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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:21am
– Dr. Ramsammy The newly opened ophthalmology centre at Port Mourant, Berbice is now operational, Villanova Wildcats Jerseys, but it is not offering all of the services as yet.According to Minister of Health, Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, while only some services are being offered to the public, such as screening, major services like surgeries would have to wait until June.It was explained that the Cuban medical technicians have already completed the process of installing medical equipment, which arrived from Cuba in Guyana recently. It is also expected that other shipments of medical equipment will arrive soon.The Port Mourant Ophthalmology CenterRecently the Ministry of Health and the Regional Health Authority in Region Six have been doing some civil works at the Centre.The housing accommodation for the 40-member Cuban medical team who will manage the Centre has been completed.The team includes doctors, nurses, technicians, bio medical engineers and support staff.The medical centre was constructed at a cost of some $140M, and is first of its kind to be built in the Caribbean.It would have the capability to conduct approximately 10, 000 eye surgeries per year in the areas of corrective refractive error, cataract, glaucoma, and retinopathy and retina detachment, while one of the centre’s long-term plans is to conduct eye transplants.The establishment of the centre is part of the Cuban health assistance package which was initiated in 2006 following a visit by Guyana’s President Bharrat Jagdeo to Cuba.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:21am
-airport’s capacity to land planes in poor weather, C. J. Beathard 49ers Jersey, visibility boostedA major programme to upgrade the navigational system at the Cheddi Jagan InternationalThe glide path transmitter will provide vertical guidance to the pilot.Airport (CJIA) has been completed and Guyana now has enhanced capacity to land aircraft during bad weather or poor visibility.The announcement was made yesterday by the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), regulators of the country’s airspace.According to GCAA, the two special systems were commissioned under a Government of Guyana capital project to modernize the navigation system.The navigation equipment comprises the Timehri Instrument Landing System (ILS) which includes approach Distance Measuring Equipment (DME) and a new High Powered DME co-located with the Timehri Very High Frequency Omni Directional Radio Range (VOR).“These en-route navigational and landing aids have been flight-checked, tested and certified during the first week of February, 2012 and have been commissioned for use by aircraft operating in Guyana’s national airspace, ” GCAA revealed.The ILS provides enhanced capability during bad weather with poor visibility since it allows flight crews to make precision approaches for landing.The system comprises a localizer transmitter, a glide path transmitter and distance measuring equipment (DME).“When an aircraft approaches to land and is on final approach it intercepts the localizer which gives accurate horizontal guidance along the centerline of the runway. When intersected at the correct angle with the glide path, the instrument in the cockpit will indicate to the flight crew that their aircraft is precisely on the centerline and at the correct gradient, ” GCAA explained.The Timehri ILS will now allow the airport the possibility of safely guiding an aircraft to 200 feet above the runway as against 520 feet when only the VOR is in use.“The DME gives information on the distance the aircraft is from the runway.  The DME co-located with the VOR provides more accurate positioning of an aircraft. These tools provide  bearing and distance information  which are used in the air traffic management environment to pinpoint aircraft positions relative to each other in order to provide a more efficient and effective service.”The new equipment will go a far way in allowing better use of the airspace since more precise position information is available to air traffic controllers.According to GCAA, the air traffic controllers who manage Guyana’s airspace can apply more efficient separation standards to ensure adequate spacing between aircraft, optimizing use of airspace and allowing aircraft to operate at their optimum profile while ensuring safety of our skies.”Prior to this installation, CJIA and GCAA’s infrastructure was supported by a single VOR since the removal from service of the high powered DME in 1997 and subsequently the ILS in 2003 followed by the decommissioning of the Non Directional Beacon.Navigation throughout Guyana’s airspace was accomplished with the use of the VOR complemented by satellite technology such as the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS).There had been major concerns over Guyana’s capacity expressed especially by Trinidad and Tobago following a crash-landing incident of a Caribbean Airline jet in July at CJIA.Guyana had insisted that its systems were working fine and its track records unquestionable.Guyana has announced a major project to build a bigger airport with a deal already signed with a Chinese firm.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:21am
The HIV/AIDS Unit within the Education Ministry recently donated a quantity of stationery and hygiene kits to students of Sophia Special School and the David Rose School for the Handicapped.The initiative supported by the Special Needs Unit and Peace Corps volunteers was part of activities organised by the Education Ministry to reach out to differently-able learners.The items donated include towels, soap, HIV/AIDS readers, Amara Darboh Seahawks Jersey, back packs, pens, pencils and rulers. The HIV/AIDS Unit also recently donated a quantity of hygiene kits to pregnant mothers at the West Demerara Hospital.HIV/AIDS Unit Coordinator Janelle Swetman said often, in the push to raise HIV/AIDS awareness among the populace, differently-able persons are excluded even though they are most vulnerable to exploitation, notably contracting the virus though coercive activities.She said the outreach aims to raise awareness among children of this group in an effort to shield them from exploitation so that they can live normal and productive lives.The Education Ministry in September will introduce a new curriculum in special needs schools which is extensively based in New York City’s State HIV/AIDS curriculum for special students.During the July/August holidays, special school teachers will be trained to impart the various components of the curriculum. The HIV/AIDS and the Special Needs Education units will also be developing HIV sign language posters, audio recordings and Braille HIV/AIDS readers for the deaf and visually impaired.Recently, some 25 teachers across the country have completed initial training in sign language, as the Education Ministry widens its focus on education delivery to include all groups of learners.The School Health Unit has also been screening early grade learners for vision and hearing impairments, and parents are being trained to conduct initial screening.Children suspected to have problems are referred for diagnosis to the relevant health authorities.This exercise has been extended to Region Two and education officials are work closely with professionals at health centres in that region.The National Centre for Educational Resource Development is currently offering a non-graduate course in special needs education for special school teachers. This programme is also open to non-special school teachers.The Associate Degree in Education programme being offered by the Cyril Potter College of Education, also provides training in special needs education.There are 12 special schools in Guyana, with a combined population of about 1000 students, and a staff of 67 teachers.Some of these schools from time-to-time prepare candidates to sit the National Grade Six Assessment and the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC).
