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Roger Khan says “bullets were meant for me”; police deny Fagundes killing probe compromised

Convicted drug-lord, Shaheed ‘Roger’ Khan, who had publicly claimed to have prevented the Bharrat Jagdeo administration from being toppled, on Monday said he was the intended target of gunmen who killed his “son” Ricardo “Paper Short” and he accused police of deliberately responding slow to the incident. “This was not an attack on Ricardo…He died in my place. Make no ...

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COVAX vaccines arrive in Guyana

Guyana today received 24,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “The arrival marks a historic step towards ensuring equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally, in the largest vaccine procurement and ...

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14-year old boy sustains minor injuries in accident involving Harmon’s vehicle

A 14-year old boy was injured in an accident Saturday night allegedly caused by Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon’s vehicle knocking three vehicles at a traffic light, and the driver risks being charged with driving under the influence of alcohol. “As a result of the collision, a 14 year-old male passenger of Linden received injuries about his body and was taken ...

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227 now dead from COVID

Guyana’s coronavirus death toll on Sunday climbed even further with the passing of two more persons. They are a 30-year old woman and a 78-year old man from Region Four – Demerara/ Mahaica. This now means that 227 persons have died since last year March when the virus was first confirmed in Guyana. The Health  Ministry also says that 96 ...

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Fire severely damage East Berbice pensioner’s home

A fire believed to be of electrical origin Saturday night virtually destroyed the home of a 65-year old man at Betsy Ground, East Canje, Berbice. “A neighbour said he was on his verandah when he noticed sparks coming from a GPL utility pole in front of the now destroyed building. The neighbour claimed that shortly after he saw smoke coming ...

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Minibus driver stabbed to death; fisherman arrested

A driver of Wrong-Turn Squatting Area, Tuschen   , East Bank Essequibo was early this morning stabbed to death during a drinking spree. Dead is 34-year old Floyd Mc Garrell.  The incident occurred at about 4:45 this morning at Back Street, Tuschen. Police say they are treating the killing as murder. The suspect, a 41-year old fisherman from Tuschen, has ...

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Local Government Minister unmasked, close to others for Phagwah, despite official warning

Amid repeated warnings by President Irfaan Ali that the stern action would be taken against people who refuse to social distance or wear masks especially during upcoming religious festivities, Local Government Minister Nigel Dharamlall was on Facebook unmasked and face-to-face with staff members. When contacted by WhatsApp, Mr. Dharamlall did not respond. However, a well-placed government official agreed that the ...

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Guyana orders US$4 million worth of Russian COVID-19 vaccines

President Irfaan Ali on Friday announced that Guyana would be buying US$4 million (GYD$800 million) worth of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia to roll out a massive inoculation exercise from next week Wednesday. He said 200,000 doses of the Russian vaccine would be arriving in Guyana next week, and another 24,000 doses through the COVID-19 Global Vaccine Access (COVAX) mechanism. ...

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Several of Office of the President press staff COVID positive

At least seven members of the Office of the President’s Press and Publicity Unit have been tested positive for COVID-19 and have been ordered to isolate themselves at home, according to high-level government sources. The Head of the Unit, Suelle Findlay did not immediately answer calls or respond to WhatsApp messages for an official comment, but the sources said after ...

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GUYBISCO salesman robbed of GYD$1.4 million at traffic light- police

An employee of Guy-Bisco Importation Limited was allegedly robbed of $1.4M cash while conducting business on Thursday March 25, 2021 on Mandela Avenue,police said. The Guyana Police Force says he alleges that as he completed selling items on behalf of his employer at various shops, he secured the funds in the canter he was driving and proceed to return to ...

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