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Daily Archives: September 4, 2020

Education Minister rubbishes APNU+AFC criticisms of Commonwealth of Learning Online scholarship initiative

Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand late Friday night denied claims by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) that an international Online learning initiative was aimed at hoodwinking Guyanese and capturing their personal information. She said the Commonwealth of Learning has related that if  Guyanese do not register through the Ministry of Education they would have to pay for ...

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Paediatrician died from COVID-19; family urges vigilance for symptoms

Well-known Guyanese paediatrician Dr. Seepersaud Chatterdeo died from the coronavirus, COVID-19, and his family is appealing to all those who were in contact with him to be on the lookout for symptoms. “We recently learnt that a postmortem swab was positive for COVID 19. The relevant authorities have embarked on contact tracing but in the circumstances we are urging that ...

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No heavy duty vehicles allowed on Demerara Harbour Bridge until 2 PM today

Heavy-duty vehicles are not being allowed to cross the Demerara Harbour Bridge at the moment. Authorities say that category of vehicles is expected to begin crossing again at 2 O’clock this afternoon. The sources say a major structural problem has developed, causing the Demerara Harbour Bridge to prevent heavy duty vehicles from crossing the east-west thoroughfare. The officials say while ...

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Guyana asks India to help reopen sugar estates

As sugar production plummets to an all-time low this year, Guyana is turning to India to assist with reopening the sugar estates that were closed about four ago by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)-led administration. “As a matter of fact, I recently submitted the Terms of Reference and they (the Indian Government) will be sending two specialists ...

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WPA accuses PPP of criminalising State again

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA), which has broken away from the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU),has accused the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of  again criminalising the State in less than one month after taking back the reins of power. The WPA is accusing the APNU+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition administration and  local and foreign ...

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