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Guyana Confirms First Monkeypox Case

GUYANA has recorded its first confirmed case of the Monkeypox virus with the first infected person already placed in institutional isolation. This first case was confirmed on Monday by Minister of Health,...

President Responds To Guyana Sugar Shortage Reports

There are over 2000 bags of sugar available for consumers at the Uitvlugt sugar estate, West Coast Demerara, Region 3, according to President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali. The President made the disclosure...

Guyana Administers COVID-19 Vaccines To Children Aged 5-11 Years

Parents of children ages 5-11 years, on Saturday took the opportunity to get their children vaccinated, as the Ministry of Health began its vaccination campaign for children in this age cohort. Guyana,...

Three Children Dead After Guyana House Fire

Three children under ten perished in an early Thursday morning house fire at Mocha, East Bank Demerara, Guyana. Media reports identified the deceased as eight-year-old Timothy Kippins; six-year-old Trayshaw Kippins; and one-year-old,...

Guyana Launches Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts

Several key stakeholders, including the Supreme Court of Judicature and UNICEF, came together on Tuesday to launch 12 Juvenile Drug Treatment Courts around the country. The courts, which are spread out in...

Guyana Police Probe Suspected Double Suicide

Guyana police have launched an investigation into a suspected double suicide after the bodies of two men were discovered in a car in the capital, Georgetown, on Saturday. Local reports identified the...

Guyana: Female Cops Urged To Show More Empathy In Handling Domestic Violence Reports

Guyana's Minister of Home Affairs Robeson Benn has urged female police officers to become champions in the fight against domestic violence, asserting that they should be hands-on and more empathetic when...

Guyana To Test Wheat Production

Guyana will begin the first trial of 20 wheat varieties before the end of May in a new effort at food diversification. The announcement came recently from Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha. According to...

Guyana Police Urged To Stop Harassing, Bullying Citizens

Guyana's Acting Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken has called on officers to act professionally in an address to a gathering of police sergeants. "We need to stop harassing and bullying members of the...

Convicted Sex Offender In Guyana Found Guilty Of Raping Girl, 15

A Convicted sex offender in Guyana now faces an additional 30 years behind bars for raping a 15-year-old girl three times. Local reports have identified the sex offender as Esan Germain. In February, ...

Schools In Guyana To Fully Reopen On April 25

Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand announced Monday that schools will be fully reopened on April 25. On the side lines of the newly launched artificial intelligence leadership programme, ‘Spark’, the education minister...

COVID-19: Guyana Relaxes Restrictions

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Mohabir Anil Nandlall, S.C, M.P, said while steps are being taken to remove all COVID-19 restrictions, continuous vaccination and regular sanitisation practices will remain...

Incentive Based Performance System For Guyana Police

His Excellency, Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali said he has asked Minister of Home Affairs, Robeson Benn to develop an incentive-based performance system for the Guyana Police Force. Delivering the feature address at...

Guyana Combats Student Absenteeism With ‘Operation Recovery’

The Ministry of Education continued its “Operation Recovery” initiative on Friday across the country, to recover students who have been absent from school for long periods. Minister, Priya Manickchand, M.P, spearheaded the...

Guyana Introducing COVID-19 Home Test

Guyana is now introducing the COVID-19 home test, and while some persons may choose this option to know their status, it is not enough to fulfill international travel requirements. This was disclosed...

Guyana Police Relaunch Use Of Traffic Ladders

In a bid to ease congestion in the city of Georgetown, traffic ranks of the Guyana Police Force, more particularly in Regional Division #4 'A', have been outfitted with 'traffic ladders'...

Guyana Police Nab Wanted Man Dressed Up As A Woman

A wanted man dressed up as a woman to evade Guyana police is now in custody. According to local law enforcement officers, investigators on the East Bank of Demerara arrested 30-year-old Shawn...

Guyana To Construct 1000 Affordable Houses Using Local Wood

DPI (Guyana):- The PPP/C Government will be constructing 1000 houses utilising 100 per cent local wood as part of its efforts to provide affordable homes to Guyanese. This was announced by His Excellency...

Guyana Rape Accused Remanded Over Shooting Of Teenage Accuser

INews Guyana:-  A Corentyne, Berbice rape accused was on Monday remanded on an attempted murder charge. Remanded was 40-year-old Ravello Tyndall, who was not required to plead to the indictable charge, which...

Gender-Based Violence App Launched In Guyana

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – The Ministry of Human Services and Social Security in Guyana, has announced that a Gender-Based Violence App entitled 'iMatter' is available for download as efforts continue to...

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