George Norton

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George Norton said : “This is why the Department of Youth remains committed to executing programmes and initiatives geared at enabling our young people to realize their true potential,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 25, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “We must fight this virus not only by maintaining social distancing and practicing good hygiene, but by also refusing to allow it to keep us stagnant,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 25, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “It is hoped that Etkins’ relatives, friends and well-wishers will find comfort in the fact that his contributions to Guyanese and Caribbean music will forever be remembered and celebrated locally and regionally. May he find eternal rest” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 25, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “In addition to our new synthetic tracks being constructed in Berbice and Linden we have also invested heavily and will continue to invest in the development of sports grounds and playfields in almost every community. We want to ensure that our children and youths have the facilities they need to not only be physically active and have fun, but to also prepare and practise for competitions that will propel any professional sports aspirations they may have,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “We have crafted programmes specially designed to prepare our youths as entrepreneurs. It is our intention to ensure young Guyanese have the capacity create work for themselves. In addition to our many skills training programme, we have the Youth Innovation Programme which assists annually for business startup,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

George Norton urged : “With new fortune being on the horizon, and I refer to our oil and gas, our investment in youth empowerment and development will only grow. Your children and children’s children will depend on you to make the right choices to help Guyana, to keep Guyana on an upward trajectory. I am confident that we are in good hands and are on the right path. Keep striving for greatness, elevate yourself and commit to this great land of ours,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “We have crafted programmes specially designed to prepare our youths as entrepreneurs. We intend to ensure that no young Guyanese lacks the capacity to create work for themselves. In addition to our many skill training programmes, we also fashioned the Youth Innovative Programme, which assists annually with funding for business start-ups” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton Said : “I heard the passion for cricket in Mr Johnson’s Voice which suggests that he is very committed to seeing cricketers develop in this area,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

George Norton Said : “As Minister of Social Cohesion I was pleased when members of a visiting delegation who attended the CPL matches in Guyana remarked about the unity and social cohesion displayed by the fans at those matches,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Mr Hussain ) : “I have seen first-hand what Mr. Hussain has done for the Club and sport and I want to say that our full support can be counted on for further development of the game in Guyana,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, January 13, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Guyana has remained at the core of Regional Cricket, in many instances we have led the way forward,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, December 20, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “I am very happy that we are able to assist Ms Amin. I know that she has great potential, and I am hoping that she will continue to practise and develop her talents,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “It is in this context that we must position the expression of carnival as a part of the lexicon in our festive landscape, borrowed from our cousins across the waters and not as a replacement of our… true elements that we hold so dear,” “This actively tonight is a seminal moment, an opportunity to structure our festival calendar with a view to provide a range of experiences for Guyanese and visitors alike that spans the entire year and which celebrates varying aspects of our cultural landscape,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Guyana together speaks to the importance of all Guyanese uniting as one people, in pursuit of a prosperous destiny for this great nation. Reflect emphasises the need for us to reminisce from whence we came, and acknowledge the struggles and sacrifices our ancestors made for us to get here. Celebrate refers to our innate Guyaneseness to mark every milestone. Transform signifies the need for us to take Guyana to the next level. It speaks to future, the decade of development and our country’s move to becoming a Green State,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, October 27, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

George Norton stated : “It is up to us, the policy makers, to foster an environment which lends support to the artistic community through development-friendly policies which address capacity building, technical assistance and assistance to source funding which will inevitably transcend into economic value for each nation and the community at large,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, October 14, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : ”Even though we did not win, I believe that Guyana was a massive force to reckon with in the tournament. We have been consistent in reaching the finals and when the time is right, we will stun the cricketing world, with a spectacular win,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, October 14, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

George Norton urged ( about The Hon ) : ”The CPL may have come and gone, but the togetherness and love that we displayed as One People, One Nation with One Destiny, while rallying around the GAW, deserve to live on,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, October 14, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted ( about The Hon ) : “The Barbados Tridents played well and Guyana congratulates them for once again copping the coveted title as the CPL Champions,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, October 14, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Today, Guyana reassures the world of its commitment to making the Caribbean a zone of peace,” “It was the first time that Guyana, Cuba and the region had experienced such a tragedy. The four Caribbean States: Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago established diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 1972, four years prior to the tragedy” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, October 7, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “It’s about the third time they have done that,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, September 27, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I hope that myself, along with you and your new Executive can work together to really expand and develop swimming,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, September 27, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “The erection of a monument at this fitting location will honour the sufferings of our African foreparents, as it reminds us that the freedom we experience today came at an incalculable price,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, September 9, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Our artists need this kind of exposure, so it is something that I believe we should work towards becoming a part of,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “At a time when our society is riddled with injustice and self-centredness, you have been the sunshine on a cloudy day. You have demonstrated noble traits in your quest to improve the lives of those around you whether in the area of volunteerism, arts, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship or technology,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, September 2, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Cricket is in air and we all know what cricket means to the Guyanese people. This (signing) is now out of the way and we now look forward to Guyana hosting some wonderful and exciting matches” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, August 30, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

George Norton pointed out : “Often times, we just need to get our youths motivated to take advantage of all that we have to offer. The programmes are there,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “He was a futuristic thinker who promoted sustainable development and self-sufficiency long before the global fight towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) began,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

George Norton declared : “The coalition government has demonstrated to all and sundry that it is a law-abiding coalition and we will certainly take into consideration decisions made by the chairman of the commission, who we support,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, August 3, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “It is my hope that you will continue to be representations of our country’s creativity,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, June 28, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We must see culture as a heritage, it is tapestry that binds and allows us to identify with each other, it inculcates the love of diverse art forms, it preserves and transmits our common history and customs… it contributes to the aesthetics of our environment and remains at the core of our continued quest for sustained unity,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I can say Guyana we view culture as a central pillar to the sustained development of the region…with respect to preservation, even as we place a premium on the maintenance and preservation of our cultural heritage, we need to recognise that culture is versatile,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Mr Cameron ) : “We have documents already guaranteeing us that, this is from Mr. Cameron, we reached that agreement with Mr. Cameron,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Your nation depends on you to embrace the diversities that exist and to accept each other as brothers and sisters in humanity, regardless of our differences in faith, Culture, tradition or ethnicity. We are and forever will be One People, One Nation, One Destiny” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 20, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

