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Monthly Archives: September 2021

Guyana Civil Aviation’s Egbert Field hospitalised with COVID

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 September 2021, 21:49 by Denis Chabrol The Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Retired Lt. Col Egbert Field is hospitalised with COVID, well-placed sources said Sunday night. Mr. Field is 70 years. Sources said he was tested positive last week and was taken to the COVID-19 hospital on Sunday after he began experiencing difficulty ...

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Three-year plan to curb child abuse; Human Services Minister urges public to call 914 to make reports

Last Updated on Sunday, 19 September 2021, 15:38 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Human Services will this week-Child Protection Week- launch a three-year programme aimed at virtually eliminating the scourge of child abuse, Minister Dr Vindhya Persaud announced. “The Ministry’s weeklong activities will culminate in the launch of an impactful three-year programme and strategic policies that center around public ...

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Guyana refuses to reopen Lethem port but retaliatory protests in Brazil trigger shortage of basic items in Rupununi

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 September 2021, 14:36 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana government has informed top officials of the  neighbouring Brazilian State of Roraima that the Lethem border would not be reopened to routine movement of persons, but would only allow the weekly turnaround of Brazilian trucks with supplies for businesses in Lethem in order to avoid a wider ...

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WPA, PNC question use of SWAT team

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 September 2021, 8:18 by Denis Chabrol Two of Guyana’s opposition political parties have questioned the use of the police force’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) unit,  in the wake of the gunning down of a resident of Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast. The Working People’s Alliance, in expressing outrage at the “brutal slaying” of 29-year old Orin ...

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‘Allow Coretta Mc Donald to represent teachers’- GTU President ; Union suspends protests, appeals for talks with Education Ministry

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 September 2021, 7:14 by Denis Chabrol The President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Mark Lyte on Friday appealed to the Guyana government to allow the union’s General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald to represent teachers instead of using her political allegiance as a barrier. “We know that the General Secretary sits on the Opposition bench ...

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University of Guyana to map solutions for delivering education during COVID

Last Updated on Saturday, 18 September 2021, 6:35 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana’s Centre of Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CoETaL) will be hosting its Second Biennial Conference from Monday, September 20 to Wednesday, September 22, 2021. This is an event that aims to provide a space for academics, researchers, and other key stakeholders to deliberate on issues ...

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High Court refuses to temporarily block COVID-19 vaccination measures

Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2021, 12:57 by Denis Chabrol High Court Judge, Fidela Corbin-Lincoln on Friday refused to grant an injunction to block the COVID-19 vaccination and PCR testing measures or declare that government that the measures are invalid because the President and the Minister of Health have exceeded their authority. Justice Corbin-Lincoln said she could not grant ...

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Former Health Minister recommends free PCR testing sites countrywide

Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2021, 11:16 by Denis Chabrol Former Health Minister Volda Lawrence is recommending the establishment of free PCR testing sites across Guyana as well as the monitoring of households to avoid mingling among COVID- infected and uninfected persons. Addressing a news conference for the first time since the March 2020 general and regional elections, Ms. ...

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PNCR to hold Congress no later than December 13

Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2021, 10:33 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform, Volda Lawrence says her party’s Congress will be held in late November but no later than December 13, with the Thanksgiving weekend being a major consideration for its US-based members. She said that decision taken by the PNCR’s Central Executive at its ...

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Dartmouth businessman died from haemorrhage, shock due to gunshot injuries

Last Updated on Friday, 17 September 2021, 8:42 by Denis Chabrol Police on Friday said a post mortem has found that Dartmouth, Essequibo Coast businessman Orin Boston died from haemorrhage and shock due to gunshot injuries to the chest.  Orin Boston age 29 of Lot 22 Hoppie Street Dartmouth Village Essequibo Coast Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh also extracted a ...

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