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GUYANA – Man burns to death after setting home afire

GUYANA – Man burns to death after setting home afire

GEORGETOWN – A West Coast Berbice man is now dead following a morning blaze yesterday. The aftermath of the fire at Cotton Tree Village where 52-year-old Baldeoram was burnt to death. The man reportedly set his house alight after threatening to do so earlier that morning. Dead is Bisram Baldeoram, 52 of Cotton Tree Village. […]

GUYANA – Opposition leader says Commission of Inquiry into assassination plot is unnecessary

GUYANA – Opposition leader says Commission of Inquiry into assassination plot is unnecessary

Opposition leader Bharrat Jagdeo believes that an on-going Assassination Plot Commission of Inquiry could demoralize members the police force and only serves to destroy the reputation of senior members. Jagdeo, during a press conference on Friday, said the inquiry is not good for the country. The former president made the comment almost two weeks after […]

GUYANA – Pilot dies in plane crash

GUYANA – Pilot dies in plane crash

GEORGETOWN – Investigators from the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) are probing a Roraima Airways plane crash that claimed the life of experienced pilot Captain Collin Martin on Wednesday. The Britten-Norman Islander plane went down around 5:48 p.m. as it approached the Eteringbang airstrip in the northwest of Guyana. Martin, a 35-year-old married man and […]

GUYANA – Escape

GUYANA – Escape

GEORGETOWN – Police up to press time had recaptured seven of 13 prisoners who staged a daring, pre-dawn breakout yesterday from the Lusignan Prison holding area, after crawling to freedom through a five-foot long tunnel they had dug inside a makeshift latrine. Odel Roberts, Rayon Jones and Jamal Forde were nabbed yesterday evening along the […]

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 […]

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