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Daily Archives: April 4, 2020

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

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 resources through the National Emergency Operation Centre (NEOC) and, according ...

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

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 20,000 persons, government has been finalising makeshift accommodation. “We have ...

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

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 the Commission to consider the situation in Guyana and to ...

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Canada helping its citizens leave Guyana

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 board an Air Canada flight bound for Toronto. Ms Chatterjee ...

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

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 position if David Granger is sworn in again under a ...

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Jagdeo calls for emergency food supplies to vulnerable groups

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 move to shut down markets and other places… so that ...

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