The death toll of the deadly Mahdia Secondary School dorms fire has now increased to 20 as another beautiful soul who was hospitalized for severe burns transitions into the great beyond. Today, 13 year old Sherana Daniels was freed of her earthly sufferings following the Mahdia Dorms fire. She had been hospitalized and receiving intensive care since the night of the fire.
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Businessman Said He Kicked Daughter After She Asked Him for Money and Wished Death Upon Him
On Tuesday, February 28th, 2023, Devanand Singh was found guilty of assaulting his daughter. On March 23, 2023, he was sentenced to 18 months in prison by Principal Magistrate Leron Daly.
Teenager Who Allegedly Set Mahdia Dorm on Fire to be Charged as Adult
The teenaged female student of Mahdia Secondary School who is accused of maliciously and intently starting the deadly Mahdia Female Dorms Fire will be charged with murder, according to a Press Release by the Guyana Police Force. The accused, who is over 14 years old, will be charged as an adult for 19 counts of murder.
Guyana Celebrates Independence Shrouded in Grief
Friday, May 26th, 2023, was supposed to have been a glorious day for all Guyanese…a day of remembrance of the struggle for Independence and the subsequent victory. A day when the colonial power, Britain, like a parent who had nurtured a child, said to the nation, “you are now ready and capable to take care of your self.” Despite the fact that Independence in Guyana was viewed by many as premature and regressive, and the fact that it didn’t do much for Guyana in the past 57 years, Guyanese, engulfed in national pride, and fueled by hope for the future, still have much to celebrate.
Three Region 9 Residents Killed in Accident in Neighboring Brazil
Three Region 9 residents were tragically killed today, 26th of May, 2023 in an accident in neighboring Brazil. This publication understands that the group were on their way to the Brazilian city of Boa Vista, which is about 2 hours’ drive from Lethem. The accident took place on the BR-401 Highway about 80 kilometers from the municipality of Bonfim which borders Lethem.
Student of Mahdia Secondary School Attempts Suicide
Well placed sources have informed this publication that a male student of the Mahdia Secondary School has attempted suicide by consuming a poisonous substance. He was medevacked to Georgetown where doctors are wrestling to save his life.
National Candlelight Vigil in Honor of Mahdia School Fire Victims Sees Enormous Turnout
A national candlelight vigil carried last evening, Tuesday, 23rd of May, 2023, at the Umana Yana in Georgetown, Region 4, Guyana, South America, in honor of the victims of the Mahdia Secondary School Dorm Fire which killed 19 students, saw an enormous turnout of emotionally laden people from all walks of life standing in solidarity with the friends, teachers, and families of those who lost their lives in the fire.
Teenaged Girl Suspected of Maliciously Starting Deadly Dorm Fire Says Police
GPF | Police investigations so far into Sunday night’s deadly fire at Mahdia, which claimed the lives of 19 persons, reveal that a female student is suspected of having set the devastating fire because her cellular phone was taken away by the Dorm’s mother and a teacher.
Grills Might Have Hindered Students from Escaping Tragic Mahdia Dorm Fire
As the entire country of Guyana still struggles to cope with the reality of the Mahdia Secondary School Girls’ Dorm fire which claimed the lives of 19 students and left several severely injured, persons have been weighing in on what can be done better in the future to prevent such tragedies from ever happening again.
Fire at Girls’ Dorm at Mahdia Kills 19 Students
A deadly fire ravaged the girls’ dormitory at Mahdia Secondary School in the town of Mahdia, Region 8, Guyana, South America leaving 20 dead and many more injured. According to the Department of Public Information, the fire started around 11:40 PM on Sunday, 21st of May, 2023. It is not clear at this time what caused the fire.
Moco Moco 999 Steps No Longer Open to Public
The well known Moco Moco 999 steps which became a sort of tourist attraction in Moco Moco Village, Region 9 is no longer open to the public for tourism purposes. The 999 steps is part of the earlier construction of the Moco Moco hydropower plant. After the failure of the hydropower plant, the steps became a popular tourists’ adventure partly for the view from the top and partly to test one’s physical abilities.
Guyana Bids Farewell to USA Ambassador Sarah Ann Lynch
As the term of US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch, nears it end, a farewell reception was hosted for her at the US Embassy in Georgetown on the evening of Friday, May 19th, 2023. There, President Ali heaped high praises on Lynch and promised her that Guyana will remain united and committed to democracy and rule of law.
