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Sunday, April 30, 2017

Japan gives Red Cross Guyana US$61,478 for procurement of ambulance

  By Kurt Campbell – The Guyana Red Cross Society on Tuesday (March 4) received a grant worth US$61,478 from the Government of Japan for...

86 new doctors graduate from Guyana-Cuba Medical Scholarship Programme

Guyana welcomed 86 new doctors who have successfully completed their training under the Guyana/Cuba Medical Scholarship Programme. The graduation ceremony was held Saturday at the...

Pharma scandal: Procurement delays, exorbitant prices will force billion-dollar supplementary

…still no system to replace prequalification criteria for reliability While the controversy surrounding the latest $605 million sole-sourcing scandal to have beset the Public Health...

Shocking statistics on suicide … a leading cause of death in Guyana –...

The following was excerpted from a feature written by former Minister of Health, Dr Leslie Ramsammy on the suicide crisis currently sending shock-waves throughout...

Barbados probing birth of two babies with microcephaly

(Barbados Nation) The Ministry of Health is investigating the cause of microcephaly in two babies delivered at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital this week. In a...

Medical staff who treated H1N1 patient being monitored – CMO

Days after the first imported case of the H1N1 virus commonly known as Swine Flu has been detected in Guyana, Chief Medical Officer (CMO)...

“CHOOSE LIFE, LOVE LIFE AND SAVE LIFE” …Berbicians join battle against suicide

Large numbers of Berbicians on Friday joined the Suicide Prevention Walk held in East Berbice, Region Six under the theme, ‘I choose life, I...

Zika virus may be linked to birth defects in Brazil – health officials say

A surge in underdeveloped brains in Brazilian infants born to women infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus has public health authorities and doctors taking...

Public Health Ministry wants elephantiasis eradicated

The Ministry of Public Health, wants to eradicate lymphatic filariasis, commonly known as elephantiasis as Guyana continues to make steady progress towards the elimination...

Mental Health needs to be placed high on agenda – Cathy Hughes

  By Fareeza Haniff – Alliance For Change (AFC) Member and Parliamentarian, Cathy Hughes believes that the issue of mental health needs to be placed...

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(BBC) Violence has erupted in Brazil at the end of the country's first general strike in more than 20 years. Buses and cars have been...

North Korea crisis: North in another ‘failed’ missile launch

(BBC) North Korea has test-fired another ballistic missile, South Korean and US military officials say. The missile exploded shortly after take-off, they said - the...

Education COI unearths non-existent teachers on payroll in Region 10

The preliminary report of the Commission of Inquiry (COI) launched into the state of the education sector of Region 10 has revealed that there...

Flash Flood warning in effect- Hydromete office

The Hydrometeorological office has announced a Flash Flood warning. See full statement below: Continuous overcast skies are being observed throughout Guyana with moderate to heavy rain...

Motorcyclist meets gruesome death after crashing into plough

A 21-year-old clerk, Farzul Junior Bacchus, is Guyana's latest road fatality after the motorcycle he was riding attempted to overtake a motor car but...

Row over water murder: Bagotstown man charged, remanded

The suspect in the recent Bagotstown stabbing was charged with the capital offence of murder when he appeared before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts on...

Several rescued after being stranded for hours on the Essequibo River

Several passengers were stranded for  hours on Friday morning in the middle of the Essequibo River. The passengers were at the time traveling from Parika...

Florida National Guard Brigadier General visits Guyana …hosts sexual assault prevention workshop

In observation of “Sexual Assault Awareness Month,” Brigadier General Mike Canzoneri, Commander of the Florida Army National Guard (FLARNG), and a team of subject...

Jamaica monitoring US border wall funding Act

(Jamaica Observer) The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Trade has indicated that it is fully aware that a draft Bill entitled “HR 1813...

FIFA opens probe into head of Caribbean Football Union

(Reuters) A member of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee was handed a provisional 90-day ban from football on Friday, a day after pleading guilty...