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Monthly Archives: August 2020

GYD$25,000 per household COVID-19 relief- President Ali

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2020, 21:57 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that government would be providing a GYD$25,000 in relief to each household due to the adverse impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19. In an address to the Annual General Meeting of the Private Sector Commission, he said in addition to the disbursement of funds ...

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GECOM officials granted bail on election-related offences

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2020, 19:10 by Denis Chabrol Information Technology Officer at the Guyana Elections Commission, Enrique Livan and Registration Officer, Sheffern February were today released on a total of GYD$450,000 bail in connection with alleged electoral offences. Attorney-at-Law Latoya Roberts told reporters that Ms. February was charged with two counts of attempting to defraud the people ...

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COVID-19 relief for essential workers, vulnerable women

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2020, 17:20 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Government will be taking decisive action to support essential workers, victims of gender-based violence and other vulnerable groups of Guyanese facing hardship as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Minister of Human Services and Social Security Dr. Vindhya Persaud said Monday that this initiative will be piloted ...

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Curfew back to 6 PM to 6 AM, as positive cases, deaths increase

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2020, 19:21 by Denis Chabrol by Samuel Sukhnandan Two weeks after relaxing the daily curfew time by two hours, the government has now decided to revert to implementing the old curfew from 6 P.M. to 6 A.M, as the coronavirus death toll increased to 41. This new measure takes effect from September 1 and ...

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Mingo on $600,000 bail

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2020, 10:23 by Denis Chabrol Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo was Monday morning granted a total of GYD$600,000 bail on four counts of alleged misconduct in public office. Attorneys-at-Law Darren Wade said Mr. Mingo has to return to court on September 25. Mr. Mingo was granted GYD$150,000 bail on each charge by Chief ...

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Civilian, police injured during police clearance of Belladrum Public Road; three GECOM officials for court today

Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2020, 7:29 by Denis Chabrol A civilian and a policeman were early Monday morning injured when police fired rubber bullets and teargas to disperse protesters who blocked the Belladrum Public Road  all day Sunday and overnight, police said. Region Five Divisional Commander, Edmond Cooper said the injured were taken to hospital. However, he said ...

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Paediatrician Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo dies

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2020, 11:20 by Denis Chabrol Well-known Guyanese pediatrician, Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo died this morning at the Balwant Singh Hospital. He was rushed there for emergency treatment. Details are sketchy, but a senior medical doctor confirmed that Dr. Chatterdeo passed away. Dr. Chatterdeo started off his career in the medical profession as a pharmacist and ...

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Belladrum residents block West Berbice road in solidarity with Clairmont Mingo

Last Updated on Sunday, 30 August 2020, 10:42 by Denis Chabrol A number of residents of Belladrum, West Coast Berbice on Sunday blocked the public road to vent their anger at the continued detention ad subsequent charging of Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo. Divisional Police Commander for  Mahaica-West Berbice, Edmond Cooper said he and a team of policemen were ...

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Increased fines for COVID-19 offences coming- Health Minister

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 August 2020, 22:55 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony on Saturday said government was preparing to amend the Health Ordnance to provide for higher fines, but he said ultimately the public has to heed advice if the virus is to be brought under control. “One of the things that we are right ...

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