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OPINION: Gov’t must show some backbone to confront RUSAL’s “industrial terrorism”

by GHK Lall Something has to be made clear and straight: this is Guyana in 2019, and not the post 1917 USSR. The concerted line of attack against the workers in the bauxite industry by RUSAL points to a premeditated remorselessness that has not a single thread of healthy labor-management relations about it, or industrial relations best practices, or regard ...

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Pilot, policeman rescued from crashed plane

A Guyanese policeman and the pilot of the single-engine Cessna plane that crashed Monday night were rescued several hours later and rushed to hospital, officials said. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said the United States-registered plane ran out of fuel and went down. At least 100 curious persons up to late Monday night ...

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UPDATE: Pilot, policeman survive single-engine plane crash

This is a developing story A single-engine Cessna 182 plane that was transporting the body of a dead man crashed after it ran out of fuel, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field said. Field said the pilot, Lincoln Gomez’s jaw was broken and a policeman,Michael Grimmond,sustained a broken leg. The plane, which bears United States registration ...

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Probe parliamentarians’ citizenship declarations – Chris Ram asks Police Commissioner

Political commentator, Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram on Monday complained to Police Commissioner, Leslie James about the possible violation of Guyana’s constitution and other laws by seven government and opposition parliamentarians who are dual citizens. “I therefore look forward to your commencing immediate investigation, such as was conducted in respect of Mr. Charrandass Persaud, into whether the persons named earlier are guilty ...

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BREAKING: RUSAL-BCGI fires 61 Guyanese bauxite workers, union calls on President Granger to intervene

The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) on Monday fired 61 workers, and company representatives refused to attend a meeting summoned by the Ministry of Labour, officials said. Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle and General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU), Lincoln Lewis said they were informed of the dismissal of the workers ...

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RUSAL workers resist eviction, gov’t vows to clampdown on “justifiable grievances”

As representatives of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GBGWU), Russian Aluminium (RUSAL) and the Ministry of Labour prepare to discuss on Monday a pay dispute and alleged violation of workers rights, the union on Sunday further complained that efforts were being made to evict them from a housing settlement near the mine site. “Workers have ignored the edict ...

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Fire leaves one dead, several homeless

A stroke-afflicted woman early on Sunday perished in a house fire at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. The victim has been identified as 57-year-old Yawani Sasnarine of 564 Block 8, Mon Repos. The cause of the fire is unknown. Police said the woman, her daughters 25-year-old Carolien Sasnarine and 36-year-old Karen Chung, and her husband, 37-year-old Joseph Perreira and their three ...

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Veteran Guyanese military officer Col. Martindale dies

President David Granger says he is “deeply saddened” at the death of Colonel Cecil Edgar Martindale MSS, MSM, ED, who died Saturday morning at the age of 93 in Toronto, Canada. Colonel Martindale’s military career started in 1948 when he enlisted in the British Guiana Volunteer Force (BGVF). Three years later, he was commissioned in the rank of Second Lieutenant. ...

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RUSAL chases workers off mine site, shuts down sections

A number of workers at the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled operations of Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. have been ordered off the mine site and a section of the operations shut down, in the wake of a strike for increased salaries, according to a document sent to aggrieved workers. In a memorandum to all members of Mining Department/Mobile Equipment Maintenance, Managing ...

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Local Government Commission 2019 budgetary shortfall delaying its salaries, other payments; Finance Ministry to decide

Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Communities, Emil McGarrel Friday night ruled counter-signing cheques for the Local Government Commission (LGC) to pay salaries, utility and other bills until the Finance Ministry says how it intends to finance a shortfall. “What they have submitted is something (a work programme) that is showing a shortfall that is outside of the budget. I ...

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