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Date: 15 Aug 17 05:21am
Taxpayers are today given the final opportunity by the Mayor and City Council (M&CC) to capitalise on its 100% waiver of interest on all rates owed, as the first 14-day amnesty period concludes.According to Royston King, Public Relations Officer, the Council will be disappointed if corporations and home-owners do not take full advantage of this opportunity to have all their interest on accounts waived by its treasury.He pointed out that the second 14-day period will commence tomorrow, where 50 percent of interest will be waived. The final 14-day period will see only 25 percent of interest waived. The Council anticipates earning $1B in outstanding amounts.“Those who failed to achieve tidying up their accounts in the first phase of the amnesty should utilise the additional periods to ensure the integrity of their accounts and settle all outstanding payments with the city, ” King stated.He asserted that the Council continues to encourage all, including big businesses, to honour their civic obligations to the City. He added that these entities should comply with the laws and regulations of Georgetown, such as paying their rates and taxes, to encourage and sustain development in various areas including roads, drainage, parks and open spaces, public health, environmental services, street lighting and law enforcement.Indeed, no business could operate in an environment that does not provide for such critical services, King said.He further noted that though the City Council is the authority that is statutorily responsible for the provision of such services it needs money function effectively. Many citizens have not been paying their rates, yet the council has been making every effort to manage its responsibilities, King pointed out.However, the burden of providing such services and facilities has weighed heavily on the extremely narrow revenue base of the council. Notwithstanding, Dorian Johnson Jersey, the council is very conscious of the negative economic situation of many of its rate-payers, and as a result, it has granted amnesty.It was related that the council has determined that this is the final amnesty that will be granted to defaulters in the city.
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Date: 15 Aug 17 04:19am
…to be granted 50-year lease at $250, 000 per annumThe Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) is only now drawing up a lease agreement for the Sun and Sand Hotel and Casino Project, some five months after the extravagant sod-turning ceremony.That agreement, when finalized, would grant the company a 50-year lease for a 10.5 acres plot of land at a cost of $250, 000 a year, Lands Commissioner Doorga Persaud has told Kaieteur News.The company had pledged to commence work in August, but to date, all that is on the Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara site, is a parked excavator and loader.The hotel developers have sought to blame the Lands and Surveys Commission for the delay in construction, but Persaud said the GLSC had to ensure due process was followed.Bhushan Chandna, Director of Sun and Sand, told Kaieteur News that the project was delayed because the company has not been granted the amount of land it wanted.“We have to give (our designers) new plans. They will have to correct. I have to change my whole layout, ” he said in an interview with Kaieteur News at a Georgetown café where he was contacted after missing prior commitments for an interview.The company was promised some 12.5 acres of land in an agreement with the Guyana Office for Investment. But that agreement was inked before the actual survey was done.The Lands and Surveys Commission found that the amount of land promised to the company could not be granted, Phil Kessel Adidas Jersey, because the land promised includes space for a reserve and a trench. As such, the lease that is being finalized has been reduced to 10.5 acres.The Commission, only last Thursday, approved the company’s lease application, Land Administration Manager Michael Hutson stated.“What do you think? We were sleeping?” asked Chetan Lavania, Director of Sun and Sand asked Kaieteur News when he was asked about the delay in the project. Lavania has studied geology.In fact, Hutson said that company only submitted its official application three months ago.Further, he said that along with the application for lease, the company needed a cadastral survey and it was told that it could hire private surveyors or use the Commission’s surveyors. The company chose to use the commission’s surveyors.That survey has now been completed and will define the exact boundaries within which the company would operate. Hutson said that while the 50-year lease is being prepared, the company will have an option to buy the land once it meets its investment proposal. He said the lease amount of $250, 000 is subject to review as the years go by.Mr Persaud said that in order to approve the application, the Land and Surveys Commission needed other approvals. He said a No-Objection was received from the Environmental Protection Agency to proceed with processing of the application.The hotel developers have hired Environmental Management Consultants under Shyam Nokta to carry out an Environmental and Social Impact Assessment.“It’s a huge project, it is not a one day job; and it’s a five star hotel and casino, ” added Chandna.The company had planned a 290, 000 square foot hotel with 163 rooms, a casino, restaurants, commercial block and Club House.
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