The Guyana Defense Force has today, 7th of December, 2023, at around 11:00 AM, issued a statement that it has located the suspected crash site of the missing GDF Bell 412 helicopter with which it lost signal some time during the morning hours of Wednesday, 6th of December, 2023. The GDF also stated that the aircraft was spotted and that the search and rescue team has reported “signs of life” at the crash site.
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In a previous article, we explained how President Ali had asked President Lula of Brazil around November 19, 2023 to dissuade Nicolas Maduro from holding his December 3 referendum aimed at annexing the Essequibo county by force. We also explained how President Lula did little to nothing to help the situation. Venezuela is threatening to annex the Essequibo, and is moving forward, which by itself is a threat of war. The Guyana Government, lacking a competent military, is relying on diplomatic strength to tide Guyana over this situation.
On Sunday, 3rd of December, 2023, dictator president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, held a referendum which sought the approval of the Venezuelan people to annex the Essequibo territory and make it part of Venezuela – by force and without consultation with, or the approval of, the Guyana Government. According to the National Electorate Council of Venezuela, over 10 million voters turned up to the polls and over 95% voted yes to all five of the following questions:
It has been taught in Venezuelan schools for the last 50 years or more that the Essequibo belongs to Venezuela and that the British stole it from them. But when Venezuelans wanted to visit the Essequibo, they made sure they got their passport stamped. They learned in theory then that the Essequibo belongs to Venezuela and in practice that it belongs to Guyana. This causes serious mental crosscurrents in their minds.
Maria Coria Machado, Venezuela’s political front runner and leader of the main opposition party which is expected to challenge Nicolas Maduro for the Presidency in October 2024, has condemned Nicolas Maduro’s December 3 referendum which seeks public support in annexing the Essequibo. But she has chosen her words very carefully and wisely. On one hand, she seems to want to send a message of peace and respect for international law to the Guyanese Government and people, but at the same time, she has to avoid being seen as a traitor to the Venezuelan people who were erroneously being taught since primary school that “the Essequibo belongs to Venezuela.”
Maduro’s philosophy right now seems to be, “if I’m going down, I’m taking some people down with me.” And those include leaders, civilians, and soldiers in both Guyana and Venezuela. Since the Chavista took office in 2013, he has done nothing good for the people of Venezuela. He has heartlessly overseen mass migration, unprecedented inflation of the Venezuelan currency, medical and food shortages, and the overall suffering of the Venezuelan people.
Venezuela has won its referendum aimed at annexing the Essequibo. Whether they actually won or they rigged it is hard to tell. Venezuela’s National Electorate Council announced that 95% of the voters voted Yes to all five questions.
A few weeks ago, President Ali, along with a team consisting of GDF personnel and others, flew via helicopter to the Pakaraima Mountain ranges bordering Venezuela, planted a flag pole, and hoisted the Golden Arrow Head in a show of resistance to Venezuela’s claim of the Essequibo.
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It is unlikely that the current Brazilian government, headed by Lula Da Silva, will give military support to Guyana in the event of an invasion by Venezuela. In fact, “unlikely” is a bit of an understatement. It is almost certain that Brazil, on its current stance and trajectory, will render any sort of military assistance to Guyana in the event of a Venezuelan incursion into Guyana.
There’s just about three days left before Venezuela’s 3rd of December referendum which seeks to ratify the support of the Venezuelan people for forcefully annexing the Essequibo county of Guyana and making it into a new state within the country of Venezuela. While the Guyana Government has petitioned the ICJ to issue a ruling that confirms the illegality of such a move, and the court is scheduled to do so on Friday, December, 1, 2023, president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, has said that that won’t stop him from flooding the Essequibo with Venezuelan soldiers and civilians and demarcating new boundaries for Venezuela after the referendum.
Brazil’s largest and most reputable media house, Globo, has officially confirmed on the afternoon of Tuesday, November, 29th, 2023, that Brazilian military reinforcements were being sent to the border between Venezuela and Brazil and Pacaraima to protect the citizens of Brazil in the event of a war between Venezuela and Guyana, or if Venezuela invades Guyana with low to no resistance.
The Brazilian Army went on alert in the early hours of Saturday, 25th of November, 2023 after receiving intelligence information about a possible intention to invade Guyana from Venezuela, which would require the passage of troops through Brazilian territory. As a precaution, the High Command began the emergency mobilization of troops to the border.
