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Daily Archives: February 22, 2019

77 honoured on Guyana’s 49th Republic anniversary

On the occasion of Guyana’s 49th Republic Anniversary on Saturday, President David Granger – Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana – made the following appointments under the Order of Service of Guyana. Cacique’s Crown of Honour High Commissioner Frederick Hamley Case Charles John Ethelwood Fung-A-Fatt, SC Ambassador David Thomas Allan Hales Ambassador Sheik Riyad ...

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RUSAL expected to reinstate workers, told to recognise union – Amna Ally

Senior Minister of Labour, Amna Ally said government expected that RUSAL-BCGI would reinstate the 61 workers who were dismissed last week Monday because they went on strike for higher pay, fringe benefits and better working conditions. In a meeting with branch representatives of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU) at Maple Town, Aroaima, Ally said the company could no ...

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Striking RUSAL-BCGI workers refuse individual handout of gov’t hampers

MAPLE TOWN, Aroaima – Striking workers at the United Company Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) Friday afternoon refused to accept, individually, government relief hampers. General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU), Lincoln Lewis advised the workers at the Aroaima bauxite operations to let the leadership of the local union branch take control ...

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Local Gov’t Commission staff to be paid outstanding salaries

The 27 workers of Guyana’s Local Government Commission (LGC) and its commissioners would be paid their outstanding salaries, Commission Chairman Mortimer Mingo said. “The matter has been resolved,” he told Demerara Waves Online News without going into details immediately. Sources said the outstanding salaries and other emoluments for January and February 2019 would be paid “immediately”. According to the sources, ...

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US President praises Guyana’s respect for democratic institutions; cites role in Hemispheric peace

United States President, Donald Trump on Friday said his country recognizes Guyana’s systems of democracy and governance. “As your government and the people of Guyana assess the future direction of your country, know that the United States recognizes and honors Guyana’s respect for the principles and integrity of democratic governance and institutions,” Trump told President David Granger in a letter ...

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RUSAL workers in Guyana throw down gauntlet at company, gov’t

Ahead of a meeting with top government ministers Friday afternoon, workers of the United Company Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) laid down several demands. At a meeting held at the BCGI Club House, Maple Town, Aroaima (Upper Demerara-Berbice), the workers were told by the President of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GBGWU) Branch President, ...

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