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Three more succumb to COVID, 657 new infections

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 21:46

The Ministry of Health today said that as of January 8th three more persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) have died.

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Trinidad Energy Minister blasts fireworks

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 13:25

(Trinidad Express) Energy Minister and Port of Spain North/St Ann’s West MP Stuart Young says fireworks should not be sold to members of the public, and are a waste of foreign exchange.

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PPP/C natural resource law no different from APNU+AFC in relation to powers - –Tarron Khemraj

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:15

The PPP/C government’s version of the Natural Resource Fund Act is no different from the earlier one by the APNU+AFC coalition in relation to the concentration of powers.

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Ministry breaching distancing guidelines by having two students sitting together – GTU - …says over 150 teachers, students contracted COVID-19 during first week of school

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:14

President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) Mark Lyte has accused the Ministry of Education of breaching both the gazetted COVID-19 guidelines as well as the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) social distancing advice.

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Seventy-four days later…Speaker yet to provide update on Opposition’s gas to shore motion - …Patterson writes letter of reminder

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:13

Citing his assertions of impartiality and lack of bias, APNU+AFC  Member of Parliament David Patterson has written to the Speaker of the National Assembly reminding him that they are yet to receive word on the fate of the October 27, 2021 motion relating to the proposed gas-to-shore project.

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GPSU writes Public Service Ministry to commence salary talks for 2022

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:12

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) says it has already written the Ministry of Public Service seeking an engagement to commence discussions for 2022 salary increases.

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The unvaccinated and super-spreader events are the main drivers behind recent Covid upsurges

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:11

Dear Editor.
The news on Covid now is not good for Guyana’s belligerent unvaccinated and partially vaccinated.

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Some areas cannot be 100 per cent local content – AG - -accounting services moved from 20% to 90%

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:11

It was representation from the accounting and legal communities that resulted in significant changes in the local content law and Attorney General Anil Nandlall says that crafting legislation for the new oil sector will take time to perfect. 

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Windies 1-Ireland 0 - —Brooks narrowly misses hundred on debut as Windies win

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:10

KINGSTON, Jamaica, CMC – Shamarh Brooks stroked a silky-smooth half-century on One-Day International debut but then squandered the hundred on offer, as West Indies knocked over Ireland by 24 runs in the opener of the three-match series here yesterday.

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These suggested persons reflect diversity and have the requisite expertise for the NRF Board

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:10

Dear Editor,
Congratulations to the government on the passage of the long overdue Local Content and NRF bills.

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Double-death mystery…Coomacka man charged with killing neighbour

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:10

Almost eight months after Ronald Wong was chopped to death near his Three Friends Mines, Coomacka, Region Ten, home, his neighbour has been charged with his killing.

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Ministry of Finance will continue to promote a staff environment safe from Covid

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:09

Dear Editor,
The attention of the Ministry of Finance has been drawn to a letter in today’s edition of the Kaieteur News Headlined ‘Ministry of Finance putting staff Health at risk’ by ‘A very concerned Guyanese’ stating that a ‘Ministry of Finance staff showed COVID-19 symptoms at work and was subsequently tested positive’ and that ‘The Ministry quickly took action and arranged for all members of that department to be tested’ but that ‘they were told to continue going to work rather than isolating themselves until the test results become available’,  and further that ‘Now, others are showing symptoms and may have spread the virus to many other staff’.

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GTU urges teachers to take ‘isolation day’ from Monday

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:09

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has written to its members urging them to take an ‘isolation day’ from tomorrow in light of the current spike in COVID-19 numbers among teachers and students.

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Fagundes murder remains a mystery nine months on

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:08

Nine months have passed since gold dealer, Ricardo Fagundes was riddled with bullets just after he exited the Palm Court Bar on Main Street, Georgetown and while his family continues to press for justice, a police source disclosed that one of the main challenges faced in the case is the lack of eyewitness accounts.

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We appeal to the Traffic Chief to respond to the increase in road accidents in Lethem

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:08

Dear Editor,
Accidents in Lethem has been on the increase in recent times.

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Lady Jaguars’ Vincent lands four-year scholarship to US College

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:07

Lady Jaguars international Annalisa Vincent has become the first indigenous Guyanese football player to secure an athletic scholarship, signing a four-year scholarship with Graceland University.

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Two deceased babies but still no official reports of missing babies

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:07

Dear Editor
There is little fuss related to the investigation as to how a child could be found floating in a canal, in Guyana, and no one has reported a child missing.

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Bishops’ High closes doors to physical engagement - -cites COVID-19 surge in school system

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:07

Owing to the number of COVID-19 cases detected in the school system, the Bishops’ High School has opted to close its doors to physical engagement. 

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I publicly call on Minister Hamilton to attend to the outstanding grievances languishing in the Ministry of Labour and on his desk

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:06

Dear Editor,
It is once again noticed Minister of Labour, Joseph Hamilton, has moved with haste to seek resolution into the wages/salaries grievances with workers employed by GPL, who are represented by NAACIE. 

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Parfait Harmonie taxi driver gets six years for armed robberies

Dom, 09/01/2022 - 07:06

A taxi-driver has been sentenced to six years in jail after he admitted to committing a series of armed robberies.

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