George Norton expressed : “As we all know, the ERC is a constitutional body meticulously designed and established to address the very damaging issues relating to ethnic tension and disharmony in our country. Your role as the ERC is critical to national development, and as a government agency, the Department of Social Cohesion is here to lend support to your efforts,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Over the next three days, you, the leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist community will be tasked with making decisions and implementing initiatives that will guide and propel your beliefs and teachings. Your role at this forum is, therefore, sacred and should not be underestimated,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I am no expert in engineering, so it was important that I asked the right questions so that we know what exactly are the works happening on the ground. We had to visit to ensure that what is reported to us is actually what is taking place,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “This is a good sign. It tells me that these are workers who are confident and keen about their work. I am very happy with the way this project is going. So far, it seems as though its timeline is intact,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I want to give credit where credit is due, to all those who did what was necessary to bring this building to this standard it is at this point in time. It certainly has come a far way from where walking on the concrete destroyed it… It is at a stage now where students are benefitting from it academically, and I am happy about that” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, March 15, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “This demonstrates GNYC’s cognizance of the importance of inclusion and ensuring that all are involved in the decision-making processes,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “As much as we will support you, we want to ensure that the GNYC maintains its independence so that representation of our young people is in no way stymied or used as political pawns,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “As Caribbean people we are much more similar than we are different,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We launched a campaign where we take Mash to the communities,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Carifesta is not a Georgetown thing or a Region Four thing, it has got to be all over the country and that’s where it starts from – the youths,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “This administration is fully cognisant of the fact that inclusion, respect for diversity and peaceful dialogue are essential for the survival of humanity. That’s why we will be collaborating with groups countrywide to host the first ever social cohesion religious conference later this year,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “We want the public, and particularly the public in Linden, to know that this year Mashramani is going to be like every other year that we have had before, and we hope it would be brighter and bigger this time… We do not want anyone to have the impression that there will be no Mashramani this year,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “The ministry had invited Dr Bynoe to talk at the youth summit we had at the convention center but he couldn’t make it. When I met with him Monday [we agreed] to set a meeting to talk with the youths as early as possible, whenever he could and immediately — because we think he has contributed so much — we asked that he meet with them on Saturday,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “All she wrote was ‘my apologies for the late arrival of this request letter. I am organising a launch meet on Saturday the 12th’. This launch event that she mentioned in her letter didn’t say what she was launching; which organisation she was launching it for,” “That was information that we would have wanted and would have replied to Ms Cole to tell her that she can supply this but we already had the place booked for the youth presentation by Dr. Bynoe” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “It’s not the first legislation to be formulated later than that and has become law, so I see no reason we should wait, because there is need for it, and if there is need for it, everything possible must be done to make it a reality,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 29, 2018 6:08:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We got the CPL play-offs for the time and hosted matches in stand-alone Women’s World Cup in addition to senior and U-19 teams continuing their dominance” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:15:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “This is the reason it is regarded as a process,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, December 7, 2018 9:30:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about British ) : “Enslaved Africans living under Dutch Colonial rule immediately resisted against the poor working conditions and the brutal treatment meted out to them. Large slave rebellions broke out; the most famous of which were the Berbice Slave Revolt of 1763, led by Kofi (Cuffy) and the Demerara Rebellion of 1823. Under British rule these persistent struggles against bondage in Guyana and other territories, along with other factors, eventually led the British Parliament to abolish slavery in 1834,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We had some difficulties getting persons to be on that committee,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, March 5, 2017 11:53:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “Another key function of this Authority would be the control of entry of food through border ports and ports of entry. The authority may, at any time, order that any food that is imported into Guyana be held at a particular place until an inspection or re-inspection is conducted. One can remember not so long ago, the incident of the Lailac milk which had to be recalled because it was found that the carton in which it was imported had a viable expiry date while the cans had a date that was expired as well as difficulties in finding out exactly where it was manufactured. These cans with milk were actually found to be infested with worms. I remember the difficulties encountered in getting this product off the shelves of shops and supermarkets,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, February 10, 2017 10:23:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “The Anti-Tobacco legislation came into being before we (A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change) came into Government…From the time we started…things have changed over the months,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, January 27, 2017 7:45:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “What I want to promote is dialogue. Communication and it does not have to be confrontational. I would try as much as possible to increase the communication between the different groups,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 22, 2017 7:14:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “I simply can’t see a conscientious, qualified physician opting to do a Caesarean Section without it being necessary,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “While there are reports that three (C-Sections) should be the maximum, I still think that three C-Sections are far too many for one woman,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT

George Norton declared : “The Commission is unanimous in its view that the continued engagement of Ms. Collene Hicks in her capacity as Director of Nursing Services would not be in the best interest of the GPHC,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:55:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “They were sent to train and we received the equipment for testing, but we had to calibrate those equipment and we waited on the experts to come down and have those equipment calibrated. Then we went into some difficulties of getting the reagents. Finally, [we] were able to have the equipment calibrated and acquire the reagents,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 8, 2017 6:04:00 AM EAT

