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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 […]

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 […]

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