While the failed Chavismo economic policies have put millions of Venezuelan citizens on the breadline, and sent millions more fleeing the ongoing economic crisis to the shores of various nations around the world, the new front runner in Venezuela’s political race, Maria Corina Machado, is the hope millions of Venezuelans desperately cling to — the redeemer whom they hope will return the oil capital of the world, the once most glorious, bright and shining star of South America, Venezuela, to the heights of its former glory.
As of today, 26th of November, 2023, exactly one week is left before the Maduro Regime executes is referendum whereby Venezuelan citizens go to the polls to vote on whether or not they want the government to annex the Essequibo county of Guyana into Venezuelan territory. The Venezuelan military has been activated and put on full alert. Its mandate is to “defend the Essequibo” after the presumably successful December 3 referendum.
For far too long, the Guyana Government has simply shrugged at the thought of Venezuela invading the Essequibo and occupying it, but in recent days, they seem to be taking it a bit more seriously. Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo, in a press conference yesterday, 23rd of November, 2023, said that all options are on the table for protecting Guyana from a Venezuelan invasion of the Essequibo, and this includes use of force.
In this context, Lula works to avoid an escalation between Venezuela and Guyana. The Brazilian president sent his main foreign policy advisor and de facto foreign minister, Celso Amorim, to Caracas to talk with Maduro.
Another rumor which recently started to circulate is that the the Lethem Trail and Kurupukari Crossing will be closed today, 24th of November, 2023. This publication wishes to advise that, as of today, 24th of November, 2023 at 12:00 Noon, there are no plans in place by the Government of Guyana to close the Lethem Trail or Kurupukari Crossing.
“Brazil made an exhortation, with all other countries, for understanding, the diplomatic and peaceful solution of disputes. I had the opportunity to say that Brazil strongly supports negotiations, understandings and arbitration, with appeals to international courts, such as the Court of The Hague, whenever possible”, said the chancellor.
Venezuela has scheduled a referendum for December 3rd regarding the possibility of annexing the Essequibo region. The territory in question is part of Guyana, meaning the situation could cause a war between the two countries. Therefore, Itamaraty diplomats are already observing the situation and looking for ways to maintain peace.
A Guyanese citizen presently residing in Brazil has weighed in on the existing border controversy with Venezuela and the ever increasing threat of war. According to Mr. Wayne Augusto Mann, it will not be a good idea to engage the Venezuelan military in combat by putting up a resistance since Guyana has a very small number of soldiers and people and little to no weapons, tanks, and other military equipment. Mr. Mann advises the Guyana Government to use wisdom instead to take Guyana through this existential crisis.
As tensions between Guyana and Venezuela are at an all time high, and Venezuelan military presence ramps up at the Guyana/Venezuela border, residents living in border towns are experiencing increased anxiety and fear.
The Guyanese Government is grossly incompetent where it comes to defense. There is no plan of action, no contingency plans, no mutual defense arrangement, and no material military equipment acquisition. It’s mostly believing in hopes and prayers that the western world comes to its aid…which they might, but at what cost to the people of Guyana?
The Guyana Government, through the Guyana Defense Force, has confined all GDF officers to remain within the country’s borders as of yesterday, 16th of November, 2023. This move came as tensions between Guyana and neighboring Venezuela intensifies, nurturing fears of a possible war between the two countries. Further, the GDF is ramping troops and military equipment near to Guyana’s border with Venezuela.
An American evangelist and philanthropist, who has made his life purpose traveling around the world spreading the word of God while doing acts of charity, has crossed over from Brazil into the Rupununi Savannahs of Guyana. He, along with a young Brazilian apprentice, has been staying for the last week or so at the Takutu Hotel in Lethem.
Many Guyanese are worried right now. They’re wondering if Venezuela will succeed in its shameless attempt to annex the Essequibo. Some rest in the comforting confidence that they will not.
Usually, when corrupt leaders want to invade a country, they create a pretext. This false claim that the US intends to “militarize” the disputed territory will be used by Venezuela to try to justify its forceful annexation of the Essequibo. It is already doing a good job fooling its gullible population who needs no convincing and who are united in the cause of “defending the Essequibo.”
A centuries-old cold war between the countries of Guyana and Venezuela is heating up and taking new shape and form. Since the mid-1700’s, then British Guiana and its western neighbor, Venezuela, have traded a war of words, and sometimes even a gunshot or two, over the Essequibo county of Guyana. In 1899, the Paris Award settled the dispute in favor of the British Empire, giving the Essequibo, the region west of the Essequibo river up to the mouth of the Orinoco River, to Guyana. Official borders, which consists of the Schomburgk line between Guyana and Venezuela, were drawn up and boundary markers were placed at the border line between the two countries.
