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Fiery protest erupts again at Number 5 village West Coast Berbice

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 October 2020, 13:14 by Denis Chabrol There is fresh unrest on the West Coast Berbice where residents are Sunday blocking the Number 5 Village Public Road, almost one month after the Henry cousins had been killed and their bodies found on a coconut estate. Residents have thrown debris and old tires are being burnt to ...

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Corentyne River bridge to built within 5 years through public-private funding- Suriname’s President

Last Updated on Sunday, 4 October 2020, 12:32 by Denis Chabrol Suriname’s President Chandrikapersad Santokhi says the bridge across the Corentyne River will be built within five years with financing through a public-private partnership between Guyana and Suriname. “There are financiers ready, but we have to prepare well and go through the file carefully so that we do not make ...

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Attorney General warns of criminal charges, dismissals if GPHC nurses continue industrial unrest

Last Updated on Friday, 2 October 2020, 23:12 by Denis Chabrol In the wake of a sick out by several nurses of the Georgetown Public Hospital for increased salaries and COVID-19 risk allowances, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall on Friday said COVID-19 patients could die and he warned the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) that if ...

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Guyana looks set to end telecoms monopoly next week- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 2 October 2020, 16:53 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday announced that Guyana would next week be formally liberalising the telecommunications sector, four years after modern legislation was passed, marking the end of a more than 30-year old monopoly on international voice and data. “Liberalisation is a promise that we made a long ...

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Reversal of Region 4 Vice Chairmanship depends of Ramjattan- Granger talks

Last Updated on Friday, 2 October 2020, 14:08 by Denis Chabrol The General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity Joseph Harmon on Friday said a communication breakdown led to the non-implementation of an agreement  for the Alliance For Change to hold the Vice Chairmanship of Region Four (Demerara- Mahaica). “My understanding is that there might have been some breakdown ...

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Argentine forensic anthropologists may help crack killing of Henry cousins, Singh

Last Updated on Friday, 2 October 2020, 5:16 by Denis Chabrol A four-member Argentine team of forensic anthropologists on Thursday seemed set to travel to Guyana to assist with a high-tech investigation of the killing of cousins Isaiah and Joel Henry  and Haresh Singh last month in West Coast Berbice, police, human rights and legal experts said. The Guyana Police ...

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As airports prepare for mid-October reopening incoming passengers must be COVID-19 negative- Health Minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 October 2020, 20:59 by Denis Chabrol Health  Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Thursday said when Guyana’s two international airports reopen to regular flights later this month, passengers would not be allowed to board flights unless they have a negative PCR test for COVID-19, and they might be required to take a second test on landing. ...

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Guyana shortens COVID-19 curfew to revive business activity, authorities to enforce measures

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 October 2020, 20:30 by Denis Chabrol Prime Minister Mark Phillips on Thursday said government decided to reduce the curfew hours to help revive flagging business activity, even as he insisted that Operation COVICURB that will include the closure of businesses that breach the 9 PM curfew start. “We want to achieve a curb in the ...

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Public Service Union to call “full strike action” by nurses

Last Updated on Thursday, 1 October 2020, 12:14 by Denis Chabrol In the face of threats to take disciplinary action agains nurses who have been staging industrial unrest since last week, the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Thurday warned that it would call a full-scale strike by healthcare workers. GPSU President Patrick Yarde said the Minister of Health Dr. ...

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