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Daily Archives: February 19, 2014

Help combat new mosquito-borne virus, Chikungunya – Health Ministry

Guyana has joined a Caribbean-wide battle against Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said on Wednesday. While there were no reported cases in Guyana, he said authorities would be waging a war against mosquitoes and be on the look out for persons complaining of symptoms. “The Ministry is coordinating with all stakeholders both locally and regionally ...

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Two miners die in ATV-truck collision

At least two persons were killed in an accident at Falls Top, North West District where an All Terrain Vehicle (ATV) collided with a truck, well-placed sources said. The bodies of the ATV driver, Kana, and the passenger, Cougar, were up to late Tuesday night being transported to a mortuary at Port Kaituma. Demerara Waves was told that police at ...

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Husband of murdered taxi driver detained

The estranged husband of the female taxi driver who was raped and killed near Dakara Creek, Soesdyke was Tuesday night detained by investigators for questioning, police sources said. The sources said inconsistencies and questions have surfaced during the probe into last Sunday’s death of 31-year old Savitri ‘Mia’ Parma. A labourer at Bashir’s Loam and Sandpit has been charged with ...

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