GPF | Joseph Fiffee, a 23-year-old robbery suspect from Buxton, East Coast Demerara, Guyana, South America, was fatally shot at about 08:45 hrs this morning (Saturday, 4th of November, 2023) at Annandale, East Coast Demerara by Anti-Crime Patrol Ranks from Regional Police Division #3.
Guyanese comedian, Chow Pow, who was recently arrested, charged with assaulting his daughter, and released on $50,000 bail, has said on a Live Facebook Video today, 4th of November, 2023, that, contrary to what he deems a misleading report by Big Smith News, he never assaulted his daughter.
Since the early 1960s, a narrative based on falsehoods, deliberate omissions, and senseless hysteria has come to dominate the Venezuelan media and educational institutions, making it far too easy for its citizens to cheer at the prospect of annexing the Essequibo county of Guyana.
Guyanese can now breathe a sigh of relief. The Organization of American States (OAS), via its Secretary General, Luis Almagro, today, November 1st, 2023, during a meeting with Prime Minister Mark Phillips, reassured its firm support for Guyana in Guyana/Venezuela border controversy.
For years, Guyanese have trivialized the idea of Venezuela annexing the Essequibo and seizing it by force. We’ve made fun and jokes about it. After all, the probability of Venezuela making such a bold and daring move seemed laughably small. Since the early 2000s, Venezuela was beset by internal political turmoils and a looming economic crisis with which it is still wrestling, so invading Guyana was not a top priority.
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Among other questions, all of which are intended to further Venezuela’s unlawful and unfounded claim to more than two-thirds of Guyana’s national territory, question five is the most pernicious: it brazenly seeks the approval of the Venezuelan people of the creation of a new Venezuelan State consisting of Guyana’s Essequibo Region, which would be incorporated into the national territory of Venezuela, and the granting of Venezuelan citizenship to the population.
While the tyrannical Maduro dictatorship regime and its media cheerleaders are beating the drums of war, the question arises: is this a complete act of bullyism or does Venezuela really have a legitimate claim to the Essequibo? From a patriotic standpoint, I’d say, “No. Venezuela has no claim to the Essequibo.” However, from a neutral standpoint, I’d have to admit that it does.
Dirty and ungodly bike thieves regularly steal bikes from Brazil and sell them in Lethem, Rupununi, and vice versa. The police sometimes seize these bikes from either the thieves or the buyers. When ownership cannot be established, the bikes are left to rot.
The United States has deployed a rapid response force to the waters off the coast of Israel according to a defense official familiar with the planning. The force, consisting of 2,000 Marines and sailors, will join a growing number of US warships and forces converging on Israel as the US seeks to send a message of deterrence to Iran and prevent the war in Gaza from spilling over into a regional conflict. (from CNN)
Since the discovery of humungous reserves of sweet light crude off the shores of Guyana in 2015, a sleeping monster has once again reared its ugly head. The Guyana/Venezuela border dispute dates back centuries but was settled by the British through the Arbitral Award of 1899 which handed the disputed territory to Great Britain in what was then British Guiana.
I would like to bring your attention the beautiful Charity waterfront and its lovely wharf. Look at the condition of this thing. I’m calling on the Ministry of Public Works. Year come, year go, budget pass for this, budget pass for that, and still this wharf, which is a main point in Essequibo, a main thoroughfare for residents of Pomeroon, Moruca and other locations, is still in a deplorable condition.
I first heard stories of the Charlie, Charlie game in the year 2015 while I was staying at the Takutu Hotel in Lethem, Region 9. A student of the St. Ignatius Secondary School was talking about it. She said that students would place two pencils in the form of a cross over a piece of paper with alternate sides of the paper bearing the words “yes,” and “no.” The students would try to summon an allegedly evil spirt by the name of “Charlie.” They would say something like “Charlie, Charlie, are you there?” or “Charlie, Charlie, can we play?” or something similar.
The founder and head of Guyana’s Cyborg Protection Services, Eustace Abraham AKA Robocop, is presently in Canada leading the security operations for the Toronto Film Festivals. The 48th annual Toronto Film Festivals kicked off on the 7th of September, 2023 and will run until the 17th of September, 2023. The glamorous event, which is a prelude to the Oscars Awards Ceremony, attracts movie stars and top level film industry professionals from all over the world. As such, top level security is of paramount importance.