George Norton declared : “This will ensure the reliable supply of these vital commodities and the avoidance of wastage,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:39:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Supply Chain ) : “All deliveries of pharmaceuticals and health products procured through the Procurement Unit of the Ministry are made to the Supply Chain Management Complex (SCMS), the MoPH central medical stores located at Diamond, EBD,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 6, 2017 7:42:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “It is our hope that the recurring issue of the unavailability of drugs and medical supplies will become a thing of the past come 2017, as we aim to make the procurement process data driven. This will ensure the reliable supply of these vital commodities and the avoidance of wastage,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 6, 2017 7:42:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “That whole process took some time but we have got that person identified and we now have a Committee in place,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, January 5, 2017 3:34:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “We are playing it safe by getting the approval of Cabinet, so we have to take them (the nominees for the committees) to Cabinet,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, January 4, 2017 9:55:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “That whole process took some time but we have got that person identified and we now have a Committee in place,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:13:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “There were a host of activities which target improved health awareness of Zika and other vector borne diseases. These include television and radio interviews, press conferences, press releases, newspaper publications, flyers, posters and text blasts. The plan is to resuscitate these activities in order to provide a sustained and reliable source of information on Zika-related,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Yes I am going to Social Cohesion” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, January 3, 2017 5:47:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “I am not happy with what is happening where drug shortages are concerned… We have a report right now that rapid test kits left the Materials Management Unit (MMU) to go up to Region Six, but disappeared in thin air,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:18:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We received complaints that the length of time a patient has to wait for attention is absurd; persons are not getting medication…; we are getting complaints from the laundry room and even persons in the kitchen,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:18:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “Included in this programme is the construction of a laboratory and administrative building for the Food and Drug Department for $110M. A further $20.7M will be used to procure laboratory supplies, quality control aids and proficiency testing materials,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:51:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “This new maternity unit, with the necessary equipment and supplies, will benefit patients from the Central Corentyne area, Black Bush Polder and Skeldon. You have the Ministry of Public Health’s commitment that we will ensure that this unit has the necessary staff, so that it can be up and running effectively” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:50:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We are hoping that if we can improve the quality of health care that is given to these outlining areas, then the overcrowding of the Georgetown Public Hospital will not be as demanding as it is at the moment,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:07:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “We need in no uncertain terms the availability of a functioning operating theatre which will include not only infrastructure in terms of having anaesthetic machine, and the different medical supplies and medical equipment but also the personnel,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:07:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I made every effort…but I could not get any information… No attempts were made to furnish (the nursing students) with the particulars as to how, where (and) when the (examination) was compromised. The nurses don’t know anything about it, and it is unfair for them to (have to) re-write the examination,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, December 12, 2016 7:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Health Sciences ) : “We need nurses in the Public Health system,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, December 12, 2016 7:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “The fact that we have this document at our disposal, is a good guide that the medical practitioners will use, and it will also remind them about their duties. Personally I think, actions are not taken because we are not properly informed as medical practitioners of our duties, but this document will correct that,” External link

gina Friday, December 9, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

George Norton told : “Mr Speaker, the honourable member is misleading the House by saying no medication is being stored at that bond. I ask that that statement be withdrawn,” External link

gina Friday, December 9, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “The opening of this, the first public cardiac care unit in the Caribbean, is a pivotal step in decreasing the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease in our beloved country,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “This unit will allow us to take cardiac care to another level” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “we have to intensify our efforts in reaching the 90-90-90 goal established by UNAIDS” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:03:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Nursing Council ) : “They (the Committee) went ahead and made that decision without consulting the Nursing Council,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We must acknowledge that Guyana has demonstrated a steady decrease in the number of AIDS cases and the number of AIDS-related deaths,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, November 28, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Much has also been achieved in the prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT) transmission rate. (It) decreased from 6.1 per cent in 2010 to 2 per cent in 2015” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, November 28, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We will be examining the possibility of introducing HIV/AIDS counselling and testing services in secondary schools” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, November 28, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “This is a matter of grave concern for the government of Guyana, and we will be examining the possibility of introducing HIV/AIDS Counselling and testing services in secondary schools,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

George Norton concluded : “The country has demonstrated a steady decrease in the number of AIDS cases and the number of AIDS-related deaths” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “if we are going to suspend somebody and investigate, then we must do it as efficiently as possible” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, November 25, 2016 8:29:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We have made available all of the necessary pharmaceuticals that would be required in that area,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, November 25, 2016 8:29:00 AM EAT

George Norton asserted : “it is not true that things are not improving at the Georgetown Public Hospital…At the same time it is not true that persons have not had some bad chances there. We have got to be real and understand that not because you get to the Accident and Emergency department in particular that you will not die…you die because of the extent of your injuries…you will have deaths but to refer to the professionals there as angels of death is totally unacceptable..,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:57:00 AM EAT

George Norton asserted : “it is not true that things are not improving at the Georgetown Public Hospital…At the same time it is not true that persons have not had some bad chances there. We have got to be real and understand that not because you get to the Accident and Emergency department in particular that you will not die…you die because of the extent of your injuries…you will have deaths but to refer to the professionals there as angels of death is totally unacceptable..,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “In the circumstances, I wish to express my sincere and profound regrets,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:53:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Abuse is something we have to eradicate with our young people, and many times tradition is used as a means of hiding or explaining the wrongs and of course we can mention religious beliefs,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 18, 2016 7:11:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I made every effort …but I could not get any information…no attempts were made to furnish them (nurses) with the particulars as to how, where, when the information was compromised. The nurses don’t know anything about it and it is unfair for them to re-write the examinations,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT

George Norton said ( about Health Sciences ) : “We need nurses in the Public Health system,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “In the meantime we are of the view that no final decision can be made in respect of the rewriting of the examination until a proper investigation is completed,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:17:00 PM EAT

George Norton explained : “We were informed … that the papers were sold and if that is the case, I would think that an offence has been committed that would warrant an investigation by the police, motion has been set in place for that to happen,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:17:00 PM EAT

George Norton stated : “Tests were done but the results are inconclusive…It is [a] water-borne disease, but I am not sure which bacteria are present. Tests are ongoing,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “There is no permanent water supply there and so the residents use water from the creek to do everything. It should be noted that there are mining areas nearby,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “I am peeved, because [I, as] the minister, [am] yet again being provided with wrong information,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “At this point there is no person who has active diarrhea. We had the medications on board, we had whatever was needed– medical supplies– and the doctors were on top of it,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We suspected its water borne because the water is very low and the villagers tend to use the water for domestic purposes. We understand that the well that was supposed to be in that particular area was not completed,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “After filling the tank with water and you drain it through that nozzle it should be properly filtered and pure for human consumption,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

