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President Granger thanks GDF for service to the Nation

President David Granger Friday thanked the members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) for their service to a grateful nation, on behalf of all Guyanese.  The President, was at the time, speaking at the GDF Headquarters, Base Camp Ayangana, where officers and ranks were gathered for their Christmas lunch. Referencing the role Venezuela played in the Rupununi Rebellion and the ...

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US awards Guyanese scholar in Caribbean security

Internationally renowned Caribbean security expert, Guyanese Professor, Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is one of two recipients of the 9th annual William J. Perry Awards for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. The United States’ Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) also named dmiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy of Mexico as the other awardee. At a ceremony in Lincoln Hall ...

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Computer malware damage important govt data; Guyanese warned

The Guyana National Computer Incident Response Team (GNCIRT) wishes to alert the general public of the sudden surge in ransomware attacks being experienced globally.  Security researchers are reporting that ransomware attacks have increased nine-fold in a two-week period. Regionally, Paraguay has recently experienced a ransomware campaign against its citizens.  GNCIRT has had one recent report of  ransomware that infected several ...

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GAWU proposes retroactive pay-hike

President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand says his union is willing to settle for a six-month retroactive increase in wages for sugar workers. Debating a motion by his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) to scrap an increase in ministerial salaries, the union boss begged that the pay-hike be included in the 2016 National Budget ...

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No GYD$50,000 bonus for sugar workers- Finance Minister

Finance Minister Winston Jordan says that the government will not be able to pay sugar workers a GYD$50,000 bonus as requested by the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU). GAWU in a release Thursday had stated that the Finance Minister had been written requesting that the same bonus given to public servants be given to sugar workers. “Bearing in mind that ...

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Two burnt to death; four seriously injured in collision

A Canada-based Guyanese man and a tattoo artist were Tuesday afternoon burnt to death when the car they were travelling in exploded during a collision at Bath Settlement, West Coast Berbice. Dead are 48-year old Shiv Hanoman and 22-year old Nehru Bankay of Bush Lot, West Coast Berbice. Four other persons who were in the other car that was involved ...

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Abuse of human rights likely in “vague” anti-terrorism law, GHRA warns

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) Wednesday night slammed government for seeking to rush anti-terrorism legislation through the National Assembly that it warned could open up ordinary citizens to abuse by authorities if they are perceived a terrorist threat. “In its present state this Bill would allow the State to perpetrate serious violations of due process and fair trial rights ...

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Private Sector piles criticism on govt over failure to consult on financial crimes, anti-terrorism laws

Pressure is intensifying on the Guyana government over its failure to consult with the stakeholders on key pieces of financial crimes and anti-terrorism legislation. “There is growing concern regarding consultation and we would hope that this latest example will be the last piece of legislation done in this manner.  Vital pieces of legislation should and must be brought to the ...

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Govt denies flouting collective bargaining for bonus

The Guyana government on Wednesday denied accusations by the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) that it violated laws by handing out a GYD$50,000 bonus to public servants without negotiations. While the GTUC charged that the David Granger-led administration has breached Article 147 of the Guyana Constitution and the Trade Union Recognition Law Section 23 (1), Minister of Governance Raphael Trotman ...

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Chairman of Walter Rodney Commission may get more time to submit Inquiry report

Attorney General, Basil Williams on Wednesday did not rule out the Chairman of the Walter Rodney Commission of Inquiry, Sir Richard Cheltenham being given more time to complete his report. “I believe that if he is genuinely asking for January month-end it could possibly be considered,” he told reporters. He noted that the decision ultimately rests with President Granger. The ...

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