Daily Brief - Wednesday 21st July, 2021

NEWS

Doctor’s Covid-19 death takes toll to 1,000

One of the Covid-19 deaths that took the country’s fatality rate to 1,000 yesterdayswas a medical doctor working with the South-West Regional Health Authority (SWRHA).

Dr Dhiyan Mahabir was a consultant attached to the Emergency Department of the San Fernando General Hospital. He died at the San Fernando hospital’s Intensive Care Unit around 1.55 a.m. Read more here…

MATT: Media freedom no laughing matter

THE Media Association (MATT) is urging the Government to ditch any policy to limit access to private media houses during government functions, but give unrestricted access to state-owned television TTT. Read more here…

 

POLITICAL

Govt moves to reopen retail sector

Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh says Government is moving to reopen the retail sector with the vaccination programme now being extended to store owners and their employees. Business owners have been asked to submit lists of all employees to their respective chambers of commerce. Read more here…

UNC, PNM in stand-off over accused councillor

There is a UNC, PNM standoff in the Sangre Grande Regional Corporation (SGRC) regarding UNC councillor Anil Maharaj who was charged by police last week. The five PNM councillors in the UNC-controlled corporation want Maharaj to immediately resign as Cumuto/Tamana councillor after he only resigned as chairman of SGRC’s Finance, Planning and Allocation of Resources (FPAR) committee on Monday. Read more here…

 

BUSINESS

Furlonge-Walker appointed to ANSA McAL executive

Carla Furlonge-Walker has been appointed the Group External Affairs Executive of ANSA McAL. Furlonge-Walker’s appointment is effective August 1.

“Carla rejoined ANSA McAL in April 2020 in the role of External Affairs-Beverage Sector which covers a broad range of external relationship functions, with the core responsibility being to proactively build the reputation of the ANSA McAL Beverage Sector,” a release stated yesterday. Read more here…

3 more CLF firms primed for sale

Three other assets of CL Financial (CLF) are awaiting the consent of the court before they are put on the market.

According to the seventh report to the court, dated December 18, 2020, and signed by joint liquidator David Holukoff, those assets are: the insurance company Colfire, manufacturing company Caribbean Petrochemical Manufacturing Ltd (CPML) and Safeguard Services Ltd. Read more here…

 

REGIONAL

Employees of businesses must be vaccinated

AS Guyana’s coronavirus cases continues to climb, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) has issued a strong statement calling for its member companies to require vaccination of its employees.
“The Private Sector Commission embraces and recommends that its member companies require that all those of its employees who refuse to be vaccinated must provide evidence of a medically- current COVID-19 negative test from infection before reporting to work, while continuing to encourage all of its employees to become vaccinated,” the statement read. Read more here…

Guyana accredits first female British High Commissioner

PRESIDENT, Dr. Irfaan Ali, on Tuesday, accepted the Letters of Credence from Mrs. Jane Million (OBE), accrediting her as High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Great Britain to Guyana.
In accepting the Letters of Credence, President Ali welcomed Mrs Miller, the first female British High Commissioner to Guyana, and stated that the countries have long-standing ties of history and share similar values for the respect of human rights and democracy. Read more here…

 

INTERNATIONAL

Inflation is here. The Delta variant could make it worse

The biggest question facing the US economy is when skyrocketing consumer prices will come back to earth. The emergence of the Delta variant only deepens that inflation mystery. The hope is that inflation will cool off as the economy fully reopens, allowing supply to catch up with increasing demand. Read more here…

Top Japanese CEO says economic losses from no-fan Tokyo Olympics will be 'enormous

One of Japan's most prominent business leaders says the Olympics are losing their commercial value.

Suntory CEO Takeshi Niinami told CNN Business in an exclusive interview on Monday that his company decided against being a sponsor of the upcoming Tokyo Games, saying it was "too expensive." Read more here…

 

21st July 2021

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