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Trial shows Oxford Covid vaccine is highly effective

(BBC) The coronavirus vaccine developed by the University of Oxford is highly effective at stopping people developing Covid-19 symptoms, a large trial shows. Interim data...

Covid vaccine: Pfizer applies for authorisation in US

(BBC) Pfizer and its partner BioNTech will apply on Friday for emergency authorisation in the US for their Covid-19 vaccine. It will be the job...

Lockdowns could be avoided if 95% of people wore masks, says WHO

(CNN) Lockdowns could be avoided if everyone followed health measures such as wearing masks, the World Health Organization's top Europe official said at a...

UK: Twins born to Covid-19 patient in coma

(BBC) A Covid-19 patient whose twins were delivered while she was in an induced coma said she struggled to believe they were hers. Perpetual Uke,...

Half of the world’s aviation emissions is caused by just 1% of the population,...

(CNN) Frequent fliers representing just 1% of the world's population accounted for more than half of total aviation emissions from passenger air travel in...

World’s only known white giraffe fitted with tracker to deter poachers

(BBC) The world's only known white giraffe has been fitted with a GPS tracking device to keep poachers at bay in north-east Kenya, conservationists...

New Covid vaccine shows nearly 95% protection

  By James Gallagher Health and science correspondent (BBC) A new vaccine that protects against Covid-19 is nearly 95% effective, early data from US company Moderna shows. The...

As India prepares to celebrate Diwali, experts warn that coronavirus cases could rise

(CNN) India will celebrate its biggest festival, Diwali, this weekend, as it battles the world's second-largest coronavirus pandemic and enters its annual air pollution...

New Yorker fires Jeffrey Toobin for exposing himself on Zoom

(BBC) A star reporter has been fired by the New Yorker magazine after he exposed himself on a staff Zoom call. Jeffrey Toobin, 60, who...

British nurse charged with murder of eight babies appears in court

(CNN) A British nurse has appeared in court charged with eight counts of murder and 10 counts of attempted murder following an investigation into...

Recent Articles

Congressman who fought for Guyana’s democracy elected Chair of US Foreign Affairs Committee

Congressman Gregory W. Meeks (NY-05), senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, was on Thursday elected to Chair the House Foreign Affairs Committee,...

98 active Covid-19 cases in Region 6

Regional Health Officer Dr Vishalya Sharma on Thursday announced that there are 98 active Covid-19 cases in the East-Berbice Corentyne district. Overall, the region has...

Prepaid meter service experiencing technical difficulties – GPL

All prepaid meter customers are advised that the Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) Juice/Prepaid System is currently experiencing a suspected hardware fault; which is...

Man stabs reputed wife to abdomen, hands & feet during argument

A 35-year-old housewife of Letter Kenny Village, Corentyne is said to be in a serious but stable condition after she was stabbed multiple times...

Fishing industry on the verge of great transformation – CEO of Fisheries Dept.

The Fisheries Department will be revamping the fishermen’s co-operative societies countrywide to ensure satisfactory delivery of services to customers. Chief Fisheries Officer, Mr. Denzil Roberts...

79 new Covid-19 cases recorded; total at 5528

Within the past 24-hour, the country recorded 79 new cases of the novel coronavirus which takes the total cases recorded to date to 5528. This...

“I hope we can all move on” – Gary Best says after walking free

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and PNCR Member Gary Best has expressed hope that the Bentley family can move on after...

Gary Best freed of causing death of national cyclist Jude Bentley

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and Member of the Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR) Gary Best was today freed of the...

Learning materials distributed to Ruimveldt children

The Department of Education Georgetown recently distributed worksheets and other learning materials to children in West and East Ruimveldt. Some of the areas targeted include...

Some 50,000 persons living with disabilities in Guyana

Message by Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony, on the occasion of International Day of Persons with Disabilities Guyana is joining with the international community...