George Norton pointed out : “For example, our records indicate that in 2015, more than 55 thousand HIV tests were provided, increasing from 17.9 per cent of key populations in 2014 to 22.5 per cent in 2015. At the end of 2015, we have maintained 4,551 persons on free, high-quality antiretroviral therapy, which has helped improve quality of life and treatment outcomes,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Food and Drug falls under my CMO and that instruction will come tomorrow (today) definitely,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, October 17, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Food and Drug falls under my CMO and that instruction will come tomorrow (today) definitely,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, October 17, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “The Da Silva family has started this business 61 years ago in Guyana and they continue to give quality service to the communities,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, September 23, 2016 8:45:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “It was not mismanagement; we do have wheelchairs in the ward; it was in the passageway, but by the time one of the nurses got one, she had already delivered,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “I want an opportunity to do better,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I have come to the firm position that the answer given two responses were not accurate and wish to express sincere and profound regret,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

George Norton responded : “I have been a health care giver for all of my professional life… for about three decades, even in my recently acquired position as Minister of Public Health, I continue to do so. I have admitted that I made a mistake of which I take full responsibility for, assuring you that every effort will be made that this will not recur and I am still committed to offering the delivery of health care to the nation” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “As a minister I depend on my staff to give me certain information…the PNC persons would understand that while I might have provided incorrect information, it was information that was given to me,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:50:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “It was no coincidence that Guyana also had relatively high infant mortality and morbidity rates due to diarrheal diseases, acute respiratory tract infection and malnutrition,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:18:00 AM EAT

George Norton added : “The CRIV which the regions are supposed to send to MMU, are all done in a haphazard, inefficient manner and data that is supposed to be declared, there is no compliance,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, August 19, 2016 8:03:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “we know for a fact that these persons were trained and they should know how to do it… I can’t see why it is that if they were asked to send certain data to help with the fitting up of these CRIVs, it is not being done. I get the impression that things have been left unmonitored for a very long time, and it’s going to take an uphill task for us to get in place,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, August 19, 2016 8:03:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We know we have been losing nurses particularly to other countries and even within the country to the private sector, and one of the main reasons is emoluments, the salary scale, that is being addressed at the level of the government now with the unions,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “This alone tells you that there is something that is not in the best interest of the public and that worries me. If I have any insinuation, any indication, any inclination that something is not going in the best interest of the public then I would do everything to correct that situation,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:47:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I am hoping that this is the last time I am saying to the public that it will be opened on this date, and it is in fact opened,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, July 8, 2016 8:08:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “It is noteworthy that Guyana is the only country in the English-speaking Caribbean with hospitals accredited with the baby-friendly hospital status. I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of those persons who worked tirelessly to ensure that the necessary criteria were met, and to urge you to maintain baby-friendly status in those six hospitals,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:41:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “It is noteworthy that Guyana is the only country in the English speaking Caribbean with hospitals accredited with the Baby-Friendly Hospital status. I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of those persons who worked tirelessly to ensure that the necessary criteria were met and to urge you to maintain baby-friendly status in those 6 hospitals,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

George Norton said ( about David Granger ) : “He wrote to these places without first letting us know about it and he even went so far as to write the President (David Granger) claiming that he was not given a hearing (when his indiscretions were found out),” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, June 10, 2016 8:46:00 AM EAT

George Norton disclosed ( about Protection ) : “A young lady came to my office to lodge a complaint of a sexual nature (allegedly perpetrated by Cole) and I took it up with the Ministry of Social Protection. One of our officers invited him to a meeting but he refused to go in no uncertain terms,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about David Granger ) : “He wrote to these places without first letting us know about it. He even went so far as to write the President (David Granger) claiming that he was not given a hearing (when his indiscretions were found out),” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I am following public service rules as it relates to this matter, as advised,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton asserted : “If I say so I would not be saying so on any scientific evidence,” “The fact that Guillian-Barré syndrome has been associated with Zika and that Zika is in Guyana and that there is an increase in the Guillian-Barré syndrome, one would want to deduce a relationship…But we don’t have any evidence of that” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:57:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
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minister of health6.70%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
former minister of health1.03%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
health minister27.32%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
former health minister1.03%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
public health minister24.74%EN02/10/201710/02/2017
minister of public security0.77%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
minister of social protection0.77%EN09/12/201612/09/2016
ministre de la santé0.26%FR06/14/201614/06/2016
brigadier3.09%EN03/11/200911/03/2009
general de brigada0.26%ES03/10/200910/03/2009
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George NortonEN99.06%
George NortonPT0.63%
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George Norton said : “This is why the Department of Youth remains committed to executing programmes and initiatives geared at enabling our young people to realize their true potential,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 25, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “We must fight this virus not only by maintaining social distancing and practicing good hygiene, but by also refusing to allow it to keep us stagnant,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 25, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “It is hoped that Etkins’ relatives, friends and well-wishers will find comfort in the fact that his contributions to Guyanese and Caribbean music will forever be remembered and celebrated locally and regionally. May he find eternal rest” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 25, 2020 8:57:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “In addition to our new synthetic tracks being constructed in Berbice and Linden we have also invested heavily and will continue to invest in the development of sports grounds and playfields in almost every community. We want to ensure that our children and youths have the facilities they need to not only be physically active and have fun, but to also prepare and practise for competitions that will propel any professional sports aspirations they may have,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 6, 2020 8:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “We have crafted programmes specially designed to prepare our youths as entrepreneurs. It is our intention to ensure young Guyanese have the capacity create work for themselves. In addition to our many skills training programme, we have the Youth Innovation Programme which assists annually for business startup,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

