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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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20 NGOs benefit from million dollar Guyana Goldfields grant

Guyana Goldfields has drilled GYD$20 million into several major social welfare projects across the country under its Children’s Needs Development Initiative. The presentations by Guyana Goldfields Inc./Aurora Gold Mines Inc’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) on Wednesday February 24, 2016 at the Herdmandston Lodge, Peter Rose and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown. Guyana Gold Fields through the Children’s Needs Development Initiative has been able to provide ...

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Gay rights group lobbies govt to outlaw workplace discrimination

The Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD) wants government to amend the 1997 Prevention of Discrimination Act to prohibit discrimination at the workplace and elsewhere “The organisation insists that the simple amendment would not take more than the inclusion of six words in the 1997 piece of legislation, “Gender Identity”, “Sexual Orientation”, and “Health Status.” SASOD’s Managing Director, Joel Simpson posited ...

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Guyana Foundation, Starkey Hearing Foundation, Health Ministry partner with First Lady to give ‘gift of hearing’

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger Thursday met with a representative of the Guyana Foundation, a team from Starkey Hearing Foundation and a representative from the Ministry of Health, to discuss strategies for the implementation of a programme to outfit persons who are hearing impaired with hearing aids. Mr. Anthony Autar, Managing Director of the Guyana Foundation; Mr. Derek T. Johnson, ...

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Gov’t cannot rule out sole-sourcing of drugs, medical supplies

Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton Monday could not rule out sole-sourcing of drugs and medical supplies, although he said the aim is to have open competitive bidding. Responding to questions from Dr. Frank Anthony, a medical doctor, during consideration of the 2016 budget estimates, he said no guarantee could be given that government would not purchase drugs from one ...

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Appeal Court readies to hear cross-dressing case; SASOD gears up for constitutional reform

Guyana’s gay and lesbian community hopes to soon have a clearer idea whether they could cross-dress freely without fear of being charged, even as they thicken their dossier for constitutional reform. Co-Chairman of the local gay rights organisation, Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), Joel Simpson said a Registrar has already contacted a number of plaintiffs in a pending appeal ...

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