The US embassy has called on Kaieteur News to immediately retract a story that four government officials’ visas were revoked which the paper admits was an April Fool’s hoax.
The story is not included in the online version except for the ISSU edition where it features on the front page as a headline and on page 27.
Here’s the press release:
“Embassy of the United States of America
100 Duke & Young Streets, Kingston, Georgetown, Guyana
Kaieteur News Admits Article Was April Fools ‘Joke’
GEORGETOWN – Kaieteur News admitted this morning that an article titled “US revokes four Gov’t officials’ visas” that was published today was purely a work of fiction.
To be clear, the US Embassy has not cancelled any visas of high-ranking Government officials nor is the US Federal Bureau of Investigation in country questioning individuals as the article states.
Kaieteur News exercised poor judgment in printing this article under the auspices of an April Fools joke.
The US Embassy calls for an immediate retraction of the article by Kaieteur News in both their online and print versions of their newspaper.”