Details of How Royden Williams Escaped from the Mazaruni Prison, Region 7
Williams was returning to the Sibley Hall prison after receiving a visit from a female who is currently in custody, when the escorting ranks came under gunfire. The ranks dismounted the ATV and returned fire at the assailants.
Breaking! Death Row Prisoner Escapes from Mazaruni Maximum Security Prison
Convicted mass murderer Mark Royden Durant also known as Royden Williams, and “Smallie’ escaped while being escorted back from a visit with the aid of heavily armed accomplices in a speedboat at Mazaruni Prison around 14:30 hrs. today (Friday, May 19, 2023).
Shopify Ecommerce Empire Officially Opens Office in Guyana
The International Ecommerce Giant, Shopify, will officially open its first office in Guyana at State House on the Essequibo Coast, Region 2, Guyana, South America on the 28th of May, 2023. Led by ambitious Canadian based Guyanese, Sheriza Mohamed, the company is encouraging Guyanese to rise with the growing trend of online shopping and ecommerce.
Team Mohameds Assists Man with Amputed Leg
Now here’s a heartwarming story. A few days ago, a man appeared in a viral video pleading and crying for someone to help him. He is married but has not children. He had lost one of his legs while operating a tractor in Black Bush Polder, Corentyne, Berbice. As such, he and his family fell on hard times. As a last resort, the man took to social media, foregoing all pride and dignity, to plead for help from anyone who cares.
Guyana Listed by Yahoo! Finance Among 15 Richest Countries in South and Central Americas
Remember the days just prior to First Oil in Guyana when all Guyanese were overhyped about the prospects of oil wealth? International News Media, perhaps a little overenthusiastic to sell their papers, spun story after story about how Guyana could potentially become the richest country in the world.
Plans Afoot to Restore Berbice 100-Window House
The 100-window (or 99 window) house located at No. 19 Village, Corentyne, Berbice, has fascinated curious onlookers for decades. Many persons have ventured inside the compound where the house is located, called the Fraser Farm, to take pictures. Recently, we published an article where the owner, Maria Fraser, issued a statement advising persons to desist from entering the property without permission from the family.
Video: Venezuelan Refugees Sleeping on the Sidewalks of Boa Vista, Roraima, Brazil
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All Hotels in Lethem Are Fully Booked from 20th to 28th of May, 2023 for Independence Activities
Just last month, the Rupununi Rodeo celebrations saw thousands of persons pouring into Lethem from all corners of the country and even internationally. But as the dust of Rupununi Rodeo 2023 settles, a new stampede is taking form.
Video: Guyanese Critic Calls Azruddin Mohamed on Facebook Live
Over the past few weeks, there have nationwide speculation that one of Guyana’s most famous social media personality and reporter, the Guyanese Critic, and popular city businessman, Azzrudin Mohamed, have “fallen out” and are no longer friends.
Video: Brave Woman Continues Filming Even After Hit by Bullet
A Facebook Live video today, 10th of May, 2023, shows a woman filming an altercation between two groups of people during which she was shot by a yet to be identified gunman. It is not clear at the moment what is the root of the problem. However, one source suggested that it has to do with dispute over land. The incident took place on the Essequibo Coast in Region 2, Guyana, South America.
Man Suspected to Have Burnt Daughter to Death in Neighboring Suriname
In neighboring Suriname…a man is suspected of burning his daughter to death after he learned that she had sent sexually suggestive photos to her boyfriend. The man has been arrested and is assisting with investigations. The victim, Nandita Gajadhar, was just 17 years old at the time of her death.
Retracted: Strange Creature Reportedly Photographed in the Rupununi
A fan of the Guyana, South America Facebook Page sent in the photo shown above to us. He claims that the strange, bizzarre looking creature was photographed someone in the Central Rupununi Savannahs between Parashara and Nappi Villages.
Young Man Jumps into River and Saves Drowning Woman
The young man in the cover photo, Cort Kipp, reportedly jumped into the Demerara River to save a young woman who had plunged in a suicide attempt. The exact date and time of these events, which was revealed today, 3rd of May, 2023, by the Ministry of Human Services, is not clear at time.
President Ali Promises Free University Education by 2025
In his Labor Day message today, 1st of May, 2023, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, promised the nation that University Education will be free by 2025. On the campaign trail leading up the March 2nd, 2020 elections, the then PPP/C opposition had promised to make the University of Guyana free for all Guyanese. However, after taking office in 2020, this promise was not fulfilled to date.
