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Daily Archives: May 13, 2014

Teachers Union wants shorter multi-year salary, benefits agreement

The recently elected executive of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) wants a shorter multi-year salaries and benefits agreement to cater for inflation, a top union official said Tuesday. GTU President, Mark Lyte said the executive was working on the features of new multi-year agreement but he declined to divulge details. The current five-year agreement expires in 2015. He said a ...

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No accident charges against Finance Minister

Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh will not be charged in connection with a vehicular accident earlier this year because the victims said they no longer wished to pursue the matter, the police force said in a brief statement. “The Guyana Police Force is informing the general public that legal advice has been obtained from the Director of Public Prosecutions that ...

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How much money are Ramotar and Jagdeo spending?… asks APNU MP.

A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) parliamentarian, Desmond Trotman wants to know how much money has been spent on health care for former President, Bharat Jagdeo and the number, costs and benefits of overseas trips by current President, Donald Ramotar. “It’s very clear that I want to know what benefits will accrue to Guyana in relation to some of the ...

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Suspected Chikungunya cases to be diagnosed at airports

Guyana is moving tighten surveillance at ports of entry to prevent the entry of the mosquito-borne disease, Chikungunya, according to the Director of Vector Control Services (VCS), Dr. Reyaud Rahman. The Government Information Agency (GINA) quoted him as saying that VCS desks would be stationed at the Ogle Airport and later at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). This initiative will ...

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US embassy on hinterland fact-finding mission

Top United States (US) embassy officials were on a fact-finding mission in several communities in Regions 9 and 10 to determine how residents have been coping with development, the diplomatic mission said in a statement. U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Bryan Hunt and Economic Officer Jeff Barrus spent the week of April 7-12 visiting several communities in Region ...

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East Bank Demerara river defence strengthened

Battling river erosion of sections of the East Bank Demerara Public Road continues apace with the completion of the third phase of  river defence works at Good Success, East Bank of Demerara, the Public Works Ministry said in a statement. According to Kevin Samad, Chief Sea and River Defence Officer, the project comprised of driving steel sheet piles with an ...

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First rice crop exceeds 300,000 tonnes

The rice industry has exceeded 300,000 tonnes of rice as the first crop production for 2014 and could surpass 600,000 tonnes by December 2014.  Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, proudly made the announcement today during the launch of the five new subjects earmarked for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) Examinations in 2015. Minister Ramsammy ...

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Chilean funds for Guyana’s eco-tourism marketing strategy

Funds from a Chile programme aimed at boosting South-South cooperation are to be used to craft Guyana’s eco-tourism marketing strategy and help the poor and vulnerable in communities rich in eco-tourism potential develop sustainable businesses. Tourism Minister, Irfan Ali said that US$80,000 of the US$200,000 grant would be spent of developing the strategy to push Guyana as a nature tourism ...

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