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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Japan earthquake: Rescuers in ‘race against time’ as storm hits

Update from BBC: Rescuers are in a "race against time" to find survivors of a powerful earthquake amid forecasts of heavy rain and cold overnight,...

New earthquake rocks Japan

Reprinted from the BBC A powerful earthquake has struck near the southern Japanese city of Kumamoto, a day after a tremor there killed at least...

Slain cricketer’s family hoping to pull Gayle for memorial game

The family of slain cricketer, Adrian St John, hope to have West Indies superstar Chris Gayle available to play in a memorial match, which...

U.S. cautions Caribbean countries offering economic citizenship

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados – The United States Government has cautioned Caribbean countries offering a Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) to be extra cautious about who...

New figures confirm EU has kept place as world’s leading aid donor in 2015

The European Union and its Member States have once again kept their place as the world's leading aid donor, providing more than half of...

Plane turned around for couple to visit dying grandson

(BBC) A pilot allowed an elderly couple to get off a plane moments before take-off so they could visit their dying grandson in hospital. They...

‘Longest-ever’ captured python dies in Malaysia

A giant python found on a Malaysian building site, that may be the longest ever caught, has died, officials say. The estimated eight-metre long...

Canada emergency over suicide attempts

(BBC) - An indigenous community in northern Canada has declared a state of emergency after 11 people attempted to take their own lives in...

Prince William and Kate play cricket with Sachin Tendulkar on Indian tour

(CNN) - The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge played cricket with one of India's biggest stars, cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar, in a Mumbai park...

Obama admits worst mistake of his presidency

(CNN) President Barack Obama said the worst mistake of his presidency was a lack of planning for the aftermath of the 2011 toppling...

Recent Articles

OPINION: The parallels of Guyana and Suriname elections

The following is an opinion piece by Dr Tara Singh The elections’ events unfolding in Guyana as well as in Suriname have cast on to...

COVID-19 cases remain at 139; authorities concerned about persons’ “callous attitude”

As of today, Guyana's COVID-19 deaths remain at eleven 11 and the number of confirmed remains at 139. To date, the total number of persons...

51 vendors fined $5000 each for not wearing face mask

The Georgetown Mayor City Council (M&CC) is stepping up efforts to ensure that vendors comply with the necessary measures to contain the spread of...

Port Mourant Hospital to begin taking samples for COVID-19 tests

A mobile testing unit has been established in the compound of the Port Mourant Hospital and it will become the first facility in Region...

COVID-19 Advisory for Guyanese stranded overseas

Following a special meeting last Friday, the National COVID-19 Task Force announced that within the controlled re-entry policy, the Task Force has approved the...

Coronavirus spreads in Brazil’s oilfields, as six offshore operators register cases

Norway’s Equinor ASA (EQNR.OL), Brazil’s Dommo Energia SA (DMMO3.SA) and Anglo-French firm Perenco are among at least six oil producers that have registered coronavirus...

West Indies Test players resume training in Barbados

Members of the West Indies Test team have returned to training in small groups at Kensington Oval. After an extended period away from the...

Uitvlugt factory workers protest working hours, outstanding leave

See full statement from GAWU The overwhelmingly majority of the workers attached to the Uitvlugt factory this morning (May 27, 2020) downed tools to express...

GRA reflects on Khurshid Sattaur’s “sterling contribution” to tax administration in Guyana

Full statement from the GRA Management and staff of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of former...

WHO says the Americas are new epicenter of COVID-19

The Americas have emerged as the new epicenter of the coronavirus pandemic, the World Health Organization (WHO) said in a Tuesday briefing, as a...