Guyana Branch

Mr. Nolan Hawke
Mr. Nolan HawkeBranch Chairperson

Operating Hours

  • Monday-Friday 8.00 – 17.00
  • Saturday 9.30 – 17.30
  • Sunday 9.30 – 15.00
Membership Report

Membership drives are on-going with small achievements. We have eight (8) new members.


Executive meetings were held on a monthly basis. Meetings were held mainly on Wednesdays either at Eureka’s Boardroom or St Joseph Mercy Hospital.

There was one general meeting which was poorly attended due to heavy rainfall.

Branch Gallery

CASMET Guyana Branch Report 2015 -2017

Branch report October 2016 to April 30th, 2017
Greetings & Introduction

We are joyful to be a member of the CASMET family. CASMET is indeed a glimpse of the quest for unity and cooperation among Medical Laboratory Professionals throughout the Caribbean region.

Let us, therefore, be proud of what has been achieved so far by persons that have diligently served on council and work daily to see greater improvement.

Medical Laboratory Professionals Week

We started the week with a Church Service at the Church of the Transfiguration. One of the most senior Medical Technologists in the Caribbean, Mr. Dickson . A. Hooper was honored by us at the Church. It was an absolutely stupendous occasion.


Group of professionals at Church Service

We then took the opportunity to use the airwaves via radio and television to share information with the public. There were many questions to be answered about the role of the Caribbean Association of Medical technologists. We were able to encourage others to join and influence the society positively.

Ms. Nuriyyih Gerrard ( Miss World Guyana 2016) and Mr. Nolan Hawke on 94.1 FM radio.

Continuing Medical Education Sessions

Continuing Medical Education sessions were held through the country.  The main session was held at the Grand Coastal Hotel.

There were four (4) presentations done for the reporting period. There were as follows:

  1. Occupational Safety and Health in the Laboratory by Mr. Dale Beresford
  2. Role of the Guyana National Bureau of Standards in Certification and Accreditation of Laboratories by Ms. Tashi Browne
  3. Risk Management by Ms. Yvette Irving
  4. Qper Co-Diagnostics - Mr. Dwight Egan

The next presentation will be done on the 25th of June, 2017 at St Joseph Mercy Hospital.

Mrs. Joyce Whyte-Chin and team also moved throughout regions 2, 4, 5 and 6 conducting health fairs.

There were lectures given to Secondary School students and blood drives.

Other Matters of Interest

We are still working with the Ministry of Public Health to re-start the Allied Health Professionals Council. This matter is engaging the Honorable Minister of Public Health presently.


In conclusion, the Guyana Branch is very elated that the council has confident in us to host a successful biennial general meeting.

We wish to thank Mr. Harry Narine for all the guidance and support he has given us as a team.


Reported by

Mr. Nolan Hawke

Guyana Branch