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Daily Archives: May 27, 2018

Prison officers arrested after collecting marijuana at hospital

Two Guyanese  prison officers were arrested Sunday night after they allegedly collected one pound of marijuana from a civilian at the Georgetown Public Hospital where they were on duty. Director of Prisons, Gladwyn Samuels said one of the prison officers has since admitted to having been paid GY$20,000 to  collect a parcel. “A prison officer admitted to collecting the item ...

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GGMC workers’ union seek international help to certify mercury clean-up ; 200+ workers suffer mercury poisoning

The Guyana Civil Servants and General Workers Union (GCS&GWU) is seeking international help to ascertain whether a mercury clean-up at the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) building  has been done properly before they move back in. The union says it has asked the Pan American Health Organisation, United States embassy, United Nations Development Programme and the Organisation of American ...

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Thousands of long-lasting insecticide treated mosquito nets for distribution

The Ministry of Public Health has announced that distribution of 91,000 insecticide treated bed and hammock nets begins early June, targeting four interior Regions well-known as hubs for malaria transmission. The National Malaria Programme (NMP) of the Public Health Ministry will spearhead the distribution campaign of the Long-Lasting Insecticide-treated Nets (LLINs) from June 03-09 in Upper Takutu/Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) ...

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