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GWI evaluating food-based agent to improve water quality

The Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has commenced evaluating a food-based agent called “Seaquest” which has the ability to improve water quality by reducing the...

Domestic violence unit commissioned – with Canadian support

In its pursuit to track and provide services to victims of sexual violence, the Ministry of Social Protection in collaboration with the Canadian Government,...

Health officials suspect new virus…samples sent overseas for confirmation

The Public Health Ministry is suspicious of a new virus coming into play and hopes that samples sent to the Caribbean Public Health Agency...

GPHC offering free glaucoma testing…in observance of World Glaucoma Week

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) will be offering free glaucoma testing in observance of World Glaucoma Week. The free screening sessions dubbed “Check...

Health Minister urges RHOs to work towards improving services offered in regions

Public Health Minister Dr George Norton, during the opening of the Regional Health Officers (RHOs)/ Directors meeting this morning, said that while there is...

Zika Virus fight: Fogging commences along Essequibo Coast

In continuing efforts to fight the Zika Virus in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), the Environment Health Department has commenced fogging along the Essequibo Coast. Region Two...

Three more Zika cases confirmed in Guyana

Three more cases of the Zika virus have been confirmed in Guyana by the Public Health Ministry. These cases were confirmed after samples were tested...

Mental health secretariat to be set up…as Govt heightens emphasis on illness

The establishment of a Mental Health Secretariat, to be built in Quamina Street, Georgetown, will see better coordination of mental health related services, interventions...

Millions of Mars and Snickers bars recalled

Mars is recalling chocolate bars in 55 countries because some of them may contain pieces of plastic. The recall includes millions of Mars, Snickers and...

Jamaica activates national influenza plan following spike in Swine Flu cases

The Ministry of Health in Jamaica is putting measures in place to prepare the health sector for more influenza cases, following an increase in...

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Guyana’s COVID-19 cases increase to 139

The number of COVID-19 cases in Guyana has jumped to 139, an increase of two cases in the last 24 hours. There are 66 persons...

Sri Lanka’s Shehan Madushanka suspended for alleged possession of illegal drugs

Sri Lankan fast bowler Shehan Madushanka has been suspended from all forms of cricket with immediate effect for alleged possession of heroin. Sri Lanka...

Former GRA boss Khurshid Sattaur dies

Former Commissioner General of the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA), Mr Khurshid Sattaur  has passed away. Sattaur had served some twelve years as Commissioner General of...

“Unfortunate” Guyana “schooled” by Suriname in declaring elections results – Shuman

Leader of Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) Lenox Shuman, says it is unfortunate that though Guyana gained independence before neighbouring Suriname, that country has...

Nothing preventing GECOM from setting up additional workstations to speed up recount – Gunraj

People’s Progressive Party/Civic-nominated GECOM Commissioner, Sase Gunraj, is of the view that if GECOM were to go ahead and set up the additional workstations...

Ramdhani siblings turn to home training in face of COVID-19 restrictions

Like many athletes around the world, Guyana’s national badminton champions Narayan and Priyanna Ramdhani, who are representing the Kings University Eagles and Olds College...

Starc: Saliva ban risks ‘boring’ cricket without balance

Cricket runs the risk producing "boring" contests, losing followers of the game and reducing the number of young aspirants to bowl fast if a...

Suspected COVID-19 case detected at New Amsterdam Market

A team of medical personnel and police officers Monday afternoon removed a woman from the New Amsterdam Market in Region Six after regional authorities...

Guyana’s 11th COVID-19 victim identified as former teacher

A Moruca, Region One (Barima-Waini) man has lost his life to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), making him Guyana’s 11th fatality from the virus. His...

GECOM takes up 85% of recount time to process 50% of ballot boxes

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at the end of Monday, day 20 of the National Recount exercise, completed recounting 82 more ballot boxes, bringing...