Debunked: The 100-Window House is Not Haunted
A recent Kaieteur News Article entitled, “Is the Berbice 100-Window House Haunted,” somehow managed to misinterpret Ms. Maria Fraser as saying during an interview that the house is haunted. Ms. Maria Fraser, heir to the famous 100-window house located at No. 19 village, Corentyne, Berbice, has reached out to this publication to debunk that myth, expressively stating that the house is not haunted and that they have never seen any ghosts or experienced anything of the supernatural in or around the premises.
Teacher Recounts Horrible Experience of Having Her Car Slammed at Starbucks
A Guyanese woman, who is a teacher by profession, has recounted via her Facebook page, a terrifying experience of having her car slammed into and being destroyed allegedly a reckless driver in the Starbucks parking lot. The woman recounts hitting her chest and vomiting as a much bigger vehicle slammed into her car as she was entering the Starbucks parking lot, only to have it brushed off by her alleged assailant who exchanged numbers with her but is now allegedly refusing to answer calls. What’s worse is that the distraught citizen has been abandoned by the Guyana Police Force who contend that since the accident happened on “private property,” she must hire a lawyer and go to the courts for justice on her own. This is her story.
The Dangers of Hookah by Dr. Telford Layne
Can you imagine, me giving you a cup of poison to drink? The police will be called in, it may be classified as attempted murder. Can you imagine the gossip and social fallout as I am labeled a danger to society? But here you are posting photos every week smoking Hookah which is just like taking a cup of poison every time.
Several Billion Dollar Investments Aimed at Turbo Charging Berbice Economy
The decision by the directors of the Sheriff Group of Companies to invest in the ancient county of Berbice is in support of President Dr. Irfaan Ali and Vice President Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo’s vision for Berbice with the creation of a stadium, deep water port, refinery and ongoing oil exploration in the Canje block.
Security Guard Charged After Firing at 10-Year-Old Child
Ted Edwards, a 23-year-old Security Guard from Land of Canaan, East Bank Demerara, Guyana, South America, who was arrested on 15/04/2023 by a rank from the Golden Grove Police Station, was charged today (19/04/2023) for ‘Discharge of a Loaded Firearm with Intent’, Contrary to Section 55(a) of the Criminal Law (Offences) Act Chapter 8:01.
Construction of Lethem to Lethem Road Underway
The Government of Guyana has ramped up efforts to fast track the completion of the paving of the Lethem to Linden trail into a modern highway. When this happens, it might be possible to whisk from Lethem to Georgetown in less than 6 hours.
Update: No Ghost at Leonaro Kids’ Park, Region 3
Around the 14th of April, 2023, an eerie Tiktok video purporting to show paranormal activity at a kids park in Leonora Village, Region 3, Guyana, South America went viral. The video, which played an eerie sound and showed swings and see-saws moving by themselves as though ghosts were on them, was also posted on the Guyana, South America Facebook Page where we asked fans to speculate on whether the video was fake or real.
Presidential Guard Killed in Early Morning Accident
Avandel Kevin Narine, a 24-year-old Police Corporal stationed at President Guard (PG) and attached to Castellani House, who resided at 41-42 New Market Street, Georgetown, was killed in an accident which occurred at about 06:20 hrs this morning, Sunday, 16th of April, 2023.
Caiman at National Park Unlikely to Attack Says Guyana Wildlife Commission
A Facebook Post made by this publication about a caiman spotted at the National Park has attracted the attention of the Guyana Wildlife Conservation and Management Commission.
International Court of Justice to Rule on April 6 on Guyana/Venezuela Border Dispute
The International Court of Justice has issued a Press Release today, 3rd of April, 2023 that it will rule on the 6th of April, 2023 on the Guyana/Venezuela Border Controversary. The ruling, which is likely to be in favor of Guyana, who is the rightly owner of the territory, will test Caracas’ resolve to bully this territory from Guyana.
Caiman Attacks Rupununi Youth
An unfortunate and frightening encounter with a caiman has left a Rupununi youth badly injured. This publication was informed that Russel Allicock was attacked by a caiman during a fishing trip in the Rupununi sometime around Sunday, 26th of March, 2023.
