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President no longer shows sign of cancer – Cuban medical experts

President David Granger Tuesday night returned from Cuba where his team of medical experts found that he has no trace of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, according to Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba, Halim Majeed. “The CIMEQ (Center for Surgical Medical Research) medical specialists have expressed complete satisfaction with the state of the President’s health and have explained that ...

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Drug treatment court opens

Guyana’s first Drug Treatment Court, opened its doors on Monday, aimed at giving convicted drug addicts a chance to receive treatment and reduce overcrowding of the country’s prisons. Located in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, the facility will permit easier access to resources and personnel, including stakeholders such as the police, social services, health and drug treatment providers for the efficient ...

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Finance Minister warns NIS against investing on foreign stock markets

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has cautioned the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) against investing its funds on the international stock market. His comment came against the background of a suggestion by the Chairman of the NIS Board, John Seeram that the social security agency should invest on foreign stock markets. “We will need to consider purchasing more attractive bonds and shares ...

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NIS encouraged to invest on international stock market amid meagre returns, dwindled contributions

Despite raking in more than GYD$500 million from Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector, the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) is being encouraged to invest some of its monies on the international stock market as it grapples with paying pensions amid declining contributions. Chairman of the NIS Board, John Seeram told a 50th anniversary observance at the Brickdam-based headquarters that the ...

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Need for unannounced visits to oil operations – EPA Chief

The Executive Director of Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent Adams on Monday cited the need for unannounced visits to oil industry operations, even as American and British oil companies discovered more oil offshore the northeast coast of the South American nation. “Unfettered access to the site: There should be no prevention or stiff-arming of government employees or people ...

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Chief Elections Officer admitted to Caribbean Heart Institute

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield was Tuesday afternoon admitted to the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI), well-placed sources disclosed. The sources said Lowenfield already underwent a series of tests as doctors continue to monitor his condition. He reportedly left Tuesday afternoon’s meeting with the Guyana Elections Commission prematurely after complaining of feeling unwell. This is the second time in about ...

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“Nothing negative” about Granger’s present health -Cuban medical experts

Cuban doctors, who have been monitoring President David Granger, say they are happy with his recovery from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, and they have asked him to return in three months for another evaluation, Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed said. The Guyanese leader, who Tuesday returned to Guyana from Cuba’s Centro de Investigaciones Médicas Quirúrgicas, was ...

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President travels to Cuba for scheduled medical evaluation

President David Granger Saturday morning, departed Guyana for the Republic of Cuba. He is accompanied by First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, government said. The Head of State has travelled to Cuba for a scheduled evaluation by doctors of the Centro de Investigaciones Médico Quirúrgicas (CIMEQ). He was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma last year after an intensive series of tests by ...

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30 early childhood practitioners graduate

Thirty Early Childhood Development practitioners received their certificates after a nine-week practical exercise that focused on the importance of early childhood development from zero to three years. The programme was facilitated by the Childcare and Protection Agency (CPA), UNICEF and the Board of Industrial Training (BIT). At their graduation held at the National Library Conference on July 17, BIT Human ...

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Drug treatment court to be established; Twelve Tribes Rasta group opposes immediate marijuana legalisation

Even as the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rastafarian group urged government not to legalise marijuana, the Guyana government announced that a drug treatment court would be established and would work closely with three government ministries. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in making the announcement at a government outreach at Golden Grove, East Coast Demerara, said government demonstrated political will to remove ...

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