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Daily Archives: October 29, 2013

GPHC recovering from water, electricity outages

Several surgeries were postponed and a number of patients were sponged because of a disruption in water supply at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation due to power surge, hospital sources said. “A few surgeries were cancelled as a result of the unavailability of water in the operating theatres,” the GPHC said in a statement. The usually reliable sources confirmed that ...

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Guyana prepares for Caribbean performing arts teaching network

Guyana is gearing up to be part of a regional network to teach the performing arts at the level of Caribbean examinations as well as push drama as a money-making enterprise. The announcement was made at the inaugural convocation of the newly-established National School of Theatre Arts and Drama held Tuesday night at the National Cultural Centre. Director of Studies, ...

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Govt injects GUY$60 million in forensic equipment

Government says it is spending more than GUY$60 million on forensic and photographic equipment for the security sector including the Forensic Laboratory being constructed in the compound of the University of Guyana (UG), Turkeyen. The Home Affairs Ministry said in a statement that the suppliers were selected using the national competitive bidding process. The lab, the ministry said, was “at ...

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First Federation is a derelict fire hazard- Fire Chief

In what appears to be the latest step to evict remaining tenants from the First Federation Building on Croal Street, the Guyana Fire Service on Tuesday recommended that the building be rehabilitated or dismantled because it is a fire hazard. “The inspection revealed the…hazardous conditions on the premises that are an eminent threat to Life and Fire Safety and even ...

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Guyana denies breaching rules to provide consular services in St. Maarten

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Tuesday denied irregularities during the provision of consular services to Guyanese residing in Dutch St.Maarten. Georgetown also announced that it was still awaiting a response from The Netherlands for the appointment of an official to provide consular services there. “The Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to inform that in an effort to strengthen the ...

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