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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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Suspect arrested for allegedly robbing woman after she left bank

Last Updated on Friday, 27 August 2021, 21:56 by Denis Chabrol One of three persons was Friday arrested in connection with the gunpoint robbery of a woman  who had just arrived at her Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara home from a bank at Diamond, police said. The woman alleged that she was robbed of US$1,500 , GY$290,000, an iPhone XR ...

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Retired Police officer Mansfield dies in accident on Buck Hall road

Last Updated on Friday, 27 August 2021, 21:30 by Denis Chabrol Retired Assistant Superintendent of the Guyana Police Force, Gordon Mansfield was Thursday morning killed in a road accident on the Buck Hall Road while travelling in a vehicle owned by Aurora Gold Mines, police said. “It was alleged that motor pick # PVV 8623 was proceeding east along the ...

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Ministry of Education announces school reopening plans

Last Updated on Friday, 27 August 2021, 15:45 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Education on Friday announced that some schools would be reopened on a rotational basis, as part of efforts to stem learning loss. The Education Minister Priya Manickchand said secondary schools would be reopened according to the vaccination plan. The Assistant Chief Education Officer (Nursery), Samantha Williams ...

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Prosecution in electoral fraud case against PNCR officials, GECOM officials get more time to put Statements of Pol, Recount in order

Last Updated on Friday, 27 August 2021, 12:20 by Denis Chabrol Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan  on Friday gave the prosecution time to put the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount in order to present to disclose to all of the parties in the case. The case of conspiracy to defraud against former officials of the Guyana Elections Commission ...

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PNCR’s Aubrey Norton pledges to bring back parties into coalition if elected leader

Last Updated on Friday, 27 August 2021, 11:30 by Denis Chabrol Prospective Leader for the People’s National Congress Reform, Aubrey Norton on Friday promised g to work to strengthen the coalition and resolve the issues that prompted parties to leave A Partnership for National Unity (APNU). “I will also seek to resolve the issues that prompted parties to leave the ...

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August 2021