39-year-old Sydney Cort, who was a teacher by profession, was killed in the early morning hours of today, 31st of July, 2022, at around 1:00 a.m. Cort was a teacher by profession and resided in the town of Rose Hall, Corentyne, Berbice, Guyana.
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.
A video surfaced on social media today, 24th of July, 2022, showing a team of persons struggling to rescue a man who was rendered immobile off the shores of Bartica after an apparent water accident. The person filming said that popular social media personality, Guyanese Critic, is one of the persons involved in the accident.
So far, Guyana has earned more than 800 million United States dollars from oil revenues since the start of oil extraction in December 2019. But things are about to get better. Guyana is projected to break the 1 billion US dollars mark in oil revenues by the end of December, 2022. And barring the unforeseen, it’s uphill from there.
Two men were reportedly killed after a mining pit collapsed, burying them, in Region 7, Guyana, South America. The tragedy struck yesterday, Friday, 22nd of July, 2022. A video which surfaced shows workers retrieving the bodies from under the mud.
The World Health Organization (WHO) has today, 23rd of July, 2022, declared the monkeypox outbreak a Global Health Emergency. This means that a coordinated international response is needed to contain the virus.
The government of Guyana is giving its citizens a head start in building their own spanking new homes with subsidies and concessions that will make it far cheaper. President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, said he wants everyone to come on board. The president says the aim is to improve the lives and comfort of Guyanese, increase the net worth and wealth of every Guyanese, and make Guyana a more beautiful place.
There’s never been a better time to start building your new home. The government of Guyana is giving Guyanese added incentive to start building a new house with massive subsidies on construction material. His Excellency, Dr. Irfaan Ali, announced today, 22nd of July, 2022, that his government will support new home projects by providing free steel and some of the cement needed for the job.
Prior to the 2020 elections in Guyana, Guyanese were sold a pipe dream. They were promised a life of rapid economic transformation and luxury that got them overly excited. But more than two years after oil starting flowing out of Guyana, and after over 700,000 million US dollars in oil revenue, little, if anything, has changed for the better for the general Guyanese population.
Reminiscent of the dark days of the Burnham dictatorship era, the streets of Guyana are once again seeing Guyanese lining up for foodstuff – this time, only sugar – but it’s still defined as “food shortage.” It is not clear what exactly is causing the shortage of sugar as the CEO of GUYSUCO boasts that GUYSUCO is exceeding its sugar production projects, but sugar shortage has become an all too real thing in Guyana.
Residents of Wakenaam Island on the Essequibo River, Region 3, have reached out to this publication to highlight a disturbing issue and call on the relevant authorizes to relieve their distress by addressing the matter at hand. According to the residents, there is a drain at Good Success, Wakenaam, which hasn’t been cleaned for 19 years, and as a result, snakes are breeding inside, putting the nearby houses in danger.
In March this year, we wrote about the historic launching of the Lethem Cricket Club which was spearheaded by Mr. Kenrick McDonald. Since then, top ranking officials, public figures, and authorities in the Region have given the project their full support. The Lethem Cricket Club is now in full swing, and very soon, football will no longer be the only sport practiced in the Rupununi Savannahs.
Following public outcry over the scarcity and exorbitant prices of sugar across Guyana, the President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali, has stepped up to the plate and helped to regulate the price and distribution of sugar across the country.
Have you been thinking of traveling to the beautiful Central American country of Belize, but you didn’t want to take the dreaded Covid-19 vaccine? Well, now nothing is standing in your way. Belize has joined the growing list of smart and intelligent countries which have removed all Covid-19 travel restrictions for travelers to the destination.
The government of Guyana and various top ranking officials, including the CEO of GUYSUCO, Mr. Sasenarine Singh, are trying to convince the masses of Guyanese that there’s no shortage of sugar in Guyana. If that be the truth, then why resort to importing sugar from Belize? This is a bag of sugar that I bought today, 19th July 2022, expecting GUYSUCO 50kg brown sugar, but instead I got PRODUCT OF BELIZE.
The peaceful Essequibo Island of Wakenaam in Region 3 has been not so peaceful lately. Several residents of the community has reached out to this publication to voice their frustration over a longstanding noise disturbance which has been causing them great distress to the small, close-knit community.
While the world is still reeling from the backlash of the Covid-19 virus, and wrestling with the outbreak of the monkeypox virus, another highly contagious and even deadlier zoonotic virus has jumped onto the scene. Two persons have already died in Ghana, West Africa after being infected with the Marburg virus.
Guyana is a country of tremendous natural resources, but its most valuable asset is its human resources, and the government of Guyana has been quick to recognize and reward talent. A Guyanese man from Region 6, who has harnessed the power of human ingenuity to do the impossible, has been rewarded by the government with 7 acres of rich farmland.
Monkeypox is spread from person to person through close contact with an infected person. This includes, but is not limited to, mouth-to-mouth, face to face, mouth to skin, and skin to skin contact. Most obviously, sexual contact with an infected person is likely to result in transmission.
The month of June has been designated Gay Pride Month, but Guyana’s Gay Pride Parade took place today, Saturday, 16th of July, 2022, as a crowd of LGBTQ+ persons took to the streets of Georgetown to form the first Gay Pride Parade in Guyana since 2019.