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Daily Archives: May 11, 2020

Flood warning issued due to heavy rainfall

A flood warning is issued for flood-prone areas over the next few hours due to ongoing rainfall that is expected to continue until Thursday, May 14, 2020. “The Civil Defence Commission is urging residents in high-risk communities to take the necessary precautions,” the agency said. Further, kindly call the Civil Defence Commission, 24 hours National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on ...

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Man allegedly kills mother-in-law

A 28-year-old security guard of Sideline Dam, Buxton, East Coast Demerara allegedly killed his mother-in-law and he has since been arrested. Dead is 56-year old Velma Pickering of 257 South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara, Police say the suspect was promptly apprehended by public spirited citizens and handed over to the police. He allegedly killed Pickering between at about 2:45 ...

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Rupununi records its first COVID-19 case

As the number of COVID-19 cases in neighbouring Brazil continues to soar, Guyana is reporting that Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) has recorded its first confirmed case, prompting a stern warning by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence. “Guyanese, a disaster is at our very backdoor and unless we exercise caution and adhere to the control measures, the model figures of ...

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APNU+AFC says “clear and unmistakable patterns” of PPP-engineered voter irregularities; GECOM yet to analyse coalition charges

Less that one week after President David Granger said the March 2, 2020 general elections were “free, fair and orderly”, his incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has charged that the national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections is uncovering massive irregularities. But the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) could not ...

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