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Guyana: COVID-19: Mining shut down; movement in Regions 1 and 7 blocked as cases rise

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In the wake of a steep rise in coronavirus cases in Region One (Barima-Waini) and Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), government has shut off several mining sites, residential areas and businesses.  “All mining operations shall cease,” the amended order states.

The Guyana Gold and Diamond Miners Association has said the spike in COVID-19 cases has very little to do with miners but with other workers at landings where miners dwell as well as movement of people across Guyana’s porous borders.        Continue reading

Guyana: Moruca honours ‘selfless soldier’ Victor Ferreira

By Miranda La Rose – 16 December 2018 – Stabroek News

Victor Ferreira

The Santa Rosa community in Moruca, Region One (Barima/Waini), yesterday (15 December 2018) paid tribute in music and prose to the work and legacy of local educator, musician, scout master and sportsman, the late Victor Patrick Ferreira, MS, at the Santa Rosa Roman Catholic Church.

Ferreira, 69, popularly known as Teacher Vic or Sir Vic, died on December 12th at his home in the Santa Rosa community, after a long battle with cancer.

Ferreira was a teacher of many years, serving for many in communities far away from his homestead. For this, he was highly respected by the ordinary man in the communities where he served, and was recognised by the State for long and dedicated service as a teacher, with a Medal of Service in 2011.

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