George Norton urged : “With new fortune being on the horizon, and I refer to our oil and gas, our investment in youth empowerment and development will only grow. Your children and children’s children will depend on you to make the right choices to help Guyana, to keep Guyana on an upward trajectory. I am confident that we are in good hands and are on the right path. Keep striving for greatness, elevate yourself and commit to this great land of ours,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:41:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “We have crafted programmes specially designed to prepare our youths as entrepreneurs. We intend to ensure that no young Guyanese lacks the capacity to create work for themselves. In addition to our many skill training programmes, we also fashioned the Youth Innovative Programme, which assists annually with funding for business start-ups” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, January 25, 2020 9:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton Said : “I heard the passion for cricket in Mr Johnson’s Voice which suggests that he is very committed to seeing cricketers develop in this area,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

George Norton Said : “As Minister of Social Cohesion I was pleased when members of a visiting delegation who attended the CPL matches in Guyana remarked about the unity and social cohesion displayed by the fans at those matches,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 18, 2020 8:10:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Mr Hussain ) : “I have seen first-hand what Mr. Hussain has done for the Club and sport and I want to say that our full support can be counted on for further development of the game in Guyana,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, January 13, 2020 8:03:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Guyana has remained at the core of Regional Cricket, in many instances we have led the way forward,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, December 20, 2019 5:55:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “I am very happy that we are able to assist Ms Amin. I know that she has great potential, and I am hoping that she will continue to practise and develop her talents,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 14, 2019 7:05:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “It is in this context that we must position the expression of carnival as a part of the lexicon in our festive landscape, borrowed from our cousins across the waters and not as a replacement of our… true elements that we hold so dear,” “This actively tonight is a seminal moment, an opportunity to structure our festival calendar with a view to provide a range of experiences for Guyanese and visitors alike that spans the entire year and which celebrates varying aspects of our cultural landscape,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, December 10, 2019 9:50:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Guyana together speaks to the importance of all Guyanese uniting as one people, in pursuit of a prosperous destiny for this great nation. Reflect emphasises the need for us to reminisce from whence we came, and acknowledge the struggles and sacrifices our ancestors made for us to get here. Celebrate refers to our innate Guyaneseness to mark every milestone. Transform signifies the need for us to take Guyana to the next level. It speaks to future, the decade of development and our country’s move to becoming a Green State,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, October 27, 2019 12:08:00 PM EAT

George Norton stated : “It is up to us, the policy makers, to foster an environment which lends support to the artistic community through development-friendly policies which address capacity building, technical assistance and assistance to source funding which will inevitably transcend into economic value for each nation and the community at large,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, October 14, 2019 12:24:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : ”Even though we did not win, I believe that Guyana was a massive force to reckon with in the tournament. We have been consistent in reaching the finals and when the time is right, we will stun the cricketing world, with a spectacular win,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, October 14, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

George Norton urged ( about The Hon ) : ”The CPL may have come and gone, but the togetherness and love that we displayed as One People, One Nation with One Destiny, while rallying around the GAW, deserve to live on,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, October 14, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted ( about The Hon ) : “The Barbados Tridents played well and Guyana congratulates them for once again copping the coveted title as the CPL Champions,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, October 14, 2019 7:58:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Today, Guyana reassures the world of its commitment to making the Caribbean a zone of peace,” “It was the first time that Guyana, Cuba and the region had experienced such a tragedy. The four Caribbean States: Guyana, Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago established diplomatic relations with Cuba in December 1972, four years prior to the tragedy” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, October 7, 2019 11:02:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “It’s about the third time they have done that,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, September 27, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I hope that myself, along with you and your new Executive can work together to really expand and develop swimming,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, September 27, 2019 7:56:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “The erection of a monument at this fitting location will honour the sufferings of our African foreparents, as it reminds us that the freedom we experience today came at an incalculable price,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, September 9, 2019 10:31:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Our artists need this kind of exposure, so it is something that I believe we should work towards becoming a part of,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “At a time when our society is riddled with injustice and self-centredness, you have been the sunshine on a cloudy day. You have demonstrated noble traits in your quest to improve the lives of those around you whether in the area of volunteerism, arts, agriculture, youth entrepreneurship or technology,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, September 2, 2019 9:35:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Cricket is in air and we all know what cricket means to the Guyanese people. This (signing) is now out of the way and we now look forward to Guyana hosting some wonderful and exciting matches” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, August 30, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

George Norton pointed out : “Often times, we just need to get our youths motivated to take advantage of all that we have to offer. The programmes are there,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “He was a futuristic thinker who promoted sustainable development and self-sufficiency long before the global fight towards achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) began,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, August 7, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

George Norton declared : “The coalition government has demonstrated to all and sundry that it is a law-abiding coalition and we will certainly take into consideration decisions made by the chairman of the commission, who we support,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, August 3, 2019 5:33:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “It is my hope that you will continue to be representations of our country’s creativity,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, June 28, 2019 9:14:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We must see culture as a heritage, it is tapestry that binds and allows us to identify with each other, it inculcates the love of diverse art forms, it preserves and transmits our common history and customs… it contributes to the aesthetics of our environment and remains at the core of our continued quest for sustained unity,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I can say Guyana we view culture as a central pillar to the sustained development of the region…with respect to preservation, even as we place a premium on the maintenance and preservation of our cultural heritage, we need to recognise that culture is versatile,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 8, 2019 8:54:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Mr Cameron ) : “We have documents already guaranteeing us that, this is from Mr. Cameron, we reached that agreement with Mr. Cameron,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, May 29, 2019 10:07:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Your nation depends on you to embrace the diversities that exist and to accept each other as brothers and sisters in humanity, regardless of our differences in faith, Culture, tradition or ethnicity. We are and forever will be One People, One Nation, One Destiny” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 20, 2019 10:04:00 AM EAT

