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Guyana to monitor medicine effectiveness

Guyana is moving to establish a system to monitor the effectiveness of medicines as part of efforts to ensure the best quality drugs are used in the health sector, officials said Monday. Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said there was no data to substantiate anecdotal reports that due to better quality drugs being supplied, fewer patients were waking up ...

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Police attempt to use “junkies” labour at fire scene; relatives object

Just weeks after a Commission of Inquiry into how well the police investigated an alleged presidential assassination plot, the Guyana Police Force’s judgement Monday appeared set to be called into question again after they rounded up several suspected drug addicts to assist them at an early morning fire scene. After a female relative of the Sankars, who occupied the building ...

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Queensway guard charged with stealing cash from New Thriving Restaurant

A 29- year old security guard attached to Queensway Security Force was Monday morning placed on GYD$60,000 bail after being charged for break and entry and larceny. Travis Reynolds of 30 Graham’s Street Plasiance East Coast Demerara stood before City Magistrate Judy Latchman and denied the allegation that on September 9,2017 at Main Street Georgetown he broke and enter the ...

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City businessman believed dead in fire

A city businessman was Monday morning believed to have been burnt to death in his wooden property that also housed a photocopy and photography centre, The fire quickly destroyed the building located at Main and Lamaha Streets, Georgetown. After the blaze is brought under control, fire fighters will search for the body of 77-year old Mr. Yussuf Sankar. One of ...

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Lethem men charged in connection with illegal airstrip and plane

Two men from the southernmost Guyanese town of Lethem have been charged in connection with conspiring to facilitate the illegal landing of a Brazilian-registered aircraft in northern Rupununi.   They are 21-year old Nathan Hamilton and Wasim King, 37, who were both not required to plea to the indictable charge of conspiring with businessman, Hutshan “Seon” Singh to facilitate the ...

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Guyana poised to get proper search and rescue system

Guyana appears poised to finally establish a search and rescue system, even as steps are being taken to boost air navigational systems and strengthen enforcement of safety regulations. Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) , Retired Lt.Col. Egbert Field said. Three GCAA air navigation officers, who have already received search and rescue training in the United States ...

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Jagdeo told “big fat lie” about new Demerara Bridge crossing; govt ready to subsidise tolls

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson on Thursday refused to disclose the amount of money needed for key aspects of the new Demerara Harbour Bridge project but slammed as a “big fat lie” Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s claim that next to the existing Demerara Harbour Bridge was the best location for a new river crossing. Patterson said proposals have been submitted ...

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Guyanese paying more for gas, kero and diesel from Thursday

Guyanese will from Thursday have to pay more for gasoline, diesel and kerosene, as a result of the impact of hurricanes on the oil industry, the Guyana Oil Company (GuyOil) said in a statement. “Significant increase in acquisition cost at source has made these adjustments unavoidable. While speculations have been pointing to upward movements on the world market for petroleum ...

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More information on financing Demerara Harbour Bridge needed- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday raised a range of concerns about the proposed construction of a new Demerara  Harbour Bridge, saying government is yet to provide details about financing of the project. Jagdeo warned government against going ahead with the project which would turn out to be more expensive than the upgrade of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport and ...

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Sugar workers stage another protest against Skeldon Estate privatisation

Scores of sugar workers on Tuesday lined the streets of Corriverton once again to protest Government’s decision to privatize the Skeldon Sugar Estate. It was the first day for the year that work was scheduled for many of the workers as the estate had ceased grinding operations since last year due the unsafe conditions of the electricity co-generation plant used ...

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