United Nations, Resident Coordinator in Guyana, Ms. Mikiko Tanaka has urged political leaders to help forge peace as the country awaits the decision of the Caribbean Court of Justice, regarding the March 2, 2020 elections. “As the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice is awaited, we call on all political leaders and their supporters to remain patient and refrain […]

The Ministry of Public Health has recorded six new cases of the novel coronavirus after forty-three tests were conducted within the last 24 hours.The total number of confirmed cases now stands at 256, this is inclusive of 12 deaths and 117 recoveries. Some 125 active cases are in isolation at various facilities across Guyana, 16 persons in institutional quarantine and […]

By Amlan Chakraborty NEW DELHI (Reuters) – International cricket will gingerly ease out of a 117-day shutdown in Southampton next week but the scars of the COVID-19 pandemic will be clearly evident at the Ageas Bowl. An encounter between the fourth and eighth ranked teams in test cricket is hardly a pinnacle but England’s series against West Indies could offer […]

…as two more persons test positive for the virus A businessman of Bartica on Thursday died at the Georgetown Public Hospital from the dreaded COVID-19 disease.Thirty-four-year-old Abdool Khan was said to be asthmatic. He was a patient at the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit (ICU), at the GPHC, where he died. Meanwhile, the number of persons testing positive for the novel […]

Second Lieutenant (2Lt) Orwin Austin departed Guyana on Thursday for the United States where he will attend the United States Coast Guard Academy.The 22-year-old officer clinched the opportunity to study Electrical Engineering at the Academy in a competitive process which involved two other applicants. Hailing from Land of Canaan on the East Bank of Demerara, 2Lt Austin is the youngest […]

The Rights of the Child Commission (RCC) has expressed alarm at the high incidence of child abuse reported in the quarter of this year.In a statement on Thursday the body said it notes the report for the first quarter of 2020 by the Child Care and Protection Agency posits a significant number of child abuse reports. “This worrisome situation has […]

By Alexis Akwagyiram LAGOS (Reuters) – Worldwide protests about the treatment of Black people will alter the global fashion and beauty industries by creating job opportunities and products catering for a broader range of consumers, model Naomi Campbell told Reuters in an interview. The fashion world has long been criticised for its lack of diversity. Some firms are already making […]

By Christine Murray MEXICO CITY, July 1 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The U.S. government on Wednesday said it blocked an $800,000 shipment of hair extensions and accessories from China on suspicions that the products were made with forced labor. The goods were held under a June order against a Xinjiang-based company suspected of using prison labor and forced labor with […]

Wednesday’s Eastern Airlines repatriation flight from Miami saw the return of 67 Guyanese due to an approval granted by the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF). Bibi Khan and her husband of 48 years were among the group that landed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). She said her experience abroad was troubling since she was unable to attend the […]

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