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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Air pollution kills 600,000 children each year — WHO

GENEVA, Switzerland (AFP) — Exposure to toxic air both indoors and out kills some 600,000 children under the age of 15 each year, the...

Early detection saves lives- Hundreds walk to raise awareness about ‘Breast Cancer’

“Early detection saves lives” was the chant as hundreds took to the streets of Georgetown to raise awareness on Breast Cancer as part of...

Mothers with babies born with microcephaly not forgotten

...two tell the story of raising their infants (DPI feature)  Two years on, mothers of babies born with microcephaly, Andrea Garner and Puttana Dos Santos have...

Millions in undelivered equipment: GPHC CEO wants stricter enforcement of procurement regulations

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, (rtd.) Brigadier, George Lewis says it is time for suppliers to procure and deliver...

Cancer Warrior, Volda Ann Lawrence tells her story

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence calls herself a “cancer warrior” because she believes she has fought for her life and for the opportunity...

Several persons hospitalised following incident at Mc Doom fishery

Several persons are reportedly receiving treatment at the Woodlands Hospital following a gas leak and possible explosion earlier on Monday at a fishery located...

Breast cancer survivors urging women to take early action against disease

-as ERC joins in observances to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer survivors Clair Chappell and Bibi Amina Hassan are both urging women to...

Kwakwani Hospital needs urgent expansion – Dr Inniss

By Lakhram Bhagirat Kwakwani, one of Guyana’s premier logging communities, has been on the cusp of rapid development for a number of years, but it...

More than US$1M being spent on filaria campaign this year-Lawrence

In an effort to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease filaria, the Government through the Public Health Ministry will be spending over US $1M in pills...

French Gov’t considering healthcare assistance for Guyana’s hinterland

Primary health care development in the hinterland regions is among other health-related issues being addressed by the Ministry of Public Health; and the government...

Recent Articles

Suspect in Eccles execution-style killing arrested in private hospital

One of the alleged perpetrators who shot and killed a young father execution-style on Tuesday night in the vicinity of the two Brothers Service...

No-confidence cases: Submissions filed in the High Court

The various parties in the legal challenges relating to the no-confidence vote have filed and sent out their submissions to the High Court. In one,...

Letter: If GECOM cannot cope then the staff should be replaced

Dear Editor, I want to throw this out there - does it make sense that on one hand the constitution, which is the supreme law...

Four dead in clashes ahead of Venezuela protests

CARACAS, Venezuela (AFP) — At least four people have died following overnight clashes ahead of Wednesday's rival protests in Venezuela by supporters and opponents...

Miner accused of fraud gets bail

A miner found himself before the Court on Wednesday after he allegedly failed to return funds obtained following the sale of car parts to...

West Indies bat first at Bridgetown as England leave out Stuart Broad

ESPNcricinfo- West Indies won the toss and chose to bat on the opening day of the first Test against England in Barbados. England have selected...

PPP/C presidential candidate on the move, begins outreach in Berbice

Newly elected People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali travelled to Berbice, on Tuesday, where he was given a resounding welcome as he...

Man executed in Eccles

A man was on Tuesday evening gunned down in the vicinity of the Two Brothers Service Station, Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD) by two...

EYEWITNESS: Dragging their feet…

…but digging their grave It was a bit surprising the PNC’s still insisting the elections be dragged out – via their unilaterally appointed GECOM Chair,...

CCAC preparing legislation to protect rights of customers who shop online

With the use of online shopping vastly expanding, the Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) has taken up the task of expanding its mandate...