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Daily Archives: August 4, 2020

Guyana supports United States candidate for IDB Presidency

Guyana on Tuesday announced that it would be voting for the United States (US) candidate for the presidency of the Western Hemispheric Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in what is the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) first major pro-American decision since it was declared the winner of recent general elections last Sunday. He is Mr. Mauricio Claver-Carone. He is coming up against ...

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Religious organisations implement mix of measures to combat COVID-19

by Samuel Sukhnandan Most places of worship have reopened with strict guidelines, but Roman Catholic parishes and Hindu temples are encouraging elders to stay away. Roman Catholic Bishop Francis Alleyne said while many people were anticipating the reopening of churches, a list of requirements had to be put in place given the instructions from the National COVID-19 Task Force. But ...

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Puran’s Waste Disposal worker crushed to death

A Puran Brothers Inc. sanitation worker was killed early Tuesday morning when a canter plowed into the back of the garbage truck the worker was riding on. The accident, on Montrose Public Road, East Coast Demerara, was reported around 5:30 hrs, says Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan. The victim has been identified as Zameer Isefahani, 45, of Leonora, West ...

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Fire severely damage Chase Academy

Fire early Tuesday morning severely damaged the building housing Chase Academy, a privately-owned school, on Parade Street, Kingston, Georgetown. Gifted Hands Learning Centre for Special Needs Children is located in the lower flat of  the same building which is owned Nadira Jaikaran-Hanoman. The cause of the fire was not immediately known as the security guard on duty said there was ...

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