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WPA will mobilise public pressure on govt to accept direct cash transfers of oil money to poor

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Thursday said if A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) refuses to meet to discuss and work out arrangements for direct transfers of oil wealth to the poor Guyanese, it will whip up support among ordinary people to put pressure on government to accept and implement the idea. “We expect logically- and I think that’s ...

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Guyana on high alert for foot and mouth disease

The Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) is on high alert for foot and mouth and other vesicular diseases following confirmed cases in Venezuela. Head of GLDA’s Animal Health Unit, Dr. Colbert Bowen says following confirmation of the disease presence the by the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE), the Guyana Livestock Development Authority (GLDA) has dispatched a team to Region ...

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Charles Ramson slams Anil Nandlall over direct cash transfers of oil earnings to poor producing “parasites”

Another People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate hopeful, Charles Ramson Jr. Wednesday morning openly disagreed with his party’s frontbencher, Anil Nandlall’s belief that cash transfers of oil revenues to the poor will culture parasites. “Regrettably, I therefore have to say I disagree entirely with the statement by Anil Nandlall about cash transfers creating parasites and his statement is his personal ...

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No Smoking at CPL games- Guyana’s Health Ministry

Guyana’s Ministry of Public Health on Tuesday said smoking of tobacco, e-cigarettes or any narcotics is prohibited at the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) Games. “The Ministry of Public Health wishes to advise the general public that smoking of cigarettes, e- cigars or any narcotic substance will not be allowed  during the Caribbean Premiere League (CPL) cricket matches at the Guyana National ...

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UNICEF helps Guyana assist Venezuelan refugees

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Friday announced that it would be providing US$30,000 worth relief supplies to assist the Venezuelans who have been crossing the border in three administrative regions of Essequibo county. In a joint statement, UNICEF and the Civil Defence Commission said the supplies would be pre-positioned to boost the capacity of Region 1 (Barima-Waini), Regin ...

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Prominent Guyanese doctor dies in Jamaica

Prominent Obstetrician-Gynaecologist, Dr. Gladstone Mitchell died in Jamaica after a prolonged illness, a family member confirmed. He was 80 years. His daughter, Vivienne Mitchell confirmed that her father passed away. She told Demerara Waves Online News that a date has not been fixed for the funeral to be held in Jamaica. A memorial service would be held in Guyana. Dr. ...

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Guyana creates “homestead” for Venezuelans

The Guyana government on Monday announced that plans were being made to establish a homestead settlement area for the 260 confirmed Venezuelans, who are occupying areas in Barima-Waini (Region One). Minister of Citizenship, Mr. Winston Felix made the announcement after the third multi-agency coordinating committee meeting held at the Ministry of Citizenship, Shiv Chanderpaul Drive, Georgetown. Minister Felix said that ...

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Georgetown Hospital probes stillbirth after woman’s scathing complaint

The state-owned Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) on Monday decided to launch an investigation after a 35-year old woman alleged that medical personnel at that institution were negligent, resulting in the loss of her unborn child. Chief Executive Officer of the GPHC, Retired Brigadier George Lewis told Demerara Waves Online News that the board, management and staff of the hospital ...

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Man arrested for allegedly impregnating 14 year old girl, after he attempted to flee to Georgetown

A man, who attempted to abandon a 14 year old girl he allegedly impregnated, was Monday arrested and flown to Georgetown along with the girl and her parents. The visibly pregnant teenager was taken into the care of Guyana’s Ministry of Social Protection’s Child Care and Protection Agency. Roraima Airways pilot, Captain Learie Barclay said he called in the police ...

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Gold Board shifts gold burning to Queenstown; assures mercury control system is “robust”

The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has moved from Brickdam, Georgetown to Crown Street,  Queenstown, and already the semi-autonomous agency has had to quell concerns that the ‘gold burning’ facility there would sicken residents with mercury emissions. In a newspaper notice, the GGB told gold miners, licenced dealers and the general public that it has moved from the Guyana Geology and ...

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