Daily Archives: Friday, 1 January 2021, 21:29

Coastal residents warned of strong winds, high tides

Last Updated on Friday, 1 January 2021, 21:29 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s weather forecasters are warning coastal and riverine residents that they could experience flooding and wind damage to structures due to unstable weather conditions. The Hydrometeorological Department of Guyana’s Ministry of Agriculture on Friday night warned that  the highest waves, in excess of 3.5 metres (9 feet – 11 ...

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Guyana records 2.5% COVID-19 deaths, 92% recoveries in 2020

Last Updated on Friday, 1 January 2021, 20:37 by Denis Chabrol Guyana ended last year with 2.5 percent COVID-19 deaths and 92 percent recoveries, according to figures released Friday by the Ministry of Health. Actual figures show there were 164 coronavirus-related deaths and 5,868 of the 6,348 infected persons recovered from the virus. Infected persons during last year totaled 16.5 percent ...

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President, Opposition Leader cite need for including all in Guyana’s development

Last Updated on Friday, 1 January 2021, 13:31 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon have cited the need to include all in Guyana’s development as the country enters 2021. The Guyanese leader, in apparent reference to Guyana’s expected increase in revenues as more oil wells are exploited, said the “bounty of our nation” must be ...

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Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara residents mopping up after flood

Last Updated on Friday, 1 January 2021, 13:32 by Denis Chabrol Several families of Little Diamond, East Bank Demerara  was Friday morning scrubbing their yards and lower flats from thick sediment left behind from flood waters due to a breached river defence. The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) said flood relief hampers were distributed Friday morning to affected households who have ...

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Motorcyclist seriously injured in early New Year’s morning accident

Last Updated on Friday, 1 January 2021, 12:52 by Denis Chabrol A man was hospitalised as a result of an accident on New Year’s Day, 2021. Police say that at about 3:30 Friday morning that Daniel Austin of  Joseph Pollydore (D’urban) Street, Lodge is hospitalised in a critical but stable condition. He received injuries to his fractured right wrist, multiple ...

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GYD$2 billion cash grant is economic stimulant- Finance Minister

Last Updated on Friday, 1 January 2021, 12:47 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Finance Dr. Ashni Singh said the GYD$2 billion cash-grant for the estimated 60,000 government employees is aimed at triggering greater economic activity. “The one-off grant not only forms part of Government’s many other initiatives designed to bring relief to frontline workers and to households across Guyana, but ...

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