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Daily Archives: April 5, 2014

Guyanese dies after Trinidad hospital denies him treatment because he’s foreigner

(TRINIDAD GUARDIAN).-Staff at Trinidad and Tobago’s Eric Williams Medical Sciences Complex (EWMSC) are once again under scrutiny after 35-year-old Guyanese national Jeetindra Sookram died of a suspected heart attack an hour after he was denied treatment there because he was not a T&T citizen. Sookram was then rushed to the Charlieville Medical Centre Ltd for treatment, but died in the ...

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Opposition MPs disrupt sitting to demand apology from Manickchand

Friday’s banging on the parliament desks and the chanting took the House by surprise since the Government benches had considered the issue resolved with the Speaker’s ruling to allow the Minister to speak. Nevertheless after one suspension with the intention of working out the issue, it was repeated each time the Minister attempted to speak.  While the Opposition continued to ...

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Guyana pulls out of mining conference in protest over New River Triangle in Suriname’s map

Guyana has withdrawn participation in proposed oil and gas conference with Suriname as the contested subject of the New River Triangle has surfaced once more. For years the two South American neighbours have been at loggerheads over ownership of the area to which Guyana has stronger legal claim and also occupies. Natural Resouces Minister, Robert Persaud told the National Assembly ...

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Anti-drug agents get new techniques to fight drugs at airports

Guyanese anti-drug agents have been trained in new techniques by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) on how to intercept drugs at airports. And Home Affair Minister, Clement Rohee has credited recent training programmes with recent drug finds despite several of the most innovative concealment methods by trafficker. Recent training which the anti-narcotics agencies are receiving have impacted their ...

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