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Daily Archives: July 27, 2020

Former British soldier dies in southern Guyana

The body of a former British soldier, who usually jogged around the southern Guyanese town of Lethem, was late Monday afternoon found on a roadway, police said. He has been identified as Ian Craddock. The ex serviceman has been living in Guyana for 25 years ago during which time he established Bush Master Tourism Company located in Lethem, a town ...

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Govt condemns Chutney singer for “spit in deh face” incitement against Nagamootoo, Ramjattan

The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion today condemned well-known Guyanese chutney singer, Mahendra Ramkellawan for encouraging people to spit on two top government ministers. The Social Cohesion Department says in a recent Social Media video, Mr. Ramkellawan called for acts of violence against Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan. Social Cohesion Minister, Dr. George ...

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38 COVID cases from two interior regions in three days

Guyana has recorded 38 new coronavirus cases in three days, prompting a renewed call for hinterland communities to fight back the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Public Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said the 19 cases that were recorded on Monday all came from Region Nine  (Upper Takatu/ Upper Essequibo). Dr. Persaud on Monday said figures on ...

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Road deaths still climbing despite drop in traffic due to COVID-19, says Road Safety Council

by Samuel Sukhnandan Despite a reduction road traffic across Guyana due to the more than two-month old COVID-restrictions on the movement of people and opening of businesses, a road safety non-governmental organisation is very worried that the number of road deaths has not decreased. To date, Guyana has recorded 80 accidents, resulting in 84 deaths, among them six children, according to Coordinator ...

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Four die in weekend accidents

At least four people have been killed in separate road accidents over the weekend across the country. Police say they are probing a fatal accident that occured at around 17:15 hrs Saturday and involved five vehicles at Montrose Public road, East Coast Demerara, and which resulted in the death of Trevor Managal alias Whistle, 40, of 52 Industry Crown Dam, ...

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