Daily Archives: 08/28/2021

GUYANA: COVID-19: Unvaccinated GPHC staffers locked out of compound

–- say they won’t be forced to get vaccinated

Scenes outside the GPHC on August 26, 2021

August 27, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Scores of medical personnel from the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) were yesterday locked outside of the health care facility due to the fact that they were unvaccinated and could not provide a negative PCR test.

This is in keeping with the Government’s “no vaccine, no entry” policy. Earlier in the month, the Ministry had announced that unvaccinated health care workers will be given up to yesterday, Wednesday, August 26, 2021, to at least take the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, before the Government’s mandatory vaccine or negative PCR requirement came into effect at the hospital.    Continue reading

New York Governor Kathy Hochul picks Caribbean American state senator as lieutenant governor

PHOTO: New York Governor Kathy Hochul appears with her choice for Lieutenant Governor, Democratic New York State Senator Brian Benjamin at an event in the Harlem section of Manhattan in New York City, New York, U.S., Aug. 26, 2021. – REUTERS/Mike Segar
Newly-installed New York Governor, Kathy Hochul announced on Thursday the selection of Caribbean American New York State Sen. Brian Benjamin for lieutenant governor.

Benjamin, 44, the son of a Guyanese mother and Jamaican father, previously served as the New York State Senator for District 30 – which encompasses Harlem, East Harlem and the Upper West Side in Manhattan.        Continue reading

CLIMATE CRISIS: Scientists Blindsided by Rain at the Summit of Greenland’s Ice Cap

“This is unprecedented. We are crossing thresholds not seen in millennia.”

Damian Carrington | Mother Jones

Greenland’s ice is melting faster than any time in the past 12,000 years, scientists have estimated, with the ice loss running at a rate of about 1 million tons a minute in 2019.

RAIN HAS FALLEN ON THE SUMMIT OF GREENLAND’S HUGE ICE CAP FOR THE FIRST TIME ON RECORD. Temperatures are normally well below freezing on the 10,551 ft peak, and the precipitation is a stark sign of the climate crisis.        Continue reading

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