Daily Archives: Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 23:50

Guyana mulls hiring foreign nurses

Guyana is considering the hiring of foreign nurses to man the several hospitals that are under construction, even as hundreds of local nurses continue to migrate mainly to the United Kingdom (UK), a top government official said Wednesday. “Soon we may have to bring in nurses to work in the country- because, once those hospitals are completed and most of ...

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US gifts Guyana COVID-19 anti-viral pill

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 21:27 by Denis Chabrol The United States (US) on Wednesday donated 1,000 doses of Paxlovid, an oral pill that is used to treat COVID-19 patients with a high risk of severe illness or death, to Guyana, the embassy here said. The embassy said that medication complements a separate donation of 354,660 Pfizer vaccine ...

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Fire leaves several homeless

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 20:38 by Denis Chabrol An fire believed to be of electrical 0rigin on Wednesday morning destroyed a house at Bladen Hall, East Coast Demerara leaving nine persons homeless, the Guyana Fire Service (GFS) said. The house, which was located at 111 Bladen Hall, Railway Embankment, East Coast Demerara, was occupied by 48-year old ...

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AG says entitled to more time to respond to Teachers’ Union case

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 February 2024, 20:13 by Denis Chabrol The High Court is Thursday expected to hear an applicati0n by the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) to block the deduction of monies from the salaries of teachers who are now on a 13-day old strike, but Attorney General Anil Nandlall said he plans to mount a stiff opposition based ...

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