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Involve Amerindian village leaders, educate communities to fight COVID-19, says APA

by Samuel Sukhnandan Even as officials of the Public Health Ministry appealed to hinterland communities to do all they can to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19), the Amerindian People’s Association (APA), a leading indigenous rights organisation, says there is greater need for inclusivity and education awareness. On Monday, Public Health Ministry’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud ...

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43 reported cases of people trafficking in Guyana

by Samuel Sukhnandan A total of 43 people have been trafficked so far this year, according to the Ministry of Social Protection’s Counter-Trafficking in Persons Unit (C-TIP). This information was revealed by the ministry ahead of World Day Against TIP which is commemorated annually on July 30. According to the ministry, this latest figure covers January to July 2020, when the ...

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Former British soldier dies in southern Guyana

The body of a former British soldier, who usually jogged around the southern Guyanese town of Lethem, was late Monday afternoon found on a roadway, police said. He has been identified as Ian Craddock. The ex serviceman has been living in Guyana for 25 years ago during which time he established Bush Master Tourism Company located in Lethem, a town ...

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Sugar workers, GUYSUCO lose GYD$millions, tonnes of sugar to strikes

The Guyana Sugar Corporation Inc. on Monday  said it managed to reach 80 percent of its production target for the 2020 first crop but 50 strikes across the three estates cost  workers GYD$37.9 million and  the cash-strapped entity lost 2,307 metric tonnes of the sweetener. At the end of the first crop in June, GUYSUCO said it produced 37,015 tonnes ...

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Govt condemns Chutney singer for “spit in deh face” incitement against Nagamootoo, Ramjattan

The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Social Cohesion today condemned well-known Guyanese chutney singer, Mahendra Ramkellawan for encouraging people to spit on two top government ministers. The Social Cohesion Department says in a recent Social Media video, Mr. Ramkellawan called for acts of violence against Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan. Social Cohesion Minister, Dr. George ...

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38 COVID cases from two interior regions in three days

Guyana has recorded 38 new coronavirus cases in three days, prompting a renewed call for hinterland communities to fight back the spread of COVID-19. The Ministry of Public Health’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Shamdeo Persaud said the 19 cases that were recorded on Monday all came from Region Nine  (Upper Takatu/ Upper Essequibo). Dr. Persaud on Monday said figures on ...

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Road deaths still climbing despite drop in traffic due to COVID-19, says Road Safety Council

by Samuel Sukhnandan Despite a reduction road traffic across Guyana due to the more than two-month old COVID-restrictions on the movement of people and opening of businesses, a road safety non-governmental organisation is very worried that the number of road deaths has not decreased. To date, Guyana has recorded 80 accidents, resulting in 84 deaths, among them six children, according to Coordinator ...

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Four die in weekend accidents

At least four people have been killed in separate road accidents over the weekend across the country. Police say they are probing a fatal accident that occured at around 17:15 hrs Saturday and involved five vehicles at Montrose Public road, East Coast Demerara, and which resulted in the death of Trevor Managal alias Whistle, 40, of 52 Industry Crown Dam, ...

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APNU+AFC supporters picket US Embassy, Court of Appeal, GECOM, Private Sector chief’s business

About 100 supporters of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday targeted several foreign and local institutions in the first wave of targeted protests over the election results. They chanted outside the American Embassy, Guyana Court of Appeal, the business place owned by the Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). ...

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Stakeholders call for more testing, tracing ahead of domestic tourism reopening

As Guyana looks towards gradually reopening sectors of its economy, particularly tourism, stakeholders in that industry are calling for more testing and tracing to be done aimed at improving consumer confidence and containing the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19). Newly-appointed Director of the Guyana Tourism Authority (GTA) Carla James- Chandra told the third Tourism Recovery Action Committee (TRAC) meeting ...

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