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215 now dead from COVID-19

The number of persons who have died from COVID-19 in Guyana has increased to 215. This,  with the passing of a 70-year old man, the Health Ministry said Sunday. The Health Ministry says he lived in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) which continues to record the highest number of cases since the pandemic struck the country in March last year.  Of the ...

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Social workers need legal regulation, more involvement in policy making

Two Social Work academics are recommending that a law be enacted to regulate Social Work practice and that Social Workers and the wider society do more to recognise and involve practitioners in project formulation and implementation. Appearing on News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM to mark World Social Work Day 2021, Doctoral candidate in Social Policy, Mrs. Dionne Frank  advocated for ...

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Elderly Wakenaam woman burnt to death

A 79-year old woman of Zeelandia Estate, Wakenaam, Essequibo River was burnt to death this morning at her home. Police say Bissoondai, also known as Seema, died in the blaze that occurred between 5:45  and 6:30 this morning. Investigators were informed by one of her sons, who lives next door, that he noticed smoke emanating from the house. He says ...

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Lusignan prison “snitching” accusation leads to wounding of inmate

A prisoner, who was accused by two fellow inmates of “snitching” that led to a recent raid of the Lusignan Prison by police and prison guards, was  chopped several times Friday night, the Guyana Police Force said. Injured is Ceylon “Tallman” David who is on remand for murder. Investigations so far reveal that murder accused Lennox Roberts and convict, Kentie ...

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Hess sells Denmark operations to invest in Guyana

Hess Corporation has sold its operations in Denmark for US$150 million which would be invested in oil exploration and production activities in Guyana, Rigzone publication has reported. Hess Denmark has entered into an agreement with Ineos E&P AS for a total consideration of $150 million, effective January 1, 2021. Commenting on the deal, Hess’ chief executive officer John Hess, said, “the ...

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300,000 COVID-19 vaccines expected; virus hotspots in Kitty, Diamond- Health Minister

As Guyana’s vaccination exercise continues apace, Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony on Friday said surveillance teams have identified COVID-19 clusters in Kitty, Georgetown and Diamond, East Bank Demerara. In his latest weekday briefing on the virus in Guyana, he said the increased number of cases, now totaling 420, is from Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). “In Region Four, in the area of ...

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16-year old charged with murder of 10-year old boy during robbery

A 16-year-old male on today appeared in court for the alleged murder of a 10-year old schoolboy during a home-invasion and robbery in Sophia, Greater Georgetown. He appeared at the Sparendaam Magistrates Court before Magistrate Ms. Alisha George. He was was not required to plea and has been remanded to the Sophia Juvenile Holding Centre. The matter has been  postponed to ...

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Top Dutch companies among nine asked to bid to start construction of new Demerara Harbour Bridge before year-end

Two world-renowned Dutch-headquartered companies are among nine that have been pre-qualified to bid for the construction of a new Demerara Harbour Bridge under two different financing models, according to the Public Works Ministry. They are Ballast Nedam, and Boskalis. Ballast Nedam has constructed major bridges in neighbouring Suriname, and Boskalis has built major infrastructures in that neighbouring Dutch-speaking republic. Government ...

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EU election observers: “What happened last year should not happen again”; “one clear complete electoral law” needed

The European Union’s Electoral Observer Mission (EOM) on Friday stressed the importance of an overhaul of Guyana’s electoral laws and practices to avoid a repeat of the 2020 election fiasco centered around the results of district four. “It’s obvious that this what happened last year should not happen again and I guess some changes at least in legislation concerning elections ...

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