Daily Archives: Saturday, 13 March 2021, 22:06

GDF Coast Guard to get more vessels this year

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2021, 22:06 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Saturday announced that the Guyana Defence Force’s (GDF) Coast Guard would before year-end be acquiring more Coast Guard vessels, and a team is set to leave for the United States (US) on Monday to examine what is available. He said the team would leave on ...

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Guyana Defence Force commissions new dual-use, medium-lift helicopter

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2021, 21:32 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Saturday commissioned a Bell412 EPi medium lift helicopter that authorities intend to use to monitor the country’s fisheries zone, conduct search and rescue operations, and move troops in one-hop missions. GDF Chief-of-Staff, Brigadier Godfrey Bess said the chopper has been acquired at a ...

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Fishermen robbed in North West District

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2021, 18:44 by Denis Chabrol A group Essequibo Coast fishermen was allegedly robbed of food, fuel, cellular phones and about $100,000 n fish, late Wednesday night, police said Saturday. The Guyana Police Force said the incident occurred at Kamwatta, Waini River in the North West District on March 10, 2021. Kumar Narine, 26, of ...

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US PEPFAR funds US$1.5 million in life-saving meds for 8,000 HIV positive Guyanese

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2021, 12:40 by Denis Chabrol About 8,700 persons in Guyana who are living with HIV are to get life-saving medication through additional funding from the United States. The Ministry of Health says the medication will be funded by the US$1.5 million United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR). The ministry says Currently, ...

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Proprietors of Sleep-In, Club Privilege among several arrested for breaching COVID-19 rules- police

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 March 2021, 12:36 by Denis Chabrol The proprietors of Sleep-In Hotel and Club Altitude were among several persons arrested overnight for allegedly breaching the COVID-19 curfew and they were all released on station bail pending charges. Proprietor of Sleep-In Bar & Casino, Clifton Bacchus and two bartenders as well as eight men and two women ...

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