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One dead, one injured after car slams into cow

An occupant died and the driver was severely injured Tuesday night when the car they were travelling in slammed into a cow. The accident occurred at about 9pm on the Good Hope Public Road, East Coast Demerara. The dead man has been identified as 32-year-old Rakesh Singh of Lot 46 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. Hospitalised is 24-year-old Kelron Benjamin of 114 ...

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Soldier dies in Essequibo Coast road accident

A Guyana Defence Force (GDF) soldier died late Thursday night in a road accident at Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, police said. He was identified as 20-year-old Private 25332 Jermaine Jones of 11 Sand Reef, Queenstown, Essequibo Coast. He was stationed at the Anna Regina Headquarters and attached to the 3rd Infantry. Police said that about 10pm Jones he was riding a ...

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Drag racer is 5th COVID-19 death

Minister of Public Health Volda Lawrence on Monday night confirmed a fifth death in Guyana as a result of COVID-19. The deceased is a male, Deryck Jaisingh, from Region Four who passed away at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation earlier Monday evening. Jaisingh, known as ‘Mad Dog’ was a drag racer. The Ministry of Public Health and the Government of ...

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Updated: Guyana confirms fourth COVID-19 death

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence Wednesday night  confirmed that the total number of deaths from COVID-19 in Guyana has moved to 4.. The deceased is a male from Region 4 (Demerara-Mahaica). Earlier this evening, Minister Lawrence had confirmed Guyana’s third COVID-19 death was Ms Osa Collins, a 78-year-old resident of New Amsterdam. She died at the Georgetown Public Hospital ...

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Guyana’s COVID-19 claims another life, more persons test positive

Guyana now has now recorded two deaths from the COVID-19 coronavirus and the number of confirmed cases now stands at 12, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Gordon-Boyle said Tuesday. Delivering the Public Health Ministry’s daily update, she said statistics on confirmed cases available up to Monday afternoon showed an increase from eight to 12 cases. Gordon-Boyle said 10 confirmed ...

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Guyana-born New York bus driver of COVID-19

A 61-year-old Guyana-born bus driver in New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has died from the Coronavirus, COVID-19, New York Daily News reported. He has been identified as Oliver Cyrus, who drove buses for the Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority, a subsidiary of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that operates a handful of express and local bus routes. Cyrus ...

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Guyana records first “imported case” of Coronavirus; President Granger discourages “public gatherings”

President David Granger Wednesday night announced that a 52-year-old Guyanese woman, who returned from the United States (US) on March 5, died on Wednesday – six days later – is Guyana’s first “imported case of the Coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19). Mr Granger said the woman, who went to a government-owned health care and treatment institution, had uncontrolled diabetes and hypertension. ...

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Soldier in fireworks explosion dies

One of the nine soldiers injured in the fireworks explosion on the weekend at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guard headquarters died on Sunday morning, the Ministry of the Presidency said. Corporal Seon Ross 21331 succumbed to his injuries at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) where he was receiving treatment following an explosion on Saturday around 1:30 pm ...

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National cyclist Jude Bentley dies in accident with vehicle driven by former GDF Chief of Staff Gary Best

Well-known Guyanese cyclist, Jude Bentley, was early Saturday morning killed on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn. Witnesses at the scene say the vehicle, driven by former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best, struck down Bentley. Divisional Police Commander Edgar Thomas confirmed that Best was driving the ...

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