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New Market Street stalls opposite Georgerown hospital face demolition

The Public Works Ministry on Monday issued a final warning to vendors on New Market Street opposite Georgetown Public Hospital (GPHC) to remove their stalls or they will be demolished and taken away. “A final notice is hereby given to vendors who are occupying spaces along New Market Street, between Thomas and East Streets, to remove all erected makeshift stalls, ...

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Rural TeleMedicine Clinic launched in Rupununi

Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony on Wednesday officially launched the Rural TeleMedicine Clinic in Masakenari (Gunns Village), South Rupununi, Region Nine, government’s Department of Public Information said. Through this initiative, community health workers will gain access to expertise from doctors and specialists in Georgetown via tablets and other electronic devices. 331 residents will benefit from the health ministry’s initiative which ...

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New privately-owned, approved healthcare training institution opens doors

A privately-owned healthcare institution, Royalty Home-Care and Private Nurse Services, has expanded its operations and is now training patient care assistants at its Tuschen, East Bank Essequibo  headquarters. Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Royalty Home-Care and Private Nurse Services, Nurse Alicia Solomon, who is also studying to become a medical doctor, said the institution has been properly registered. She ...

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President appeals for national support to tackle problems facing boys, men

President Irfaan Ali  Friday issued a stirring appeal for broad-based national support to address deep-seated problems facing boys and men so that they could grasp education and job opportunities while staying away from trouble such as committing violence against women and children. “This is not the time for us to point fingers. This the time for us to come together ...

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Environmental health experts being trained for “proactive” surveillance of food-borne illnesses

The Ministry of Health, with assistance from the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), on Monday began training dozens of environmental health officials from across Guyana on stepping up surveillance of food-borne illnesses that are caused by bacteria, parasites, viruses and eventually contaminants. Addressing the opening of the seminar at the Marriott Hotel, Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony said CARPHA facilitators ...

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COVID-19 vaccine no longer needed to enter Guyana- Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health’s Chief Medical Officer Dr Narine Singh has instructed that persons travelling to Guyana no longer need to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, COVID-19. He told the Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lt Col. Egbert Field that “the government of Guyana has taken a decision to lift the COVID-19 vaccine requirement for entry ...

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Massy gets ready to judge art competition entries for World Suicide Prevention Day

Entries for Massy Group’s first Art Competition in support of suicide prevention and mental health awareness close today, September 10, World Suicide Prevention Day (WSPD), the company said. Over the next four weeks, Massy and the E.R Burrowes School of Art will judge the entries and the winners will be announced on World Mental Health Day, October 10, 2022. Four ...

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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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Guyana records first monkeypox case

Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony says Guyana has recorded its first case of monkeypox, and the person is hospitalised in a stable condition while health authorities conduct contact-tracing The man lives in Region Four. He says the man, who is in his 50s and is from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica),  was first suspected at the weekend and later confirmed. “We are ...

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GECOM Commissioner Bibi Shadick dies

Guyana Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick died on Saturday at her residence in Georgetown, sources said. The sources said Ms Shadick, an Attorney-at-Law,suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. She was 76 years. Her colleague Commissioner, Sase Gunraj was too shocked to react to the news of her passing. A family member told Demerara Waves Online News that about two weeks ago, she had ...

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March 2023