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Monthly Archives: February 2021

Lenox Shuman may replace David Patterson as Chairman of Public Accounts Committee

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 10:58 by Denis Chabrol Leader of the small opposition Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), Lenox Shuman may emerge as the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), if the major opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) continues to insist that current chairman, David Patterson must remain as chair. ...

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Human Services Ministry suspends officer who allegedly slapped pensioner; Human Services Minister condemns incident

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 9:47 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Human Services, Dr. Vindhya Persaud said an investigation has been launched into the alleged slapping of a pensioner by an official of that ministry who had gone at the city office to uplift her 2021 pension book. Dr. Persaud said the officer has been sent on leave ...

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Guyana to get 104,000 doses of AstraZeneca COVID vaccines

Last Updated on Tuesday, 2 February 2021, 8:35 by Denis Chabrol Guyana will be getting more than 100,000 doses of the coronavirus vaccine produced by AstraZeneca, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said Monday. Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony made the disclosure in an update through the government’s Department of Public Information.  He said the vaccines would be provided through COVAX, ...

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Shorebase worker killed at worksite

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2021, 20:45 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Labour says it is investigating an accidental death at a shore base  work site at Houston, East Bank Demerara. Minister of Labour Joseph Hamilton confirmed that the company reported the death as required by law and that officers from his ministry were dispatched to investigate the ...

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Name of new trawler licensee finally released

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2021, 16:50 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Agricultute on Monday finally released the name of the new trawler licensee, weeks after repeated calls had failed. Governmenr said the disclosure was made “in order to demonstrate the Government’s commitment to transparency and accountability.” He is Rampersaud Sookhdeo, La Jalousie, West Coast Demerara. The Agriculture ...

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Tremors continue in Region Nine following earthquake

Last Updated on Monday, 1 February 2021, 9:15 by Denis Chabrol Villages in Region Nine have experienced several tremors following Sunday’s 5.7 magnitude earthquake which damaged a number of houses in the village of Katoonarib. Project Coordinator at the South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) Kid James told Demerawaves/ News Talk Radio on Monday that a fact-finding mission was conducted on ...

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