George Norton expressed : “As we all know, the ERC is a constitutional body meticulously designed and established to address the very damaging issues relating to ethnic tension and disharmony in our country. Your role as the ERC is critical to national development, and as a government agency, the Department of Social Cohesion is here to lend support to your efforts,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, April 16, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Over the next three days, you, the leaders of the Seventh-day Adventist community will be tasked with making decisions and implementing initiatives that will guide and propel your beliefs and teachings. Your role at this forum is, therefore, sacred and should not be underestimated,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, April 11, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I am no expert in engineering, so it was important that I asked the right questions so that we know what exactly are the works happening on the ground. We had to visit to ensure that what is reported to us is actually what is taking place,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “This is a good sign. It tells me that these are workers who are confident and keen about their work. I am very happy with the way this project is going. So far, it seems as though its timeline is intact,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, April 9, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I want to give credit where credit is due, to all those who did what was necessary to bring this building to this standard it is at this point in time. It certainly has come a far way from where walking on the concrete destroyed it… It is at a stage now where students are benefitting from it academically, and I am happy about that” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, March 15, 2019 8:34:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “This demonstrates GNYC’s cognizance of the importance of inclusion and ensuring that all are involved in the decision-making processes,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “As much as we will support you, we want to ensure that the GNYC maintains its independence so that representation of our young people is in no way stymied or used as political pawns,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 13, 2019 8:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “As Caribbean people we are much more similar than we are different,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, February 7, 2019 7:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We launched a campaign where we take Mash to the communities,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Carifesta is not a Georgetown thing or a Region Four thing, it has got to be all over the country and that’s where it starts from – the youths,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, February 5, 2019 8:21:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “This administration is fully cognisant of the fact that inclusion, respect for diversity and peaceful dialogue are essential for the survival of humanity. That’s why we will be collaborating with groups countrywide to host the first ever social cohesion religious conference later this year,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “We want the public, and particularly the public in Linden, to know that this year Mashramani is going to be like every other year that we have had before, and we hope it would be brighter and bigger this time… We do not want anyone to have the impression that there will be no Mashramani this year,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:27:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “The ministry had invited Dr Bynoe to talk at the youth summit we had at the convention center but he couldn’t make it. When I met with him Monday [we agreed] to set a meeting to talk with the youths as early as possible, whenever he could and immediately — because we think he has contributed so much — we asked that he meet with them on Saturday,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “All she wrote was ‘my apologies for the late arrival of this request letter. I am organising a launch meet on Saturday the 12th’. This launch event that she mentioned in her letter didn’t say what she was launching; which organisation she was launching it for,” “That was information that we would have wanted and would have replied to Ms Cole to tell her that she can supply this but we already had the place booked for the youth presentation by Dr. Bynoe” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, January 9, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “It’s not the first legislation to be formulated later than that and has become law, so I see no reason we should wait, because there is need for it, and if there is need for it, everything possible must be done to make it a reality,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 29, 2018 6:08:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We got the CPL play-offs for the time and hosted matches in stand-alone Women’s World Cup in addition to senior and U-19 teams continuing their dominance” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, December 22, 2018 7:15:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “This is the reason it is regarded as a process,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, December 7, 2018 9:30:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about British ) : “Enslaved Africans living under Dutch Colonial rule immediately resisted against the poor working conditions and the brutal treatment meted out to them. Large slave rebellions broke out; the most famous of which were the Berbice Slave Revolt of 1763, led by Kofi (Cuffy) and the Demerara Rebellion of 1823. Under British rule these persistent struggles against bondage in Guyana and other territories, along with other factors, eventually led the British Parliament to abolish slavery in 1834,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, August 1, 2017 8:43:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We had some difficulties getting persons to be on that committee,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, March 5, 2017 11:53:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “Another key function of this Authority would be the control of entry of food through border ports and ports of entry. The authority may, at any time, order that any food that is imported into Guyana be held at a particular place until an inspection or re-inspection is conducted. One can remember not so long ago, the incident of the Lailac milk which had to be recalled because it was found that the carton in which it was imported had a viable expiry date while the cans had a date that was expired as well as difficulties in finding out exactly where it was manufactured. These cans with milk were actually found to be infested with worms. I remember the difficulties encountered in getting this product off the shelves of shops and supermarkets,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, February 10, 2017 10:23:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “The Anti-Tobacco legislation came into being before we (A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change) came into Government…From the time we started…things have changed over the months,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, January 27, 2017 7:45:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “What I want to promote is dialogue. Communication and it does not have to be confrontational. I would try as much as possible to increase the communication between the different groups,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 22, 2017 7:14:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “I simply can’t see a conscientious, qualified physician opting to do a Caesarean Section without it being necessary,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “While there are reports that three (C-Sections) should be the maximum, I still think that three C-Sections are far too many for one woman,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 14, 2017 8:31:00 AM EAT

George Norton declared : “The Commission is unanimous in its view that the continued engagement of Ms. Collene Hicks in her capacity as Director of Nursing Services would not be in the best interest of the GPHC,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, January 12, 2017 8:55:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “They were sent to train and we received the equipment for testing, but we had to calibrate those equipment and we waited on the experts to come down and have those equipment calibrated. Then we went into some difficulties of getting the reagents. Finally, [we] were able to have the equipment calibrated and acquire the reagents,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, January 8, 2017 6:04:00 AM EAT

