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China to evacuate its critically ill manganese workers from Guyana

China is to evacuate at least 12 of its critically ill manganese mine workers from Guyana on Monday, a well placed Public Health Ministry official said Saturday. Public Health Minister, Volda Lawrence could not be reached for comment and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said he did not receive permission to speak with the media. Sources had indicated that ...

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New Amsterdam Technical’s bully suspended; school to be declared “no bullying” institution

A student of the New Amsterdam Technical Institute (NATI), who severely assaulted three schoolmates, has been suspended and all of them would be counselled, the Ministry of Education said. The ministry says the four students were recruited under the Ministry of Public Security’s Citizen’s Security Strengthening Programme (CSSP) for at-risk youth. The perpetrator told authorities he had been also bullied. ...

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Murder accused dies after beating in prison

A man accused of murder died late Friday night in hospital, three days after he was severely beaten by fellow inmates at the Lusignan Prison, police said. Dead is 30-year old Shaheed Ali of Albouystown, Georgetown. Police said the remanded prisoner was beaten by unknown prisoners on April 3 in Bay 1 at the East Coast Demerara penitentiary. The inmate ...

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Dirty cash being laundered through money transfer agencies

Director of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) of Guyana, Matthew Langevine says there are increasing suspicious reports of money launderers and drug traffickers piping their dirty monies through money transfer agencies. The FIU head said it has also been discovered that individuals involved in predicate offences tied to drug and human trafficking and money laundering are utilising the services of ...

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Digicel gears up Essequibo Coast students

More than 160 nursery, primary and secondary students from 13 classes at a privately-owned school on the Essequibo Coast are now better geared to go to school, with assistance from Digicel (Guyana), the telecoms company said Friday. Digicel said during the hosting of its 4th annual Triple Treat event in Essequibo, representatives visited the Al-Madinah Islamic Academy where they donated ...

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OPINION: Indian or Black first, Guyanese second or last

By GHK Lall I came across something that I just had to share with any section of Guyana that cares enough to desire fervently something different, and then to be willing to work tirelessly to contribute to making that difference a reality. In view of the stormy history and even more combustible undertones of current elections struggles, I risk sanction ...

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Oil and gas sector can boost agriculture; fishing will face greatest competition – FAO

The Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) does not believe that Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector will pose a risk to the country’s valuable agricultural sector once systems are put in place to ensure the two sectors co-exist. The FAO’s Assistant Director-General for Latin America and the Caribbean, Dr. Julio Berdegué told a news briefing in Guyana that climate change ...

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Update: Suriname Airways flight makes “precautionary” return landing; in-transit passengers to be assisted

— “We don’t mess with safety”- airline official A Suriname Airways flight, bound for Aruba, Friday morning returned to Paramaribo for a “precautionary” landing, and the carrier assured that many of its 100-odd passengers, who are in-transit, would be looked after. The airline’s Guyana representative, Rudi Westerborg, told Demerara Waves Online News that the plane returned to Suriname 18 minutes ...

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Leptospirosis-related illness kills second Chinese national, two others discharged

A second Chinese manganese mining worker, who fell ill in northwestern Guyana, died Wednesday night while undergoing treatment for complications associated with leptospirosis, the Ministry of Public Health said. “We are saddened at the passing of another worker,” Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. Shamdeo Persaud was quoted as saying in a ministry statement. Authorities also said two other workers have ...

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