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Daily Archives: May 1, 2018

AFC gives Granger deadline to hold talks on Local Govt elections

The Alliance For Change (AFC)  Tuesday night decided to give President David Granger a two-week ultimatum to discuss Local Government Elections or the party would definitely contest alone, top party officials said. The National Executive Committee (NEC) expressed concern that Granger’s letter was delivered on the eve of its meeting that was held at the Georgetown Club. “It was quite ...

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‘Produce the evidence’ of favouritism in public service- PS Brotherson to GTUC’s Vansluytman-Corbin

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of the Public Service, Reginald Brotherson on Tuesday lashed back at the Guyana Trades Union Congress’ (GTUC) Women’s Advisory Committee (WAC) member, Karen Vansluytman-Corbin for publicly charging favouritism at that government entity. “You just don’t go up on a podium and malign people like that. You just don’t wake up and ...

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Urgent investigation into Ministry of the Presidency’s Public Service Department needed—GTUC official

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) is calling for an urgent investigation into the operations of the Department of Public Service, alleging favouritism and cronyism at the Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) and its treatment of employment in the public sector. The public demand was made on May Day 2018, by Karen Vanslutyman-Corbin, of the GTUC’s Women Advisory Committee (WAC) ...

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No salary increases for teachers as yet; recommendations with Finance Minister—Granger

Teachers will now have to await word from the Ministry of Finance, on any increases in wages and salaries and other remuneration to be afforded public school teachers. This was confirmed on May Day-Tuesday, May 1- by Head of State, President David Granger, when he met with Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) President, Mark Lyte, General Secretary Coretta McDonald and other ...

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Trades Union Congress calls on PPP to push for re-establishing Labour Ministry; cites failed election campaign promise of collective bargaining

General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis on May Day- Tuesday, May 1- urged the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to sponsor a parliamentary motion calling for the re-establishment of a Ministry of Labour. Addressing the May Day rally, the veteran trade unionist also expressed concern that the Guyana government has not participated in any of ...

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Prison wardens detained for throwing bag over Lusignan Prison fence

Three prison wardens were Tuesday detained by police for questioning in connection with the alleged throwing of a bag of suspected marijuana over the Lusignan Prison fence, a senior official said. Director of Prisons, Gladwin Samuels said the two prison wardens could be removed from duty. “While the police do their work, an internal investigation is set to commence. Based ...

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Update: Car in which Police Force Scout leader died was speeding

The car, in which senior official of the Guyana Police Force Scouts, Corporal Theon Hope and another man were killed, was speeding when it Tuesday morning slammed into a lumber-laden trailer, investigators said. “Enquiries disclosed that motor vehicle PNN 1278 was proceeding north with four occupants, allegedly at a fast rate and collided with the rear of motor lorry GWW ...

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