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Wellness project launched to reduce chronic conditions in 150 persons

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 16:34 by Denis Chabrol The Greater Guyana Initiative (GGI)-funded Enhancing Community Wellness Project, which aims to reduce the prevalence of chronic health conditions in 150 participants was officially launched August 30 at 3t EnerMech, Lusignan, East Coast Demerara (ECD). This project is being led by the Roraima Learning Trust (RLT) and aims to ...

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Rigorous tests underway for switching phone companies and keeping same numbers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 15:51 by Denis Chabrol The Public Utilities Commission (PUC) said Guyana’s three telephone companies and the number portability company were conducting rigorous tests before launching the service that would allow subscribers to change their phone service providers but keep their existing numbers. “The critical stage of the live testing of numbers amongst the ...

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Large number of Spanish-speaking migrant schoolchildren in Region Three

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 15:18 by Denis Chabrol Migrants from Venezuela, and Trinidad and Tobago are contributing to a rise in the population of Region Three (West Demerara-Essequibo Islands), resulting in government having to cater for increasing school populations there, according to officials. President Irfaan Ali said the more than 1,000 Spanish-speaking children in schools there comes ...

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Fire destroys White Boy’s Auto Spares bond

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 14:49 by Denis Chabrol Fire early Wednesday morning destroyed White Boy’s Auto Spares and Accessories bond at Annandale, East Coast Demerara, the Guyana Fire Service said. Firefighters were yet to determine the cause of the fire that erupted at about 12:11 AM at Lots 446-447 Annandale, East Coast Demerara. “As a result of ...

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Seven homeless in Essequibo Coast fire

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 16:24 by Denis Chabrol Fire of unknown on Wednesday morning rendered seven persons homeless at Lake Mainstay village, Essequibo Coast, the Guyana Police Force said. The one-storey house, which was built by the non-governmental charitable organisation, Food For The Poor,  13 years ago, was owned and occupied by Sherwin De Young and his ...

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Gay rights activists hope to sway popular opinion, political action against colonial era buggery laws

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 13:40 by Denis Chabrol The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) on Wednesday launched a “Guyana Together” campaign to increase public tolerance of gays as well as convince government and opposition politicians to change laws that violate the human rights of members of that community. “I think the next phase- we are assuming ...

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OPINION: Jagdeo’s press conferences becoming feature of the week but causing anxiety for some

Last Updated on Wednesday, 6 September 2023, 9:08 by Denis Chabrol By Dr. Randolph Persaud, Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington DC The Thursday press conferences by Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo are becoming a sort of media feature of the week for many people. These press conferences alternate between PPP headquarters at Freedom House, and the Office of the President. At the ...

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