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Anti-vaccination protesters locked up for alleged illegal procession

Several anti- vaccination protesters were Wednesday afternoon arrested as they were proceeding on Brickdam to the Ministry of Education’s offices, amid stiffer rules and enforcement for teachers and staff. Police said eight persons were arrested as they marched west on Brickdam from the Square of the Revolution. They were nabbed and put into a police police bus. Sources said that ...

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Human Services Ministry strengthens police training capacity to address domestic violence

Ministry of Human Services-crafted manuals on how police must deal with reports and victims of domestic violence are to be entrenched in the training of members of the Guyana Police Force, government ministers said. Speaking with reporters after the official launch of COPSQUAD, an initiative to train at least 2,000 members of the police force in dealing with domestic violence, ...

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Assessment of schools for reopening underway

Minister of Education Priya Manickchand on Tuesday said an assessment of schools is underway to determine how schools would function from the beginning of the new school year. Ms. Manickchand also suggested that the extent to which nursery schools would reopen would depend on the conditions of each school. The Education Minister made known this position while speaking during a ...

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Pensioner robbed while going to buy medication

A pensioner has been robbed of almost $190,000 shortly after he collected several pensions from the Leonora Post Office. The robbery occurred Monday at about 10:30 AM. The 72-year old man told police that a man pounded on him at about 10:30 yesterday morning and robbed him of $187,000 which he had minutes earlier secured in a black purse. He ...

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GDF soldier killed in road accident

A Guyana Defence Force soldier was killed early Tuesday morning in an accident on the Hauraruni Public Road, Soesdyke, Linden Highway. Dead is 26-year old Wilmot Ward of 1608   Central Amelia’s Ward Linden. Police say that Ward was driving his car at a fast rate of speed. Investigators say that he lost control of the car and  he fell ...

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Teachers Union pulls out of school assessments, other Education Ministry activities to protest vaccination directive

The Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) on Mon Monday night announced that it was pulling out of a school assessment exercise unless the Ministry of Education pulls back a directive that warns teachers that they would be marked as absent if they do not take a COVID-19 vaccine or produce a negative test once weekly. “The Guyana Teachers’ Union withdraws with ...

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PNCR’s on-site Congress can cost GYD$25 million

The People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR)  Congress can cost the party at least GYD$25 million if it is held onsite at its Sophia headquarters, a cost that is now expected to be trimmed substantially when the next highest level decision-making body of that party meets again. “The committee has considered the logistical aspects of convening the congress and noted that ...

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Teachers must be vaccinated or submit a weekly PCR test- Ministry of Education

The Ministry of Education on Monday night urged teachers to be vaccinated to avoid dying, falling seriously ill or spreading the coronavirus, COVID-19, but they have the option submitting a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test. “Teachers who do not wish to be administered any of the above-mentioned vaccines will be required to submit a negative PCR test once a week. ...

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PNCR ad-hoc committee recommends November for hybrid Congress

An ad-hoc committee of the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) executive has recommended that the long-awaited Congress be held in November in a mixed format of in-person and virtually, but already excuses are being made for delaying the holding of a Central Executive Committee meeting to discuss the report and forge ahead with arrangements, sources said Sunday. The sources said ...

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