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Guyana heightens monkeypox vigilance near Brazil border, ports

Guyana is on the lookout for suspected monkeypox-infected persons coming from other countries especially Brazil where there is a high number of cases, top Health Ministry officials said Saturday. So far, Guyana has recorded two confirmed cases of the viral disease, while there are 4,876 cases in neighbouring Brazil. Chief Medical Officer of the Ministry of Health Dr Narine Singh ...

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Larry London supplied birth certificates with proper security features- former Citizenship Minister

Former Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix on Thursday defended the then APNU-AFC government’s decision to sole-source about 500,000 birth certificates from a United States (US)-based company controlled by People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive member, Larry London. Mr Felix said the sole-sourced contract of GYD$23 million contract was awarded by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) after the ...

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GECOM apparently did not check its records before asking immigration dept for help

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) so far appeared not to have confirmed from its own records a claim by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) that 207 people were marked off as voted although they were overseas, before their names were sent to the Department of Citizenship and Immigration Services for verification. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said the ...

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Granger listed as “United States citizen” in Guyana gov’t dossier to lobby US lawmakers; spokesman says President never held foreign citizenship

Incumbent President David Granger is listed as a “United States citizen” in a Guyana government dossier that is being used to lobby the US government and lawmakers, in the face of mounting international pressure for the results of last month’s general elections to be declared free and fair. Presidential spokesman, Mark Archer, however, told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM that ...

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Updated: Aruba Airlines gets approval to collect stranded Cubans in Guyana / Actualizado: Aruba Airlines obtiene aprobación para recoger cubanos varados en Guyana

Vea a continuación el informe de noticias traducidas de Google Translate servicio. The more than 200 mostly Cuban shoppers, who are stranded in Guyana due to the closure of this country’s two international airports, are expected to leave on emergency flights being facilitated by Guyanese authorities, the Cuban Embassy said Thursday night. Cuban Ambassador to Guyana, Narciso Reinaldo Armador Soeorro ...

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Prospect of Guyanese citizenship revocation now a PPP campaign issue

President David Granger’s reference to his constitutional right to revoke the Guyanese citizenship from persons who are nationals of other countries is now being used by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to galvanise overseas-based supporters to return home to vote in next month’s general elections. Addressing a campaign rally in Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, on Sunday evening, PPP presidential candidate, ...

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United States financing humanitarian aid to Venezuelan refugees in Guyana

The United States (U.S.) says it has provided nearly US$4 million in humanitarian assistance to Venezuelan refugees in Guyana since fiscal Year 2017. “Funding includes increasing Venezuelans’ access to legal status, promoting social integration in host communities, and improving support and access to social services,” the American embassy in Georgetown said in a brief statement. The U.S. disclosure coincides with ...

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OPINION Five years to real oil prosperity could be an eternity

by GHK Lall Five years to 2025, according to the Hon. Minister of Finance. That is how long before the oil money would start coming in, the real meaningful money. The money that, if honestly and wisely (prudent is the word) used, could make a world of difference for Guyanese. Every single citizen. I can only agree with anyone, who ...

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Harmon applies to give up American citizenship: “I believe there is a certain quality which I have that can help the President in running this country in a proper way”.

Joseph Harmon, who resigned earlier this year from his position as Minister of State because he is the holder of dual nationalities, says he has already applied to give up his United States (US) citizenship. He told reporters on the sidelines of a People’s National Congress Reform 62nd anniversary rally in Linden that he more than one month ago finished ...

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January 2023