George Norton declared : “This will ensure the reliable supply of these vital commodities and the avoidance of wastage,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 7, 2017 7:39:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Supply Chain ) : “All deliveries of pharmaceuticals and health products procured through the Procurement Unit of the Ministry are made to the Supply Chain Management Complex (SCMS), the MoPH central medical stores located at Diamond, EBD,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 6, 2017 7:42:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “It is our hope that the recurring issue of the unavailability of drugs and medical supplies will become a thing of the past come 2017, as we aim to make the procurement process data driven. This will ensure the reliable supply of these vital commodities and the avoidance of wastage,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 6, 2017 7:42:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “That whole process took some time but we have got that person identified and we now have a Committee in place,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, January 5, 2017 3:34:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “We are playing it safe by getting the approval of Cabinet, so we have to take them (the nominees for the committees) to Cabinet,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, January 4, 2017 9:55:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “That whole process took some time but we have got that person identified and we now have a Committee in place,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, January 4, 2017 8:13:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “There were a host of activities which target improved health awareness of Zika and other vector borne diseases. These include television and radio interviews, press conferences, press releases, newspaper publications, flyers, posters and text blasts. The plan is to resuscitate these activities in order to provide a sustained and reliable source of information on Zika-related,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, January 4, 2017 6:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Yes I am going to Social Cohesion” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, January 3, 2017 5:47:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “I am not happy with what is happening where drug shortages are concerned… We have a report right now that rapid test kits left the Materials Management Unit (MMU) to go up to Region Six, but disappeared in thin air,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:18:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We received complaints that the length of time a patient has to wait for attention is absurd; persons are not getting medication…; we are getting complaints from the laundry room and even persons in the kitchen,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 31, 2016 8:18:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “Included in this programme is the construction of a laboratory and administrative building for the Food and Drug Department for $110M. A further $20.7M will be used to procure laboratory supplies, quality control aids and proficiency testing materials,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:51:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “This new maternity unit, with the necessary equipment and supplies, will benefit patients from the Central Corentyne area, Black Bush Polder and Skeldon. You have the Ministry of Public Health’s commitment that we will ensure that this unit has the necessary staff, so that it can be up and running effectively” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, December 21, 2016 7:50:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We are hoping that if we can improve the quality of health care that is given to these outlining areas, then the overcrowding of the Georgetown Public Hospital will not be as demanding as it is at the moment,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:07:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “We need in no uncertain terms the availability of a functioning operating theatre which will include not only infrastructure in terms of having anaesthetic machine, and the different medical supplies and medical equipment but also the personnel,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, December 18, 2016 7:07:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I made every effort…but I could not get any information… No attempts were made to furnish (the nursing students) with the particulars as to how, where (and) when the (examination) was compromised. The nurses don’t know anything about it, and it is unfair for them to (have to) re-write the examination,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, December 12, 2016 7:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Health Sciences ) : “We need nurses in the Public Health system,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, December 12, 2016 7:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “The fact that we have this document at our disposal, is a good guide that the medical practitioners will use, and it will also remind them about their duties. Personally I think, actions are not taken because we are not properly informed as medical practitioners of our duties, but this document will correct that,” External link

gina Friday, December 9, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

George Norton told : “Mr Speaker, the honourable member is misleading the House by saying no medication is being stored at that bond. I ask that that statement be withdrawn,” External link

gina Friday, December 9, 2016 5:22:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “The opening of this, the first public cardiac care unit in the Caribbean, is a pivotal step in decreasing the number of deaths caused by cardiovascular disease in our beloved country,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:59:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “This unit will allow us to take cardiac care to another level” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:13:00 AM EAT

George Norton noted : “we have to intensify our efforts in reaching the 90-90-90 goal established by UNAIDS” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, December 1, 2016 11:03:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about Nursing Council ) : “They (the Committee) went ahead and made that decision without consulting the Nursing Council,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, November 29, 2016 9:49:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We must acknowledge that Guyana has demonstrated a steady decrease in the number of AIDS cases and the number of AIDS-related deaths,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, November 28, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Much has also been achieved in the prevention of mother-to-child (PMTCT) transmission rate. (It) decreased from 6.1 per cent in 2010 to 2 per cent in 2015” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, November 28, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We will be examining the possibility of introducing HIV/AIDS counselling and testing services in secondary schools” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, November 28, 2016 7:02:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “This is a matter of grave concern for the government of Guyana, and we will be examining the possibility of introducing HIV/AIDS Counselling and testing services in secondary schools,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

George Norton concluded : “The country has demonstrated a steady decrease in the number of AIDS cases and the number of AIDS-related deaths” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, November 27, 2016 8:21:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “if we are going to suspend somebody and investigate, then we must do it as efficiently as possible” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, November 25, 2016 8:29:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We have made available all of the necessary pharmaceuticals that would be required in that area,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, November 25, 2016 8:29:00 AM EAT

George Norton asserted : “it is not true that things are not improving at the Georgetown Public Hospital…At the same time it is not true that persons have not had some bad chances there. We have got to be real and understand that not because you get to the Accident and Emergency department in particular that you will not die…you die because of the extent of your injuries…you will have deaths but to refer to the professionals there as angels of death is totally unacceptable..,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:57:00 AM EAT

George Norton asserted : “it is not true that things are not improving at the Georgetown Public Hospital…At the same time it is not true that persons have not had some bad chances there. We have got to be real and understand that not because you get to the Accident and Emergency department in particular that you will not die…you die because of the extent of your injuries…you will have deaths but to refer to the professionals there as angels of death is totally unacceptable..,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:55:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “In the circumstances, I wish to express my sincere and profound regrets,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:53:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Abuse is something we have to eradicate with our young people, and many times tradition is used as a means of hiding or explaining the wrongs and of course we can mention religious beliefs,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 18, 2016 7:11:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I made every effort …but I could not get any information…no attempts were made to furnish them (nurses) with the particulars as to how, where, when the information was compromised. The nurses don’t know anything about it and it is unfair for them to re-write the examinations,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT

George Norton said ( about Health Sciences ) : “We need nurses in the Public Health system,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 17, 2016 6:16:00 PM EAT

George Norton said : “In the meantime we are of the view that no final decision can be made in respect of the rewriting of the examination until a proper investigation is completed,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:17:00 PM EAT

George Norton explained : “We were informed … that the papers were sold and if that is the case, I would think that an offence has been committed that would warrant an investigation by the police, motion has been set in place for that to happen,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, November 16, 2016 8:17:00 PM EAT

