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COVAX vaccines arrive in Guyana

Guyana today received 24,000 COVID-19 vaccine doses through the COVAX Facility, a partnership between the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). “The arrival marks a historic step towards ensuring equitable distribution of COVID-19 vaccines globally, in the largest vaccine procurement and ...

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Guyana orders US$4 million worth of Russian COVID-19 vaccines

President Irfaan Ali on Friday announced that Guyana would be buying US$4 million (GYD$800 million) worth of Sputnik V vaccines from Russia to roll out a massive inoculation exercise from next week Wednesday. He said 200,000 doses of the Russian vaccine would be arriving in Guyana next week, and another 24,000 doses through the COVID-19 Global Vaccine Access (COVAX) mechanism. ...

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GUYBISCO salesman robbed of GYD$1.4 million at traffic light- police

An employee of Guy-Bisco Importation Limited was allegedly robbed of $1.4M cash while conducting business on Thursday March 25, 2021 on Mandela Avenue,police said. The Guyana Police Force says he alleges that as he completed selling items on behalf of his employer at various shops, he secured the funds in the canter he was driving and proceed to return to ...

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Burglars cart off items from GTT’s Camp and Regent Store

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) says several valuable items have been stolen from its Camp and Regent Streets store during a break-and-enter. The company says the burglary occurred Friday morning. As a result of the occurrence, GTT says that branch has been temporarily closed and customers should instead use the nearest location on Brickdam. GTT spokeswoman Jasmin Harris says in ...

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Surrender to avoid grief- Home Affairs Minister tells escapees

Home Affairs Minister, Robeson Benn is calling on escaped prisoners to surrender to lawful custody and avoid further grief. The families of Imran Ramsaywack and Ryan Jones, who escaped from the Mazaruni Prison last month, and were shot dead by police aback Better Hope, East Coast Demerara. A close associate of one of the women was also killed there. Mr. ...

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Plans to change PAC Chairmanship rules amount to removing “guardrails of democracy”- APNU+AFC

The opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU) has condemned apparent efforts by the government to amend the rules of the National Assembly and move a motion to remove the current Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, David Patterson. The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) wants him removed because he accepted very expensive birthday gifts bought with State ...

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Guyana hopes to vaccinate 10,000 persons daily; reduces age to 40 years and older

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday announced that Guyana hopes to vaccinate 10,000 persons daily, reduce the age of eligible persons to 40 years and older, and intensify enforcement of the COVID-19 measures. Dr. Ali said “early in the new week” the vaccination programme would be expanded to all persons 40 years and older. Up to now, those eligible are 60 ...

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Health Ministry stockpiling fresh drugs, medical supplies after dumping GYD$10 billion in expired drugs

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony on Monday said steps were being taken to continue stockpiling drugs and medical supplies, after months of dumping GYD$10 billion worth of expired drugs from public sector bonds. Flanked by top officials, he announced that on Tuesday a new tender would be issued for supplies for the remainder of 2021.  “In this way we will ...

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Hess sells Denmark operations to invest in Guyana

Hess Corporation has sold its operations in Denmark for US$150 million which would be invested in oil exploration and production activities in Guyana, Rigzone publication has reported. Hess Denmark has entered into an agreement with Ineos E&P AS for a total consideration of $150 million, effective January 1, 2021. Commenting on the deal, Hess’ chief executive officer John Hess, said, “the ...

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Top Dutch companies among nine asked to bid to start construction of new Demerara Harbour Bridge before year-end

Two world-renowned Dutch-headquartered companies are among nine that have been pre-qualified to bid for the construction of a new Demerara Harbour Bridge under two different financing models, according to the Public Works Ministry. They are Ballast Nedam, and Boskalis. Ballast Nedam has constructed major bridges in neighbouring Suriname, and Boskalis has built major infrastructures in that neighbouring Dutch-speaking republic. Government ...

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