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US blasts Guyana for honoring 'terrorist' convicted in JFK bomb plot

Georgetown - The United States hit out at Guyana's parliament on Monday for approving a resolution honoring "convicted terrorist" Abdul Kadir, who died in prison last year while serving a life sentence for plotting to bomb New York's JFK airport.

Guyana heads to polls after govt loses one-vote majority

Georgetown - A Guyana government backbencher who complained about "dictatorship" has triggered elections and an unprecedented political situation in the former British colony.

Forty years ago, apocalypse in Guyana's jungle

Paris - In one of the most dramatic mass murder-suicides of modern history, 914 adults and children from a US cult died in the jungle of the small South American country of Guyana on November 18, 1978.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, 10 injured

Georgetown - Ten people were injured in scenes described as "chaos" as a Boeing airliner carrying 82 Canadians crash-landed in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, skidding to a halt just before a steep drop.

Boeing jet crash-lands at Guyana airport, six injured: minister

Georgetown - A Boeing jetliner carrying 126 people crash-landed at the airport in Guyana's capital Georgetown on Friday, injuring six people, the transport minister said.

Brazil rescues African, Guyanese migrants drifting at sea

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian fishermen rescued two dozen migrants from Africa and Guyana found drifting near the northeast coast of Brazil after 35 days at sea, officials and local media said Sunday.

Suriname halts fishing after deadly attacks

Paramaribo - Recent deadly attacks on Surinamese fishing boats have frayed nerves and brought the country's deep-sea fishing sector to a grinding halt, officials said Friday.

Venezuela says UN chief 'went too far' in Guyana border dispute

Caracas - Venezuela on Wednesday said that UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres "went too far" by referring a century-old border dispute with Guyana to the International Court of Justice.

Inmates set Guyana prison ablaze, one officer dead after riot

Georgetown - One prison officer was killed and seven others were injured during a jailbreak in South America's Guyana that saw inmates set fire to the facility and four prisoners escape, authorities said.

Op-Ed: Tribe in Guyana makes drone to monitor illegal logging, mining

Georgetown - Imagine living in a rainforest, with the usual collection of corporate vandals, lunatics and morons destroying it around you. What do you do? Obviously, you get on YouTube, and learn how to build a drone to keep an eye on things.

Officials announce 'truce' ending Guyana prison riot

Georgetown - A prison riot in Guyana that killed 17 inmates has ended in a tentative truce hours after violence flared anew, officials said.

Sixteen killed in Guyana prison riot: officials

Georgetown - Police and guards stormed an overcrowded maximum security prison in Guyana's capital Thursday to put down a riot that left 16 inmates dead, authorities said.

Venezuela holds military exercise, raising tensions with Guyana

Caracas - Venezuela said Tuesday it is conducting military exercises in the eastern part of the country, a move neighboring Guyana denounced as an "extraordinary escalation" of an ongoing border dispute.

Guyana to ask Google to remove street names in disputed border region

Georgetown - Guyana intends to ask Google to remove certain street names near its disputed shared border with Venezuela, the foreign minister said.The names, in Spanish, seem to suggest they are part of Venezuela, Carl Greenidge said Monday.

UN to form mission to deal with Venezuela, Guyana dispute: Maduro

New York - A UN mission will travel to Venezuela and Guyana to promote dialogue between them over a border dispute, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday.

Guyana says Venezuelan claim is threat to its survival

Washington - Guyana's territorial dispute with neighboring Venezuela represents a threat to its very survival, President David Granger warned Friday in Washington.

Opposition wins Guyana vote: Preliminary results

Georgetown - An upstart opposition alliance has won Guyana's general elections, ousting leftist President Donald Ramotar's party from power after 23 years, according to preliminary results released Thursday.

Soldiers patrol Guyana as presidential election votes roll in

Georgetown - Guyana deployed soldiers late Monday as reports of intimidation capped a day of otherwise peaceful elections in the small South American country that pitted President Donald Ramotar against an upstart opposition alliance.

Race and corruption in focus as Guyana votes

Georgetown - Guyana voted Monday in early elections pitting embattled President Donald Ramotar against an upstart opposition alliance seeking to unite voters across racial lines with its calls to end corruption.

Guyana seeks to break political deadlock with early vote

Georgetown - Guyana votes Monday in early elections called by President Donald Ramotar after a showdown with the opposition-controlled parliament, which the leftist leader suspended to avoid a no-confidence vote.

Political standoff in Guyana after parliament suspended

Georgetown - A political standoff is brewing in Guyana, where President Donald Ramotar has suspended parliament to ward off a no-confidence vote against him -- with his opponents calling him a dictator.

Guyana protesters to Chris Brown: Stay out! — Concert canceled

Georgetown - Amid public outcry in Guyana over his vicious 2009 attack of then-girlfriend Rihanna, R&B star Chris Brown has decided to cancel his performance there next month.

Teenage lovers hang themselves in Guyana

Two teenage lovers in the South American country of Guyana hanged themselves. Authorities reportedly said the action was an apparent suicide pact because their parents disapproved of their relationship.

Word To The Wise President Jagdeo Isn't a Member of Facebook

If you're friends with the president of Guyana on Facebook you may have been conned. A fake has claimed the throne on the peer networking site and the real man in charge isn't very happy about it.

Second massacre in Guyana leaves 13 dead as killers strike again

Two massacres in 22 days, 23 victims dead and numerous wounded. The weapons used in both killings are linked through ballistic tests, indicating the same gang is responsible for both massacres...

‘Operation Restore Order’ Underway as Murder Victims Laid to Rest

In the wake of the brutal massacre of sleeping men, women and children at Lusignan, Guyana on Saturday January 26, 2007 the Guyanese government amid stark criticism from terrified citizens has finally stepped up and responded to demands for justice.

A Motive for Mass Murder Revealed

Wanted man Rondell “Fineman” Rawlins contacted Kaieteur News, a local newspaper saying he wanted his wife back or he will create history. Rawlins is the alleged mastermind behind the Lusignan, Guyana massacre that occurred on Saturday, January 26, 200

Aftermath: In the Wake of the Lusignan Massacre (Guyana)

Three days after eleven men, women and children were gunned down in their homes in the early hours of the morning, protests and continued unrest plague the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana.

Vampire Lynching Day In Guyana

A crowd of Guyanese villagers lynched an elderly woman they accused of being an evil spirit who drinks the blood of human babies, police said Monday.

More excitement in Cricket World Cup 2007

Guyana was the host of three thrilling upset the current Cricket World Cup has produced. I was there and witnessed 2 of the 3 upsets - Sri Lanka vs. South Africa and Sri Lanka vs. West Indies or as the fans in the Caribbean puts it the "waste in these"

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This is how NOT to mine in a rainforest. Note the clay  and the low soil substrate. This whole primi...
This is how NOT to mine in a rainforest. Note the clay, and the low soil substrate. This whole primitive mess could wash away overnight, contaminating areas downstream with minerals and pollutants.
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Bishops' High School, Guyana.

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