Attorney General Condemns Ogunseye’s Attempt to Incite a Military Uprising
Working People’s Alliance (WPA) held a Public Meeting at the Buxton Line Top, East Coast Demerara on Thursday 9th March 2023 on the current political and economic situation in Guyana. The Guest Speaker was the Leader of the PNCR Mr. Aubrey C. Norton with the Main Speaker being Dr. David Hinds. Other Speakers included Tacuma Ogunseye, Deon Abrams, Kidakie Amsterdam, among others.
Is the Linden “Blue Lake” a Death Trap?
The Kara Kara Blue Lake in Linden is doubtless beautiful. But is it a “Death Trap” as some have called it? Rising up from the depths of poorly covered mining pits, the lake has an uneven and unstable foundation plagued with quicksand and sinkholes that precipitate strong underwater currents. The possibility of landslips occurring underfoot and swallowing a person up is relatively high. Several persons have already drowned in the lake, and many have reported a near death experience.
Young Woman Murdered While Attempting to Leave Abusive Relationship
Another precious life senselessly destroyed by yet another coward! A young Guyanese woman was brutally murdered by her common-law partner today, 6th of March, 2023 at around 10:00 A.M while she was attempting to walk away from their abusive relationship.
48 Turnkey Homes Under Construction in Region 9
Construction of the first forty-eight (48) homes is progressing under the Lethem Housing Support Programme, as the government pushes sustainable housing development in hinterland communities and aims to satisfy the demand for move-in ready homes.
Breaking: Suriname Accuses Guyana of Encroaching on its Territory
A recent anti-mining operation in Guyana’s interior has captured the attention of the Surinamese authorities. Suriname, like Venezuela, has a bitter border dispute with Guyana. Suriname is requesting clarification on the authority by which the Guyana government acted on “their territory”.
Demolition of Region 9 Political Office Unbecoming of a Civilized Nation
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US Advises All its Citizens to Get out of Russia Now
While the reason given for the advisory is “risk of wrongful detention and harassment,” the possibility of a full scale attack on Moscow aimed at taking out Putin is always looming. Since the unprovoked Russian invasion of Ukraine in January, 2023, nearly 500,000 persons have been killed on both sides including thousands of civilians. The war has caused extensive and debilitating damage to Ukrainian infrastructure and had sparked a mass exodus of millions of Ukrainians fleeing the country and seeking refuge on foreign shores.
Cuban National Flies Under the Radar After Swindling Guyanese Billions
A Cuban national who operated a Ponzi Scheme Scam in Guyana for several years, swindling Guyanese “investors” billions of dollars, has fled the country under the nose of the Guyana Police Force. Wanted in connection with a series of fraud, Yuri Garcia Dominquez is nowhere to be found – prompting the police to issue a wanted person bulletin for him.
Lethem to Enjoy Non-Stop, Cheap Electricity Supply by 2025
The once desolate and isolated border town of Lethem to Guyana’s south is taking yet another step towards turning into modern city. While the 300-mile stretch of trail to Georgetown is taking form slowly but surely, renewable energy projects in Central Rupununi area promises clean, non-stop, and cheap energy to people living in the town of Lethem as well as some nearby villages.
Cuban National Killed on Lethem-Linden Trail
The Lethem-Linden Trail is a jewel in Guyana’s tourism crown – replete with beautiful sceneries of flora, fauna, mountains, and landscapes. But not today – a sad day for all Guyanese and especially those who were in the two vehicles which collided head-on near to Mabura Village along the trail.
The Real Reason Hundreds of Brazilians Drive Over to Lethem Every Day
Every day, hundreds, sometimes thousands, of Brazilians drive over the Takutu River Bridge into the remote border town of Lethem to Guyana’s south. On any given day, you can easily spot about 50 Brazilian cars along Lethem’s Commercial center. Most of them would be parked in front of Chinese stores, some in front of restaurants, and others at hotels.
Poll: Most Brazilians Believe the Election Was Rigged
In a recent poll conducted by this publication across neighboring Brazil, 90.7 percent of the respondents say they believe that the 2022 general elections that put Lula Da Silva in power were rigged in favor of Lula. When asked how this might have happened, they responded that Lula has strong ties with Russia, who are masters at the game of hacking, and they believe that Russian hackers might have played a role in infiltrating the computer system.
