80 Emergency Medical Technicians get training

GPHC’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Michael Khan along with Dr. Zulfikar Bux, Director of Accident & Emergency, Dan Batsie, Head, Atlantic Emergency Medical Service training and the graduating students (GINA photo)

Through a collaborative effort between the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) and the Atlantic Emergency Medical Service, 80 Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs) along with nurses from the GPHC and the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) benefited from a one-week training programme in emergency medicine, GINA said.

UG students to attend entrepreneurship programme

Five of the students with faculty- left, Eldon Marks and right, Dr Dawn Fox (UG photo)

Seven students from the University of Guyana – Yogvika Arjune, Hilary Benjamin-Byer, Juanelle Marks, Darion Marshall and Samantha Sheoprashad (Computer Science), Rhea Benn and Shefali Seecharran (Chemistry) – were selected to be first-time participants from Guyana in the Global Entrepreneurship & Innovation programme, offered by the University of Massachusetts Lowell, USA, a release from the University of Guyana said.

President off to US


President David Granger (right) saying goodbye at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri to Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who will be performing the duties of President over the next few days.

Queen’s 89th birthday celebrated


Wendy Quinn (left), British High Commissioner Greg Quinn (centre) and President David Granger cutting a Union Jack-themed cake this evening at the celebration to mark the 89th birthday of Queen Elizabeth 11 at the residence of the British High Commissioner.

All set for Parliament

The cleaned environment outside of Parliament Building’s fence, with freshly planted flowers (GINA photo)

The stage is set for the ceremonial opening of the  11th Parliament which begins at 14:00 hrs. tomorrow, GINA said. The lawns, forecourt and general surroundings have been given a facelift, by the Guyana Horticultural Society, the Mayor and City Council of Georgetown and many volunteers, GINA said.