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Daily Archives: August 16, 2020

Govt fends off criticism over hiring of former Canadian provincial premier to review Payara oil well

Minister of Natural Resources  Vickram Bharrat on Sunday shrugged off concerns about Canadian consultant Alison Redford being at the helm of a team that has been hired to review work done on ExxonMobil’s Field Development Plan for the Payara oil field because she has been fingered in alleged misuse of public funds in her home country. “Some of the criticism ...

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Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 23

Guyana’s COVID-19 death toll has risen to 23. The Ministry of Public Health also says that there are now 35 new cases of the coronavirus within the past 36 hours. They include the first case in Region Five (Mahaica-West Berbice). The Region Five administration says that person has since been isolated and contact tracing has begun. Latest figures show that ...

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Guyanese superstar Eddy Grant sues Trump’s campaign team for unauthorised use of song

Guyanese superstar Eddy Grant is taking legal action against the Donald Trump campaign team for unauthorised use of his 1983 US chart topping hit ‘Electric Avenue’, LOOPTT News reported on Sunday, According to a press release from Grant’s team, the animated video which was posted to the personal Twitter account of Dan Scavino, White House Deputy Chief of Staff, plays unflattering ...

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Son kills father

An 18-year old man has been arrested in connection with the death of his father earlier Sunday during an argument. Dead is 41-year old Collis Joseph, a cattle farmer of Spencer Street, Ithaca, West Bank Berbice. The incident occurred at about 7:30 Sunday morning at Morgie Street, Ithaca, one day after they threatened to kill each other during an argument ...

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Region Five registers first COVID-19 case

Region Five (Mahaica-West Berbice) has registered its first COVID-19 case. Earlier today, the Regional Administration said the patient has been isolated and active contact tracing has begun. This is aimed at finding people with whom the person has been in contact with so that they can be tested and quarantined to see if they will develop symptoms of the disease. ...

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