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Waterways must be properly managed for security and be pollution-free, says Granger at World Water Forum

Guyana’s President, David Granger on Monday said waterways running through a number of countries of the Guiana Shield must be properly managed as part of a security mechanism, and that rivers must not be polluted. He was at the time addressing the 8th World Water Forum in Brasilia, Brazil “Rivers are important for the security of states. Half of the ...

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Faulty Gold Board system causes high mercury levels in GGMC workers; system fixed

At least 20 workers of the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) have been tested with worrying levels of mercury due to defective systems at the Guyana Gold Board which that entity says have been fixed. GGMC Commissioner, Newell Dennison said that medical treatment would be provided to staff in certain areas of that regulatory agency’s Brickdam headquarters . “We ...

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Update: Bartica Secondary School students injured in boat incident flown to city

Three students of Bartica Secondary School were Wednesday afternoon injured after the boat they were returning home in ran aground, officials said. They were air-dashed to the city aboard a Roraima Airways Trislander from the Bartica Airstrip. On landing at the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport,  the plane was greeted by emergency first responders from the Guyana Fire Service ...

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Den Amstel Health Centre on 24 hr shift system following flooding at Leonora Cottage Hospital

The Leonora Cottage Hospital has been closed temporarily as a result of severe flooding caused by extremely high tides that ripped off a section of the Uitvlugt Seawall, officials said. Region Three officials and the Minister within the Ministry of Public Health, Dr. Karen Cummings took the decision to temporarily close the Leonora Diagnostic Centre following flooding of the facility’s ...

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New Amsterdam Town Council, police shut down illegal funeral parlour

The New Amsterdam Municipality and police on Thursday said they were forced to stop all operations at a building located at Savannah Park, New Amsterdam, which they said was being used to store dead bodies. According to an environmental official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, the investigation came days after the Municipality’s Health Department had received numerous complaints by ...

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Trained mass casualty emergency responders to be deployed for Flag Raising, Mashramani

Fresh from specialised training that ended Wednesday, 39 mass casualty personnel, under the umbrella of the Civil Defence Commission (CDC), will be deployed on Republic Flag Raising night and Mashramani, official said. The CDC’s Deputy Director-General. Lt. Col. Kester Craig told Demerara Waves Online News that the aim is to treat critically injured persons and rush them to the nearest ...

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Nagamootoo undergoes heart surgery Tuesday

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is Tuesday due to undergo heart bypass surgery on Tuesday, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced. The veteran Guyanese politician is 70 years old. Harmon said Nagamootoo recently underwent a routine medical examination in Guyana which revealed that he has some cardiac issues. “Prime Minister Nagamootoo was advised to seek further medical intervention and brought forward a ...

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New offshore Guyana medical school expands to Caribbean

A newly-established Guyana-headquartered offshore medical school, Lincoln American University, says it is about to apply for Caribbean accreditation even as it rolls out a plan to establish similar institutions across the region. Advisor to Lincoln American University, Dr. Emmanuel Cummings said already the institution located at Water and Barrack Streets has been registered with Guyana’s National Accreditation Council (NAC), paving ...

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Big German company wants to modernise Guyana’s public health system

The wealthy German industrial conglomerate Siemens is pushing for a stake in  modernising  Guyana’s public health sector, the Ministry of Public Health announced Friday. The three-person delegation, which met recently with Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence and a high-level team with the former rolling out its tentative plans which they felt can help accelerate modernisation plans for the country’s public ...

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