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Assessment of schools for reopening underway

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 21:16 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Tuesday said an assessment of schools is underway to determine how schools would function from the beginning of the new school year. Ms. Manickchand also suggested that the extent to which nursery schools would reopen would depend on the conditions of each school. ...

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Pensioner robbed while going to buy medication

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 17:11 by Denis Chabrol A pensioner has been robbed of almost $190,000 shortly after he collected several pensions from the Leonora Post Office. The robbery occurred Monday at about 10:30 AM. The 72-year old man told police that a man pounded on him at about 10:30 yesterday morning and robbed him of $187,000 ...

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GDF soldier killed in road accident

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 August 2021, 17:05 by Denis Chabrol A Guyana Defence Force soldier was killed early Tuesday morning in an accident on the Hauraruni Public Road, Soesdyke, Linden Highway. Dead is 26-year old Wilmot Ward of 1608   Central Amelia’s Ward Linden. Police say that Ward was driving his car at a fast rate of speed. Investigators ...

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Teachers Union pulls out of school assessments, other Education Ministry activities to protest vaccination directive

Last Updated on Monday, 23 August 2021, 22:13 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Mon Monday night announced that it was pulling out of a school assessment exercise unless the Ministry of Education pulls back a directive that warns teachers that they would be marked as absent if they do not take a COVID-19 vaccine or produce ...

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PNCR’s on-site Congress can cost GYD$25 million

Last Updated on Monday, 23 August 2021, 21:52 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR)  Congress can cost the party at least GYD$25 million if it is held onsite at its Sophia headquarters, a cost that is now expected to be trimmed substantially when the next highest level decision-making body of that party meets again. “The committee has ...

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Teachers must be vaccinated or submit a weekly PCR test- Ministry of Education

Last Updated on Monday, 23 August 2021, 21:04 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Education on Monday night urged teachers to be vaccinated to avoid dying, falling seriously ill or spreading the coronavirus, COVID-19, but they have the option submitting a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. “Teachers who do not wish to be administered any of the above-mentioned vaccines will ...

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PNCR ad-hoc committee recommends November for hybrid Congress

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 August 2021, 21:50 by Denis Chabrol An ad-hoc committee of the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) executive has recommended that the long-awaited Congress be held in November in a mixed format of in-person and virtually, but already excuses are being made for delaying the holding of a Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss the report ...

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Soesdyke Highway villager stabbed to death

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 August 2021, 20:56 by Denis Chabrol An 18-year old man of Swan Village, Soesdyke Highway was stabbed to death Saturday night after he allegedly went to a shop, behaved disorderly and stabbed and injured a man. Police say that Roy Boston was pronounced dead at the Diamond Hospital where he was taken after he collapsed. ...

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13-year old boy robbed at gunpoint while returning from lessons

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 August 2021, 20:53 by Denis Chabrol A 13-year old male student has been robbed at gunpoint of his cellular phone and cash, the Guyana Police Force said on Sunday. Police say that the incident occurred at about 4:30 PM Saturday at Westminster, Parfaite Harmonie, West Bank Demerara. The boy told police that  was heading home ...

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Guyana’s COVID death toll inches closer to 600

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 August 2021, 20:51 by Denis Chabrol Three more persons, who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died, taking Guyana’s death toll since last year March to 594, the Health Ministry said. The patients were admitted with COVID-19 like symptoms but died while receiving care at government medical institutions. The Health Ministry says samples ...

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August 2021