Police break up sugar workers protest at Uitvlugt

A group of factory workers from the Uitvlugt sugar estate picketed the sugar company again this morning over concerns about physical distancing at their worksite. But their protest action was short-lived as the Police turned up and brought the picketing exercise to an end. The Police told the workers that they would not be able […]

June 13 is new deadline for completion of vote recount

The Guyana Elections Commission has made a decision to extend the timeline for the recount to the 13th June, the Commission’s Public Relations Officer Yolanda Ward has confirmed. The Commission moved this afternoon to amend the gazetted order with the new date. The original timeline would have been expiring tomorrow. The recount has to be […]

Guyana COVID-19 cases jump by 11 in 24hrs

The Public Health Ministry has announced that Guyana has recorded 11 new cases of the coronavirus disease in the past 24hrs. The new cases take to 150 the total number of confirmed cases with 72 of those cases still active. A total of 67 persons have recovered with the number of deaths remaining at 11. […]

Extraordinary financing needed to support small states recovery from COVID-19 -President tells UN

At a high-level virtual meeting examining the impact of the Coronavirus on small states, President David Granger called for extraordinary financing to be made available to assist small states to fight the pandemic and address issues during their recovery. The President told the UN and other world leaders that the multidimensional nature of the impact […]

Indigenous communities at high risk for COVID-19 as Brazil’s numbers continue to soar -CMO

The Public Health Ministry is once again sounding the alarm over the skyrocketing cases of the coronavirus in neigbouring Brazil and the threat to communities in southern Guyana. While announcing that Guyana has recorded no new cases over the past 24hrs, Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud today expressed grave concern over the situation in […]

Stranded Guyanese face 14 days of quarantine on return home

Guyanese nationals who are stranded abroad and want to return home will have to undergo 14 days of quarantine at either a government facility or one of two private hotels that have been designated as quarantine sites for the returning nationals. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has taken the lead on the repatriation of Guyanese […]