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Daily Archives: September 11, 2018

Teachers’ Union, govt open preparatory talks for arbitration; disagreement on some terms of reference

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and representatives from the Labour Department and the Ministry of Education met Tuesday to begin preparations for arbitration into a pay dispute for the country’s more than 10,000 public school teachers. GTU General Secretary, Coretta Mc Donald told Demerara Waves Online News that draft terms of reference were presented by both teams but “there were ...

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Embattled Guyana Chronicle General Manager; Finance Comptroller sent on leave

The embattled General Manager of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited, Sherod Duncan was Tuesday sent on leave pending a probe into him spending more than GY$5 million in less than three months of his probationary period. Duncan confirmed the decision on his Facebook Profile. “I will be proceeding on Administrative Leave with immediate effect from the Guyana National Newspapers Limited ...

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Guyana cautious about introducing HIV prevention pill for high risk persons- Chief Medical Officer

Guyana is cautious about allowing the use of daily HIV prevention pill  by persons who are at a higher risk of contracting the virus because of concerns that it may cause people to be carefree about their sexual life-style, Chief Medical Officer Dr. Shamdeo Persaud says. The Public Health Ministry is said to be examining data from other countries to ...

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