George Norton stated : “Tests were done but the results are inconclusive…It is [a] water-borne disease, but I am not sure which bacteria are present. Tests are ongoing,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “There is no permanent water supply there and so the residents use water from the creek to do everything. It should be noted that there are mining areas nearby,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 3, 2016 10:17:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “I am peeved, because [I, as] the minister, [am] yet again being provided with wrong information,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 3, 2016 8:28:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “At this point there is no person who has active diarrhea. We had the medications on board, we had whatever was needed– medical supplies– and the doctors were on top of it,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We suspected its water borne because the water is very low and the villagers tend to use the water for domestic purposes. We understand that the well that was supposed to be in that particular area was not completed,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “After filling the tank with water and you drain it through that nozzle it should be properly filtered and pure for human consumption,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, October 25, 2016 8:33:00 AM EAT

George Norton pointed out : “For example, our records indicate that in 2015, more than 55 thousand HIV tests were provided, increasing from 17.9 per cent of key populations in 2014 to 22.5 per cent in 2015. At the end of 2015, we have maintained 4,551 persons on free, high-quality antiretroviral therapy, which has helped improve quality of life and treatment outcomes,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, October 18, 2016 9:38:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Food and Drug falls under my CMO and that instruction will come tomorrow (today) definitely,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, October 17, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “Food and Drug falls under my CMO and that instruction will come tomorrow (today) definitely,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, October 17, 2016 10:27:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “The Da Silva family has started this business 61 years ago in Guyana and they continue to give quality service to the communities,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, September 23, 2016 8:45:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “It was not mismanagement; we do have wheelchairs in the ward; it was in the passageway, but by the time one of the nurses got one, she had already delivered,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, September 21, 2016 6:30:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “I want an opportunity to do better,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I have come to the firm position that the answer given two responses were not accurate and wish to express sincere and profound regret,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:39:00 AM EAT

George Norton responded : “I have been a health care giver for all of my professional life… for about three decades, even in my recently acquired position as Minister of Public Health, I continue to do so. I have admitted that I made a mistake of which I take full responsibility for, assuring you that every effort will be made that this will not recur and I am still committed to offering the delivery of health care to the nation” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, August 27, 2016 9:12:00 AM EAT

George Norton told : “As a minister I depend on my staff to give me certain information…the PNC persons would understand that while I might have provided incorrect information, it was information that was given to me,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, August 24, 2016 9:50:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “It was no coincidence that Guyana also had relatively high infant mortality and morbidity rates due to diarrheal diseases, acute respiratory tract infection and malnutrition,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, August 23, 2016 7:18:00 AM EAT

George Norton added : “The CRIV which the regions are supposed to send to MMU, are all done in a haphazard, inefficient manner and data that is supposed to be declared, there is no compliance,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, August 19, 2016 8:03:00 AM EAT

George Norton explained : “we know for a fact that these persons were trained and they should know how to do it… I can’t see why it is that if they were asked to send certain data to help with the fitting up of these CRIVs, it is not being done. I get the impression that things have been left unmonitored for a very long time, and it’s going to take an uphill task for us to get in place,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, August 19, 2016 8:03:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “We know we have been losing nurses particularly to other countries and even within the country to the private sector, and one of the main reasons is emoluments, the salary scale, that is being addressed at the level of the government now with the unions,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, July 31, 2016 7:45:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “This alone tells you that there is something that is not in the best interest of the public and that worries me. If I have any insinuation, any indication, any inclination that something is not going in the best interest of the public then I would do everything to correct that situation,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, July 24, 2016 7:47:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I am hoping that this is the last time I am saying to the public that it will be opened on this date, and it is in fact opened,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, July 8, 2016 8:08:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “It is noteworthy that Guyana is the only country in the English-speaking Caribbean with hospitals accredited with the baby-friendly hospital status. I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of those persons who worked tirelessly to ensure that the necessary criteria were met, and to urge you to maintain baby-friendly status in those six hospitals,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, June 22, 2016 7:41:00 AM EAT

George Norton stated : “It is noteworthy that Guyana is the only country in the English speaking Caribbean with hospitals accredited with the Baby-Friendly Hospital status. I wish to take this opportunity to thank all of those persons who worked tirelessly to ensure that the necessary criteria were met and to urge you to maintain baby-friendly status in those 6 hospitals,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, June 21, 2016 8:33:00 PM EAT

George Norton said ( about David Granger ) : “He wrote to these places without first letting us know about it and he even went so far as to write the President (David Granger) claiming that he was not given a hearing (when his indiscretions were found out),” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, June 10, 2016 8:46:00 AM EAT

George Norton disclosed ( about Protection ) : “A young lady came to my office to lodge a complaint of a sexual nature (allegedly perpetrated by Cole) and I took it up with the Ministry of Social Protection. One of our officers invited him to a meeting but he refused to go in no uncertain terms,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton said ( about David Granger ) : “He wrote to these places without first letting us know about it. He even went so far as to write the President (David Granger) claiming that he was not given a hearing (when his indiscretions were found out),” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton said : “I am following public service rules as it relates to this matter, as advised,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Thursday, June 9, 2016 8:06:00 AM EAT

George Norton asserted : “If I say so I would not be saying so on any scientific evidence,” “The fact that Guillian-Barré syndrome has been associated with Zika and that Zika is in Guyana and that there is an increase in the Guillian-Barré syndrome, one would want to deduce a relationship…But we don’t have any evidence of that” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, May 22, 2016 7:57:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister34.02%EN08/09/201709/08/2017
minister of health6.70%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
former minister of health1.03%EN03/16/201716/03/2017
health minister27.32%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
former health minister1.03%EN03/06/201706/03/2017
public health minister24.74%EN02/10/201710/02/2017
minister of public security0.77%EN12/09/201609/12/2016
minister of social protection0.77%EN09/12/201612/09/2016
ministre de la santé0.26%FR06/14/201614/06/2016
brigadier3.09%EN03/11/200911/03/2009
general de brigada0.26%ES03/10/200910/03/2009
Names Lang Count
George NortonEN99.06%
George NortonPT0.63%
George NortonFR0.31%


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