The successful visit of Barcelona and Denmark forward Martin Braithwaite to Guyana last week will inspire a new generation of girls and boys to follow their dreams through football, according to Guyana Football Federation President (GFF) Wayne Forde. The historic visit of Braithwaite, whose father is Guyanese, was the first time a Barcelona player had visited Guyana, through support from the Danish Football Association (DBU), UEFA Assist, and Concacaf – underlining the progre
A 71-year-old man from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) died from COVID-19 on June 29 taking the country's death toll to 1,254. His vaccination status is not known at this time.
Meanwhile, 70 new positive cases have been confirmed. Two persons are currently in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the National Infectious Diseases Hospital. 821 persons are in home isolation.
The new cases were recorded in Regions One, Two, Three, Four, Six , Seven, and 10.
The Health Ministry is
86-year-old Agnes Dilon was today found dead in her Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara (ECD) home, bearing several stab wounds. The pensioner, who lived at Lot 32 Mon Repos North, ECD, is believed to have been murdered between Wednesday at about 17:30h and Thursday at about midnight. MTV News Update understands that the victim lived alone in the lower flat of a two-storey wooden house. The landlord occupies the upper flat. Reports are that the victim was last seen washing clothes
Nadia Mohamed, who collided with a motorcycle on Wednesday on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, leaving a mother of five dead and another critical in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Georgetown Public Hospital, has been released on station bail. Director of the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Corporate Communications Unit (CCU) Mark Ramotar confirmed that the woman was granted $100,000 station bail. It was reported that 42-year-old Odessia Sam of Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgeto
U.S. basketball player Brittney Griner goes on trial in Russia on Friday on drug charges that could see her face up to 10 years in jail, in a case that highlights the already fraught relations between Moscow and Washington. Griner, a star player in the U.S.-based Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), was detained at Moscow's Sheremetyevo Airport on Feb. 17, just days before Russia invaded Ukraine, unleashing a broader confrontation with the West. Russian authorities
Vendors of the Mon Repos market have begun receiving compensation for their goods lost during a peaceful turned violent protest on Tuesday. However, it quickly escalated, and many used the opportunity to loot and beat vendors of the Mon Repos market. Following the escalation of the series of events, President Irfaan Ali met with the affected citizens and assured them that they would be compensated for their losses. According to him, this promise is already being fulfilled. “W
Guyana and China on Wednesday celebrated 50 years of diplomatic relationship, and President Irfaan Ali, who delivered the feature address at the celebration ceremony, said that his Government has a ‘One Guyana’ policy, and this is why the country welcomes China’s contribution to national development. “My Government desires to show no partiality, and this is why Chinese nationals, like nationals of any other countries, are welcomed to our country’s national development,” the H
THE Police are making efforts to apprehend a soldier who is suspected to be behind the killing of an East Canje Berbice woman who's lifeless body was found wrapped in plastic and dumped in a clump of bushes at Courtland on the Corentyne on Thursday. Dead is 29 year old Donalesa Park. She reportedly left her home at about 13:00 hours on Wednesday to visit the suspect on the Corentyne to uplift a quantity of cleaning detergent but was never seen or heard from since. Her uncle,
A hairdresser was Thursday morning found dead at Courtland Village, Corentyne, Berbice. The woman has been identified as Donalesa Park, 29, of New Amsterdam, Berbice According to Park's aunt, Alesha Parks, the mother of one had an appointment on Wednesday to comb someone's hair but did not return home. "My niece Donalesa Park is missing. Please help me find her. Presently I'm lost helpless and weak," Alesha posted to facebook Wednesday, while providing a list of Numbers for p
