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Prominent Guyanese surgeon Dr Bud Lee dies

Prominent and highly-respected Guyanese surgeon, Dr. Wallace Irving ‘Bud’ Lee died Saturday at Woodlands Hospital which he co-founded, the Head of the Guyana Medical Council Dr. Navin Rambarran confirmed. Dr Lee was 87 years old. His passing has plunged the medical fraternity into mourning. Dr. Madan Rambarran, who was associated with Dr. Lee for several years, was saddened at the ...

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Former Health Minister Blackman released from US prison, returns to Guyana

Former Guyana Minister of Health. Dr. Noel Blackman has been released from a United States (US) prison and had returned to his home country ahead of the completion of his 50-month sentence for conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a controlled substance. He was sighted leaving a popular Main Street, Georgetown cafeteria on Thursday, December 26. The US Bureau of Prisons said ...

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Orphanages, indigent homes to pay less for water

Orphanages and homes for the poor and needy have been granted water tariff concessions by the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI), the utility company announced. GWI says it has assigned a minimum daily per capita consumption of 220 litres (0.220m3). The concession is 50 percent of the expected daily per capita consumption of 110 litres per day to all qualifying institutions. ...

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6 Christmas Day newborns at Georgetown Public Hospital

There were six Christmas Day 2019 newborns at the Georgetown Public Hospital, Guyana’s major public health institution. The Department of Public Information says four of the babies were brought into the world by natural birth while the remaining two were birthed via cesarean section. The first mother to give birth on Christmas Day was Sarah Beckharry to a son at ...

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GECOM has not considered voting by disabled in 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has not discussed voting by the estimated 30,000 disabled and visually-impaired persons at next March’s general elections, although provision had been made for physically challenged persons to vote on the kerb of polling stations in 2015. Concerns were also raised about the confidentiality of balloting by visually-impaired persons who have to vote by proxy with ...

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Hefty fines for smoking at sport facilities -gov’t warns

Government’s Department of Sport is warning that people caught smoking at sport facilities will be punished with hefty fines according to the law. The department says government will enforce the Tobacco Control Act if people do not obey “No-Smoking” signs that will be posted up at sport facilities. First time offenders who smoke in any place where smoking is prohibited ...

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PODCAST: News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM panel discussion: “Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms, Impacts and Coping”

News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM presents a special panel discussion to mark World Diabetes Day 2019 under the topic: “Diabetes: Signs, Symptoms, Impacts and Coping”. World Diabetes Day, created by the International Diabetes Federation since 1991, is observed on November 14 every year in keeping with a resolution adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in 2007. World Diabetes Day ...

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Importer denies Food & Drugs Dept GYD$40m substandard foods allegations

The Ministry of Public Health’s Government Analyst-Food and Drugs Department (GA-FDD) and a businessman are set to take each other to court over GYD$40 million worth of food that authorities say are substandard. The businessman, Faizal Asif Iqbal Alli, has denied the allegations levelled against him. He is threatening to take the GA-FDD to court if perishable and other items ...

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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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