Police in Region 9 are investigating a tragic incident which resulted in the death of a Region 9 teenaged girl yesterday, 4th of September, 2023. The victim is identified as 17-year old Bella Douglas of Sand Creek village, South Central Rupununi, a student who had written her CXC exams this year passing with good grades. The incident occurred at around 08:45 am at a culvert along the Sand Creek Village main access road.
A young man is now battling for his life and a family is in a state of distress after a 32-year-old man allegedly doused the face of a 19-year-old youth with an acid mixture causing him severe burns. According to the family of the victim, 19 year old Lorenzo Fredericks left his hometown of Lethem, Region 9 to work in an interior region in Mahdia, Region 7, several years ago. On the 28th of August, 2023, he got into an altercation with the suspect, 32 year old Joshua Mangar, who allegedly doused the youth with an acid mixture while he was asleep later that night.
A young girl residing in Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana, South America, took out her camera to capture a photo of the famed blue moon that occurred last evening, Wednesday, 30th of August, 2023. She captured a beautiful shot, but something else appeared in the photo. Something that appears like…another moon?
GPF| At about 05:30 hrs this morning (Thursday), the body of 13-year-old Hasini Mack was found floating in the Upper Demerara River near the western side of Coomacka Beach.
A citizen of the Central European country of Switzerland has taken to social media to voice her dissatisfaction and outrage with the treatment she allegedly received at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) in Guyana. And she was very vocal about it!
An estimated 100 Venezuelan families totaling about 500 persons, including about 200 children, are presently in survival mode on the Grove Sea Dam in the village of Golden Grove on the East Bank of Demerara.
During the early morning hours of Sunday, 27th of August, 2023, at around 1:30 AM, a heartrending tragedy struck the country of Guyana. Inquiries disclosed that the driver of the car, 17-year-old Daveanand Singh, was speeding east along the northern side of Resource Public Road at Canal No. 2, West Bank Demerara when he apparently lost control and crashed into the back of a motor lorry which was parked on the northern parapet. The sheer speed of the car caused it to bounce off and crash into a concrete fence at the side of the road.
With Reference to the malicious, libelous, and slanderous Kaieteur News Article entitled, “Major Fraud Uncovered at South Pakaraima District,” published on the 25th of August, 2023, I wish to address the following issues.
A disturbing video clip, which went viral after being posted by several social media pages and personalities, shows the President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, handling one of his presidential guards in a somewhat uncouth manner.
A young woman was found dead in her apartment at Lusignan, East Coast Demerara, Guyana, South America, this morning. Local police say they are investigating an alleged suicide which is believed to have occurred between 1 AM and 4 AM this morning, 18th of August, 2023. 19-year-old Malinda Fiona Niewenkirk was found slumped down from a bedroom door with a sheet around her neck, one end fastened on top of the door. Her feet were comfortably on the floor.
A Lethem, Region 9 businessman is counting his losses after bandits broke into his store, “Champion’s Choice,” and carted off over 4 million Guyana dollars in cash along with a quantity of mobile phones and brand name Brazilian perfumes.
Police in Regional Division #2, in collaboration with the Region’s Fire Service, are investigating an early-morning fire that resulted in the death of Susan Bibi LaCruz, a 32-year-old housewife and her son, Ilyas Wilson, a 9-year-old pupil of Good Hope Primary School on the Essequibo Coast.
Police are investigating an alleged drowning incident which occurred at about 03:00hrs on 2023-08-12 in the vicinity of Piri Piri, Essequibo River, which resulted in the death of three children, namely: Linda Joseph, a 12-year-old student of Aishalton Secondary School and who resided at Karaudar Village, South Rupununi; Norsha Ayaw, a 3-year-old and Newton Ayaw, an 11-month-old, both of whom resided at Masakenari Village.
According to a 23-year-old Labourer of Long Creek, he was riding a motorcycle that he had borrowed from a friend when he saw the white Tundra parked on the northern side of a trail with its lights on and what appeared to be a bullet hole in the right side front door glass. He became suspicious and reported this to the Police.
Nothing like a good piece of drama to kick off your week at Guyana South America…Former APNU/AFC political activist who walked away and now supports the PPP/C, says he’s tired of the rhetoric from his former comrades.
This book captures most poignantly a time in Guyana’s history when most Guyanese, and even people around the world, viewed the country’s future with trepidation. Many persons were anxious about what lay ahead after the 2020 General Elections and the subsequent prolonged process to determine which political party would govern the country. “Five Months of Agony,” is a gripping story of love, loss, financial struggles, then ultimate triumph set in a beautiful oil-rich country that veered precariously close to self-destruction.
