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Massive countrywide drugs shortage hits GPHC, other govt-run health facilities

A serious drug shortage has hit Guyana’s public health sector countrywide because of insufficient funds at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the incapability of the 10 administrative regions to buy their own supplies after the 2015 National Budget was passed in August last year. This was told Monday to the National Assembly’s Public Accounts Committee (PAC) by top ...

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US$15 million anti-crime project launched

Guyana Monday launched a US$15 million Citizen Security Strengthening Program (CSSP) to reduce the crime and violence levels in Guyana over the next five years. The US$15 million project is being funded by the inanced by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). The hemispheric bank says the Guyana government is placing significant resources to address challenges such as rising homicide rates robbery rates ...

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GAWU wants study on Wales Estate, as Guysuco crafts new business venture

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) and the National Association of Agricultural and Commercial Industrial Employees (NAACIE) want a Social and Economic Impact study to be conducted on the importance of the Wales Sugar Estate. GAWU President, Komal Chand’s call comes even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) is considering bringing a non-sugar venture at that West Bank ...

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Lands and Surveys robbed

Bandits Monday morning robbed the Lands and Surveys Commission located at D’urban Backlands, Georgetown. ‘A’ Division Commander, Clifton Hicken told Demerara Waves Online News that the robbers grabbed a payroll of an undisclosed amount. He said no one was injured during the incident that occurred at about 10 AM. He said the robbers escaped on a motorcycle. Other sources told ...

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Million dollar excavator burnt at RUSAL’s Upper Berbice operations

Investigations are continuing into a fire that destroyed a multi-million Guyana dollar excavator at RUSAL’s mining operations at Kurubuku last week, sources said. So far the probe has revealed that the fuel line leaked, resulting in the flammable substance coming into contact with the engine. No one was injured during the blaze that occurred at about 11 AM on January 21, ...

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Pastor whipped orphans during search for missing cell phone

A Pastor, who is responsible for an orphanage, at Port Mourant, Corentyne was Sunday questioned in connection with the whipping of two male orphans during a search for a missing cellular phone. Police confirmed that Pastor Vernon D’Oliveira was questioned, gave a statement and released from custody on his own recognizance. He is expected to return to the station on ...

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GTUC, GAWU demand broad-based consultations on Wales Estate closure

The Guyana Trades Union Congress Sunday called on government to stop giving lip-service to social cohesion and the constitutional right to participatory decision-making and instead hold wide-ranging consultations with sugar workers and the community of Wales about plans to close the sugar estate there. “Consistent with Article 13 there cannot be a plan for any community without the involvement of ...

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Banks DIH defends sale of shares in Banks Barbados

The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Banks DIH Limited, Clifford Reis Saturday evening defended the sale of the company’s shares in Banks Holdings Barbados to SLU Beverages, a subsidiary of Brazil’s Ambev, saying it was a wise business decision. One of the written questions posed at the company’s 60th Annual General Meeting held at Thirst Park was why ...

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Estimates for Guyana Goldfields Inc. lowered by Clarus Securities

Investment analysts at Clarus Securities reduced their FY2016 earnings estimates for shares of Guyana Goldfields in a research report issued to clients and investors on Tuesday, according to Zacks Investment Research. Clarus Securities analyst J. Spratt now expects that the firm will post earnings of $0.26 per share for the year, down from their previous estimate of $0.31. Several other ...

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