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Daily Archives: October 29, 2017

Salary negotiations for GTT workers deadlocked; union still awaiting arbitration

The Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GP&TWU) on Sunday said it wants the Ministry of Social Protection’s Department of Labour to invoke arbitration in a deadlocked pay dispute with the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT). Union President, Harold Shepherd told the opening of the GP&TWU’s Triennial Delegates Conference that conciliation failed after the telecoms company insisted on its ...

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Teenage girl drowns on her birthday at Rock Stone Fish festival

Tragedy marred the Rockstone Fish Festival on Sunday when a 13 year old girl drowned and an unidentified man who attempted to rescue her is feared dead, relatives said. Dead is Kimeanda Prince of Bagotstown, East Bank Demerara and a second form student of Houston Secondary School. She was celebrating her 13th birthday Sunday when tragedy struck. Relatives said the girl ...

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WPA prepared to withdraw from coalition if electoral irregularities surface; defends GECOM Chairman

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday  endorsed President David Granger’s appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, but made it clear it would break away from the coalition if there are electoral irregularities. “WPA publicly commits to the position that, if elections are not proceeding as ‘’free and fair’’, we would publicly withdraw ...

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