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Health Ministry clamps down on faking jobs to get COVID-19 vaccine

The Ministry of Health says previous attempts by impersonators to jump the COVID-19 vaccination line have forced the implementation of stricter protocols to get the jab. “There are people who wanted to jump the line so they did not want to wait their turn and they would turn out at our vaccination sites and probably try to impersonate health care ...

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“None is above the law” in enforcing COVID-19 guidelines ; unfair enforcement will be investigated- Prime Minister

Prime Minister Mark Phillips on Sunday sought to assure Guyanese that the COVID-19 curfew and other measures are being enforced against anyone, and he promised that alleged unfair enforcement would be investigated. “None is exempted and therefore none is above the law,”  said Mr. Phillips who is also the Head of the COVID-19 Task Force. The Prime Minister’s comments came ...

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Police, Giftland at odds over enforcement of COVID-19 curfew

Giftland Group and the Guyana Police Force are at odds over accusations by that company that it is being unfairly targeted by police in the enforcement of the COVID-19 curfew. Chairman of the Giftland Group, Roy Beepat said the latest instance was on Saturday night when three staff members- one each from the three mall restaurants- were arrested after the ...

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Joint Services, teachers next in line for vaccination- Prime Minister

Prime Minister, Mark Phillips  on Sunday said members of the Joint Services and teachers are next in line to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to ensure they do not die from the viral disease, moments after India’s donation of 80,000 vaccines arrived in Guyana. “We want to vaccinate our Joint Services and teachers but we will acquire more vaccines and we’ll ...

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No negotiations unless Linden nurses call off “illegal” strike over CEO’s ‘sweetman’ remarks

The Ministry of Health  on Saturday deemed as “illegal” the strike by nurses at the Linden Hospital Complex  and urged that that industrial action be called off before negotiations about the future of the Chief Executive Officer, Rudy Small can resume. “The Ministry of Health says the strike by nurses at the Linden Hospital Complex is illegal and must be ...

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GPSU rejects Linden Hospital CEO’s apology for “sweetman” comments; nurse accuses him of assault

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Wednesday rejected an unconditional apology by the Chief Executive Officer of the Linden Hospital Complex, Rudy Small for unsavoury remarks he made about health care workers there. GPSU Vice President, Dawn Gardner told News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/ Demerara Waves Online News that the union rubbished his apology and demanded that he be removed ...

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Schools may reopen after Easter holiday to avoid long-term learning loss

Minister of  Education Priya Manickchand on Saturday announced that face-to-face teaching in classrooms may resume after the Easter holiday after government intensifies its COVID-19 vaccination programme during March. She said the Education Ministry would not take any decision without directions from the Ministry of Health. Among the steps she said that are being taken is a “comprehensive vaccination programme” during ...

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Guyana to get 80,000 COVID vaccines from India

India will be donating 80,000 AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines and they are scheduled to arrived in early March, the Health Ministry announced Friday. The ministry said that information was provided India’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Dr. K.J. Srinivasa to the Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony That donation is among others being reportedly made to countries in Africa, Asia and the ...

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Caribbean to buy COVID-19 vaccines from Africa

Faced with an acute shortage of coronavirus vaccines, the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) bloc Thursday night announced that it would be buying some of the jab from Africa through a South Africa-led initiative. “Other initiatives, such as procurement through the African Union’s African Medical Supplies Platform (AMSP), as well as bilateral arrangements, are being pursued by some Member States with ...

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