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Monthly Archives: September 2018

Jagdeo floats idea of United Nations conducting Guyana’s general elections

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday suggested that the United Nations (UN) should run Guyana’s elections due to historical concerns about free and fair elections. “Maybe, we should just contract it out to the United Nations. It can be cheaper,” he told a news conference. Jagdeo signaled that his People’s Progressive Party was not prepared to agree to Guyana’s constitution ...

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Fire destroys West Demerara house where unsupervised children played with lighter

Fire late Wednesday night ripped through a one-flat house at Sister’s Village, West Bank Demerara. Sources said three children- ages seven, six and four years- who were left at home without supervision, were playing with a lighter and subsequently a fight ensued over the lighter. Investigations revealed that during the fight the eldest child accidentally set fire to the bed ...

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Stiff local content regime should redefine what’s a Guyanese company; consult with private sector before MoU with Trinidad- Georgetown Chamber

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI), fearful that Trinidad and Tobago companies were about to take over Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector, has dispatched draft local content legislation that, among other things, seek to redefine what is a Guyanese company. GCCI President, Deodat Indar said if the draft local content legislation-which has been dispatched to government and the ...

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Teachers union ready to reopen pay negotiations with President

As thousands of teachers intensified a strike into the third day of the new school year, the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Wednesday said it was ready to reopen negotiations if President David Granger called them to the table. “We will be willing to meet with the President or a delegates body to have thus thing fast-tracked because I realise ...

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Finance Ministry should be formally involved in all salary negotiations for teachers- Former GTU President

As a strike by government-employed teachers dragged into its second week, former President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Colwyn King believes the time has come for formal provision to be made for the involvement of the Finance Ministry in negotiations for increased salaries and allowances. “That old, antiquated sort of agreement should go out the door and you should ...

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Junior Labour Minister apologises for calling striking teachers “selfish and uncaring”

As the Ministry of Education hopes to get the Guyana Teachers Union back to the mediation table and break an almost two-week old strike, Junior Labour Minister Keith Scott on Tuesday apologised for calling the educators “selfish and uncaring”. In fact, Scott even went further by calling the now seven-day old industrial unrest “legitimate”. “I would like to offer my sincerest ...

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