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Daily Archives: Sunday, 13 June 2021, 17:19

Region 10 Vice Chair’s death of COVID prompts fresh vaccination appeal

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 June 2021, 17:29 by Denis Chabrol Region 10 Vice Chairman, Douglas Gittens’ death of COVID-19 on Sunday triggered renewed calls by the opposition and government for Guyanese to get vaccinated against the viral disease that has so far claimed 427 lives. Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon, in expressing shock and sadness at Gittens’ sudden passing, urged ...

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Region 10 Vice Chairman dies of COVID

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 June 2021, 16:35 by Denis Chabrol The Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) Vice Chairman, Douglas Gittens on Sunday died of the coronavirus, COVID-19, Regional Executive Officer Dwight John said. “We have had many interactions! Quite devastating,” said John who knew Gittens for several years as a fellow University of Guyana student. He said Gittens passed ...

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Granger chides trade unions for failing to represent dismissed workers

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 June 2021, 16:03 by Denis Chabrol Former President David Granger has scolded trade unions in Guyana for failing to represent workers who have been sent home since by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) civic administration since returning to office last year August. Estimating that about 1,700 workers have been laid off,  he said all ...

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Probe into police shooting of robbery suspect almost finished- Police Commissioner

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 June 2021, 13:01 by Denis Chabrol Police Commissioner, Nigel Hoppie on Sunday indicated an investigation into the shooting death of a suspected bandit last month is nearing completion and soon the advice of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) would be asked to provide advice. Peter Headley, a robbery suspect,  was shot dead on May ...

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Multinational military exercise “Tradewinds” strengthening security in the Caribbean, South America

Last Updated on Sunday, 13 June 2021, 16:56 by Denis Chabrol The already started United States (US)-sponsored multinational annual Caribbean military exercise, Tradewinds, is  aimed at strengthening American security among its southern neighbours, US Ambassador to Guyana Sarah-Ann Lynch said. She said the annual exercise, which is being hosted by Guyana and would last until June 25, would focus on ...

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