Direct Cash Transfers to Citizens Would Contribute Greatly to Economic Growth
Guyana started pumping oil in late 2019, and to date (January 2023) has earned more than US$2 billion from oil revenues and royalties. That translates to roughly GY$420,000,000,000.00. This breaks down to roughly GY$525,000 per person using the generous population estimate of 800,000. Production data produced by the Ministry of Natural Resources show that Guyana recorded its highest output level in November 2022, reaching 389,000 barrels of oil per day. But production rate is climbing and Guyana is projected to produce more than 600,000 barrels of oil in 2023.
Video: Teachers of Huis’t Dieren Primary Condemn Attack on Teachers
On Wednesday, 11th of January, 2023, a male teacher was reportedly assaulted by a parent at Graham’s Hall Primary School on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana, South America. Although the Ministry of Education released a statement condemning the attack on the teacher, it stopped short of explaining what might have provoked the attack. The next day, teachers across the country wore black to protest against violence against teachers.
Strange Object Appears in Skies Over Guyana
A strange, unidentified flying object was observed over the skies of Region 9, Guyana, South America on the evening of January 8th, 2023. Although the object was first reported by residents of Region 9, it may have been visible from other Regions across Guyana and other countries as well.
Video: Traffic Stalled as Crater Forms on Lethem Trail
A massive crater has formed along the Lethem-Linden Trail today, 6th of January, 2023 near to Mabura. Truckers reported to this publication that the traffic has stalled as they await help in repairing the road.
Internet Awash with Memes About Girl Who Made “Colorish” Comment
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Compton Peters Responds to Allegations of Rape
Community Development Officer of Karasabai Village, Compton Peters, has reached out to this publication to refute allegations of rape made against him by a Social Media Personality who goes by the name Melly Facking Mel on Facebook.
High Level of Incompetence at Lethem’s Passport Office
At the risk of sounding unthankful and negative, I’m compelled to outline the high level of incompetence I’ve experienced and observed at the Lethem Passport Office in the hopes that my constructive criticism might compel change.
President Ali Attends Inauguration Ceremoney of Brazilian President Lula da Silva
Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali has started off the New Year with a bang by flying over to neighboring Brazil to attend the inauguration ceremony of his Brazilian counterpart, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva who won Brazil’s 2022 elections by a narrow margin.
Riddle: What is the Only Thing that Separates the Old Year from the New?
New Year’s Celebrations in Guyana is pretty much the same as around the world: parties, dinners, socials, family gatherings, and couples try their best to “break into the New Year” with the one they love.
Citizen Complains About Irresponsible Persons Dumping Garbage in Georgetown
A Guyanese citizen from Georgetown has reached out to this publication to voice his concern about irresponsible persons dumping garbage in the city and making the city unclean in other ways.
Chinese National Allegedly Calls Mr. Hilbert Foster a “Nigga Bitch”
Well known Rose Hall Town businessman, philanthropist, and public figure, Mr. Hibert Foster, related through a Facebook Post yesterday, 20th of December, 2022, that a Chinese businessman uttered a racial slur to him that left him in total shock and horror.
Iconic Jamaican Singer, Sean Paul, Hails up Guyanese Cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul
Guyana has been getting worldwide recognition for many great reasons recently, but it gets better. Iconic Jamaican Singer, Sean Paul, suggests that he was at some point inspired by legendary Guyanese cricketer, Shivnarine Chanderpaul, since Sean called out Shiv’s name during his songs on numerous occasions.
Coming to Guyana: A Look Inside the Amatur Bus
The Amatur Bus Service had first announced in 2019 that they were going to start their service in Guyana in November 2019. However, as we predicted, due to the bad state of the trail and some other bureaucratic factors, their launch has been postponed. The Amatur bus did a test drive of the trail in 2019 and found it too challenging for the bus.
If You Don’t Know the Beekeeper, You Don’t Know if it is Honey – Yimochi Melville
I have received several phone calls and requests to buy this honey that comes in the 5 gallon containers. Persons want to buy in bulk to resell and they want to know where to get it from. It seems to be a profitable business. As it seems that it can be bought cheap. Customers are being led to believe that this cheap honey is being produced in Rupununi, Guyana when it is not. It is coming from some very questionable sources.
Editorial: Caracas Has No Grip on the Essequibo
With Maduro’s growing ridiculous claims of the Essequibo county of Guyana, we can, through a far stretch of the imagination, begin to consider whether he has an ounce of reason to justify his troublesome position.
What Happens if you Are Bitten by a Rattlesnake?
