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More Afro-Guyanese dying from COVID-19 at Liliendaal Hospital… a sign of vaccine hesitancy- Carpen

Even as Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon continues to insist that the Health Ministry suspend use vaccination with 200,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccine until he gets satisfactory answers, one of Guyana’s top health experts says more than 50 percent of those who died from COVID-19 are Afro-Guyanese. Head of Medical Services and Cardiology at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Dr. Mahendra ...

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Health Ministry calls on Harmon to withdraw claims about Sputnik V vaccine

In the wake of official confirmation from the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) that the Sputnik V vaccines are not fake and that the supplier is authorised, the Ministry of Health on Tuesday called on Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon to withdraw his call for suspension of those jabs. “We call upon Mr. Harmon to publicly withdraw his reckless and irresponsible ...

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Russia’s Sovereign Wealth Fund confirms authenticity of Sputnik V vaccines shipped to Guyana

Russia’s Direct Investment Fund (RDIF), that country’s wealth fund, on Tuesday confirmed that more than 300,000 doses of the Sputnik V vaccine that have been shipped to Guyana are authentic and they were authorised for sale by the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) Aurugulf company. We would like to confirm, hereby, the authenticity of the shipments of “Gam­COVID-Vac” adenovirus vector vaccine ...

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Russian fund referred Guyana to United Arab Emirates Sheikh for Sputnik jabs

Amid persistent claims that the Sputnik V vaccines might be fake and that Guyanese should not take jabs from the batch of 200,000, Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Thursday said Guyana was referred to a representatives in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by a Russian authority. He said the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) pointed Guyana in the direction ...

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Health Minister: “There is nothing fake” about batch of Sputnik vaccines in response to Harmon’s call for suspension until verification

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Monday called for a suspension of the use of a batch of 200,000 doses of Sputnik V vaccines until he could verify whether the jabs are not fake, but Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony has vowed to continue using that brand as is being done in  other countries to ensure Guyanese are protected from the ...

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Guyana’s Sputnik V vaccine purchases not from anyone in legal problems- Health Ministry tells Harmon

The Ministry of Health on Wednesday night sought to assure Guyanese that it did not buy the more than GYD$1 billion worth of  Russian-made Sputnik V vaccines from anyone facing legal troubles, adding that it had no apologies for buying the jabs at US$22 per dose. “At no time did Guyana procure vaccines from any illegal entity or anyone in ...

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Regional, international experts coming to assess flood impact for assistance

A team of  Caribbean experts is expected in Guyana to conduct a detailed assessment of the one month long flood that has affected about 30,000 households, even as more intense rainfall continues to batter the country, officials said Wednesday. Speaking at the expanded activation of the Civil Defence Commission’s (CDC) National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC), CDC’s Preparedness and Response Manager, ...

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Guyana purchases US$11.5 million “purpose-built” Coast Guard vessel

Guyana has decided to purchase a US$11.5 million brand new offshore patrol vessel from the United States company, Metal Shark. This disclosure was made on Monday Minister of Governance, Gail Teixeira when she was asked several questions by Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon about GYDS$618 million that have been already paid to the manufacturer. She says the vessel will be used ...

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Guyana’s vaccination rate higher than Caribbean- Health Minister

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Monday said if Guyana had followed other Caribbean countries in depending on the COVAX facility to acquire vaccines, only about 10 percent of the adult population would have been vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Responding to opposition questions about approval for GYDS$1.3 billion already spent on purchasing 300,000  Sputnik V and Sinopharm vaccines, he ...

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Telecoms regulator examining satellite delivery of mobile services to remote communities

Guyana’s Telecommunications Agency (TA) has begun examining the possibility of accessing satellite delivery of mobile services to remote hinterland communities, TA Head Andre Griffith said Friday. Dating back to the 2019 World Radio Congress of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU), he said Guyana has turned its attention to countries that have been trying to secure frequency allocations for mobile communications ...

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