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Southcom Keeps Watch on Ebola Situation

Ebola Virus Disease

By Jim Garamone
DoD News, Defense Media Activity

WASHINGTON, Oct. 8, 2014 – The potential spread of Ebola into Central and Southern America is a real possibility, the commander of U.S. Southern Command told an audience at the National Defense University here yesterday.

Customs and Border Protection begins Enhanced Screening Program at JFK Airport to combat the spread of the Ebola Virus

Enhanced Ebola Screening Press Conference - CBP Commissioner R. Gil Kerlikowske stands by Dr. Martin Cetron of the CDC

The U.S. Customs and Border Protection earlier today began enhanced passenger processing protocols at JFK International Airport in New York for passengers entering the United States who have traveled from or through the Ebola-affected countries of Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone.  This is being done in coordination with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Guyana's Parliament of Ants

Church on Flag Island Essequibo River

At the far end of Flag Island on the River Essequibo there's this long brick hall (see photo). It has tall, shuttered windows, the bell-tower of a little church and the body of a warehouse. Forts aside, it's probably the oldest building in Guyana. Inside there was a large expanse of flagstones, a cluster of well-laureled tombs, and a colony of bats.

Guyana and the Threat of the Ebola Virus

The Ebola Virus

At any one time in Guyana there is always a small contingent of foreigners from the areas of high incidence of the Ebola virus.

Guyanese born Eric Phillips named in the 1990-91 list of White House Fellows by President George H. W. Bush

Eric Phillips

June 6, 1990 - Eric McLaren Phillips, of Maplewood, NJ was one of 12 named by George H. W. Bush XLI President of the United States 1989-1993 in the appointments of the 1990-91 White House Fellows.

Mr. Phillips, born October 19, 1952, in Dundee, Mahaicony, Guyana and was employed as a district manager within AT&T International Communications Services, Basking Ridge, NJ.

Dynamic Airways set to resume flights to Guyana in November

Dynamic Airways

The US DOT has granted approval for Dynamic Airways LLC, a US airline based in Greensboro, NC, to operate to a variety of destinations in South America.

38th Anniversary of the terrorist attack on Cubana Airline Flight CU-455

 Guyanese victims of terrorists attack on Cubana Airlines Flight CU-455 - October 06, 1976

We Shall Never Forget!

As we commemorate the 38th Anniversary of the October 06, 1976 terrorist attack on Cubana Airline Flight 455 flying from Bridgetown Barbados to Havana Cuba, we must pause to reflect on the lives of the murdered innocent 73 passengers and crew.

APNU stands by AFC on No- Confidence motion - APNU Press Release

APNU Leader David Granger meeting with residents of Good Intent

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) is deeply disturbed by President Donald Ramotar’s dila-toriness in issuing instructions to allow the Guyanese people to exercise their right to elect their representatives in local government elections at the earliest possible date.

AFC Fine Tunes Election Strategy

Alliance for Change

The Alliance For Change (AFC) today held a high-energy meeting to finalise its strategy as the Party prepares for General Elections early next year.
Representatives from all ten Administrative Regions of Guyana gathered at the Georgetown Club in the city with representatives from the Diaspora joining by Skype to put details to the AFC strategy that will guide the AFC at the 2015 Polls. There were a number of youth and women members of the AFC represented at the meeting.

Should rackling be an Olympic sport?

Rackling Competitor

Should rackling be an Olympic sport? if it was, Guyana would carry off all the golds.

For outsiders, this is one of the most mysterious aspects of the country. The sport is simple; you put a tiny bird in a cage and coax it to sing. And this is serious business too.

Latest poll

Vote for, or write-in your choice of a person that you believe could lead Guyana to a brighter future for all Guyanese

We have removed the "write-in" name Narvindat Anderson because all (23) of the votes that were cast for that individual originated from the same location.


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