We Stand United Cycle Club’s, James Joseph kept the Golden Arrowhead flying in the USA last weekend when he won the Master Men 65+ category race at the Meridian Bank Great Valley Criterium in Malvern, Pennsylvania. Joseph, topped a field of ten riders in his category, clocking one hour, 22 seconds (1:00:22) to win ahead of Paul Korner (ActiveYards /Trek) who was timed at 1:00:24, the same time as the third-placed Mark Hastings (QCW Cycling p/b Cadence Cycling). Combining the
Local sex worker and social media sensation Valentina (not her real name) is a trans woman who is sexually and romantically attracted to men and women. Because of her identity and lifestyle, she has been faced with undue hatred and aggression as she struggles to survive the best way she knows how. “After my mom died, I decide my mind to fully be myself. So I end up pick up a dress and I go out and start to work at the Cathedral.” She left school early to beg on the streets to
Lawn tennis action returns from July 3rd as the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) Open Tennis tournament gets underway at Bel Air Park. The competition will see rivalry in the Boys and Girls Under-18, Ladies and Gentlemen Open, Over-35, Over-45, Novice, Ladies Open Doubles, Gentlemen Open Doubles and Mixed Doubles. The tournament is a partnership between GBTI and the Guyana Tennis Association (GTA). Public Relations and Marketing Manager of GBTI, Pamela Binda, said th
42-year-old Odessia Sam of Lot 170 Middle Road, La Penitence, Georgetown, was on Wednesday killed after the motorcycle she was travelling on crashed into a motor jeep on the Mandela Avenue, Georgetown. Sam was travelling on motorcycle CH 1099, driven by Wendel Oudkerk of Lot 65 Lamaha Springs, Georgetown. According to the Guyana Police Force (GPF), the accident occurred at about 15:20h. Reports are that the motor jeep, bearing registration PSS 7007, which a well-known busines
The Guyana Defence Force boxing gym has shown their excellence in amateur boxing by successfully defending their status as the best gym in the National Novices Championships. The Andrew ‘Six Head’ Lewis National Novices Championships saw three days of intense rivalry between young boxers across the country, concluding on Sunday June 26 at the National Stadium. The GDF gym, which was adjudged best gym at the previous edition of the event in 2019, were again victorious. Terren
The Ministry of Public Works on Wednesday signed a contract with RITES Limited for the supervision of the construction of the four-lane highway from Ogle, East Coast Demerara to Haags Bosch, Eccles, East Bank Demerara. The contract totaling US$3.2 million will allow RITES Limited to supervise the construction of the new Ogle to Haags Bosch road linkage, which has a period of 24 months for construction to be completed. The supervisory contract spans 34 months. RITES Limited, a
The Guyana Badminton Association’s World Badminton Day Tournament concluded on Saturday last with a number of players rewarded for exceptional performances. The Badminton Association held a tournament between club participants and students of the Sport Ministry’s Nursery Badminton Academy. The International Badminton Federation (IBF), as it was originally named (now Badminton World Federation – BWF), was established on July 5, 1934, with nine founding Member Associations. In
Guyana and Brazil, at the recently concluded Inaugural Ministerial Meeting against Transnational Organised Crime in South America, held in Brazil, signed two agreements to cooperate and bolster agreement in criminal and civil matters. The Ministry of Home Affairs, in a press statement, said the “agreements were inked to increase cooperation to combat transnational organised crime; and to fight and enforce additional preventative measures against illegal narcotic drugs and psy
The Georgetown leg of the GFF-Blue Water Shipping U15 Girls’ League continued apace last weekend, with Chase Academy, Charlestown, and East Ruimveldt securing comfortable wins in the historic first edition of the competition. Chase Academy overcame Campbellville United 3-1, thanks to a hat-trick from Marta Chance. Campbellville’s Ranella Alexander also netted a consolation goal. Charlestown Super Strikers beat Tutorial Thunders by four goals to one, with Akeelah Vancooten sco
Thirty-year-old Ajay Gaj, who attempted to rape a 22-year-old woman last Friday, was charged and remanded to prison on Wednesday. Gaj, a fisherman of Plastic City, Jetty Squatting Area, West Coast Demerara (WCD), was hauled before Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty in the Wales Magistrate's Court, and a charge of committing an offence with the intent to commit a sexual offence was read him. The accused pleaded not guilty to the charge, and the case was adjourned to July 25. Reports ar