Pilot confirmed dead in Guyana

Pilot confirmed dead in Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The pilot of  an Air Services Cessna aircraft that went missing in Guyana early Sunday is dead. On Sunday afternoon, shortly after locating the missing aircraft, members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) discovered the lifeless body of the pilot Imran Khan. The pilot was the only person onboard the aircraft. According […]

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community receive awards

Two lawyers from the Caribbean community  receive awards

Two outstanding lawyers from the Caribbean community were among eleven honourees at the annual Law Society Awards ceremony held  last week at Osgoode Hall  in Toronto. Guyana-born Patrick Case  received the Law Society medal  and Jamaica-born Thora Espinet was presented with the Lincoln Alexander Award. Case who was called to the Bar in 1988, has […]

Muhtadi Drumming Festival at Woodbine Park on the weekend

Muhtadi Drumming Festival  at Woodbine Park on the weekend

The 18th edition of Muhtadi International Drumming Festival (MIDF) will be held at Woodbine Park in Toronto on the weekend. The two-day festival  (June 3-4) is multicultural extravaganza that showcases 30 plus performers/groups playing an eclectic array of drums, music and dance from many nations. One of the themes of this year’s festival  is “Canada […]

Guyana at the cusp of transformation, US Deputy Chief of Mission tells oil and gas conference

Guyana at the cusp of transformation, US Deputy Chief  of Mission tells oil and gas conference

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Terry Steers-Gonzales, Deputy Chief of Mission at the United States Embassy, says now is the best time for the Guyana government to consider how revenues which are expected to be gained from the oil sector will be spent on various areas of development. Steers –Gonzalez was speaking at the opening ceremony of […]

US immigration policy for discussion at CARICOM meeting

US immigration policy for discussion  at CARICOM meeting

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – As  United States immigration policy continues to cause major concern  in the Caribbean, leader of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) will this week examine its implications for the region before it attempts to engage the Donald Trump administration. The discussions  will be held at the 28th inter-sessional meeting of the Conference of Heads […]

Guyana, Cuba remember victims of Cubana air disaster

Guyana, Cuba remember victims of Cubana air disaster

GUYANA reaffirmed its commitment to fostering a zone of peace when a commemorative ceremony was held to mark the 40th Anniversary of the Cubana air disaster on Thursday.The ceremony was attended by President David Granger, Cuba’s Ambassador to Guyana Julio César González Marchante, Ministers of Government, Members of Parliament, Chief of Staff of the Guyana […]

Kaieteur Falls in Lonely Planet’s top 25 ‘secret ‘ destinations

NEW YORK – The adventure experts at Lonely Planet recently released the list of their top 25 “secret” destinations worldwide, and Guyana flew the flag for the Caribbean with the highest single drop waterfall on the planet, Located on the Potaro River in the Kaieteur National Park in Essequibo, the falls are 226 metres (741 […]

Guyana-born cop found guilty of murder of ex-fiancee

NEW YORK – A Guyana-born police officer was last week found guilty of second-degree murder for fatally gunning down his ex-fiancée back in 2007 in an incident described as the deadly end of the couple’s two-year tumultuous relationship. According to a New York Post report, Harry Rupnarine, 39, was found guilty by a Queens Supreme […]

Guyanese nationals receive awards at Independence anniversary gala

Guyanese nationals receive awards at  Independence anniversary gala

By Gerald V. Paul Clarissa Riehl, Guyana’s recently appointed High Commissioner to Canada, called on  Guyanese ” in the Diaspora”  to promote their native land ” as a place to do business, to generate industries and to relax.” She was speaking at  Guyana’s 50th  Independence Anniversary  Awards Gala on Saturday  at the Brighton  Convention and […]

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