Blood type could be linked to severity of virus infections, new studies says

Blood type could be linked to severity of virus infections, new studies says

A growing body of evidence suggests those who have blood type O may be less likely to contract coronavirus and typically experience less severe symptoms when they do come down with

Grenada Credit Unions donation to schools

Grenada Credit Unions donation to schools

As part of its Credit Union month celebrations, the ‘GrenadaCreditUnions’ made a donation of Covid-19 supplies to the tune of EC$15,000 to schools in Grenada, Carriacou

New finance minister meets with staff

New finance minister meets with staff

Grenada’s new Minister for Finance, Hon. Gregory Bowen, has expressed confidence in the ability of the ministry’s staff to execute the Government’s mandate to reb

Ministry of Health concerned about misleading social media audio message

Ministry of Health concerned about misleading social media audio message

The Ministry of Health is concerned about the dissemination of an audio message as well as misleading postings on social media, which are resulting in unease and unnecessary panic

 Omai back in Guyana

Omai back in Guyana

AFTER ceasing operations here years ago, Omai Gold Mines Limited (OGML) has made a return to Guyana, specifically to its worksite in the Cuyuni-Mazaruni region, where it intends to

 Lawrence on fresh electoral fraud charges

Lawrence on fresh electoral fraud charges

CHAIRPERSON of the People’s National Congress/Reform (PNC/R), Volda Lawrence, on Wednesday, appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on two counts of conspiracy to

 ‘Syndicato’ protecting illegal miners in Cuyuni

‘Syndicato’ protecting illegal miners in Cuyuni

THE cost of gold has climbed to over US$1,900 per ounce and while this presents great opportunities for local miners, it also breeds ‘desperation’ in the form of illega

 $60M Brickdam lock-ups commissioned

$60M Brickdam lock-ups commissioned

HOME Affairs Minister, Robeson Benn, is seeking to appoint an inspector-general within the Guyana Police Force (GPF) to ensure prisoner’s cells and police stations countrywid

 $125,000 gifted to elders by President Ali

$125,000 gifted to elders by President Ali

FIVE elders, between the ages of 75 to 90, in Region Two, have each received $25,000 as part of an initiative of President, Dr Irfaan Ali, to help the elderly live a more comfortab

 Sophia murder accused freed

Sophia murder accused freed

AFTER spending the last five years on remand, Odel Roberts, called “Gully Side” was, on Wednesday, freed of a murder charge which alleged that he murdered a Sophia shop

 Standards for Nutrition Labels Coming

Standards for Nutrition Labels Coming

By the end of this month, officials are expected to decide on long-awaited standards for front nutrition labels on locally and regionally manufactured food and drink products. Read

Trade-in-Services and Technology: More missed opportunities by CARICOM Members

Trade-in-Services and Technology: More missed opportunities by CARICOM Members

Last week, I wrote about regional trade in services which is dominated by tourism. Since then, two things have happened which influenced my decision to remain with the subject of t

Pandemic highlights importance of statistics – CARICOM SG

Pandemic highlights importance of statistics – CARICOM SG

It is my pleasure as Secretary-General of the Caribbean Community, to send greetings on the launch of the Twelfth Observance of Caribbean Statistics Day on 15 October 2020. Read mo

New rapid antigen tests could transform  response in the Americas

New rapid antigen tests could transform response in the Americas

The new affordable, reliable antigen diagnostic tests recently approved by WHO that can be performed anywhere are set to transform the region’s COVID-19 response by allo

WHO: Global TB progress at risk

WHO: Global TB progress at risk

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many countries were making steady progress in tackling tuberculosis (TB), with a 9% reduction in incidence seen between 2015 and 2019 and a 14% drop

General Hospital lab now able to test blood samples for dengue

General Hospital lab now able to test blood samples for dengue

People suspected to be infected with dengue will be able to get a confirmation test within a shorter period, because as of 14 October, the laboratory at the General Hospital was gi

NEWLO temporarily closed; apologises for misconstrued voice note

NEWLO temporarily closed; apologises for misconstrued voice note

A vocational skills and training institution has temporarily shut its doors as part of measures aimed at identifying whether any of its students participated in mass gathering even

 SARA dismantled

SARA dismantled

THE Government, on Tuesday, dismantled the operations of the State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA) and terminated the services of the Director, Professor Clive Thomas, and his deputy,