The Delta variant is considered the most dangerous of strain of COVID-19. It is that dangerous that some are even calling for a third dose to ward against the deleterious impact that could come from being infected and unvaccinated. The Pan America Health Organisation has said this variant is in Guyana. The United States Centre for Prevention and Disease Control […]

Being infected with COVID-19 virus could lead to serious illness and the possibility of death because of complications arising from infection. The truth, however painful and avoidance it may be for some, is that Guyana is falling behind the curve in effectively managing the virus. The Minister of Health has a serious problem on his hands. The soonest he acknowledges […]

Dear editor, Please permit me space in your letter column to respond to a narrative by one Andre Belgrave. But before I do, assuming permission, the Andre Belgrave in question claimed not to be affiliated with any political party. Anyway, I must thank Mr. Belgrave for making his contribution to this debate, albeit belatedly which provided him more than enough […]

By Dr. Abiola Inniss Ph.D. LLM  In recent weeks, and not for the first time, there has been a tremendous clamour over the issue of cultural appropriation. This time it was about the use of the word J’ouvert as the label for a rum product to be produced by the well-known American actor Michael B Jordan. In 2019 there was […]

Dear Editor   Last week July 26 marked twenty years since the Mandela Avenue massacre!  On that fateful day, three young men- John Bruce, Steve Grant and Antoine Houston were summarily executed on Mandela Avenue, Georgetown, Guyana by a unit of the Blackclothes police led by then Asst. of Police, Steve Merai.  The public outrage which accompanied this dastardly act of […]

…President says ‘new Guyana’ requires bold thinking, visionary actions Former cricketer, Ramnaresh Sarwan on Friday opened a multi-million-dollar mall at Providence, East Bank Demerara and President Irfaan Ali said that the new Guyana that his government will create requires business owners and operators to step outside of their comfort zones and to be innovative with their investments. He implored the […]

…if COVID-19 disruption of health services continues, PAHO warns WASHINGTON, D.C., (PAHO) –The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted essential health services in most countries and territories in Latin America and the Caribbean, threatening immunization of children and care of expectant mothers and people with chronic conditions, Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne warned. “We therefore urge countries to […]

(CARICOM Secretariat, Turkeyen, Greater Georgetown, Guyana – Friday, 30 July 2021) – The Caribbean Agricultural Health and Food Safety Agency (CAHSFA) is advising Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States to intensify protective measures against the African Swine Fever (ASF) which is now confirmed to be in the Americas. The disease has already killed more than 800 pigs in two locations in […]

….as CCJ upholds Court of Appeal ruling   In a judgment released on Friday the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) dismissed the appeal of the Trust Company (Guyana) Limited in the matter of Trust Company (Guyana) Limited v Guyana Securities Council [2021] CCJ 11 (AJ). The Court affirmed the orders of the Court of Appeal. The CCJ heard the appeal on 20 April 2021. The […]

Small states need special, differential treatment for ‘workable’ solution – CARICOM   While Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Member States have welcomed the progress on the Fisheries Subsidies negotiations, they have signalled that further adjustments are required, underlining the necessity for special and differential treatment (SDT) for small developing states. SDTs and carve outs for artisanal fishers are among the gaps that needed […]

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