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University of Guyana deploys specialist teams to support ministry, students and families of those on Mahdia fire

The University of Guyana says it shares the grief and extends deep and sincere condolences on the loss of lives, property and trauma experienced in the Mahdia fire in the wee hours of Monday morning. Institutionally, the University has immediately activated several mechanisms internally and externally aimed at  ascertaining any students and staff who may be directly affected. Several students ...

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COVID-19 no longer a global health emergency – WHO

Covid-19 is no longer a global health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Friday. WHO’s International Health Regulations Emergency Committee discussed the pandemic on Thursday at its 15th meeting on Covid-19, and WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus concurred that the public health emergency of international concern, or PHEIC, declaration should end. “For more than a year the pandemic has been ...

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GTT-WANSAT satellite internet service to boost health care delivery, education, border security

GTT, Inc. (GTT), a leading provider of technology services in  Guyana and WANSAT Networks Inc. (WANSAT), a Guyanese-owned Internet Service Provider with  a focus on providing satellite broadband connectivity to rural and hinterland areas have announced  the launch of their partnership “Connectivity Anywhere”, a new satellite internet service. GTT says  the fast, affordable, and reliable connectivity to rural and hinterland ...

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Govt bans use of chemicals to clear drainage system

The Guyana government has banned the use of chemicals to clean drainage calls across the country, after concerns were raised by residents of Ann’s Grove, East Coast Demerara. After the concern was raised raised by a resident during a ministerial outreach led by Prime Minister Mark Phillips, the Agriculture Minister Zulfikar Mustapha made government’s position clear that no chemicals must ...

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Registration opens for UG’s 2nd Diaspora Conference in May, 2023; calls for papers

The University of Guyana (UG), now in its 60th year, is set to host its 2nd Diaspora  Conference at the Turkeyen Campus, Greater Georgetown, Guyana, during the period  May 8-10, 2023 under the theme “Calling 592: Honouring, Researching, Reigniting  Diaspora.” The Diaspora Conference is one of several signature events being hosted by the  University this year to celebrate the institution’s ...

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Canada funds improving maternal, newborn and child health in Guyana’s hinterland

The Canadian government on Tuesday inked a CDN$2.5 million agreement with the non-governmental organisation, Giving Health to Kids, to improve maternal, newborn and child health in Guyana’s hinterland after research showed some worrisome findings. President of Giving Health to Kids, Associate Clinical Professor at Mc Master University, Dr Narendra Singh said the five-year project has been developed to increase the ...

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PNCR’s Lethem office building needed for health facility but Forde deems demolition “declaration of war”

Even as Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Roysdale Forde said political parties’ headquarters were untouchable, Local Government and Regional Development Minister Nigel Dharamlall said the building that housed the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) office in Lethem has been earmarked for a health care facility. “The location of this site is slated to have a health facility ...

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US Southern Command begins free surgery, knowledge sharing at GPHC, West Demerara Regional Hospital

Doctors from the United States (US) Southern Command on Monday began performing surgeries, providing dental services and conducting professional knowledge exchanges at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the West Demerara Regional Hospital, the American embassy here said. The doctors are drawn from the US’ Lesser Antilles Medical Assistance Team (LAMAT) and are part of the U.S. Southern Command’s ...

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Fmr US President Jimmy Carter, who spearheaded Guyana’s electoral reforms, in hospice care

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter, who convinced Guyana’s then People’s National Congress (PNC)-led administration to agree to major electoral reforms, has entered hospice care, instead of seeking more medical treatment. After a series of short hospital stays, the statement said, Carter “decided to spend his remaining time at home with his family and receive hospice care instead of additional medical ...

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Medical Scientific Council to be established- Pres. Ali

President Irfaan Ali  on Saturday evening announced that his administration would soon set up a National Medical Scientific Council to harness Guyana’s best experts in the field of human medicine. He said that proposed body would be tasked with bringing Guyana’s “best talent” to investigate the best in medical science development that could be applied to the country. “This is ...

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May 2023