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Guyana lays groundwork to demand slavery compensation from Europe

Several books on the impact of slavery on Africans in Guyana will be presented to Attorney General Basil Williams to help him craft a resolution for tabling in the National Assembly to support the Caribbean’s case for compensation by Europe. Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Committee, Eric Phillips told Demerara Waves Online News that five of the 25 books, which will ...

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Aussie cricketers briefed about Zika virus ahead of WIndies tour

Reproduced from Cricket.com.au Cricket Australia medical staff have briefed Steve Smith and his colleagues regarding the Zika virus ahead of their trip to the West Indies. Australia face West Indies and South Africa in an ODI tri-series next month. They are set to visit Guyana, Saint Kitts and Barbados during the tournament. Quick Single: Finch channeling frustration into fire There ...

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Investments in training, neonatal intensive care units paying off

Guyana’s efforts to reduce infant mortality are being improved through government and non-governmental organisations as part of efforts to reduce maternal mortality. Public Health Minister, Dr. George Norton credited the Guyana Help the Kids Organisation with contributing to the decline in the death of newborn babies at the Guyana Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). He noted that in December, 2015 that hospital ...

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Guyana Foundation brings relief to communities in need

The Guyana Foundation says it has been continuing work work on various fronts in recent weeks to bring tangible relief to communities in need. Urgently-needed items were recently distributed to residents of Phillipai, Region 7, and Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara. The Foundation has also announced plans to launch its first Sunrise Center on the Essequibo Coast to improve the mental well-being ...

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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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