Daily Archives: Friday, 19 March 2021, 19:29

300,000 COVID-19 vaccines expected; virus hotspots in Kitty, Diamond- Health Minister

Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2021, 19:29 by Denis Chabrol As Guyana’s vaccination exercise continues apace, Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony on Friday said surveillance teams have identified COVID-19 clusters in Kitty, Georgetown and Diamond, East Bank Demerara. In his latest weekday briefing on the virus in Guyana, he said the increased number of cases, now totaling 420, is ...

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16-year old charged with murder of 10-year old boy during robbery

Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2021, 16:00 by Denis Chabrol A 16-year-old male on today appeared in court for the alleged murder of a 10-year old schoolboy during a home-invasion and robbery in Sophia, Greater Georgetown. He appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates Court before Magistrate Ms. Alisha George. He was was not required to plea and has been remanded ...

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Top Dutch companies among nine asked to bid to start construction of new Demerara Harbour Bridge before year-end

Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2021, 15:17 by Denis Chabrol Two world-renowned Dutch-headquartered companies are among nine that have been pre-qualified to bid for the construction of a new Demerara Harbour Bridge under two different financing models, according to the Public Works Ministry. They are Ballast Nedam, and Boskalis. Ballast Nedam has constructed major bridges in neighbouring Suriname, and ...

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EU election observers: “What happened last year should not happen again”; “one clear complete electoral law” needed

Last Updated on Friday, 19 March 2021, 14:12 by Denis Chabrol The European Union’s Electoral Observer Mission (EOM) on Friday stressed the importance of an overhaul of Guyana’s electoral laws and practices to avoid a repeat of the 2020 election fiasco centered around the results of district four. “It’s obvious that this what happened last year should not happen again ...

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