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Guyana Government Statement in commemoration of the 124th Anniversary of the Arbitral Award which settled the land Boundary between British Guiana and Venezuela.

October 3, 2023 In 1897, Venezuela and Great Britain concluded an agreement- the Treaty of Washington which they agreed to submit the dispute regarding the location of their land boundary to binding arbitration before a tribunal of eminent jurists including the heads of the judiciary of the United States and Great Britain. The parties – Britain and Venezuela – agreed in ...

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GTU de-recognised invitation to meeting with Pres Ali, teachers

An executive member of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has said that that bargaining agent did not recognise a Ministry of Education invitation attend President Irfaan Ali’s meeting with teachers. “Please don’t disrespect us teachers by never formally even inviting GTU to your consultation that seeks to bypass an elected and constituted body,” GTU General Council representative for Bartica, Sergio ...

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Teachers prefer allowances instead of salary increases; Ali shuns call for negotiations with GTU

A number of teachers on Monday told President Irfaan Ali that they prefer increased allowances rather than a salary hike, sparking off a criticism by a senior trade unionist. Headmistress for Vreed-en-Hoop Primary School, Joan Bhagwandass echoed the views of several other teachers in justifying the need for allowances rather than increased salaries which are taxed. “Whenever I hear a ...

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OPINION: 3 October 1899

by Sir Shridath Ramphal 124 years ago, on an autumn morning in Paris, some of the world’s most distinguished jurists listened to a description of the boundary between British Guiana and Venezuela. It was the Award of the Arbitral Tribunal set up under the Treaty of Washington to find a ‘full, perfect and final settlement’ of the dispute over the ...

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OPINION: The PNC goes to Washington, it should have stayed home

by GHK Lall The PNC went to Washington, DC, recently.  It should have stayed put, and enjoyed the incinerating heat of Guyana.  The PNC team was not James Stewart’s Mr. Smith goes to Washington, but a damp squib that fizzled out.   What the PNC team did in Washington was to roast itself alive, and over a slow, public fire ...

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OPINION: Bharrat Jagdeo undaunted by frivolous CGID-PNC-AFC claims

By Dr. Randolph Persaud, Professor Emeritus The CGID event in Washington DC failed to achieve even their most minimal objectives. They expected the Americans to issue a statement condemning the PPPC administration, but none came. No one was interested. What is worse, is that only days before the September 27-28 event, it was reported that the Congressional Black Caucus, “had ...

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City Council plans to present GY$77 million deficit late budget; hazy accountability for spending during 9 months

Ten months into the year, City Hall is this Thursday slated to present its GY$2.6 billion budget for 2023 budget with a deficit of GY$77.2 million, but there is no clear plan for how the Council would account for monies already spent for the year. The total bill for salaries, wages and allowances totals GY$1,340,648,272. According to figures seen by ...

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Bush fire rages at Yarrowkabra; fire fighters unable to reach blaze

A bush fire, possibly caused by the extremely dry and hot weather, was up to Sunday night raging at Yarrowkabra, Soesdyke-Linden Highway, but at least one resident said fire tenders could not reach the blaze because of the poor condition of the sand road. “They called the fire service who told them they can’t do anything because their vehicles would ...

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Opposition demands say in National Procurement and Tender Administration

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU) parliamentarian, Ganesh Mahipaul on Sunday demanded that the opposition have a say in the processing and award of multimillion dollar contracts by the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB). “We need to amend the Procurement Act of 2003 and revisit the composition of the evaluation committee and tender board. The body ...

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October 2023