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Suriname will quarantine all visitors even if COVID negative or vaccinated

Passengers, bound for Suriname with the ferry, would not be allowed to board the vessel unless they have a negative Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) Test result taken within 72 hours of their scheduled departure, Guyana’s Health Ministry said. Further, Guyanese authorities said even if passengers are COVID negative and vaccinated, they must be quarantined on arrival in that neighbouring country ...

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Guyana promises St. Vincent a “ship” load of volcano relief supplies; call issued for “immediate needs”

Prime  Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves on Saturday said Guyana has promised to dispatch a ship-load of emergency relief supplies in the wake of the explosive eruption of the La Soufriere volcano Friday. “The President of Guyana has been in touch with me quite often. They (are) loading a ship to send a lot of ...

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Suspect in Fagundes killing on GYD$100,000 “substantial” bail

  The suspect in the shooting death of Ricardo Fagundes, also known as Paper Shorts, has been released on station bail, police said. Rondell Bacchus, also known as Killa, was this afternoon released on GYD$100,000 bail. His lawyer, Damien Da Silva, says Mr Bacchus is required to report to police next week Monday. But Police say he will be required  ...

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Harmon asks govt to accommodate volcano-affected Vincentians; several Caribbean islands taking in evacuees

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Friday said his A Partnership for National Unity (APNU+AFC) coalition would support national initiatives to bring relief to volcano-affected residents of St Vincent and even take in some evacuees if necessary. “We urge, that if it becomes necessary, the PPP regime puts suitable measures in place to accommodate Vincentians in Guyana who need to be ...

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St Vincent’s volcano erupts

St Vincent and the Grenadines’ La Soufriere volcano erupted Friday morning, less than 24 hours after authorities declared an emergency and ordered about 20,000 residents to evacuate. News has been sketchy from all reputable information sources, but the state-run National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) said  on Twitter that “Explosive eruption at La Soufriere” and called on residents and other persons ...

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BREAKING: Britain’s Queen Elizabeth’s husband dies

Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth II’s husband, has died aged 99, Buckingham Palace has announced. The prince married Princess Elizabeth in 1947, five years before she became Queen, and was the longest-serving royal consort in British history. The BBC quotes a  statement from Buckingham Palace as saying: “It is with deep sorrow that Her Majesty The Queen has announced the death ...

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Guyana on standby to provide volcano relief to St Vincent

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday said the Guyana government was on standby to provide relief to St. Vincent where residents in the northeastern part of the island were ordered to evacuate because a the La Soufriere volcano could explode at any time. The Guyanese leader said he and St. Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves spoke earlier ...

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More than 1,000 in Region Seven hit by severe flood; coast warned

More than 1,000 persons in the mining district of Aranka in Region Seven were Thursday reeling from the effects of severe flooding caused by heavy rainfall, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said. The CDC said the Region Seven Chairman and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) “confirmed that about half of the village’s population has been affected. Aranka is ...

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Security guard arrested for accidental discharge; shotgun, ammo seized

A guard attached to North West Security Service has been arrested in connection with the accidental discharge of a shotgun cartridge while he was on duty. Police say the 12-gauge shotgun, cartridge casing  and live ammunition have been seized and the guard, whose name is Dequan James,  has been arrested. At the time of the accidental discharge of the firearm ...

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Waitress, man arrested in connection with robbery at Mon Repos bar

A waitress of Sita’s Bar at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara and a man have been arrested in connection with an armed robbery committed on several persons there last night. Among those robbed is 34-year old Glezel Roberts of Diamond, East Bank Demerara. Mr. Roberts says he was robbed of GYD$260,000 cash, and two cell phones valued GYD$174,000. He told ...

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