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GUYANA – Eight at large

GUYANA – Eight at large

GEORGETOWN –– Authorities have corrected themselves with the number of prison escapees or missing persons from Sunday’s horrific blaze at the Camp Street jail. Yesterday, a government statement disclosed that it is now in fact eight prisoners at large, not five. It was pointed out that a number of reasons, including deliberate acts by prisoners at […]

GUYANA – Armed and dangerous

GUYANA – Armed and dangerous

GEORGETOWN – Just before 5 p.m. on Sunday, the Camp Street prison’s surveillance cameras picked up six prisoners exiting the facility and making their way towards Bent Street, Georgetown, while opening fire on Tactical Service Unit (TSU) ranks—guarding around the compound. The Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras picked up Mark Royden Williams and Ex-cop Uree […]

Guyana’s main prison on fire

Guyana’s main prison on fire

Inmates from the Georgetown Prison were being moved to other facilities on Sunday night following a fire that the authorities said had been set purposely by prisoners. The Guyana-based online publication DemeraraWaves reported that numerous gunshots rang out as police and soldiers sought to prevent several of the prisoners from leaving the burning facility where […]

GUYANA – Army unearths 26 dredges in off-limits Kaieteur Park

GUYANA – Army unearths 26 dredges in off-limits Kaieteur Park

GEORGETOWN – The army, criticised for its presence in the protected Kaieteur National Park area, has vowed to continue to playing its constitutional role in eradicating illegal mining. This came after recent joint services exercises which found 26 dredges, fuel and mercury in the area. Over the weekend, at Mure Mure, the army also detained […]

GUYANA – Under watch

GUYANA – Under watch

Following a recent exposé by Kaieteur News over the utilisation of taxpayers’ monies to construct more than a half-million-dollar guard hut at the residence of a permanent secretary (PS), questions were raised over the official’s entitlement to security allowances. The PS of Education Vibert Welch found himself at the end of the barrel this week […]

GUYANA – Not taking sides

GUYANA – Not taking sides

GEORGETOWN — The Guyana Government yesterday said it would continue to provide assistance to the people of Venezuela, even though it acknowledged that Caracas has not approached it for assistance as a result of the internal disturbances in the South American country. “Guyana, as a matter of routine, stands ready to assist or support all […]

Haitian man abandons children in Guyana

Haitian man abandons children in Guyana

GEORGETOWN –– A Haiti national is said to be on the run, having abandoned his two children moments after they disembarked a flight at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri. The missing man has since been identified as Jacque Village, of Morisot Province, Haiti. According to reports reaching Kaieteur News, the man disembarked a COPA Airlines […]

GUYANA – Region Eight endures severe flood

GUYANA – Region Eight endures severe flood

GEORGETOWN – The people of Region Eight are in distress. Over 1000 residents are affected by flood. Waters have accumulated to as high as 15 feet in several communities. Houses have been washed away, some have submerged and others are half under water. Food is gone; clothing has been destroyed, animals—pets and livestock alike—have perished. […]

GUYANA – Former AG on the wrong side of the law

GUYANA – Former AG on the wrong side of the law

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Opposition legislator and former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has been charged with larceny for the alleged theft of over GUY$2 million (One Guyana dollar =US$0.004 cents) worth of law books from the Ministry of Legal Affairs. Nandlall’s arrest on Thursday, came two days after he was questioned by members of the Special […]

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