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Daily Archives: May 18, 2017

Govt drug bond employee admits to stealing medical supplies

One employee of the drugs bond at Diamond Hospital has admitted to stealing GYD$100,000 worth of supplies from the East Bank Demerara facility and one has resigned with immediate effect, the Ministry of Public Health said in a statement. The ministry added that several others, who were released from police custody , have not reported for duty. “They are on strike” ...

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Civil Defence to rush supplies to flood-affected residents facing “grim” situation in Region 8

Hundreds of residents in scattered villages in Region 8 (Potaro-Siparuni) are facing a “grim” situation as a result of severe flooding due to heavy rainfall, a reconnaissance mission conducted Thursday by  Guyana’s Civil Defence Commission (CDC) revealed. “I would say the situation is grim,” Director General of the CDC, Retired Col. Chabilall Ramsarup told Demerara Waves Online News. He said six ...

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Minister George Norton hospitalised

Minister of Social Cohesion, Dr. George Norton has been admitted to the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) for observation, after complaining of feeling unwell, the Ministry of the Presidency said. No further details were provided. The Ministry of the Presidency said it “will provide relevant updates where necessary.” Hospital sources said Norton did not ...

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Woman charged with failing to declare large sum of money

The woman, who allegedly brought more than US$10,000 to Guyana allegedly without declaring it to authorities, was Thursday granted bail. Thirty-six year old Tracyann Todd appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan where the charge of failing to declare a large sum of foreign currency was read to her. The charge against Todd stated that on May 4, 2017 at the ...

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Listen to Podcast: Why building an oil refinery in Guyana is bad business and what are the country’s options?

Several alternatives to building a US$5 billion oil refinery have been suggested to Guyana. After explaining the reasons why he thinks it will be unprofitable to establish a 100,000 barrel per day refinery to take care of domestic needs of about 15,000 barrels per day and the exportation of the remainder, Consultant Pedro Haas of the New York-based Hartree Partners ...

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Listen to Podcast: Petroleum expert grilled on Guyana oil refinery feasibility study

After petroleum consultant at the United States-based Hartree Partners, Pedro Haas outlined the oil refining and product acquisition options available to Guyana, it was time for a very lively question and answer session. He was asked several questions about the viability of building an oil refinery in Guyana, and several suggestions were floated. The public consultation on the desktop feasibility ...

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