India’s donation of 80,000 COVID vaccines arrives India’s donation of 80,000 COVISHIELD vaccines arrived this morning at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport, Timehri. The article India’s donation of 80,000 COVID vaccines arrives appeared first on Stabroek News.

Eligible small businesses to get 5% advantage in bidding for state contracts – NPTAB To allow small businesses access to 20% of government procurement, the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB) has implemented a 5% margin of preference to those businesses that qualify under law. The article Eligible small businesses to get 5% advantage in bidding for state contracts – NPTAB appeared first on Stabroek News.

Approval of trawler licences an ‘act of corruption’ – Jonas - -TNM says process should have been transparent, calls for probe Declaring the approval last year of two new trawler licences in the seabob operation as an “act of corruption” under the Ministry of Agriculture, Chairman of A New and United Guyana (ANUG), Timothy Jonas says every effort should have already been made to correct the transgression given its implications for the trade. The article Approval of trawler licences an ‘act of corruption’ – Jonas appeared first on Stabroek News.

New gender-based violence app launched to offer help and support The United Nations Population Fund in collaboration with the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security (MoHSSS) yesterday launched a Gender-Based Violence (GBV) Service Guide App that will enable persons to access help and support. The article New gender-based violence app launched to offer help and support appeared first on Stabroek News.

Sod-turned for nine-storey US$15M Aiden-brand hotel The sod was turned yesterday for the construction of a US$15 million Aiden Hotel, the country’s first franchise “boutique” hotel, which is expected to provide jobs for 150 local workers during the construction phase and no less than 50 others once operations begin. The article Sod-turned for nine-storey US$15M Aiden-brand hotel appeared first on Stabroek News.

‘WE ARE AT WAR’ - Lockdown lobby loud but businesses resist call With anxiety heightening as Jamaica’s coronavirus infections skyrocketed Saturday to a record toll of 726 cases, private-sector leaders are resisting calls for a national lockdown. That appeal grew louder on Sunday as the nation grappled with more...

Back from the dead - Brown’s Town survivor’s journey of triumph to Google and more WESTERN BUREAU: When the soles fell off Ruby Robinson’s school shoes, she used wire to hold them together. And when it rained, she walked miles barefooted. Born in Brown’s Town, St Ann, the 55-year-old account director with Google, who has aplastic...

Ageing women face pension crisis Kingston vendor Annie Ivey is just two years short of being 80 and has been working her entire life in different low-paying jobs but has never had a pension plan. She has no clue when she will retire. “Anytime mi cyah go nuh more. Mi nuh sick yah...

Sex-abuse victim empowering women She was a victim at the hands of father figures and a mother who chose to look the other way. But Shawnafi Dynesen, a native of Bath, St Thomas, has turned a history of pain into a road map of redemption and strength. The 42-year-old, who now lives...

Portland sounds alarm over record one-day infections Describing the spike in COVID-19 cases in Portland as alarming, Port Antonio Mayor Paul Thompson is appealing for residents to be more responsible and to adhere to health and safety protocols. Thompson’s comments came hours after the Ministry of...