Commissioner of Lands sent on leave and asked to hand over to Acting CEO

The Government of Guyana has asked the Commissioner and Chief Executive Officer at the Lands and Surveys Commission, Trevor Benn to proceed on his annual leave from tomorrow and begin a handover process today. He has been asked to prepare a handover/takeover statement that will be given to Manager of the Land Administration, Enrique Monize, […]

Two elderly Region One women are latest COVID-19 deaths

Guyana recorded two more COVID-19 related deaths today, taking the total number of deaths to 60.  Of the 60 COVID-19 related deaths, 40 were recorded in the past six weeks, while the other 20 were recorded between March and July. The Ministry of Health today revealed that the two latest fatalities were a 63-year-old woman […]

Lusignan Prisoners protest over COVID-19 fears; Health Ministry dispatches additional medical team

A disturbance by inmates of the Lusignan prison over coronavirus fears was quelled this morning as the prison authorities assured the inmates that additional steps are being employed to ensure their safety. Two inmates of Lusignan prison have tested positive for coronavirus. The test results were made known yesterday. This morning, prisoners refused their meals […]

Man found dead in crashed drug plane identified as Brazilian national; Injured pilot is known drug trafficker

With cooperation from neighbouring Brazil and INTERPOL, local investigators have been able to identify the man who was found dead in a crashed drug laden plane on Monday. He has been identified as 49-year-old Brazilian national Alessandro Eduardo Petravicius. The man’s body was flown to Georgetown from the scene of the accident and a post […]

Six charged for beating death of Bath Settlement man

An elderly man and a juvenile were among six persons charged today for the beating murder of Bath Settlement resident, Prittipaul Hargobin. The incident took place at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice last Wednesday during a protest by residents of the community. The six are accused of attacking and beating Hargobin into an unconscious state […]

2020 Budget Neglects Public Servants -MP Sarabo-Halley

Issues related to the nation’s public servants took centre stage this morning as the debate of the national budget estimates continued in the National Assembly. APNU+AFC Member of Parliament and former Minister of Public Service Tabitha Sarabo-Halley roasted the budget for its “neglect” of public servants. She said while the former coalition government has found […]

14 Parliamentary staff test positive for COVID-19

Speaker of the National Assembly, Manzoor Nadir this morning announced that 14 members of the parliamentary staff have tested positive for COVID-19. Over 100 staff members were tested last week after Nadir’s test came back positive and then a few days later, the tests for two other staffers also came back positive. The Clerk of […]