https://i0.wp.com/demerarawaves.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/UG-2024-5.png!

Health

Litta Reporta app to provide data to assist with waste management

A new digital platform, Litta Reporta, was launched at the weekend to assist authorities at the local and national levels, but the major problem is still expected to be collection of waste although authorities would be aware of the locations. The app was developed by Software Developer, 20-year old Maryam Bacchus, who has been described as having a “passion for ...

Read More »

Govt asks Inter-American Human Rights Commission to withdraw Chinese Landing petition

The Guyana government has asked the Inter-American Human Rights Commission (IACHR) to withdraw its provisional measures for the Indigenous Indian community of Chinese Landing where residents there had alleged severe physical violence and environmental degradation by a number of gold miners, Minister of  Governance Gail Teixeira said Wednesday. Minister Teixeira said government last December wrote to the IACHR asking for ...

Read More »

App on the cards for reducing hospital wait times, Health Minister announces at sod turning for new New Amsterdam Hospital

Health Minister Dr Frank Anthony on Sunday announced that government was preparing to roll out a digital doctor appointments system for the first time in Guyana aimed at reducing overall wait times. “You will be able to have an app on your phone where you can then make appointments with the hospital, and when you go in there you shouldn’t ...

Read More »

Seriously ill Charrandass Persaud flown to Canada

Charrandass Persaud – the then governing APNU+AFC coalition parliamentarian who set in motion the virtual collapse of the David Granger-led administration by voting for a People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-sponsored no-confidence motion- has fallen seriously ill and was Wednesday evacuated to Canada, according to medical sources. One of the sources said Mr Persaud was suffering from internal bleeding and subsequently ...

Read More »

Late PAHO Director Dr Carissa Etienne hailed as “friend” of Guyana’s public health system

Guyana’s Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony and the Ministry of Health on Saturday hailed the contributions of former Director of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director for the Americas, Dr Carissa Etienne who passed away suddenly on Friday. “The Minister of Health, Dr Frank Anthony is saddened by the sudden death of ...

Read More »

Brutal domestic violence incidents as PAHO prepares to beef up health sector response to violence against females

As Guyanese police on Wednesday said reported two serious cases of domestic violence, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO) announced that it would next week take a major step to improve the way the health sector in the Americas address violence against females. “To enable the health sector to play this important role, it is critical that staff at all ...

Read More »

President woos Guyanese private sector, European trade mission to do business

President Irfaan Ali on Monday urged Guyana’s private sector to take advantage of business opportunities with European companies that are participating in the European Union’s (EU) first ever trade mission here, even as he urged Europe to “reset” its business relations with this South American country Addressing the opening of the mission’s two-day engagement here, the Guyanese leader explained that ...

Read More »

CARICOM supports Saudi Arabia to host Expo 2030, fight climate change, increase food production

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has formally agreed to back Saudi Arabia’s bid to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh and the establishment of an international water organisation,  in exchange for support in a range of areas including combatting climate change and boosting trade, investment and food security, according to a joint statement. The leaders declared to support Saudi Arabia’s bid ...

Read More »

US gifts Guyana solar-powered vaccine refrigerators for remote health centres

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has provided Guyana’s Ministry of Health with 13 solar-powered vaccine refrigerators to be used in health care centres in remote areas of the country. US Ambassador to Guyana, Nicole D. Theriot handed over the refrigerators worth US$160,000, and the embassy here said the presentation demonstrated the American government’s “steadfast commitment to Guyana’s ...

Read More »