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Granger administration spent GYD$1.6 billion on remodeling privately-owned building for Infectious Disease Hospital -Attorney General

-owner demands rent from new gov’t or removal  The Infectious Disease Hospital at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara is not owned by Guyana although a compulsory acquisition order was gazetted and GYD$1.6 billion of taxpayers’ money was spent on converting Ocean View International Hotel into the health care facility, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said. Mr. Nandlall said the National Industrial and ...

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National COVID-19 protocols, experts on the cards- Health Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan With a rapidly increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Guyana, the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government has started working to establish national protocols and plans to utilise several medical experts to help fight the pandemic. Newly-appointed Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said these new measures are especially important to help to mitigate the ongoing issue ...

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Guyana gets big consignment of COVID-19 medical supplies

A huge consignment of essential medical supplies to assist Guyana in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, Wednesday night arrived in the country. The items were provided by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC). The CDC handed over the essential medical supplies to the Health Ministry. CDC’s Director General Lieutenant Colonel ...

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Guyana Telephone and Telegraph hosts EduConnect Webinar Series

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, recently wrapped up an EduConnect virtual Series, aimed at supporting teachers, parents and children as they adapt to online learning and instruction. The Series was launched in response to changes in instruction, learning and entertainment due to COVID-19. “We are aware that many of our students, teachers and ...

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Guyana exploring “controlled crossing” to Brazil; increased COVID-19 testing

Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony said steps would be taken to increase the testing capacity for COVID-19 and put a new system in place for  crossing between Guyana and neighbouring Brazil where the number of cases and deaths continues to soar everyday. His announcement came hours before latest figures showed that 12 more persons were tested positive in the ...

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Religious organisations implement mix of measures to combat COVID-19

by Samuel Sukhnandan Most places of worship have reopened with strict guidelines, but Roman Catholic parishes and Hindu temples are encouraging elders to stay away. Roman Catholic Bishop Francis Alleyne said while many people were anticipating the reopening of churches, a list of requirements had to be put in place given the instructions from the National COVID-19 Task Force. But ...

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President, First Lady do not have coronavirus

President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger have been tested negative for COVID-19 virus that has afflicted hundreds of Guyanese and killed 20 people, a presidential spokeswoman said Wednesday. Ariana Gordon told Demerara Waves Online News/ News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM that “they have both been tested negative”. The results came two days after the First Couple was tested ...

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Women Miners Association says women miners faced with economic challenges due to COVID-19

By Samuel  Sukhnandan Women miners across Guyana are facing various livelihood and economic challenges as a result of the restrictions imposed due to the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). This is according to the President of the Guyana Women Miners Organisation (GWMO) Urica Primus who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online on Wednesday that this situation is not limited to ...

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President, First Lady take COVID-19 test based on doctor’s “advice”

President David Granger and First Lady Sandra Granger  have been tested for the potentially deadly coronavirus, COVID-19 based on medical advice. “COVID-19 tests were administered to The President and First Lady out of an abundance of caution and based on the advice of their doctor,” presidential spokeswoman, Arianna Gordon told News-Talk Radio Guyana/ Demerara Waves. The First Couple were tested ...

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Involve Amerindian village leaders, educate communities to fight COVID-19, says APA

by Samuel Sukhnandan Even as officials of the Public Health Ministry appealed to hinterland communities to do all they can to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), the Amerindian People’s Association (APA), a leading indigenous rights organisation, says there is greater need for inclusivity and education awareness. On Monday, Public Health Ministry’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud ...

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