The recently unveiled MV Ma Lisha, which was constructed in India to the tune of 12.77 million US dollars, has arrived in Guyanese waters and has set sail on its inaugural trip from Georgetown to the North West (Region 1) of Guyana, South America. The ship departed Georgetown today, August 3rd at 4:00 PM for its inaugural trip during which it will ply the waters of several rivers across Guyana to its destination in Region 1.
On the occasion of Emancipation Day 2023, the 185th anniversary of the abolition of slavery in Guyana, President of the Cooperation Republic of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, delivered a powerful Emancipation Day message in which he called on former colonial powers to pay reparation to the descendants of African slaves.
President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, is optimistic that this new infrastructural development, along with all the others, will transform the infrastructural landscape of Guyana and facilitate greater trade, industry, and commerce. It will also add to the beauty and enhance the aesthetics of the country.
The story of the young Guyanese woman, Nadia Budwah, and her son, Aditya, is a true story of pure love, sacrifice, selflessness, and tragedy. It embodies the might of the human spirit and a mother’s unparalleled and unfathomable love for her child.
Bothrox Atrops, commonly called “labaria,” is a pit viper species reputed to be one of the world’s most feared, venomous, and deadly snakes. Imagine the horror of waking up to find one of these monsters at your front door! And what’s worse, it has already killed your pet and is now poised to attack you.
This event reportedly happened on the evening of the 30th of June, 2023 at around 10:30 PM. A mini-tornado ripped through the village of Aishalton leaving destruction in its wake as you can see from the photos posted below. Thankfully, no serious injuries or deaths were reported.
The video posted above was filmed since January 2020 by Pastor Wendell Jeffery of Region 4, Guyana, South America. At that time, Pastor Jeffery was on holiday in Suriname. But upon seeing law and order in the bus parks in Suriname, which starkly contrasted with the mayhem at the bus parks in his own country, Pastor Jeffery’s patriotic spirit was ignited and he decided to do some work.
Former Government Minister, Nigel Dharamlall, has recently been embroiled in a damning scandal involving accusations of sexual grooming and rape of a young girl of indigenous descent. Various media houses, some neutral, and some obviously with a political bias, published story after story which only left the whole matter shrouded in deeper mystery with each passing day.
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According to Mr. Khemraj Khelawan, he suffered permanent disability after being dealt a blow to the back of his head while coming home from work one morning. Khelawan says that, as a result of his disability, he suffers frequent seizures which results in difficulty breathing, loss of consciousness, and other symptoms.
Residents of Mon Repos on the East Coast of Demerara, Guyana, South America has reached out to this publication to air their distress after the fumes from an improperly placed pig pen has become unbearable. The residents say they have complaint to several relevant authorities, including the EPA, but their cries fell on deaf ears. Consequently, the residents have reached out to this publication for help in highlighting their story in the hopes that it will move someone to remedy the matter.
Residents of the East Coast of Demerara near to Montrose have reached out to this publication to air their distress over the terrible state of a road that people need to traverse on a daily basis. Speaking on behalf of the others, one of the residents sent in the following message to this publication this morning, 15th of July, 2023.
This publication has been made aware of yet another disturbing allegation against GDF ranks stationed at the GDF Camp Kanuku Base in Lethem, Region 9, Guyana, South America. The worrying incident reportedly took place on Friday night, 9th of June, 2023.
A Guyanese woman who has been trapped in Syria for several years has made yet another desperate plea to the Government of Guyana for repatriation. Although the circumstances of her migration to the war-torn Middle Eastern country is shrouded in controversary, the woman maintains that she went there not to fight for ISIS but to render humanitarian assistance. Back in Guyana, Rafena Kumar underwent training in nursing.
Reports circulating online and perhaps also on printed media that the country of Sweden has officially recognized sex as a sport and will hold sex competitions starting June 8, 2023 are false. The stories were unfortunately replicated online by some very influential media houses, some with a followers base of millions, including World is One (WION) and MSN.com.
A young Guyanese woman of Berbice, Region 6, Guyana, South America has described a negative experience running for the Ms. Jamzone 2023 Crown. Clendolita Lashley was the most popular contestant according to the Instagram voting mechanism set up by the Jamzone Administrative Team. Despite garnering the most votes, she was not crowned the winner. The rules, which were initially that the photo with the most Instagram votes wins, changed midway through the selection process, and new rules were appended. Ms. Lashley feels cheated and discriminated against. She said, “I’m never doing anything for Jamzone again.”
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.