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Robust COVID-19 awareness campaign for indigenous villages -Amerindian Affairs Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan As part of efforts to tackle the spread of the deadly coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in indigenous communities across Guyana, focus will be placed on starting a robust education campaign and providing economic relief and support to affected villages. This is according to Minister of Amerindian Affairs Pauline Sukhai, who told News Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online ...

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President Ali, ministers expect COVID-19 test results today

by Samuel Sukhnandan President Irfaan Ali, several government ministers and other top government officials are late Thursday expected to get results of their COVID-19 tests, even as Suriname’s President Chandrikapersad Santokhi and his top officials who held talks in Guyana have been cleared of the viral disease. Senior Guyana government sources told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News ...

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United States gives Guyana US$475,000 to fight COVID-19

The United States (US) on Thursday announced that US$475,000 would be provided to help Guyana swiftly combat the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19. The US embassy said the money would be used to help address Guyana’s priority areas of laboratory diagnostics and systems strengthening and supplies, surveillance, infection prevention & control, and emergency operation centers. The embassy said the US ...

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Domestic aircraft owners slam Civil Aviation Authority over “unscrupulous” price-gouging claims

Domestic aircraft owners, represented by two rival associations, on Tuesday railed against the adverse impact of COVID-19 measures, saying that their operational costs have gone up and a number of them have been f0rced to increase passenger fares. The Aircraft Owners Association of Guyana (AOAG) and the National Air Transportation Association (NATA), in separate statements, slammed the Director-General of the ...

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COVID-19: May Day march, rally cancelled

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) has cancelled its Annual May Day March and Rally usually held on 1st May owing to COVID-19. May Day or the Workers’ Day is next Friday. The GTUC says, in keeping with the government’s guidelines and safety concerns about public gathering surrounding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), the umbrella labour organisation has taken a decision ...

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GECOM gets green-light to adjust recount hours, no quarantine for foreigners

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will possibly work a 10-hour work day for the national recount and the CARICOM high-level team and international observers will no longer have to be quarantined for 14 days. Sources have confirmed to News Talk Radio Guyana that communications to the GECOM Chairperson Justice Claudette Singh informed the seven-member commission that the National COVID-19 Task ...

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Start date for national vote recount “likely” today

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday afternoon indicated that a date for the start for the national recount of votes cast in March’s general elections is likely to be decided soon and that the exercise could be finished by April 30, 2020. These indications came from GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh and pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander shortly ...

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No more COVID-19 deaths but confirmed cases rise to 29

Guyana has not recorded any more COVID-19 deaths but the number of infected persons has risen to 29, the Public Health Ministry said in its latest update. The total number of confirmed cases of the novel corona virus (COVID-19) in Guyana now stands at 29 as of April 5. Of the 29 confirmed cases, 25 are active and 4 are ...

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United Nations calls on Guyana gov’t to impose more stringent measures to fight Coronavirus

The United Nations (UN) on Friday called on Guyana to urgently limit people’s movement to only essential errands to help prevent the spread of the deadly Coronavirus (COVID-19). UN Resident Coordinator in Guyana, Mikiko Tanaka cautioned Guyanese against being care-free about COVID-19 because Guyana has for weeks now recorded only five confirmed cases including one death. “There is no room ...

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