28 C
Georgetown, Guyana
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

PPP to Govt: Halt unlawful, discriminatory tactic of foisting Pensionable Scheme on Public Doctors

-Says Govt's actions will hemorrhage health sector  The Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) has issued a strongly worded statement calling on the incumbent Administration to halt...

Public Health Ministry touts new management system in light of countrywide drug shortages

The Ministry of Public Health says it is expected to implement a new management system for medical drugs and supplies, countrywide. This will allow...

PSC says Diamond Diagnostic Centre plagued with drug shortages, other issues

...plans to summon Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence to answer questions  A visit by members of the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee (PSC) on Social Services to...

Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, study shows

(BBC) Smoking causes one in 10 deaths worldwide, a new study shows, half of them in just four countries - China, India, the US...

Health fair and concert to raise awareness on mental depression

The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) will be launching a campaign to raise awareness of how mental depression affects persons and families. This is...

PPC launches investigation into $605M ANSA McAL sole sourcing contract, others

The Public Procurement Commission (PPC) has disclosed that they have launched an investigation into the $605 million ANSA McAL sole sourcing contract to supply...

25 Medex unemployed 2 years after completing programme

Nearly two years after completing the Public Health Ministry’s Medex programme, several graduates are still awaiting employment. According to a Guyana Times report, there are...

Police called in to probe several suspected cases of fraud at Suddie Hospital

Law enforcement officials are currently investigating allegations of fraud at the Suddie Public Hospital following a recent visit by the Ministerial Task Force to...

$605M Drug scandal: No reason for COI into Lawrence’s involvement – Harmon

- GPHC cannot investigate itself – Jagdeo At his post-Cabinet press briefing, State Minister Joseph Harmon told reporters that there is absolutely no need for...

Doctors, contract workers have gratuity benefits yanked

– PPP flays Govt for unilaterally switching workers to pension In a move some fear will precipitate a brain drain, public service professionals such as...

Recent Articles

Govt’s new pharmaceutical importation system introduced

…privileges brand-name medication …more expense for ordinary citizens ...favours large foreign companies says stakeholders A regional hub will now recommend approval for pharmaceuticals to be imported into...

Police bust man hiding under the bed with 2 kilos of cannabis

Police ranks in ‘A’ Division acting on information, went to a house at Gym Yard, Albouys Street, Albouystown, about 18:40hrs on Tuesday and conducted...

Rose Hall sugar workers turn out in droves to protest possible closure

Hundreds of field and factory workers of Rose Hall Estate on Tuesday morning staged a protest outside the Estate’s Administrative Office objecting to plans...

Witness reportedly offered money to support complainant’s claim

... in alleged plot to assassinate the President As the probe into the alleged assassination plot against President David Granger deepens, police have discovered that...

Mahaica man charged for wife’s death in 2015 accident

…as truck runs off Lethem Pirara Bridge Two years after his wife was killed in a gruesome accident on a remote trail in the Lethem...

Cuban national to be deported for overstaying time in Guyana

-          also fined $20,000 Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan, on Tuesday,  fined yet another Cuban for overstaying his time in Guyana when he appeared before her...

Woman jailed for killing best friend in ‘jealous’ rage

-          sentenced to 8 years behind bars The now 20-year-old woman, Angelique Williams, who was charged for murdering her pregnant best friend in 2015, was...

High Court order granted restraining SOCU, GPF from seizing law books- Nandlall

The Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) and Guyana Police Force (GPF) were today (Tuesday) blocked from seizing fifteen Commonwealth law books from the possession...

Works on Liliendaal Bridge 65 per cent complete – Patterson

Rehabilitation works on the Liliendaal Bridge, located in Greater Georgetown, is now approximately 65 per cent complete and the Public Infrastructure Ministry is pushing...

Duplexes, townhouses’ construction to start in regions shortly – CH&PA

The Central Housing and Planning Authority (CH&PA) expects to roll-out the construction of the duplexes and townhouses in Regions 2, 3, 5, 6, 7...