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Guyana doctors get training to detect microcephaly

Guyana doctors get training to detect microcephaly

Doctors from all regions in Guyana are being trained to detect microcephaly in expectant mothers. The training is being conducted by the Ministry of Public Health in collaboration with the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and RAD-AID International. Microcephaly is a condition where the head of the foetus is smaller than normal. It may be caused by […]

GUYANA – Man allegedly gardens around wife’s makeshift grave

GEORGETOWN –– It surely must have taken someone with a certain level of cold-bloodedness to daily tend to a garden that is just next to the spot where one’s murdered wife is buried. But that’s exactly what Mibicuri farmer, Sunildat Balack, apparently did for almost a year. When police went to the spot where 44-year-old Balack […]

GUYANA – Pastor convicted for raping six-year-old

GUYANA – Pastor convicted for raping six-year-old

GEORGETOWN –– A pastor has been convicted for raping a six-year-old girl. The incident took place between June 1 and June 30, 2007. The initial facts of the case are that the man was at home with the girl and her sibling, when the act was committed. He called the child into a bedroom where he […]

GUYANA – ‘Death to parking meter by-laws’

GUYANA – ‘Death to parking meter by-laws’

GEORGETOWN – In its sixth week of protesting against the implementation of parking meters in the City of Georgetown, the Movement against Parking Meters has made their plea much more colourful by calling for the death of the parking meter by-laws. This message was communicated vividly yesterday with the enactment of a funeral procession in-front […]

Cops thwart alleged prison escape plot

Cops thwart alleged prison escape plot

GEORGETOWN – Swift action by police ranks led to the arrest of a woman after a grenade and a quantity of marijuana was found in her home. Police later learnt that the 27-year-old woman was planning on smuggling the contraband into the Camp Street prison for Mark Royden Williams called ‘Smallie’ who was recently handed […]

GUYANA – Six homeless after Princess Street fire

GUYANA – Six homeless after Princess Street fire

GEORGETOWN – A family of six is now contemplating the next move after their Princes Street, Georgetown home went up in flames last evening.  Fortunately no one was injured in the blaze. The Guyana Fire Service (GFS) is currently investigating and examining what may have led to the blaze that occurred around 7:35 p.m. According […]

GUYANA – Murder accused stabbed on his way to court

GUYANA – Murder accused stabbed on his way to court

GEORGETOWN –– Eighteen-year-old Timothy Paul Chance was rushed to the Georgetown Public Hospital just after noon yesterday, after he was stabbed to the abdomen as he was making his way to the Police Outpost at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts. The stabbing occurred minutes after Chance and four co-accused (two male and two female) –– two of […]

GUYANA – Woman fakes kidnapping to run away with lover

GUYANA – Woman fakes kidnapping to run away with lover

GEORGETOWN –– When 21-year-old Fazeema Zabar was dragged into a car at knife-point two Mondays ago in the presence of her mother and brother, at Zeelugt New Scheme, East Bank Essequibo (EBE), it was actually a scene she was enacting—one she and her lover plotted the night before. The plot went just as they expected — […]

GUYANA – Mum coming to grips with daughter’s death

GUYANA – Mum coming to grips with daughter’s death

GEORGETOWN –– Tears flow down her cheeks as she continues to deny that she needs counseling having had to witness her three-year-old daughter, Bianka Sancho, perish as dozens helplessly stood in front of the raging fire at Vigilance, East Coast Demerara (ECD) last month. Although she cries daily, Shavane Sancho is trying hard to put the […]

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