It’s not everyday that you get bitten by a rattle snake. It’s a once in a lifetime experience. It pays to learn from the experiences of others. In this case, Mr. Guy Fredericks is willing to teach you. What happens if you are bitten by a rattle snake? What steps should you take to protect yourself if you are venturing out into the habitat of these venomous creatures? In February, 2021, Mr. Fredericks was bitten by a rattle snake in his village, Nappi, in Central Rupununi. This is his story.
Editorial: Reviving Guyana’s Clay Brick Industry
The clay brick industry in Guyana by no means derives its merits from boycotting Trinidadian industries, nor does it seek to blow cement and cement blocks completely out of the water. But what it will do though, is give the cement block a good run for its money on the basis of the superiority of clay bricks over cement blocks, and the fact that producing them locally will strengthen Guyana’s economy.
What Are Funnel Clouds and Why You Should be Able to Recognize Them
In October 2021, we published an article about Guyana’s first recorded tornado. In light of this event which may very well be the result of climate change, we’ve decided to publish this article about funnel clouds – because several funnel clouds appeared over Guyana, and funnel clouds are closely linked to tornadoes.
The GRA is the Reason I Left Guyana – Volunteer Pilot, Doug Spencer
In an interview with this publication on the 23rd of November, 2021, former volunteer pilot in Guyana, Doug Spencer, said he believes that the fact that he refused to renew his contract with RAM in 2019 might have been a contributing factor to the decline in operations in Guyana. In 2021, RAM sold all its planes in Guyana and stopped all airborne activities in Guyana.
Opinion: The Guyana Police Force Needs to Stop Destroying Cannabis Farms
The Guyana Police has been on a rampage over the decades in the history of post-colonial Guyana destroying cannabis farms across the country. While the fight against narcotics and drug abuse is a noble one, the destruction of cannabis farms is largely uncalled for.
Guyanese Woman Trapped in Syria Appeals for Help in Returning Home
A young Guyanese woman who somehow ended up being trapped in a refugee camp in Syria has reached out this publication for help in raising awareness of her situation with the aim of engaging the government of Guyana and/or any influential Guyanese who is able and willing to help her to return home to Guyana.
How President Ali’s Housing Support is Transforming the Lives of Guyanese
Providing turnkey homes with available financing is not the only action the government is taking to put better roofs over the heads of citizens. President Ali announced on the 22nd of July, 2022 that his government will give massive support to persons building their own homes. This includes financial support through local banks and free construction material.
Letter: Guyana’s Trained Teacher’s Certificate is Totally Useless in the USA
The Cyril Potter College of Education is doing the Associate Degree in Education today along with the programme I graduated from in 2006. You show this document to NY State Dept of Education and it means nothing to enter the system here. It’s as cheap as the paper the college gives you.
World’s Strongest Currencies
The Guyana Dollar presently stands at about 210 Guyana dollars to 1 US dollar, but all of that is about to change. With increasing oil exports, the strength of the Guyana dollar is expected to climb against the US dollar. Assuming that the economy is managed well, the Guyana dollar has the potential of becoming stronger than the US dollar in less than 10 years.
Strange Phenomenon Observed in Skies Over Berbice, Region 6
Residents of Region 6, Guyana, South America have reported observing a strange phenomenon in the skies on the evening of 5th of March, 2022. Although some persons speculated that it might have been the effects of a light beam or something similar used to create effects at shows and parties, the appearance was notably different from what is usually observed from artificial light effects used by humans.
Strange Objects in Skies Might Have Been Ball Lightning Phenomenon
On the evening of March 5th, 2022, hundreds of residents across a 100-mile radius in Regions 5 and 6 of Guyana, South America reported seeing strange light objects in the skies. Although it was difficult to gauge the size of the objects, they appeared to be just about a meter in length, and they were circling like fish swimming closely behind each other. There were three or four light objects moving in a circular motion closely behind each other.
Guyana Boasts World’s Second Highest Oil Reserves Per Capita
The oil reserves per capita then, gives an idea of the impact the oil wealth is likely to have on the lives of the people of that country. If the country has a small population and large oil reserve, then the oil reserve “per capita” will be high, and the oil wealth will have the potential to more strongly impact the lives of the citizens.
Letter: May the Better Form of Journalism Win
You cannot stop this powerful transformation taking place around the world right before your eyes. Truth be told, this is just the beginning of the age of digital journalism.
Funnel Clouds Recorded Over Region 6
A resident sent in photos of a funnel cloud which appeared on the 23rd of May, 2022 over the landmass of Black Bush Polder, Region 6, Guyana, South America. Below are the pictures of the funnel cloud which occurred over Black Bush Polder.
