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Canada funds improving maternal, newborn and child health in Guyana’s hinterland

The Canadian government on Tuesday inked a CDN$2.5 million agreement with the non-governmental organisation, Giving Health to Kids, to improve maternal, newborn and child health in Guyana’s hinterland after research showed some worrisome findings. President of Giving Health to Kids, Associate Clinical Professor at Mc Master University, Dr Narendra Singh said the five-year project has been developed to increase the ...

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WPA’s Ogunseye ready to plead guilty to treason; success of Day of Resistance depends on PNCR’s participation in LGE

As the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Tuesday pushed ahead with its call for a boycott of the June 12, 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE) and instead to use that day as one of Afro-Guyanese resistance against alleged racial discrimination, that party’s executive member Tacuma Ogunseye said he was ready to face a treason charge. “When we look at the ...

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UK Minister arrives for launch of UK- Guyana Business Chamber

United Kingdom’s Minister for the Caribbean and the Americas, David Rutley arrived in Guyana on Monday for a series of engagements including the launch of the British Chamber of Commerce Guyana (BritCham Guyana) Mr Rutley was among passengers who arrived on British Airways’ inaugural flight  from London via St Lucia. Speaking at a welcome ceremony for the flight, he remarked ...

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British Airways to boost Guyana’s visitor arrivals

British Airways is projected to add tens of thousands of visitors annually to Guyana, Tourism Minister Oneidge Walrond said at Monday’s ceremony to welcome that carrier’s first scheduled to flight to this South American nation. She said that airline would offer more than 33,000 seats annually to travellers to and from Guyana to Britain with connections to other European destinations ...

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Jagdeo rallies party faithful to be vigilant to prevent defeat in 2025

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday urged supporters to aggressively represent their party and position themselves on Social Media to counter opposition views as part of efforts to stave off defeat at the next general and regional elections. He appealed for more “gratitude and understanding” f0r what the PPP has done for Guyana. “People ...

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NEW YORK: Shorter section Utica Ave to be co-named ‘Guyana Ave’ after CB18 rejects proposal

Reproduced from Brooklyn Paper Advocates seeking to co-name a portion of Utica Avenue to “Guyana Avenue” are settling for a shorter-than-proposed stretch of road, after members of Community Board 18 rejected their proposal at this month’s meeting. Members of the Utica Co-naming Committee originally proposed that a three-mile stretch of Utica Ave (from Eastern Parkway to Avenue H) be co-named ...

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Victorians told to ignore claims of discrimination, urged to grab opportunities

Punctuated by references to improve infrastructure, social sector, employment, business support, housing and farming lands ownership, a high-level ministerial team on Saturday sought to assure residents of the predominantly Afro-Guyanese East Coast Demerara village of Victoria that government was not discriminating against them and that they should ignore those making such claims. Prime Minister Mark Phillips, who led a 11-member ...

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NGO lays groundwork for Hate Crimes legislation lobby

The non-governmental Guyana Equality Forum (GEF) said Friday’s release of a report titled ‘Hate Crimes Reform’ marked the start of an intensive lobby for legislation to punish persons who perpetrate hatred against others based on their gender, gender identity, sexual orientation and race. “Hate crime legislation should also reflect a sufficiently broad range of protected characteristics to ensure protection for ...

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December 2023