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Daily Archives: Saturday, 4 April 2020, 18:38

Gov’t mobilising basic supplies for vulnerable communities; Nagamootoo vows “there will be no abuse”

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 19:46 by Writer In light of the month-long emergency measures instituted by the Ministry of Public Health in the fight against COVID-19, the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is mobilising resources to support vulnerable persons and communities during the COVID-19 pandemic that has sickened and killed people in Guyana. The CDC is harnessing the ...

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Ocean View Hotel, gymnasium, Sports Hall, identified for COVID-19 patients

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 19:38 by Writer Government has taken over the now closed Ocean View International Hotel to convert it to an emergency hospital for COVID-19 cases should the situation worsen, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said Saturday. With the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) now forecasting that Guyana’s coronavirus cases can peak to as much as ...

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Nagamootoo orders police to enforce minibus anti-COVID-19 passenger restrictions

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 19:33 by Writer Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo on Saturday publicly ordered the Guyana Police Force to ensure minibus operators comply with restrictions on the number of passengers minibuses must carry as part of a slew of measures to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus, COIVID-19. “I am hoping and I am using ...

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OPINION: I disagree with coalition’s commissioner recount statement; I separate from it

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 21:22 by Writer by GHK Lall Though I had warned to manage expectations, I still harbored faint hopes that norms would prevail, that self-respect would take priority, and that whatever processes are agreed upon and employed would be the end of the matter. My lingering strand of optimism was that all of this ...

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Business, religious, labour petition Inter-American Human Rights Commission to avert “political disaster” in Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 13:26 by Writer Twenty-five mainly private sector organisations have petitioned the United States (US)-based Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) to pressure Guyanese authorities to recount votes in last month’s general elections under international supervision. “In all these circumstances, we urge you, Executive Secretary, to bring this petition urgently to the attention of ...

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Canada helping its citizens leave Guyana

Last Updated on Sunday, 5 April 2020, 14:45 by Writer Canada on Saturday continued to fly out its citizens back to Toronto, an area heavily populated by Guyanese. High Commissioner of Canada to Guyana, Lilian Chatterjee says 28 more left today from the Eugene F. Correia International Airport aboard a Trans Guyana Airways aircraft to Barbados. From there, they will ...

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Trinidad’s Prime Minister concerned about CARICOM headquarters in politically unstable Guyana

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 12:05 by Writer Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is very disappointed and very concerned about the political situation in Guyana, saying that political instability in the country of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters would not be good. Rowley shied away from giving his position on what would be CARICOM’s ...

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Jagdeo calls for emergency food supplies to vulnerable groups

Last Updated on Saturday, 4 April 2020, 11:55 by Writer Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has called for Guyanese to be provided with emergency food supplies, in the wake of the possible closure of markets and a general economic downturn stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. “We believe that people should be given food. There are many vulnerable people, particularly if you ...

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