Guyana has now recorded 900 COVID-19 deaths with 736 deaths or over 81 per cent of the total deaths to date occurring in 2021. For October, there have been 101 deaths as of October 27, 2021. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 dashboard for today showed 82 new cases, 25 persons in the COVID-19 ICU and 2,926 in home isolation. The vaccination rate […]

In rebuke to govt.. U.S. Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah-Ann Lynch has reminded Guyanese about the importance of preserving mangroves which help to protect the country from severe flooding along the coast. The Ambassador gave this reminder during a recent visit to the Guyana Mangrove Restoration Project, a programme under the National Agricultural Research and Extension Institute. She met with CEO […]

…says firefighting in Guyana needs improvement through training, implementation of Fire Prevention Act Following a series of serious fires in Guyana that could have been better managed, former Minister of Home Affairs, Clement Rohee has called for strong and decisive civilian leadership at the level of the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) Board and the successful implementation of the Fire Prevention […]

…says willing to serve if  PNCR members say so Opposition Member of Parliament and Member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amanza Walton-Desir said she would be more than happy to serve her party at the executive level, should she be nominated ahead of the much anticipated Biennial Congress. Former Mayor of Linden, Carwyn Holland is among persons, who […]

…as infighting continues at RDC Region Four Regional Chairman Daniel Seeram has dismissed an Alliance For Change (AFC) sponsored motion intended to remove the Regional Vice Chairman, Samuel Sandy from Office. In a letter to the Clerk of Council, Donald Gajraj on Tuesday, October 26, 2021, Seeram said the no-confidence motion was inadmissible. “Such a motion is out of order, […]

Two men have been arrested by the Customs Anti Narcotics Unit following a cocaine bust at Craig Street Campbellville, Georgetown Tuesday night. During the operations CANU seized 2 kilos of cocaine with a street value at around $2 million. In custody are 33-year-old, Eon Joseph, and 60-year-old, Andre Gomes aka Zipper, who has been linked to drug trafficking in the […]

A 47-year-old man died Tuesday following an accident on the Strangroen Public Road, Mahaica, East Coast Demerara. Dead is Seebaran Dhankumar of North Public Road, Mahaica, ECD. In a press release police said the accident involved a minibus BTT 3832 driven by Surujpaul Bissoon, age 61 years of Novar, Mahaicony, East Coast Demerara and pedal Dhankumar. Enquiries disclosed that the […]

…over 40 persons apply for DCEO post Goocool Boodhooo – a former Chief Elections Officer whose tenure came into disrepute after he allegedly attempted to miscalculate the results of the 2011 General Elections in favour of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C), is among 16 persons who have applied to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the post of Chief Elections […]

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh said the mandatory injunction granted by the Court hampered the Commission’s ability to resolve the 2020 electoral crisis at an earlier stage. Justice Singh issued the statement on Tuesday, in response to an Editorial published in the Stabroek News on October 24, 2021 under the title “Politics and the […]

Describing the relief programmes as “a mess”, Leader of the United Republican Party (URP) Vishnu Bandhu, on Tuesday, joined calls for the $3.5B Flood Relief Programme and all other relief programmes to be audited. A concerned Bandhu said it appears as though money is being “doled out” without accountability. “The party’s investigations reveal scams, schemes, and bureaucratic bungles in the […]

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