Category Archives: Medical

Guyana Economic Development Trust – Panel Discussion – June 24, 2020 – Register

The Guyana Economic Development Trust. 200 West 39th Street, #120
New York, NY 10018 USA
 
The Economic Development Fund, Inc. – Lot 2 Soesdyke
East Bank Demerara. GUYANA

COVID-19: 160 Guyanese to return from the U.S this weekend; will be placed in home quarantine

CJIA recently sanitized – CJIA photo

NewsRoom –  On Jun 2, 2020  – By Isanella Patoir

Approximately 160 Guyanese who are stranded will be able to leave the United States of America and return to Guyana this weekend and once tested negative for COVID-19, they will be placed on home quarantine for seven days.

The passengers have to complete PCR COVID-19 test within 48 hours of arrival and once negative, will be allowed to board the flight.

“For the avoidance of doubt, home quarantine means quarantining at their respective homes, not at a government facility. Persons will be required to remain at their homes for 7 days and not leave for any reason whatsoever other than to seek emergency medical attention,” said Imran Khan, the Secretary of the COVID-19 Task Force Tuesday.            Continue reading

Over 60 Guyanese died from COVID-19 in the U.S.A.

Newsroom.gy – 22 May 2020

More than 60 Guyanese in the United States have lost their lives to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

This was evident from tributes posted on the Facebook page of the Guyanese Consulate in New York.

The Consulate General of Guyana in New York, Barbara Atherly, has created an online memorial platform on Facebook –Honoring Guyanese Lost to Coronavirus –where persons have been posting photos and memories of their loved ones who died from COVID-19 complications.

“The purpose of this page is to honor Guyanese who have died of COVID-19 so that family, friends and the larger Guyanese Community may pay their respects in this time of social distancing,” Atherly said in a letter posted to the page.

 SEE PHOTOS AND LIST OF SOME OF THE GUYANESE IN THE USA WHO HAVE SUCCUMBED TO COVID-19

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic: REMEMBER THE CURFEW BARBADIANS

Thanks to Kammie Holder the blogmaster highlights the following reminder to Barbadians. Let us all do our part to keep the virus contained – David Blogmaster  – Barbados Underground Blog


BARBADOS: REMEMBER THE CURFEW BARBADIANS  
AG (Dale Marshall) stated – ALL businesses with a few exceptions are closed from Saturday March 28th at 8pm until April 15th to reduce human interaction and compel social distancing.
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The businesses permitted to operate during the day with social distancing are:
1) Supermarkets
2) Pharmacies
3) Abatoirs, butcher shops, fish markets
4) Bakeries
5) Farms
6) Pharmaceutical, food processors, drink manufacturers
7) Banks and Credit Unions (not insurance companies)            Continue reading

FOR COVID 19 TOO SHALL PASS– TEN POEMS — UNSUNG HEROES – By Dmitri Allicock

UNITE & FIGHT, GUYANA

By Dmitri Allicock

FOR COVID 19 TOO SHALL PASS.

TEN POEMS  — UNSUNG HEROES


My wife, Evadney and myself- are both registered nurses for a lifetime.

Just a few words for those unsung heroes, a song
Healthcare worker, truck driver, they too belongs
It is plague of Corona but who delivers the goods?
The grocery store employee, because they would    Continue reading

USA Economy: How to spend $2 trillion – Politico commentary

By RENUKA RAYASAMCAITLIN EMMA and MICHAEL GRUNWALD  – 03/25/2020 09:26 PM EDT
THIS ISN’T A BAILOUT. OR A STIMULUS — The $2 trillion bipartisan coronavirus legislation that Congress is finalizing this evening is more than twice the size of America’s biggest economic stimulus package, President Barack Obama’s 2009 Recovery Act. It’s also more than twice the size of America’s biggest corporate bailout, President George W. Bush’s 2008 Wall Street rescue. But even though it’s supposed to help the shattered economy and save failing businesses, it’s not primarily a stimulus bill or a bailout bill.

No, this is a disaster aid bill. And it’s nearly 25 times the size of the record-breaking disaster bill Congress passed after the deadly hurricanes of 2017. And this time, the disaster is just starting to unfold. It’s as if Congress is sending money to the coast just as the hurricane is reaching the shore, because the levees are already breaking.

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BUSINESS: The Hardest Hit Companies of the COVID-19 Downturn are ‘BEACH’ Stocks

The ‘BEACH’ Stocks —booking, entertainment, airlines, cruises, and hotels 

The market’s latest storm has plunged the global travel industry into uncharted territory.

Since the S&P 500 market high on February 19, 2020, market capitalizations across BEACH industries—booking, entertainment, airlines, cruises, and hotels—have tumbled. The global airline industry alone has seen $157B wiped off valuations across 116 publicly traded airlines.

BEACH Stocks: $332B in Value Washed Away by March 24, 2020

Investor confidence in cruise lines has also dropped. Between Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings, over half of their market value has evaporated—equal to at least $42B in combined market capitalization.          *All numbers as of market close on March 24, 2020

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GUYANA: Return to Agriculture now… Possible food crisis from COVID-19… says (NAREI)

As fears mount of a possible food crisis from the COVID-19 pandemic…

Guyanese need to urgently …  return to farms and kitchen gardens

Pull quote: ‘We are buying Vitamin C tablets and ‘builders’ when we could be growing and utilising our own, such as cherries, oranges and other citrus fruits… ”  —-  Dr. Oudho Homenauth, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Agricultural Research & Extension Institute (NAREI)        Continue reading

Coronavirus cases in Guyana: 4 confirmed ;13 compulsorily quarantined

Deputy Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Karen Boyle

The senior Public Health Ministry official made the disclosure, even as she rubbished websites that are reporting that Guyana has as much as 21 cases. “They don’t have credible data. I don’t know where their data is coming from but it’s certainly not coming from the Ministry of Health” she told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM / Demerara Waves Online News.  Continue reading

VIDEO: How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus | NYT News

How New Yorkers Are Coping With Coronavirus | NYT News

With restrictions tightened on businesses and daily activity, residents are grappling with uncertainty about resources, health care and their paychecks.

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