…warns against using vaccine type to curtail int’l travel   President Irfaan Ali urged world leaders not to implement measures that would hinder the free flow of international travel based on the type of vaccine administered. “The access to vaccines saw the world polarized.  I know, I speak on behalf of many leaders when I say that we must not now […]

…as Covid spreads many schools still awaiting sanitisers, other amenities The South Rupununi District Council (SRDC) has registered its concerns over the rising cases of Covid-19 at the Aishalton Primary School. In a statement the council also expressed concerns about the reopening of schools, especially in the South Rupununi. “The SRDC applauds the Government of Guyana’s efforts to reopen physical […]

Amid a spike in infections and deaths resulting from the Coronavirus here, the Ministry of Health said it is boosting the capacity of the Infectious Diseases Hospital to house more patients. Guyana has recorded 740 deaths thus far. According to a Department of Public Information release, the second floor of the Infectious Diseases Hospital at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara, has […]

Two persons have  reportedly died in a accident at 53 Miles Buckhall, police have said According to a statement police said that they have received reports of a fatal incident which occurred at 53 miles up the Buckhall trail where unconfirmed reports suggest that the owner and driver of a T.M truck and a porter have been confirmed dead and […]

A cane cutter operating at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara was crushed by an excavator on Wednesday. Dead is Deochand Lallchand 62, of Patentia, West Bank Demerara. Police in a statement said that enquiries disclosed that the cane harvester was in the estate backdam picking up bundle of  cane a short distance away behind the excavator which suddenly started to reverse […]

…police say file sent to Police Complaints Authority for further probe The police file on the circumstances surrounding the fatal shooting of Dartmouth Businessman Orin Boston has been sent to the Chairman of the Police Complaints Authority for review. The Guyana Police Force, in a statement on Wednesday, said the decision to send the file to the Police Complaints Authority […]

Washington DC, September 21, 2021 (PAHO) – The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) has announced the selection of two centers in Argentina and Brazil as regional hubs for the development and production of mRNA-based vaccines in Latin America in a bid to tackle COVID-19 and future infectious-disease challenges. The Bio-Manguinhos Institute of Technology on Immunobiologicals at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation […]

–Vaccines, Climate Change issues raised Foreign Ministers of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) impressed upon United States Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman the urgency for the delivery of the second tranche of donations of Pfizer vaccines from the US. The ministers and Ms Sherman along with Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Ambassador Brian Nichols held a virtual […]

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