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WASHINGTON, DC, United States (AFP) — The first human trial to evaluate a candidate vaccine against the new coronavirus has begun in Seattle, US health officials said yesterday, raising hopes in the global fight against the disease. But it may be another year to 18 months before it becomes available, once it has passed more […]

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(PRESS RELEASE) – The Guyana Elections Commission has completed all the preparatory arrangements for the commencement of the national recount exercise as agreed to by H.E. President David Granger and the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo with Caricom. However, while the Commission has considered the request in principle and has approved, a signed ...

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(NEWS SOURCE GUYANA) — As fears of the coronavirus in Guyana continue to spread with four cases already recorded, the U.S. Embassy in Georgetown this afternoon announced its decision to suspend all routine visa services. The move is in keeping with guidance from the Guyana Government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The embassy ...

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(NEWS ROOM GUYANA) — The Ministry of Education has announced that the National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA) has been postponed until further notice as a result of the Coronavirus in Guyana. The previously announced dates for NGSA – April 8 and 9, “are no longer valid. Adequate notice will be given with regard to the ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Protected Areas Commission (PAC) and the National Parks Commission (NPC) at this time would like to advise the general public that the Georgetown Zoo will be closed beginning Tuesday 17th March 2020 until further notice. This move is a part of the Commission’s efforts to safeguard and protect staff and citizens ...

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(PRESS RELEASE) — The Transitional Management Committee (TMC), University of Guyana advises that staff and students of both campuses (Turkeyen and Tain) and the Institute of Distance and Continuing Education (IDCE) will be absent from campus and working online for the next two weeks, until March 30, 2020. The extension is now applicable to all ...

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BARBADOS NATION) — The Barbados Bankers Association (TBBA) is urging members of the public to avoid going to the bank and use the online services as it monitors the emergence of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases across the Caribbean. In a statement, TBBA says it wants to “reassure customers that Banks are taking steps to ...

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(BARBADOS NATION) — Stop the panic-buying, says Prime Minister Mia Amor Mottley. While conceding that it is “not if” but “when” Covid-19 strikes Barbados, Mottley said there were supplies on the island for up to three months and the Government was working on a survival package. She condemned buyers in a video circulating on Thursday ...

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(BARBADOS NATION) — Government may inject between $100 million and $150 million into the economy to fortify Barbados against a potentially crippling blow from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. The need for this major spending in health, tourism and the wider economy is now being discussed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It follows the Barbados ...

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Press Release:- The Public is hereby notified that in keeping with changes in international oil prices and Government’s application of the modified market pass-through petroleum pricing mechanism, the retail price of gasoline, diesel and kerosene remains unchanged. The retail price of LPG 20, 22 and 100 lb cylinders has changed. The price changes take effect from […]

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