Editorial: Civilians Must Show Respect to the Police and Vice-Versa
Police have a difficult task: contending with bandits, murderers, thieves, and lawbreakers and troublemakers in general. Consequently, they are trained to be tough, to handle offensive weapons, and to survive under dangerous circumstances. In light of this, the general civilian population whom the police are paid to protect and serve must offer a high level of cooperation to the police. If the police are completely stripped of the respect which the uniform should naturally carry, then there will be an inevitable breakdown of law and order in the country.
Tornado Rips Zinc Sheets Off House in Berbice
Funnel clouds are powerfully and violently rotating columns of air which may turn into tornadoes if they touch the ground. It turns out that the funnel cloud did touch the ground and turn into a tornado on the 22nd of May, 2022. However, we only received this update yesterday, 24th of May, 2022.
Letter: Regardless of Whom We Fancy Burnham to be, He deserves to be Celebrated
So my people, it is with a heavy heart that I learnt that the National Library on Monday (23rd of May, 2022) canceled its permission to the Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham Foundation to host the Foundation’s Commemorative Exhibition celebrating the life of Forbes Burnham and in particular his contributions to our independence struggle and securing our independence.
United Nations Pleads with Countries to Repatriate Citizens Trapped in Syria
Living conditions in the country of Syria are difficult even for ordinary Syrian nationals – who regularly flee the country seeking refuge on foreign shores. You can imagine then how much more difficult it will be for foreign nationals living in refugee camps of that country – whose lives are in constant danger every day. The living conditions of the Syrian refugee camps such as Al Roj in northern Syria can be described as “inhumane,” and the faster we empty those refugee camps, the better it will be for Syria and the world.
Paranormal Activities Reported in Region 9 Schools
Stories of paranormal activities such as suspected demonic attacks are not uncommon in Region 9 and have been going on for years, perhaps decades. The stories are prolific in boarding schools where students live in dorms. Numerous persons have reported that the students of these schools, especially those who live in the dorms, regularly come under what they believe are demonic attacks.
Students of Region 9 Report Being Attacked by a Ghost in a White Dress
On Wednesday, 8th of June, 2022, during the registration period at around 8 am, a group of female students of Aishalton Secondary in the Deep South Rupununi started to scream in a frightening manner. At first, the students in the other rooms thought it was some sort of classroom activity, but then a number of girls from forms 1, 2, and 3 ran out of their classroom and started to scream and shout something to the effect that someone is coming for them. They started to jump over walls and fences, and roll on the ground. There were screams all over the school compound.
Editorial: The Humanitarian Mission Guyana Needs to Expand into Other Regions
Speaking to the founder of the Humanitarian Mission Guyana, Mr. Suresh Sugrim, a few days ago, he outlined some of the challenges he was facing in keeping the organization alive. He explained that he is considering closing down the organization because of these many challenges. Frankly speaking, that would be a great loss for the country of Guyana and its people.
African Man Seeks Public Help in Locating His Guyanese Father
According to Mr. Willham Cornelius, his mother had traveled to Guyana in the 1980s for medical studies during which she got into a relationship with his father that led to his conception. However, after his mother returned to Namibia, she lost contact with Willham’s father.
Suriname Estimated to Have Over 30 Billion Barrels of Unexplored Oil Reserves
Currently, just 40% of Suriname’s offshore oil blocks have been licensed, some 32 million acres, leaving over 60% untouched and ripe with potential. Staatsolie’s Vice President of Offshore, Glenn Corrie, said that by the end of 2022, the 60% of unexplored offshore acreage will be up for grabs, and Suriname is looking to get good fiscal terms for the development of its oil and gas resources.
Gas to Energy Project to Save Guyanese 27 Billion Dollars Annually – President Ali
During a State House event in July, 2022, President Ali boasted about the immense benefits that the Government’s Gas to Energy Project will bring to the citizens of Guyana, South America. The President explained how the Gas to Energy Project will reduce cost of living for citizens of Guyana, saving them collectively an estimated GY$27 billion annually which can be used for other commodities or savings.
