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Daily Archives: October 27, 2017

Trinidadian engineer rescued after allegedly kidnapped on arrival in Guyana

A Trinidadian chemical engineer, who arrived in Guyana Friday morning for a job interview but was allegedly kidnapped, was hours later rescued and two persons arrested, Guyanese police said. Investigators identified him as Mr. Sawak Maraj, 33, of lot 131 Sandyways Fairways Marabal ,Trinidad. “Diligent investigations, buttress by an efficient intelligence apparatus led investigators to the Soesdyke-Linden Highway, where after several ...

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US calls for swift court action to settle controversy over GECOM Chairman’s appointment

The United States (US) is the latest Western Nation to have issued a call for Guyana’s High Court to swiftly settle the ongoing controversy over the appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “While we urge everyone to engage in democratic dialog to discuss differences of opinion, we stress that the Courts ...

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Submit outstanding grades or no salary increase, says UG Vice Chancellor; union boss says that will be “dishonesty”

University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith said lecturers would first have to submit all outstanding grades as part of a new performance-driven criteria before they could receive salary increases for 2017, but President of the Workers Union (UGWU), Bruce Haynes said his union would have none of it. “That is performance criteria but it cannot be tied ...

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Pay offer to teachers “interim” ; Granger, GTU to meet

In the wake of a decision by the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) to call a strike after salary negotiations collapsed, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said the offer so far is “interim” and President David Granger wants to meet with union representatives next Monday. “The Honorable Minister of State further indicated that the meeting with the Minister of Education held ...

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GPSU promises “stepped up militancy” but sets no date

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Friday vowed to embark on “stepped up militancy”,  in the wake of government’s unilateral wage and salary increases ranging from eight percent at the lowest salary to half percent up to GYD$1 million. Union President, Patrick Yarde accused Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan as having the same approach to public servants’ wages and salaries ...

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