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Guyana to lobby US for renewable energy support

Guyana would be lobbying United States (US) stakeholders to support renewable energy initiatives in this South American country as part of its green initiative, President David Granger announced Saturday. Addressing the commissioning of Eureka Medical Laboratories’ (EML) fully-solar powered building on Thomas Street, Georgetown; he said he would be taking his lobby to the US-Caribbean-Central American Energy Summit in Washington ...

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Global fund wants gov’t to repay for misappropriated mosquito nets

Global Fund is requesting that the Government of Guyana repay them millions of dollars that were allegedly misappropriated by staffers of the Ministry of Public Health under a malaria mosquito net program. In a report published on the Website the Organisation claims that employees from the Guyana Ministry of Health had inflated the number of bed nets reported as having ...

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Coordinated approach to tackling suicide needed- PAHO/WHO, Pres Granger

The Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO) and President David Granger on Wednesday called for greater coordination in developing strategies to combat suicide in Guyana, a country that is ranked as the world’s suicide capital. Addressing the opening of a Suicide Prevention Programme organised by the Ministry of Public Health and other stakeholders, PAHO/WHO Representative in Guyana, Dr. William ...

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Big plans in pipeline to deal with autism in Guyana

As plans continue for the construction of a school for autistic children, Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine on Saturday announced that a curriculum would be developed for that category of learners. Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited, at the same time, called on authorities to generate statistics on autism in the country. Speaking at the Promenade Gardens after a Republic Bank ...

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Guyanese woman under fire for ‘fake’ cancer claim

New York (New York Daily News) – A New York woman whose battle with leukemia united her community behind her is under investigation after skipping town, police said Saturday. Residents around Ardsley village in Westchester County donated over $60,000 to Shivonie Deokaran and her family after learning in August she had only 18 months to live, The Journal News of ...

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Full Gospel Church tackling suicide

The Full Gospel Church in Guyana has joined the nationwide battle against suicide with the launch of the first in a several Hotlines that will see first responders and social workers interact with suicidal persons. “We would be working in almost all the regions. Where there is a Full Gospel Church persons have been trained from there to respond,” Professional ...

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Construction of Specialty Hospital to begin by mid-year

Construction of the controversial Specialty Hospital is expected to begin by year-end now that the Indian company, Fedders-Lloyd, has completed the design for the health care facility, Finance Minister Winston Jordan announced Wednesday. He told a news conference that a contract would shortly be negotiated with Fedders-Lloyd for the construction of the facility at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. The Finance ...

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Miner killed during pit cave-in at illegal mine

An 18-year old man was Monday afternoon killed after a mining pit at an illegal operation caved in on him, authorities said. Police identified him as Trenston Sebastian of Kurukubaru, Region 8. The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission said the incident occurred in the Konawaruk area Mining District 2 at a mining pit that was operating without approval. “It was also ...

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GWI evaluating food-based agent to improve water quality

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) Wednesday said it has commenced evaluating a food based agent, Seaquest, which has the ability to improve water quality by reducing the effect of iron present in water. The programme is part of GWI’s overall water quality improvement programme being executed by the company’s Scientific Services and Technical Services Departments.  The product is being evaluated ...

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Eureka Medical labs get international accreditation

Eureka Medical Laboratory is now certified to conduct testing and medical research that is equal to international standards. The company, owned by Guyanese, announced the accreditation from Jamaica National Agency for Accreditation at a ceremony at the Marriott Hotel on Saturday. Eureka’s accreditation by the ISO boosting the recognition of the quality of its services at its main branch and seven satellites ...

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