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President Granger returns from Cuba

President David Granger and his wife, Mrs. Sandra Granger Tuesday night returned to Guyana from the Republic of Cuba after spending approximately three weeks . In a government-issued photograph, the President was seen wearing a surgical mask to minimize the chances of contracting any infective agent. The President who was accompanied by his wife, travelled to the Republic of Cuba ...

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President Granger diagnosed with cancer; expected to “fully recover”

President David Granger has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells, and he on Wednesday began  a second round of treatment in Cuba where he has been for the past two weeks seeking medical attention. “Subsequent to a series of medical tests, the President was diagnosed as suffering from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and was placed ...

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Behavioural change strategy to counter myths about malaria cause, treatment

Guyana’s fight against the mosquito-borne disease, malaria, is coming up against a few stumbling blocks due to a lack of knowledge about transmission of the disease, according to preliminary findings of behavioural change survey. The findings were made by a team being spearheaded by the United States Agency for International Agency’s (USAID) Breakthrough Action Project and the Ministry of Public ...

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President “recovering well” but clinical analyses “incomplete”- govt

President David Granger is resting comfortably at an official residence following an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors immediately after he arrived in Cuba on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the Ministry of the Presidency said. The President is receiving treatment at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, the statement added. The Ministry of the Presidency added that “Clinical ...

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Video: President Granger confirms recent visit to Trinidad prompted visit to Cuba for medical investigation

President David Granger has confirmed that he went earlier this month to Trinidad for additional medical consultations following the emergence of symptoms, a move that has now prompted his decision to go to Cuba for further “investigation”. He left Tuesday and is scheduled to return on November 11, one day before Local Government Elections. He recalled being given a clean ...

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“Unwell” President Granger goes to Cuba for medical “investigation”

President David Granger goes to Cuba on Tuesday for a medical “investigation”, a senior government minister confirmed. Coming on the heels of a terse announcement by the Guyana government with no stated reason for the trip, People’s National Congress Reform General Secretary, Amna Ally said the President is not expected to undergo surgery but is due for a medical test ...

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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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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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New food safety standards for coconut water, after bacteria found

Coconut producers and vendors in Guyana and other Caribbean Community (Caricom) member states will soon have to abide by new food safety standards for coconut water after scientists found a high percentage of bacteria though no one has been sickened by coconut water, officials said Wednesday. Executive Director of the Caribbean Agricultural Research Development Institute (CARDI), Barton Clarke said  “unacceptable ...

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