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No second COVID vaccine needed as travel requirement for foreigners- PAHO

The Pan-American Health Organisation (PAHO) on Wednesday said there is no need to impose the need for a second COVID-19 vaccine and would amount to a “barrier” to the movement of persons, in the wake of concerns by Guyana and the rest of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). PAHO’s Assistant Director, Jarbas Barbosa said there is no proof that the mixing ...

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Guyana High Court awards Jamaican woman GY$3.1 million for unlawful detention inhumane lockup

Guyana’s High Court on Wednesday awarded GY$3.1 million (approximately US$14,553) to a Jamaican woman, after finding that she was unlawfully detained and also the conditions at the police lockup were inhumane, in clear violations of Guyana’s constitution.  Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire found that Sandra Russell, who had been convicted for marijuana trafficking for the purpose of trafficking, was later detained ...

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Digicel, France’s Orange telecoms target Guyana, Suriname oil industry with new submarine fibre-optic cable

Digicel on Wednesday announced that it  has inked a deal with the France-based major international telecoms provider, Orange, to build a submarine fibre-optic cable that would link French Guiana, Suriname, Guyana and,  Trinidad and Tobago and provide service to the rapidly emerging oil sector. “Recognising the opportunity to supercharge connectivity in this area of the Caribbean and Latin America, Deep ...

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President banking on corn, soya bean to diversify GUYSUCO

President Irfaan Ali is relying on the success of a pilot project for large-scale cultivation of corn and soya bean to diversify the ailing State-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO) President Ali also pointed out that the project will give the Government the chance to diversify the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GUYSUCO). “We are already discussing how we can expand this partnership ...

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Opposition Leader’s Communications Chief Imran Khan dies

Director of Communications in the Opposition Leader’s Office, Imran Khan died of COVID-19 early Tuesday morning, a senior Health Ministry official confirmed He was not vaccinated. In an initial reaction to Khan’s passing, Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon said he was “shocked”. Shadow Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Senior Counsel Roysdale Forde said, “I am devastated. Imran was my ...

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ExxonMobil added as defendant in High Court case calling for closure of Guyana operations

ExxonMobil’s local subsidiary was Monday added as a defendant in a case brought by two Guyanese who are asking the Guyana High Court to order the closure of that American supermajor’s operations here because of its impact on the environment. Justice Frank Holder, after hearing submissions by lawyers for Dr. Troy Thomas and Quaddad De Freitas, decided that Esso Exploration ...

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ANUG recommends public judicial inquiry into police shooting death of Boston

A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party is recommending that a coroner’s inquest be held into the police shooting death of an Essequibo Coast businessman earlier this month. That party says if that judicial inquiry finds the policeman culpable for the death of 29-year old Orin Boston on September 15, the lawman should be prosecuted. In contrast to a ...

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Region Nine leaders lobby government for swift reopening of Port Lethem

In the face of a gripping shortage of basic consumer items, the Region Nine (Upper Takatu- Upper Essequibo) administration and the Lethem Town Council have lobbied government to reopen the border to cargo and limited passenger traffic from October 1. In the letter dispatched to Prime Minister Mark Phillips on September 26, 2021, Regional Chairman Bryan Allicock, Regional Executive Officer ...

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Ali lied about extra-judicial killings- Aubrey Norton

Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton has rebuked President Irfaan Ali for spouting untruths that there had been no extra-judicial killing of Afro-Guyanese under the  previous People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration. “When the president of Guyana stands in front of reporters and claims Guyana never had a problem with extrajudicial killings and we cannot ...

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Juvenile escapees recaptured minutes after break-out

Four juveniles, who escaped from the Holding Centre early Saturday morning, were minutes later recaptured, police said. The Guyana Police Force said that at about 2:45 AM, the suspects, who were housed in cell #3 and #4 at the Holding Centre, “escaped by breaking the padlocks that were used to secure the cell doors and removed some wooden lattice works ...

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