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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Op-Ed: World AIDS Day

By United States Ambassador Perry L. Holloway Colors can be powerful.  They can invoke emotions, stir memories, and awaken our senses.  Red has a particular...

Mother blames staff over death of newborn at West Demerara Hospital

An 18-year-old woman, who is mourning the loss of her newborn baby, is demanding that justice be served since she believes that the death...

Govt should ‘stop giving lip service’ and lay tobacco bill in National Assembly, says...

By Devina Samaroo Shadow Health Minister, Dr Frank Anthony is urging government to stop pussyfooting and act expeditiously to bring the draft Tobacco Control Bill...

More than 5,000 pregnant women in Colombia have Zika virus

According to a Reuters report, more than 5,000 pregnant Colombian women are infected with the mosquito-borne Zika virus, the country’s national health institute said...

Leonora Diagnostic Centre’s maternity ward to be commissioned in March

The Leonora Diagnostic Centre, in Region Three (Essequibo Islands/West Demerara), will be commissioning a new state-of-the-art maternity ward in March this year, according to...

President Granger addresses ‘secondary impact’ of criminal violence in Guyana

Violence is not a political inevitability or social necessity, but rather a human invention aimed at generating and perpetuating domination of one group or...

Smoking causes extensive damage to DNA, study shows

Meera Senthilingam, CNN (CNN) The vast amount of damage that smoking can have on your DNA has been revealed in a new study exploring how...

Infected Chinese miners return home

Those Chinese nationals who have fallen ill after working on a manganese plant in Guyana’s North West District (NWD) are due to return home,...

Eliminating malaria in Guyana possible, says PAHO/WHO Country Rep

Cases of malaria in Guyana have dropped dramatically in recent years and PAHO/WHO Country Representative Dr. William Adu-Krow says eradicating the disease is possible. Dr...

Food & Drug warns against misleading Vinegar labels

The Government analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD) is informing consumers of the difference between purchasing Diluted Acetic Acid instead of the natural product...

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Opposition finds Alves, La Bennet as “unfavourable” candidates for GECOM Chair

The Opposition did not find favour with Attorney Kesaundra Alves and Justice Claudette La Bennet as nominees for the post of chairperson of the...

Stansted ‘disruptive passenger’: Woman faces £85,000 bill

(BBC) A woman who allegedly caused a flight to be diverted due to "extremely disruptive behaviour" has been given an £85,000 bill by an...

Antigua Government not willing to pay price Barbados wants for its LIAT shares

Prime Minister Gaston Browne has disclosed that the US$44 million price Barbados was asking for its LIAT shares was too steep, insisting that while...

Mechanic remanded for possession of high-powered weapon

A 32-year-old motorcycle mechanic was today remanded to prison for the illegal possession of a high-powered weapon. Devon Atkinson, known as “Wild Buck”, of Kitty,...

21-Y-O charged for robbing, shooting Kristian Jeffery

A 21-year-old resident of Alberttown, Georgetown was today charged for the shooting and robbing of motor racer, Kristian Jeffery who was attacked by a...

Top Cop signals intention to replace SOCU Head

Police Commissioner Leslie James has signaled the administration’s intention to replace Sydney James as the Head of the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU). “Later on,...

Drug Lord ‘El Chapo’ sentenced to life in prison

(BBC) A US judge has sentenced Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín "El Chapo" Guzmán to life in prison plus 30 years. Guzmán, 62, was found guilty...

Tennessee Police Warn Of ‘Meth Gators’ Because Of Drugs Flushed Down The Toilet

(CNN) A Tennessee police department is warning residents to stop flushing drugs down their toilet and sinks out of fear they could create "meth...

Coach says fitness a priority as Guyana U-19 training camp commences

By Brandon Corlette With the Cricket West Indies (CWI) Regional Under-19 tournament looming, the Guyana U-19 team began their training camp on Monday last with...

95 persons die from snakebite in five years

An estimated 95 persons have died over a five year period as a result of being bitten by venomous snakes, the Ministry of Public...