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Del Monte Fiesta Corn recalled due to “life threatening risk”- Food and Drugs Dept

The Government Analyst-Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) on Friday announced the recall of Del Monte Fiesta Corn “due to under-processing which poses a life threatening risk to consumers.” “More than 60,000 cases of Del Monte’s Fiesta Corn Seasoned with Red & Green Peppers are being recalled because the ingredients weren’t adequately processed,” the Guyanese agency said, adding the move was ...

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Pres. Granger due back Tuesday

President David Granger will be returning Tuesday to Guyana, having completed the second round of medical treatment and evaluation at the Centro de Investigaciones Médicas Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, the Guyana Embassy in Cuba said. He will be returning amid a controversial claim by the opposition  People’s Progressive Party that Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is violating Guyana’s constitution by remaining ...

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Granger for five rounds of chemotherapy; treatment continues until next year

Ahead of President David Granger’s departure for Cuba on Tuesday for more cancer treatment, he said in all he needs five rounds of chemotherapy. He left Tuesday for Cuba’s Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ) for the second of five rounds of chemotherapy. He is due to return to Guyana by weekend. The Ministry of the Presidency quoted the Guyanese leader as saying ...

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Shortage of drug-resistant tuberculosis medications ends

The Ministry of Public Health on Saturday said it has brought to end a shortage of drug-resistant tuberculosis (TB) medications Director of Pharmacy Oneil Atkins on  said there is no need to panic. “All TB patients would be adequately treated,” Mr. Atkins was quoted as saying in a Public Health Ministry statement. There was a recent shortage of Ethionamide, part ...

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President Granger returns to Cuba next week for more treatment

President David Granger is scheduled to return to Cuba next Tuesday for continued treatment for non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, a type of cancer, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Friday. Having concluded the first round of chemotherapy in Cuba,he is due to return to the Spanish-speaking nation. According to Minister Harmon, President Granger heeded advice by his Cuban medical specialists to scale ...

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Cuban doctors advise President Granger to reduce public engagements; still working

President David Granger has heeded advice by his Cuban medical specialists to scale back public engagements, the Ministry of the Presidency said Sunday night. The decision to stay away from the glare of the public, government said, was part of “precautionary measures in light of his recent diagnosis of Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma”, a type of cancer. “As such, due to his ...

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Guyanese Professor appointed to top post at University of the South Pacific

The University of the South Pacific (USP) has appointed Professor Prem Misir as Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Professor and Head of School of Public Health for the new Solomon Islands Campus effective from 15 October 2018, that institution has announced. USP is instituting a programme in Public Health to be based in the new Solomon Island (SI) Campus and Professor will prepare for the delivery ...

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Police being trained to help turn down the volume

Fifty Guyana Police Force ranks were encouraged, by Minister of Public Security Khemraj Ramjattan, to utilise the training provided by a one-day Noise Management Course, to “understand the various compartments under which certain rules and regulations apply.” The course, which is being facilitated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), was formally declared opened by Minister Ramjattan. Government’s Department of Public ...

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President Granger returns from Cuba

President David Granger and his wife, Mrs. Sandra Granger Tuesday night returned to Guyana from the Republic of Cuba after spending approximately three weeks . In a government-issued photograph, the President was seen wearing a surgical mask to minimize the chances of contracting any infective agent. The President who was accompanied by his wife, travelled to the Republic of Cuba ...

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President Granger diagnosed with cancer; expected to “fully recover”

President David Granger has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma, a cancer that starts in the white blood cells, and he on Wednesday began  a second round of treatment in Cuba where he has been for the past two weeks seeking medical attention. “Subsequent to a series of medical tests, the President was diagnosed as suffering from Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma and was placed ...

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