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            [post_content] => After heavy rainfall that lasted for over 48 hours and leading to flooding, the Guyana government issued a warning to citizens to be wary of various diseases on Friday.

Areas including the capital and areas along the coastal belt, have been deluged by water as a result of the heavy rainfall. The Guyana Information Agency (GINA) shared that 186 millimetres (7.25 inches) of rain fell within a 24 hour period.

The statement issued by the Ministry of Health on Friday, warned residents, especially those living in areas that are gravely affected such as along the coastal belt, to avoid contact with the water caused from flooding as much as possible as this will greatly reduce "your chances of contracting diseases such as skin infections, leptospirosis, diarrhoeal diseases and other water-borne diseases."

Dr. Shamdeo Persaud, Chief Medical Officer urged people that “if you or any family member experiences any fever, coughing, vomiting, diarrhoea, skin rash, cuts, sticks, bruises or other conditions, please seek medical attention immediately."

“Georgetown Public hospital and other hospital outpatient departments in the affected regions are all fully operational and equipped to provide adequate care. Health centers around Georgetown will be open for extended period and mobile sites in affected areas will be established and published soon,” he added.

The Ministry of Health also urged people to use water that has been boiled for 5 minutes, containing bleach or bottled from a pure water source for drinking, brushing the teeth, making drinks and ice, and cooking purposes. They also warned that they watch out for animals and insects such as roaches, snakes, and rats which may appear because of being flooded out of their homes.

In addition, nationals should be aware of faulty electrical wiring and store important documents and valuables in plastic and in a safe place.
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Guyana Health Ministry Issues Health Warning Following Heavy Rainfall & Flooding

November 22, 2014
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After heavy rainfall that lasted for over 48 hours and leading to flooding, the Guyana government issued a warning to citizens to be wary of various diseases on Friday. Areas in...Continue reading

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            [post_date] => 2014-11-21 10:00:37
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            [post_content] => The West Indies Cricket Board has announced that a task force has been organised to investigate the circumstances that led to the controversial withdrawal by senior cricketers of the West Indies team from their tour in India.

Comprised of Chairman Michael Gordon, and members Sir Wes Hall and Sir Richard Cheltenham, the task force team held its first meeting in Bridgetown on Monday, as reported by WICB.

The meetings are expected to include all parties which encompasses, the West Indies Players' Association (WIPA) and the players, before the findings are finally reported to the board.

“While it is regrettable that the situation into which we are enquiring occurred, the Task Force recognizes the responsibility to West Indies cricket and is honoured to have been chosen for this assignment,” Chairman Gordon said.

“We commit to pursuing the facts and circumstances in a fair and unbiased manner and to allow for all the critical matters to be highlighted and ventilated”.

After the West Indies players went on strike, abandoning their tour to India with five fixtures still to play, including three Tests, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) cancelled tours to the Caribbean and demanded a compensation of US$42 million.

According to sources involved, the pull out was linked to a pay dispute with WIPA over a change in their Collective Bargaining Agreement with the WICB.

The WICB has reported that talks with the BCCI are progressing well so far, and that it remains confident that a resolution with India can be reached.

According to the WICB release, the task force was embarked to investigate the cause of the players’ actions, recommend measures to improve the relationship between WICB and the players, and design a fast-track dispute resolution mechanism.


 
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Task Force Organised To Investigate West Indies Cricket Team's Indian Tour Abortion

November 21, 2014
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The West Indies Cricket Board has announced that a task force has been organised to investigate the circumstances that led to the controversial withdrawal by senior cricketers of t...Continue reading

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            [post_date] => 2014-11-20 10:00:09
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            [post_content] => During a violent anti-government demonstration occurring in sections of the capital of Haiti on Tuesday, at least three people were injured as stated by the police.

The march which began peacefully reportedly grew tense as more people, government and opposition supporters joined and they began to clash with each other.

In efforts to disperse the crowd, members of the Haitian National Police fired tear gas in a bid. Spokesman Frantz Lerebours made no immediate comments regarding the incident.

At the demonstration, protesters were demanding the resignation of President Michel Martelly, as well as the holding of the long-delayed legislative and municipal elections.

In 2011, the president was supposed to initiate elections for a majority of Senate seats, the entire Chamber of Deputies and local offices. Due to the fact that the Senate has yet to approve an electoral law to authorize the vote, President Martelly did not carry out the election process blaming the six senators and stating that his administrators wants to hold the elections, but are being impeded by the actions of the opposition legislators.

Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe tweeted urging the six senators to “break with their outdated chaotic policies”  and stating that they need to “unlock the democratic process”.
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November 20, 2014
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