Daily Archives: Sunday, 29 August 2021, 15:04

Bosai Minerals’ bauxite worker burnt to death

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2021, 15:04 by Denis Chabrol A Plant Operator at the Bosai Minerals Group was early Sunday morning burnt to death in the compound of that Mackenzie, Linden-based bauxite mining company. He has been identified as 39-year old Kersa Robertson of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden. Investigators have so far been informed that the man went ...

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Huge turnout of school-age children for Pfizer vaccine at Movietowne

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2021, 13:51 by Denis Chabrol More than 1,000 school-age children by midday Sunday took a Pfizer-BioNtech COVID-19 vaccine, as a steady stream of vehicles continued¬† to enter the Movietowne compound at Liliendaal where the jabs were being provided. “This is a great response. We have a lot of parents bringing their children out to ...

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Firefighters contain blaze, occupant burnt

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2021, 10:18 by Denis Chabrol Firefighters Saturday night contained a blaze to a house at Coghlan Dam, West Bank Demerara but the lone occupant sustained burns and was rushed to a nearby hospital, police said. Investigators said they believed that the 45-year old man, who is “believed to be of unsound mind”, set the ...

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10 arrested for killing at Crabwood Creek, Corentyne

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2021, 9:56 by Denis Chabrol Ten men have been arrested in connection with the late Saturday night killing of a man at Crabwood Creek, Corentyne, Berbice after he asked them to remove from outside his premises where they had been drinking and using indecent language, police said. Dead is 6o-year old Rishi Barrat of ...

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COVID-19 vaccines were not developed overnight “humanity was lucky” — Guyanese virologist at Pfizer

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2021, 9:26 by Denis Chabrol Principal Research Scientist at United States drug maker, Pfizer, Dr Vidia Roopchand has sought to dispel concerns that COVID vaccines were developed overnight, but said they date back to the fight against two other coronaviruses. He said research in tackling Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) in the early 200s ...

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Top Guyanese scientist at Pfizer hails quality of UG education

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2021, 6:24 by Denis Chabrol A Guyanese senior virologist at United States drug maker, Pfizer, Dr Vidia Roopchand, has hailed the quality of education being offered at the University of Guyana from which he obtained his first degree. “I know a lot of students in Guyana are sometimes tentative about the standard of education ...

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