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Monthly Archives: August 2018

Ministry of Education preparing to activate emergency plan if teachers strike for increased salaries, allowances

The Ministry of Education is contemplating hiring temporary teachers or worst case scenario ordering the closure of government-run schools if teachers strike to press government for a 40 percent salary hike as part of a multi-year agreement. “Those are the technical issues related to education and I have asked my Chief Education Officer to ensure that we have all of ...

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Minister Felix distributes additional supplies to Venezuelan migrants

Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix visited the Indigenous community of Khan’s Hill in the Barima-Waini Region to distribute additional supplies to the Venezuelan migrants, on Friday last. This is the minister’s second visit to the area to distribute food and sanitation supplies to migrants crossing the border from the neighbouring country, government’s Department of Public Information reported on Thursday. Two ...

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Thieves, including employee, caught red-handed carting off safe

A hardware store employe is one of three persons arrested after they and three others abandoned a safe shortly after tying up five security guards, police said. “As the suspects were fleeing the premises with the steel safe, they saw a police patrol and were forced to abandon their loot intact and escaped,” police said. The incident occurred Monday morningl ...

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Team of US Congressmen expected to visit Guyana

Seven or eight United States Congressmen are due to visit Guyana in the coming weeks, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said. The date of the visit is to be announced later Thursday. He said the unnamed congressmen are due to be accompanied by several United States military officers. Harmon said the team of Congressmen would be on a “familiarisation” visit. ...

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Local rice cereal rakes in GY$35 million in sales

After more than six months on the market, the local rice cereal ‘Morning Glory’ has recorded sales ranging from $30Million to $35Million. On Wednesday, ANSA McAL Trading Limited (AMTL) in collaboration with Guyana’s Institute of Applied Science and Technology (IAST) officially launched the cereal at the AMTL head office. In brief remarks, AMTL’s Food and Consumer Goods, Manager, Anjeta Hinds said ...

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Erupting gas deposit at East Bank Demerara huge; govt asked to decide on exploitation

The natural gas deposit at Diamond is said to be significant and government has been asked to decide on whether the resource should be exploited commercially for the benefit of that East Bank Demerara area. Director-General of the Civil Defence Commission, Lt.Col. Kester Craig said a sample of the methane gas was sent overseas to determine the quantity and potential, which ...

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Juvenile escapes from holding centre

A 16-year old boy escaped from the Juvenile Holding Centre, Sophia six days ago,  and since then a search has come up empty handed. He has been identified as Leon Patterson. The Public Security Ministry appealed to the public for assistance in finding the lad by contacting the nearest police station. The Ministry of Public Security said the teenager was discovered missing ...

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Brazilian miner was shot behind his head by policeman

The Brazilian miner, who was killed by a policeman, was shot behind his head, according to an autopsy conducted on Wednesday found. “The cause of death was given as gunshot injury to head (entry through the back exit through the front),” the Guyana Police Force said. Government Pathologist, Dr. Nehaul Singh believed that Estevao Costa Marques was shot from a range more ...

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Minister of Education summons Teachers’ Union to meeting as strike looms

Minister of Education, Ms. Nicolette Henry has summoned the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) to another meeting in an effort to avert strike action by thousands of public school teachers over government’s failure to give into their demands for increased salaries. “I’m looking at a meeting this week because it’s both urgent and important and therefore we need to ensure that ...

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American Chamber of Commerce- Guyana hopes to reduce barriers; help influence policies, laws

The newly-established American Chamber of Commerce of Guyana (AmCham Guyana Inc.), which was officially launched Tuesday night, hopes to influence government policies and legislation, in among other areas, those linked to the oil and gas sector. United States (US) Ambassador, Perry Holloway hailed AmCham-Guyana’s “desire to move forward with relevance and speed” by setting three initial priorities- the Sovereign Wealth Fund ...

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