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Gov’t dual citizenship MPs resign

Guyana’s President David Granger on Monday received and accepted the resignation of all APNU+AFC coalition Members of Parliament (MPs) who are holders of dual citizenship. The MPs are Guyanese-American Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, and Guyanese-Britons Rupert Roopnaraine, Carl Greenidge and Dominic Gaskin. These members will not be returning to the National Assembly when it reconvenes on April 11. The ...

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6 more sickened mine workers flown to city; Guyana gov’t temporarily halts manganese exploration

Even as six more sickened persons were flown from Guyana’s North West District to Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for emergency treatment, the Public Health Ministry Monday night said two of the 13 who have fallen ill so far were tested positive for leptospirosis. “While the specialists continue to work on the seven patients admitted on Saturday, results have shown ...

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UPDATE: Fly Jamaica didn’t deposit US$200,000 bond because it was scheduled carrier- GCAA

Cash-strapped Fly Jamaica, which has shut down operations, did not deposit a US$200,000 bond to refund passengers because it was a scheduled carrier, not a charter service, a top GCAA official said Monday. Director-General of the GCAA, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field told Demerara Waves Online News that his regulatory agency was not yet informed by the carrier that it ...

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School children to be taught financial literacy skills

More than 2,000 primary and secondary school students will be groomed in how to make smart financial decisions in observance of Teach a Child to Save Day on April 12, organisers said. The initiative will be held by Outliers Zone, a financial wellness non-governmental organisation, with support from the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry (GBTI) under the theme “Teaching ...

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Chinese nationals with respiratory problems to be quarantined at West Dem hospital; Region 1 residents urged to seek medical attention if necessary

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said seven Chinese nationals who are suffering from a respiratory ailment, were due to be transferred to a regional hospital where they would be quarantined. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was quoted Sunday by government’s Department of Public Information as saying the patients were to be transferred to the West Demerara Regional Hospital in ...

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Update: Health authorities probe if respiratory infection killed 1 Chinese national, sickened 8 others

Health authorities were Saturday probing whether nine Chinese nationals in northwestern Guyana were suffering from a severe respiratory infection. Director of government’s Department of Public Information Imran Khan said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud informed that “they are investigating Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, not H1N1 specifically.” Khan said health authorities promised  to “provide a detailed report shortly”. Authorities refuted ...

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With some help from Suriname’s Saramaccas

…trailblazing Guyanese entrepreneur grows from strength to strength By Gwen Evelyn GEORGETOWN, Guyana — March 30, 2019 — When Guyanese entrepreneur Sherl Daniels lived in neighbouring Suriname, she noticed something that aroused her curiosity and admiration. It was a group of women with dark skin, particularly white teeth and long, beautiful hair. Sherl asked who these people were and was ...

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OPINION: No government can endure without trust

By GHK Lall The foundation and engine room of any governance mechanism is credibility. The willingness of citizens in their various segments–be they critics, adversaries, cynics, neutrals, even believers–to invest confidence and reliance that integrity and good faith course through officials and processes, as guided by law: respecting of and bowing before the law. Using these as bases, I contend ...

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PPP supporters to scrutinise house-to-house registration

Even as the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) and its three Guyana Elections Commissioners (GECOM) continue to object to house-to-house registration on the basis that it is not a legal requirement, PPPC supporters would be overseeing the process when it begins, a top party official said. General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo has said his party would take steps to ensure the ...

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Harmon, Nandlall differ on house-to-house registration disenfranchising overseas-based Guyanese

The Guyana government on Friday rubbished claims that thousands of overseas-based Guyanese could be disenfranchised if their names are removed from the current voters’ list through house-to-house registration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said overseas-based Guyanese could not be registered if they are not at their residences when enumerators of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) conduct registration. “If you reside ...

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