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Monthly Archives: October 2018

No cash to pay staff at several Public Security Ministry agencies

Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 October 2018, 9:11 by Denis Chabrol Workers at several Ministry of Public Security agencies, including the Guyana Prison Service and the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), will not be paid on time for October because there is no cash, a senior official confirmed Wednesday. “We are working around the clock with the Ministry of Finance to ...

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47 patients back on their feet thanks to Operation Walk Maryland

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 22:19 by Denis Chabrol Forty-seven patients are on their way to walking again thanks to Operation Walk Maryland (OWM) which conducted 53 operations over four days on their first trip to Guyana. Six of the patients requiring knee joint replacement had to have operations done on both knees. Of the 47 persons benefitting ...

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High Court dismisses PPP’s challenge to AFC nominators in Corentyne NDC

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 16:41 by Denis Chabrol The High Court on Tuesday dismissed a case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that had sought to have the names of 50 backers of an Alliance For Change (AFC) candidate for Bloemfield /Whim Neighbourhood Democratic Council be removed from the records of the Guyana Elections Commission. High Court ...

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EPA conducts more air quality tests at natural gas eruption site

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2018, 13:09 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Tuesday conducted another round of air quality tests near the site of bubbling natural gas emissions at Diamond, East Bank Demerara, even as residents complained about feeling unwell. Executive Director of the EPA, Dr. Vincent Adams assured residents at the scene that his ...

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Breast cancer tops cancer statistics among Caribbean females

Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2018, 15:42 by Denis Chabrol Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.-  22 October 2018.  Breast cancer is the main cause of cancer deaths among Caribbean females, accounting for 14%-30% of cancer deaths, the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA). This disease has a significant impact on women’s health and is two times higher in the ...

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Diamond residents complain to govt about natural gas pollution, seek advice on compensation for damaged properties

Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2018, 15:39 by Denis Chabrol Residents of a section of Diamond, East Bank Demerara, where a natural gas deposit erupted four months ago, are complaining to government about pollution because the vent is yet to be properly sealed. “Following the eruption, residents have complained of experiencing nausea, chest constriction, vomiting, dizziness, fatigue, respiratory distress, ...

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AFC says campaigning on deliverables; PPP, APNU cannot win majority in many areas

Last Updated on Monday, 22 October 2018, 6:04 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Sunday said it was campaigning on “deliverables”  instead of promises, and intends to hold the balance of power to make up the Neighbourhood Democratic Councils (NDC). “It does not matter how the election goes, I am telling you at most of the councils ...

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Three killed, two injured in fuel truck incident at Puruni

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 October 2018, 17:47 by Denis Chabrol Three men were killed and two others injured were when the fuel-laden truck in which they were travelling turned over twice as it tumbled down a hill in the Puruni River area, police said. Those, who perished are Clifford Anthony Bhim,24, a porter of Itaballi Landing; David Choo-Wee-Nam,52, a ...

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Jagdeo puts Caribbean Court of Justice on “credibility” notice over GECOM Chairmanship case

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 October 2018, 9:16 by Denis Chabrol Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Saturday night warned the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that it risked losing its credibility if it does not overturn a decision by Guyana’s courts that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was constitution although he had ...

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Energy Department Director’s responsibility for oil and gas sector doesn’t diminish its importance – Harmon

Last Updated on Sunday, 21 October 2018, 8:17 by Denis Chabrol Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, in response to whether his responsibilities were being reduced, has reiterated that he only has reporting functions on the oil and gas sector to the National Assembly but that does not diminish government’s priority on the emerging industry. He sought to assure companies that ...

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October 2018