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Monthly Archives: December 2022

Guyana’s murder “clear-up rate” better than Trinidad and Tobago’s

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2022, 9:06 by Denis Chabrol Guyanese police are doing well in detecting murders compared to their counterparts in Trinidad and Tobago, Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Deputy Police Commissioner  Wendell Blanhum said on Tuesday. He told the annual departmental awards ceremony that Guyana’s detection rate is at “an all-time high” with 80.3 percent ...

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Police explain delayed arrival at murder scene of land surveyor

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2022, 1:01 by Denis Chabrol Well-known Sworn Land Surveyor Ricky Oswald Ambrose was fatally wounded in Region Seven and his licenced handgun, raw gold and cash were not found on him, and police have fended off claims by the Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association (GGDMA) that its response was “poor” because law enforcement ...

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Afro-Guyanese organisation welcomes Dutch apology for slavery

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 December 2022, 0:40 by Denis Chabrol The International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana (IDAPADA-G) on Monday welcomed The Netherlands apology for the role that European country had played in the capture and enslavement of millions of Africans, many of whom had been brought to Guyana to work on plantations. “We consider this apology ...

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Multi-billion dollar upgrade of hinterland health facilities

Last Updated on Monday, 19 December 2022, 23:46 by Denis Chabrol Health facilities in Guyana’s interior regions are to be upgraded over the next three years to the value of GY$125 billion, President Irfaan Ali announced during Monday’s commissioning of the upgraded Mabaruma Smart Hospital. He said that upgrades would give the “best possible working conditions” and provide the areas, ...

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Battered Christ Church student discharged; police preparing to charge suspects

Last Updated on Monday, 19 December 2022, 23:29 by Denis Chabrol The 15-year old Christ Church Secondary School student, who was rescued by a football coach from further beating by schoolmates, has been discharged from hospital, even as investigators prepare to charge the two alleged perpetrators, officials said Monday. A Georgetown Public Hospital official said the lad last week underwent ...

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Staff want Minister of Human Services and Social Security to be removed

Last Updated on Monday, 19 December 2022, 15:36 by Denis Chabrol A number of staff members of the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security are calling for the removal of their Minister, Dr Vindhya Persaud on grounds of alleged mismanagement and a bundle of failed initiatives. Demerara Waves Online News has been able to independently confirm that workers are ...

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Guyana prepares to tighten security, safety for tourism industry

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 December 2022, 20:58 by Denis Chabrol In the wake of the death of two tourists in Guyana’s interior within the past two months, Guyana’s tourism industry stakeholders have laid the groundwork for stringent safety and security rules which could eventually become laws or regulations, officials said. Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA), Kamrul Baksh ...

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Freak storm damage several West Berbice houses

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 December 2022, 17:55 by Denis Chabrol A house roof was blown off and several other houses were damaged by high winds on the West Coast Demerara early Sunday morning, and already assistance is on its way, an official said. Region Five (Mahaicony-West Berbice) Representative,  Faizal Jafferally told Demerara Waves Online News that a house roof ...

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Hastings, Mahipaul touted as new PNCR General Secretary

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 December 2022, 17:14 by Denis Chabrol In the wake of the resignation of Mrs Geeta Chandan-Edmond from the post of General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR),  Ganesh Mahipaul and Dawn Hastings are being touted as replacements, according to well-places sources. Efforts to contact PNCR Leader Aubrey Norton were futile. The last PNCR’s ...

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Buxton youths get upgraded playground; GY$1 million pledge

Last Updated on Saturday, 17 December 2022, 8:46 by Denis Chabrol The Buxton Youth Developers will receive some GY$1 million from the government to ensure the further development of youngsters in and around the community, the government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) reported. President,  Mohamed Irfaan Ali made the commitment Friday while giving remarks at the opening of the newly-upgraded ...

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