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Guyana should inject more funds into HIV/AIDS programmes- UNAIDS official

Guyana needs to dispense more cash into HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria because international funds are drying up to fight those diseases, a senior United Nations official said here on Thursday. While the country is on track to achieving the UN-set Millennium Development Goal (MDG) Number 6, Country Coordinator for UNAIDS, Roberto Campos said the country needed to provide 50 percent ...

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Guyana launches Portuguese curriculum for secondary schools

Guyana on Thursday launched its first secondary school Portuguese curriculum as part of the country’s push to deepen relations with neighbouring Brazil. “While language will never stop Guyana from enjoying good relations with anyone, surely our familiarity with the language of the people of Brazil will help us to bolster that friendship,” said Minister of Education, Priya Manickchand The language ...

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Guyanese allegedly shoots wife in Kansas

(TOPEKA CAPITAL JOURNAL).-Police have arrested the suspect in a shooting on October 10, in west Topeka, Kansas, United States that injured a woman identified only as the man’s wife. Shiek Azeez, 37, of Guyana, was booked into the Shawnee County Jail in connection with attempted second-degree murder. Bond has been set at $500,000 cash or professional surety. His next court ...

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Guyana supports Haiti’s call for DR nationality

Guyana on Tuesday expressed its “deep concern” about the Dominican Republic’s (DR) refusal to grant nationality status to citizens born to illegal Haitian migrants. That decision contained in a recent “indiscriminate ruling” of the DR’s Constitutional Court which, according to the Foreign Ministry here, could result in a loss of nationality of an estimated 201,000 citizens of the Spanish-speaking republic ...

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Four injured in Port Kaituma smash-up

One Brazilian and two Guyanese narrowly escaped death Tuesday evening when a truck slammed into a car at Port Kaituma, North West District. Those seriously injured are Andy Williams,25,  his reputed wife 41-year old Juliet Seecharran and a Brazilian woman, 21-year old Rayana Boguevia. The Brazilian and her husband were on a motorcycle when they were hit by the car ...

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CCJ ruling opens flood gates to unemployed, criminals- Barbados PM

(BARBADOS NATION).-Prime Minister Freundel Stuart last night voiced concern about the implications of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) recent ruling, saying an automatic six-month stay for CARICOM nationals visiting Barbados would attract the unemployed and criminals. However, he told Barbadians to respect the ruling in the Shanique Myrie case, saying Barbados was not “any banana, plantain or fig republic” ...

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GRA commences granting Mortgage Interest Relief to eligible taxpayers

The Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) has commenced approving Mortgage Interest Relief (MIR) to taxpayers who meet the criteria set out in Section 20A of the Income Tax Act Chapter 81:01 and supporting regulations, the revenue collection agency said in a statement on Tuesday. The implementation of MIR is in keeping with a proposal announced in the 2013 National Budget designed ...

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GPHC to boost training in rare pregnancy complication

Doctors and nurses of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) are to receive further training in a rare pregnancy complication that claimed the lfi 25-year old Fadhna Dutchin died on September 28 of what the hospital said was “peri partum cardiomyopathy.” “In response to Ms. Dutchin’s death, the doctors and nurses at GPHC will have additional training in this rare ...

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SWAT team will be different from other police squads

Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee on Tuesday assured that the SWAT team expected to be established by next year August would not be like other police squads that had been notorious for human rights violations. “Now we are moving to set up a professional, best practice established SWAT team according to international standards as we understand them so I don’t ...

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