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Daily Archives: June 27, 2017

15 Haitians granted tourist visas and released from protective custody; appeal issued for assistance

Fifteen Haitians, who travelled to Guyana several weeks ago in the hope of reaching French Guiana, have been released from police custody, prompting a call for donations to help make their stay comfortable, the women and children rights organisation, Red Thread , said Tuesday “After a lot of work behind the scenes, those 15 persons are now out of the state’s ...

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Five wanted for two West Demerara robberies

Police said said they were hunting several men who robbed a family of cellular phones, cash and jewellery at their Westminster, West Bank Demerara home Tuesday morning. Investigators said the five also robbed a driver/salesman of his valuables and that of his motorcar, which was shortly after, found. T he shot victim, twenty years old, who is in a stable ...

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China helps Guyana battle Zika, other infectious diseases

China on Tuesday donated at least GYD$20 million in medical equipment to Guyana to aid the fight against Zika and other infectious diseases. The equipment will be used in the Reference Laboratory of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC). “I want to thank the Chinese Embassy and the people of China for the continued support in the medical field and ...

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Civil society increasingly concerned about Granger’s rejection of GECOM nominees – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday said civil society actors are increasingly fed up with searching for nominees for the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in keeping with President David Granger’s criteria. He said a third list would be submitted after he receives nominees from civil society and discusses them internally. Speaking with reporters after his ...

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