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Monthly Archives: March 2019

Chinese nationals with respiratory problems to be quarantined at West Dem hospital; Region 1 residents urged to seek medical attention if necessary

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 March 2019, 11:38 by Writer The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) said seven Chinese nationals who are suffering from a respiratory ailment, were due to be transferred to a regional hospital where they would be quarantined. Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence was quoted Sunday by government’s Department of Public Information as saying the patients were ...

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Update: Health authorities probe if respiratory infection killed 1 Chinese national, sickened 8 others

Last Updated on Sunday, 31 March 2019, 8:00 by Writer Health authorities were Saturday probing whether nine Chinese nationals in northwestern Guyana were suffering from a severe respiratory infection. Director of government’s Department of Public Information Imran Khan said Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud informed that “they are investigating Severe Acute Respiratory Infection, not H1N1 specifically.” Khan said health ...

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With some help from Suriname’s Saramaccas

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 March 2019, 13:11 by Writer …trailblazing Guyanese entrepreneur grows from strength to strength By Gwen Evelyn GEORGETOWN, Guyana — March 30, 2019 — When Guyanese entrepreneur Sherl Daniels lived in neighbouring Suriname, she noticed something that aroused her curiosity and admiration. It was a group of women with dark skin, particularly white teeth and long, ...

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OPINION: No government can endure without trust

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 March 2019, 14:16 by Writer By GHK Lall The foundation and engine room of any governance mechanism is credibility. The willingness of citizens in their various segments–be they critics, adversaries, cynics, neutrals, even believers–to invest confidence and reliance that integrity and good faith course through officials and processes, as guided by law: respecting of and ...

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PPP supporters to scrutinise house-to-house registration

Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2019, 17:23 by Writer Even as the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) and its three Guyana Elections Commissioners (GECOM) continue to object to house-to-house registration on the basis that it is not a legal requirement, PPPC supporters would be overseeing the process when it begins, a top party official said. General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo ...

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Harmon, Nandlall differ on house-to-house registration disenfranchising overseas-based Guyanese

Last Updated on Saturday, 30 March 2019, 22:04 by Writer The Guyana government on Friday rubbished claims that thousands of overseas-based Guyanese could be disenfranchised if their names are removed from the current voters’ list through house-to-house registration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said overseas-based Guyanese could not be registered if they are not at their residences when enumerators of ...

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Gov’t won’t remove dual citizenship MPs yet – Harmon

Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2019, 12:28 by Writer Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday said government would not be removing its dual citizenship Members of Parliament (MPs) yet and they will all be present in the National Assembly at its next sitting on April 11. Harmon, himself a Guyanese-American, suggested that government would await the decisions of ...

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OPINION: House-to-house de-registration unconstitutional

Last Updated on Friday, 29 March 2019, 9:09 by Writer By Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall It is now public knowledge that without the support of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Commissioners, GECOM is moving to house-to-house registration. It is also public knowledge that this decision of GECOM is a direct response to a call from Congress Place. ...

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PPP’s Lumumba to give up US citizenship – Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 28 March 2019, 16:14 by Writer Long-serving People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba, has been added to the list of opposition lawmakers who would be giving up his foreign citizenship, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Wednesday. He also accused the coalition administration of being “duplicitous” by failing to remove its dual citizenship members from ...

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