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Finance Minister disputes reason for late payment of some security agencies’ salaries

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Wednesday disputed thd reason for late payment of salaries to workers of several agencies under the Ministry of Public Security. Hours after Demerara Waves Online News quoted from a circular to the heads of the prisons, fire service, customs anti-narcotics unit, police complaints authority, and juvenile detention centre that there was “insufficient funds” to pay ...

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No cash to pay staff at several Public Security Ministry agencies

Workers at several Ministry of Public Security agencies, including the Guyana Prison Service and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), will not be paid on time for October because there is no cash, a senior official confirmed Wednesday. “We are working around the clock with the Ministry of Finance to ensure the workers are paid,” the official told Demerara Waves Online ...

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47 patients back on their feet thanks to Operation Walk Maryland

Forty-seven patients are on their way to walking again thanks to Operation Walk Maryland (OWM) which conducted 53 operations over four days on their first trip to Guyana. Six of the patients requiring knee joint replacement had to have operations done on both knees. Of the 47 persons benefitting from the joint replacement surgeries, 29 were female while 18 were ...

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High Court dismisses PPP’s challenge to AFC nominators in Corentyne NDC

The High Court on Tuesday dismissed a case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that had sought to have the names of 50 backers of an Alliance For Change (AFC) candidate for Bloemfield /Whim Neighbourhood Democratic Council be removed from the records of the Guyana Elections Commission. High Court Judge, Navindra Singh, after ordering an investigation and reading the police ...

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EPA conducts more air quality tests at natural gas eruption site

Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday conducted another round of air quality tests near the site of bubbling natural gas emissions at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, even as residents complained about feeling unwell. Executive Director of the EPA, Dr. Vincent Adams assured residents at the scene that his entity and the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) would be ...

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Breast cancer tops cancer statistics among Caribbean females

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.-  22 October 2018.  Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean females, accounting for 14%-30% of cancer deaths, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). This disease has a significant impact on women’s health and is two times higher in the Caribbean compared to the United States (US). “The large number of ...

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Diamond residents complain to govt about natural gas pollution, seek advice on compensation for damaged properties

Residents of a section of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, where a natural gas deposit erupted four months ago, are complaining to government about pollution because the vent is yet to be properly sealed. “Following the eruption, residents have complained of experiencing nausea, chest constriction, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, respiratory distress, drowsiness, burning and watery eyes,” the residents of 6th Avenue, 3rd ...

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Three killed, two injured in fuel truck incident at Puruni

Three men were killed and two others injured were when the fuel-laden truck in which they were travelling turned over twice as it tumbled down a hill in the Puruni River area, police said. Those, who perished are Clifford Anthony Bhim,24, a porter of Itaballi Landing; David Choo-Wee-Nam,52, a miner of Four Miles, Bartica and  Jude James,39, a miner of ...

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Jagdeo puts Caribbean Court of Justice on “credibility” notice over GECOM Chairmanship case

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday night warned the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that it risked losing its credibility if it does not overturn a decision by Guyana’s courts that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was constitution although he had been given 18 names. “This travesty in the ruling that we ...

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