Guyanese Citizen Describes Harrowing Experience of Being Robbed at Gunpoint in Georgetown
A prominent Guyanese citizen, Mr. Frank Satnarine, described a harrowing experience of being robbed at gunpoint in the capital city of Georgetown on the evening of Saturday, 23rd of July, 2022 at around 10:30 PM. These types of gunpoint robberies, perpetuated by youths on bicycles, are unfortunately not uncommon in Guyana, but are poorly reported upon, and even more poorly addressed by the Guyana Police Force. Guyanese, and foreigners visiting Guyana, are left at the mercy of these robbers who carry out their attacks as though it were a full time job, both in the day and night.
Opinion: The Caribbean Court of Justice Has Lost Credibility as an Instrument of Justice
The Caribbean Court of Justice, Guyana’s final appellate court, has, on the 19th of August, 2022, lost credibility as an independent and impartial instrument of justice when Justice Denys Barrow sent murder convict, Jarvis Small, walking out of the courtroom a free man.
Owner of Iconic “100 Windows” House Issues Notice to Public
The archaic 100 windows house located at No. 19 village is a relic of colonial rule in Guyana, South America. The gigantic structure has been there for perhaps a century, and needless to say, has fascinated the general Guyanese population. Often, travelers and vacationers have stopped to take photos from the road, but many have ventured beyond the gates into the private property to have a close-up view and take more pictures.
How Reevaluating Guyana’s Currency Can Make Guyanese Rich Overnight
One Guyana Dollar is currently valued at around 210 US dollars. Guyana’s currency is weak because of numerous factors, but one of the most influential of those factors is the low GDP that the country produced over the last several decades. However, Guyana’s financial windfall from oil revenues now enables it to have a much stronger currency.
Guyanese Man Stranded in Trinidad Appeals for Help in Returning to Guyana
A Guyanese man who left Guyana to work in construction in neighboring Trinidad has reached out to this publication for help in returning and resettling in Guyana now that he has hit rock bottom. The man explained to this publication that he left Guyana in the year 2017 to do construction work in Trinidad. However, of recently, he started experiencing financial difficulties as he is not getting work as before.
Guyanese Citizen Captures Mysterious Phenomenon with Sun
A Guyanese resident of Mon Repos Village, Region 4, Guyana, South America has captured a very unusual and mysterious phenomenon with the sun as seen from above his home in Guyana. Mr. Khemraj Khelawan related to this publication that he was fixing his antenna on the 1st of October, 2022, at around 12:00 noon when he noticed something unusual with the overhead sun. Khelawan said he saw what looked like a ball of fire coming out of the sun, making a half-circle around the sun and then giving off a flare.
“Tails of Hope” Advises Against the Use of Fireworks
Tails of Hope is an animal shelter and animal rights group operating in Guyana. Tails of Hope is committed to promoting animal health care awareness, offering professional advice, educational tools, rescue aids, and housing to protect animals and to prevent animal cruelty. As we all know, fireworks are not especially friendly to dogs and other animals. In the interest of animals everywhere, the organization has issued a friendly message to all Guyanese of the hazards of fireworks, including its damaging effects on animals.
Letter: I Was Trafficked, I’m Sorry, and I Need to Come Home
Earlier this year (January, 2022), we had written a story about a Guyanese woman who is trapped in a Syrian Refugee camp with her two children, and who is appealing to the government of Guyana to repatriate her. However, despite being aware of the situation, the government has done little to help. Calls to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs by this publication have been met with the Royal Push Around.
President Ali Launches “Men on Mission” to Upgrade the Lives of Guyanese Men
His Excellency Dr Irfaan Ali said that the ‘Men on Mission’ initiative is a movement aimed at impressing upon men the importance of responsibility, being role models, and demonstrating a collective will to shoulder a progressive system to support Guyana’s developing society.
President Ali’s Men on Mission Reconstructs Home for Elderly Citizen
This morning, President Irfaan Ali handed over to 85-year-old Meena Bafan, the keys to her newly rebuilt home at Herstelling East Bank Demerara. The home was rebuilt by the Men on Mission (MoM) after the President saw its state during an outreach in late November. Men on Mission is a brainchild of President Irfaan Ali that engages Guyanese men in productive tasks across the country that helps the less fortunate.
Man Stabs Security, Fires at President Ali’s House
There was an alleged shooting incident which occurred at the State House (southern guard hut) on Carmichael Street at about 07:30 hrs this morning (Thursday 15th December, 2022). Investigation revealed that on the date and time mentioned, a security detail was on duty at south eastern guard hut adjacent to Carmichael Street when a male of mixed race ethnicity confronted the security stating: “I want the President.”