned his vehicle on the Number Six Village Public Road on the West Coast of Berbice after he allegedly crashed into the rear of another vehicle which resulted in extensive damage to both.
The Police say they are investigating the murder of Desmond Seeodat, 29, a labourer of Auchlyne Village, Corentyne, Berbice which occurred at about 4 pm yesterday in the said village, allegedly by a fourteen-year-old who has been detained.
Lusignan Prison escapee Sudesh Dyal was recaptured this morning at Tuschen Squatting Area, EBE, the police said today.
On the heels of an announcement by Guyana Goldfields Inc. (GGI) that it has started underground work at its Aurora gold mine in Region Seven, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has issued cease orders to the company as the necessary permit has not yet been granted.
The PPP/C now controls more Local Authority Areas and it picked up over twice the number of PR seats as its main competitor APNU.
A 22-member Public Accountability and Oversight Committee has been proposed to ensure the transparent spending of the funds.
A Chinese brand of mosquito coil has been officially banned for possessing cancer causing compounds.
Outgoing United States (US) Ambassador Perry Holloway was on Friday credited with being instrumental in helping to solidify Washington’s support for the acceptance of the 1899 arbitral award that settled the border between Guyana and Venezuela.
A United States-based Guyanese family, which had just returned to the country for a vacation, was robbed of millions worth of jewellry and gadgets during a stop at a restaurant in Alberttown, Georgetown on Thursday.
The Cancer Institute of Guyana has treated several patients with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and according to its Medi-cal Director and Consultant Onco-logist, Dr Sayan Chakraborty many of the patients are still alive.
When the great grandfather of iconic businessman Yesu Persaud, CCH, took the decision to escape poverty in Uttar Pradesh, India and come to British Guiana as an indentured labourer, he was placed on the Diamond Sugar Estate.
No Minister in the present government has been granted a licence to process, sell or export gold, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman has declared.
The Ministry of Communities should not be blamed for low voter turnout at this year’s local government elections, Social Protection Minister Amna Ally said on Friday, while also noting that the failure by the former government to hold the polls for over two decades denied citizens knowledge of their rights and responsibilities in local governance.
After only receiving a total of 31 votes in her constituency in the Whim/Bloomfield local authority area, Alliance For Change (AFC) candidate Mavis Nagamootoo has said she believes that some of her supporters were intimidated by persons from other political parties.
A family is pleading for justice for a Moruca, North West District man, who was savagely beaten by a career criminal early last month, resulting in him having to undergo facial reconstructive surgeries.
Fly Jamaica Airways yesterday said that it was investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Rookhia Kalloo, the eighty-six-year-old passenger who reportedly suffered a fractured skull as a result of the crash-landing of a company plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport just over a week ago.
CARICOM has expressed concern about the pace of implementing steps for the sustainable development of Small Island Developing States (SIDS).
Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), Commissioner, Trevor Benn has called for the greater use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS).
A 27-year-old miner has allegedly confessed to the murder of his common-law wife, whose body was discovered buried in a shallow grave near a mining camp on Thursday, police have reported.
A 79-year-old man is in police custody after he allegedly threatened a male nurse attached to the Palms Geriatric Home with a gun.
Three persons were arrested on Friday morning following reports of gunshots being fired in front of a bar along the Essequibo Coast.
Police in ‘F’ Division on Friday morning discovered an improvised 12-gauge shotgun and 10 live cartridges.
Three men, including a member of the Joint Services, are now in police custody after allegedly stealing a motorcycle from a businessman.
Fly Jamaica today said that it was saddened by the death of a woman who was aboard its plane that crash-landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri two Fridays ago.
A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) today apologised for the heckling of media workers during a joint APNU and Alliance For Change press conference yesterday at Congress Place, the headquarters of APNU member, the PNCR.
The parliamentary opposition has expressed outrage at a late decision to postpone yesterday’s sitting of the National Assembly, which government later said was necessary to facilitate an urgent meeting with its Members of Parliament (MPs) on a no-confidence motion that was filed against it by the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).
Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who is currently acting as president, yesterday charged that the opposition’s motion of no-confidence against the government is an act of “provocation,” which he called insensitive while the sitting president is out of the country for medical attention.
The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) yesterday confirmed that a mere 36.3% or 208,534 of the 573,923 registered electors turned up to cast their ballots when the 2018 Local Government Elections (LGE) were held across the country on Monday.
Rookhia Kalloo, the eighty-six-year-old passenger who suffered a fractured skull following the crash-landing of a Fly Jamaica plane at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport last Friday, has died.
Maksym Furtak, one of the two Ukrainian nationals charged in August with threatening and assaulting a Guyanese while working in the interior, was rearrested yesterday after allegedly making another threat to one of their accusers.
The twelve firemen accused of theft from crew members and passengers of a Fly Jamaica plane, which crash landed last Friday at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, have all been suspended, Fire Chief Marlon Gentle yesterday confirmed.
A Smithfield, New Amsterdam poultry farmer was yesterday morning arrested with over 12 pounds of cocaine at the Moleson Creek Ferry Stelling.
In addition to being charged departmentally, Deputy Superintendent Motie Dookie, the former head of the Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) Unit, has been interdicted from duty and will now receive only half of his monthly salary until the conclusion of disciplinary proceedings initiated against him.