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Daily Archives: August 9, 2018

Teachers to go on strike as pay talks collapse again; union agrees to hiring of specialist to calculate salary increases

The Guyana Teachers’ Union on Thursday decided to take strike action after the latest round of pay talks broke down again, in just under two years, union President Mark Lyte said. “The way forward is that we are now mandated by our members to take industrial action commencing from the pre-term and will  very well lead into the first week ...

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‘We are committed to providing the resources for you to fulfil your duties’ -Minister Harmon commissions two new Islanders for GDF

Minister of State, Mr. Joseph Harmon, who also serves as the Secretary to the Defence Board on Thursday said that the Government of Guyana is committed to providing the necessary resources and equipment to the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) so that it can effectively fulfil its mandate as he commissioned two new Islander planes for the Force’s Air Corps, government ...

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No trafficking of Haitians through Guyana; Venezuelans being watched

There is no evidence that  Haitians are being trafficked through Guyana to French Guiana, but authorities here are focussing on possible trafficking of Venezuelans, Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Winston Felix said. “First of all, you are assuming that given the numbers of Haitians there is trafficking. We have not suspected any trafficking of Haitians in Guyana, through Guyana or ...

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WPA will mobilise public pressure on govt to accept direct cash transfers of oil money to poor

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Thursday said if A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) refuses to meet to discuss and work out arrangements for direct transfers of oil wealth to the poor Guyanese, it will whip up support among ordinary people to put pressure on government to accept and implement the idea. “We expect logically- and I think that’s ...

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