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Daily Archives: August 22, 2018

GTT employees record high mercury levels; Public Health Ministry to meet with company

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), whose headquarters are located near the old Guyana Gold Board (GGB) location,  says an undisclosed number of its employees have been tested with high levels of mercury,  a problem that the Ministry of Public Health has since been called in to address. In correspondence seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Natural Resources Minister ...

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US Congressmen land in Guyana for low-keyed visit

Several United States (US) Congressmen arrived in Guyana on Wednesday, hoping to meet with top government officials quietly. No interactions were allowed with the media and a photo-opportunity at the Ministry of Natural Resources, Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown was allowed only on condition that the pictures be used until after 2 PM Thursday. The Congressmen are due to meet with ...

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Aftershock tremor jolts Guyana again

Guyana was again Wednesday jolted by another tremor as a result of what appeared to be an aftershock from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake whose epicenter was in neighbouring Venezuela. Residents in Georgetown and West Bank Demerara Wednesday morning at about 9:27 reported feeling a slight tremor that lasted for less than one minute. Region One (Barima-Waini) Chairman, Brentnol Ashley said ...

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