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18 vulnerable organisations to benefit from CDC social relief efforts

Eighteen organizations, which cater to the vulnerable persons in society, especially those living with disabilities, are expected to become beneficiaries of food and sanitation hampers from the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in the coming days, as it continues its social relief efforts, government said Thursday night. Four such organisations: the Guyana Deaf Association, the Gifted Hands Learning Centre for Special ...

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PPP threatens to declare Irfaan Ali as Guyana’s President

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will declare Irfaan Ali as President of Guyana, if the recount of votes cast in last month’s polls are is derailed, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday. Sceptical that the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) would manipulate the recount, scuttle or discredit the recount and use the Region Four declaration by ...

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“Greater care” was not taken in handling GDF’s fireworks- Jagdeo

Former President, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday expressed concern that “greater care” was not taken in handling the “unstable” pyrotechnics that exploded and killed three Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldiers and injured two others. His concern came against the background of a similar explosion of pyrotechnics on February 22, 2020 that injured eight soldiers at the Coast Guard headquarters, Ruimveldt, Georgetown. ...

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Solider injured in explosion identified

The surviving soldier in Thursday’s explosion at the Timehri-based Arms Depot of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has been identified as 43-year old Quincy Threlfell of Hopetown, West Coast Berbice, sources said. He was air-dashed by helicopter to the Georgetown Public Hospital where he has been receiving emergency treatment. Three others were pronounced dead. They include Shaquille De Harte, Lance ...

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Man wanted for gold miner’s murder arrested

A man wanted for the killing of well-known gold miner, Deon Stoll, has been arrested. Police say they arrested Leon Estwick at South Amelia’s Ward, Linden shortly before 1 O’clock Thursday morning. The suspect’s 21 year-old male sibling was also arrested in the house at Lover’s Lane. Police say an unlicensed pistol , four live ammunition and ten grams of ...

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Update: Three soldiers dead, one injured in Timehri explosion

Three Guyana Defence Force soldiers were killed and one injured in an explosion Thursday morning at the Timehri Base,  the army said. Sources say the  injured soldier has been identified as 43-year old Quincy Threlfell of Hopetown, West Coast Berbice. The incident occurred at about 9 AM at the Arms Store Complex, Timehri which is located near Camp Stephenson and ...

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Public Health Minister identifies Georgetown areas with COVID-19

Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence on Wednesday identified several areas of Georgetown, the epicentre of Guyana’s COVID-19 virus outbreak, where many of the positive cases live. Areas identified Kitty, Sophia, Turkeyen, Liliendaal, Cummings Lodge, Alberttown, Cummingsburg, Bourda, Lamaha Park, South Ruimveldt and Thirst Park. Latest figures show that the number of confirmed cases has increased by three to 78, including ...

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ExxonMobil and partners inject GYD$60 million intoo COVID-19 relief

The Civil Defence Commission (CDC), Salvation Army and Rotary Guyana have received more than GY $60 million to support COVID-19 relief programmes, the partners in the Stabroek Block announced on Wednesday. ExxonMobil Guyana and the Stabroek Block co-venturers, Hess and CNOOC, are providing funds as part of the programme established collaboratively with the Department of Energy to support social projects. ...

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All four bodies in Berbice River mishap recovered

The bodies of four men, who were involved in a mishap in the Berbice River, were Wednesday recovered, police said. The Guyana Police Force said that about 12:45 PM the bodies of Kidman Lindie, aged 37 years of 41 Stanleytown , New Amsterdam and Godfrey Denharte , aged 60 years of Sandhills ,upper Berbice River were fished out of the ...

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