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Daily Archives: June 29, 2020

17 Cancer patients receive treatment through GTT’s Pinktober grants

GTT continues to give grants every month. Seventeen cancer patients have been able to access treatment locally through a $2.2M grant from GTT’s Pinktober Funds. According to GTT’s Pinktober Coordinator, Diana Gittens, of the 17 cases, 50 percent were diagnosed with breast cancer, 33 percent with cervical cancer, and six percent with eye, colon, and anorectal cancers respectively. “We are ...

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109 coronavirus patients isolated

The Public Health Ministry says 109 persons are now hospitalised with the coronavirus, COVID-19. One of them is in the Intensive Care Unit. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud says that’s the latest figure with the addition of five new  cases over the last 24 hours. Overall, Guyana has recorded 235 coronavirus cases since the first case was reported in ...

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GDF gets new Chief-of-Staff

President David Granger has granted approval to Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Patrick West to proceed on accumulated leave with effect from Wednesday, 1st July 2020. Brigadier West’s accumulated leave will conclude in March 2021, the Ministry of the Presidency said. President Granger has, as a result, approved the appointments of Colonel Godfrey Bess to ...

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PPP’s Mark Phillips expects Chief Elections Officer to correct results after CCJ ruling

The Prime Ministerial candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips says he expects the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to correct his report that after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules on the appeal against the Guyana Court of Appeal decision. “It’s just a matter of time after the court ruling that the Chair and ...

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Fire destroys vehicles in govt compound

An early Monday morning fire destroyed three vehicles in the compound of the Public Service Ministry’s Training Division, Vlissengen Road and D’urban Street. One of the vehicles, a Honda CRV, was owned by television reporter, Travis Chase. Chase, who lives nearby, says he got a call shortly after 3 O’clock this morning that his vehicle was burning. One of the ...

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