Family members shocked to learn mother’s death was COVID-19 related; Seek answers from GPHC and MoPH

Moments after the Ministry of Public Health through the Department of Public Information announced a 16th COVID-19 death this evening, the dead woman’s relatives expressed shock and said they are confused with the coronavirus being linked to the 76-year-old woman’s death. The woman’s son, Lester Portsmouth told News Source that a few days ago his […]

TCI party distances self from co-founder over sexual abuse allegations; Accusers detail alleged abuse in Facebook posts

The Citizenship Initiative political party has announced that it has asked its co-founder Ruel Johnson to step back from active duties with the party following allegations of verbal, physical and sexual abuse made against him. Johnson who currently serves as an Editor for the Kaieteur News and is a former Government Cultural Advisor has been […]

Five new cases of COVID-19; Ten persons in COVID-ICU

The Ministry of Public Health on Monday revealed that another five persons have tested positive for coronavirus in Guyana while one more person has made a full recovery. Guyana currently has 142 active cases of the virus with 10 of those persons in the COVID-19 Intensive Care Unit at the Georgetown Hospital. That is the […]

Mass COVID-19 testing for Region 1 and 7 communities

With Regions One and Seven becoming the home for more than 70% of the active COVID-19 cases in Guyana, the Public Health Ministry is locking down several communities in the two interior regions to begin widespread testing and screening. The Ministry has announced that medical teams will be in Aranka and surrounding mining areas in […]

16 new COVID-19 Cases in 24hrs

The Public Health Ministry on Saturday reported that Guyana has recorded 16 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total number of active cases up to 138. Seven of the 16 cases are from Region 4, while Region One has recorded three new cases and Region Seven has recorded 1 new case. Regions 1, 4 and 7 […]

Mottley remains concerned about Guyana’s political situation; Looks forward to resolution “as a family”

Prime Minister of Barbados and Outgoing Chairman of CARICOM, Mia Mottley again expressed her concern about the political situation in Guyana this morning as she handed over the Chairmanship of the regional body to the Prime Minister of St. Vincent. In a speech during a virtual ceremony, Mottley said she awaits the Caribbean Court of […]

Govt. orders some interior mining operations to cease as COVID-19 measures extended; Region One hotspots on lockdown

The Government this morning announced that the COVID-19 emergency measures have been extended to the 16th July. As part of the extended measures, all mining operations in Regions One and Seven will have to cease. Over the past week, there has been an upsurge in COVID-19 infections in the gold mining communities. Additionally, access to […]

Bartica man becomes 14th COVID-19 death

A 34-year-old man from Bartica became Guyana’s 14th COVID-19 related death this afternoon. He has been identified as Abdool Khan. The father of three passed away in the Coronavirus Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Hospital where he was a patient for several days. He was the first confirmed case from the town of Bartica. […]

Guyana records 13th COVID-19 death; Active Cases reach 120

Guyana has recorded a 13th death from the coronavirus disease. The latest victim is a 42-year-old man who was rushed to the Georgetown Hospital on Monday complaining of severe breathing problems. He passed away the same day and a COVID-19 test was conducted after his death. The results confirmed the disease. Meanwhile, Regions 1, 4 […]