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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Chinese nationals with respiratory problems to be quarantined at West Dem hospital; Region 1 residents urged to seek medical attention if necessary

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said seven Chinese nationals who are suffering from a respiratory ailment, were due to be transferred to a regional hospital where they would be quarantined. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was quoted Sunday by government’s Department of Public Information as saying the patients were to be transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital in ...

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Update: Health authorities probe if respiratory infection killed 1 Chinese national, sickened 8 others

Health authorities were Saturday probing whether nine Chinese nationals in northwestern Guyana were suffering from a severe respiratory infection. Director of government’s Department of Public Information Imran Khan said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud informed that “they are investigating Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, not H1N1 specifically.” Khan said health authorities promised  to “provide a detailed report shortly”. Authorities refuted ...

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With some help from Suriname’s Saramaccas

…trailblazing Guyanese entrepreneur grows from strength to strength By Gwen Evelyn GEORGETOWN, Guyana — March 30, 2019 — When Guyanese entrepreneur Sherl Daniels lived in neighbouring Suriname, she noticed something that aroused her curiosity and admiration. It was a group of women with dark skin, particularly white teeth and long, beautiful hair. Sherl asked who these people were and was ...

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OPINION: No government can endure without trust

By GHK Lall The foundation and engine room of any governance mechanism is credibility. The willingness of citizens in their various segments–be they critics, adversaries, cynics, neutrals, even believers–to invest confidence and reliance that integrity and good faith course through officials and processes, as guided by law: respecting of and bowing before the law. Using these as bases, I contend ...

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PPP supporters to scrutinise house-to-house registration

Even as the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) and its three Guyana Elections Commissioners (GECOM) continue to object to house-to-house registration on the basis that it is not a legal requirement, PPPC supporters would be overseeing the process when it begins, a top party official said. General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo has said his party would take steps to ensure the ...

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Harmon, Nandlall differ on house-to-house registration disenfranchising overseas-based Guyanese

The Guyana government on Friday rubbished claims that thousands of overseas-based Guyanese could be disenfranchised if their names are removed from the current voters’ list through house-to-house registration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said overseas-based Guyanese could not be registered if they are not at their residences when enumerators of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) conduct registration. “If you reside ...

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Gov’t won’t remove dual citizenship MPs yet – Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said government would not be removing its dual citizenship Members of Parliament (MPs) yet and they will all be present in the National Assembly at its next sitting on April 11. Harmon, himself a Guyanese-American, suggested that government would await the decisions of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on the no-confidence motion ...

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OPINION: House-to-house de-registration unconstitutional

By Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall It is now public knowledge that without the support of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioners, GECOM is moving to house-to-house registration. It is also public knowledge that this decision of GECOM is a direct response to a call from Congress Place. I feel impelled to reiterate that since his appointment, the ...

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PPP’s Lumumba to give up US citizenship – Jagdeo

Long-serving People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba, has been added to the list of opposition lawmakers who would be giving up his foreign citizenship, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Wednesday. He also accused the coalition administration of being “duplicitous” by failing to remove its dual citizenship members from the House as a matter of political goodwill in accordance ...

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