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GUYANA: Harmon called out for “reckless” claims about ‘fake’ COVID-19 vaccines

Opposition Leader, Joseph Harmon.

Jun 18, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Opposition Leader, Joseph Harmon, was yesterday called out for his claims of possible fake COVID-19 vaccines after he sought to lambaste the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Government over their acquisition of doses of the Russian-made Sputnik V vaccine to prevent the spread of the deadly COVID-19 in Guyana. He had also urged for a hold to be put on vaccines despite being fully immunised himself.

During a live aired press briefing yesterday, Harmon called into question the use of the vaccine on the basis that it was not approved by the World Health Organisation (WHO) and called for halt in the use of Sputnik V in the public immunisation process. His claims have been called into question by citizens and President, Irfaan Ali, who called him out for his irresponsible and reckless claims.          Continue reading

GUYANA: National Disasters — By Mosa Telford

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Disaster and crisis have always been common in Guyana. In our moments of calm, whether consciously or subconsciously, we are in a state of constant preparedness for the next chapter in our book of trials and errors. As we turn the pages, we often can detach from the action.

Allowing ourselves to be penetrated by every mark of the crisis can have devastating effects on our wellbeing; and so, these coping mechanisms of surviving in Guyana can make us hollow. We can silently watch disasters and never utter a word. We can comfortably turn a blind eye to the suffering of our fellow Guyanese. We can put our stamp of approval and make excuses for corruption when we believe we are the beneficiaries and still dare to wave a moral compass.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Early Morning Downpour Causes Flooding in Georgetown – June 17, 2021- video

EARLY MORNING DOWNPOUR CAUSES FLOODING IN CITY – NEWSROOM VIDEO

An early morning downpour caused several parts of Georgetown to be flooded. Central government has again lamented the poor management of the drainage systems in the city.

GUYANA: Harmon calls for “full explanation” from Ali about Sputnik V “vaccine racket”

Sheikh Ahmad Dalmook Juma Al Maktoum

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Tuesday called on President Irfaan Ali to explain a more than GYD$1 billion dollar purchase of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccines from a member of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) ruling family who visited Guyana last year.

“A full explanation of the vaccine racket is demanded of President Irfaan Ali by the Guyanese people,” Mr. Harmon said in a statement.

Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony, in response to questions by opposition parliamentarians,  named Sheik Ahmed Dalmook Al Maktoum of the UAE as the supplier of the jabs.          Continue reading

GUYANA: BAUXITE: RUSAL – A Poisoned chalice? – Commentary

Stabroek News

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Caribbean Airlines (CAL) to resume flying between Guyana and Miami

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From June 16, Caribbean Airlines says it will restart commercial flights between Miami International Airport and CJIA, Timehri, Guyana. To kick-start the re-launch, all customers who book from now until July 14 will enjoy double miles.

The weekly flight, which is conveniently time to facilitate connections, will operate every Wednesday.    

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GUYANA: A different kind of debt straightjacket –  Editorial – Kaieteur News

Third World societies live with heavy debt burdens and Guyana is no exception. We had more than our share before, when Guyana earned the disdainful distinction of being deemed a ‘highly indebted’ country. Generous foreign debt relief and earlier careful governmental action brought noticeable improvement.

Today, our leaders are taking this country down that same heavily indebted road again. The difference this time is that the possible debts can be sourced to Exxon’s draining deal terms, fuelled by glaring political feebleness.          Continue reading

University of Guyana (UG): Virtual Career Fair – June 18 & June 19. 2021 @ 9am – 5pm (GMT+4)

Guyana to record highest growth rate in Latin America and the Caribbean

PHOTO: The Stena DrillMAX drillship operating in Guyana’s Stabroek block, offshore Guyana

— as World Bank increases Guyana’s 2021 growth projection to 20.9 per cent

Guyana Chronicle – June 12, 2021 -GUYANA is expected to record the highest growth rate in the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region in 2021, with its newly projected 20.9 per cent real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth, according to the June edition of the World Bank’s Global Economic Prospects report.        Continue reading

COVID-19 Update: California Reopens on June 15, 2021 – by Rosaliene Bacchus

– by Rosaliene Bacchus – Blog Three Worlds One Vision – ~ Guyana – Brazil – USA

These past 15 months under lock-down, social distancing, and mask-wearing due to the COVID-19 pandemic have tested my mental and physical health. Weekends spent outdoors gardening have saved my sanity. To my knowledge, only five neighbors got sick with the coronavirus. None of them were hospitalized. I give thanks that they have all fully recovered.

I got my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on February 25 and the second dose on March 18. Though the vaccine is now readily available to all Californians 12 years and over, my adult sons have yet to receive their first shot.

READ MORE: https://rosalienebacchus.blog/2021/06/13/covid-19-update-california-reopens-on-june-15-2021/