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Vaccination week 2018 aiming for 100% coverage

The Georgetown District officially launched its Vaccination Week activity which places emphasis on the importance of vaccines and their effectiveness. At the formal opening ceremony, District Medical Officer (ag), Georgetown, Dr Dianele Drepaul pointed out that Guyanese must take advantage of this exercise since it can contribute to an overall coverage rate of 100 percent. […]

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Stakeholders receiving training for possible oil spills

Members of the National Oil Spill Contingency Plan Committee, first responders and department heads are among some 60 persons being exposed to training, to effectively and efficiently respond to both onshore and offshore oil spills. The Incident Command Systems and Oil Spill Response three-day training workshop which is being held at the CDC’s Conference Room, […]

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Opposition Leader commends PSC for presenting economic recommendations

With Guyana’s growth rate contracting, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) has stepped up to the plate by compiling a report detailing several recommendations to put Guyana on a path to greater economic growth. The report was presented on Monday by representatives from several PSC organisations to Leader of the Opposition Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, who saluted […]

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Cabinet to examine proposal to ban single-use plastics- Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, on Monday announced that the Department of the Environment (DoE) is working on a proposal consisting of measures, which include a ban on the use of single-use plastics in Guyana. This type of plastic is made of low-density polyethylene, which does not break easily and is, therefore, not easily recycled […]

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$360M drainage pump station commissioned at Lusignan

East Coast of Demerara residents can now expect faster relief from intermittent flood waters after heavy rainfall, following the construction of  a $360M drainage pump station at Lusignan. The critical facility will be utilised to pump flood waters from drainage canals to the Atlantic Ocean. Clayton Belgrave, who resides in the neighbouring community of Good […]

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Plumber accused of shooting at Police with unlicenced gun, ammo remanded

A plumber and father of a four months old baby was on Monday placed before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts after he allegedly discharged gunshots at a Police constable who was pursuing him. Twenty five-year-old Keiron Hinds of  Smyth Street, Georgetown denied that he committed the offence and two other offences put to him by City […]

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Nandlall takes DPP to task on discontinuation of private charges against Gov’t Ministers

…says no known legal requirement that allegation must first be reported to Police and advice of the DPP sought The Director of Public Prosecutions’ (DPP’s) [Shalimar Ali-Hack] discontinuation of the case made out against Government Ministers by members of the Opposition has shown that she has “clearly been influenced by extraneous and irrelevant considerations, has […]

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VAT on exports: PSC, GMSA, GCCI, GREMA, FPA call out Gov’t over move

The Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Monday expressed extreme dissatisfaction over the announced intention of Government to disallow exporters the right to re-claim the Value Added Tax (VAT) on inputs used to produce goods and services to be exported from Guyana- a refund claim which has been in effect since 2007 when VAT was initially […]

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Essequibo labourer stabbed to death by Uncle in drunken row

A 35-year-old laborer was stabbed to death on Monday afternoon reportedly by his uncle at his Bush Lot, Essequibo Coast home. Dead is Naresh Ramdass called “Fat boy”. According to Police “G” Division Commander, Khali Pareshram, the incident occurred at around 12:15hrs. INews understands that the now deceased man and his 53-year-old uncle arrived at […]

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Body of 23-y-o found floating in Stewartville trench

The lifeless body of a 23-year-old man, said to be a former estate worker, was on Monday morning discovered floating in a trench along Stewartville, West Coast Demerara (WCD). The dead man has been identified as Sunil Mangra of Lot 176 Leonora, West Coast Demerara. According to Police “D” Division Commander, Rishi Das, the body […]

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