Entries for 07 October 2020
—- COVID-19 Update: Three more deaths announced today – Total now 98
The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Wednesday agreed to suspend industrial unrest by nurses to pave the way for negotiations between the GPSU and the Guyana government over the next two weeks, according to well-placed sources.
The agreement was inked by GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardener and government representative, Dr. Jennifer Westford.
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THE Kanuku Mountains, one of the stunning mountain ranges of the Rupununi Savannahs, has, for centuries, played an invaluable role in the conservation of the region’s biodiversity; and remains the ‘Mountains of Life’ to traditional Macushi and Wapishan communities that inhabit its surrounding environs.
This week we will take a closer look at the Kanuku Mountains Protected Area (KMPA), focusing on its history and, natural and human wellbeing values which were reasons for it being protected for present and future generations. Continue reading →
– by Francis Quamina Farrier
Ken Corsbie. AA.
This Feature Article is dedicated to veteran theatre icon, ‘Sir’ Ken Corsbie, AA, who celebrated his 90th. birthday a few weeks ago. Ken Corsbie, is among the all time theatre greats of Guyana and the Caribbean. Although he migrated to the USA some years ago, he is still fairly well-known in Guyana and around the Caribbean.
The International Day of Older Persons was observed on Thursday October 1. In this year, 2020, please join me in saluting Ken Corsbie, as well as elders such as Barrister-at-Law and former Minister of government Hon. Ashton Chase and Hon. Eusi Kwayana, also a former minister of government, both in their 90s, who have been giving sterling service to Guyana for over 65 years, and continue to give, even as they approach their century.
Kaieteur News – Ninety-eight (98) new coronavirus cases were recorded yesterday. Based on the global average at least three of these persons will die. (There have been 95 deaths to date; 74 of them since August 1, 2020)
The situation is far direr than the present number of recorded active cases show. For every one person who shows symptoms, there is another who is asymptomatic and spreading the disease. Continue reading →
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