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GPL managers protest “bad faith” negotiations

Junior and senior managers of the state-owned Guyana Power and Light Inc (GPL) Wednesday afternoon picketed the Main Street commercial office, claiming that the executive of the power company breached an understanding on allowances and other benefits. At least 150 senior managers picketed the Main Street office, with backing from their Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU). Union Branch Chairman, Walter ...

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Granger denies political interference in Guyana Chronicle; Hinds says AFC did PNC’s “dirty job”

President David Granger on Wednesday distanced his administration from the decision to remove two columnists from the  state-owned Guyana Chronicle newspaper, but refused to say whether he found some of the writings of Professor David Hinds and Lincoln Lewis irresponsible. “It’s not for me to say. As I said, I  did not appoint them. I don’t know what circumstances governed ...

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Guyana Chronicle Board members resign in protest over removal of David Hinds, Lincoln Lewis columns

Several board members of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited-publishers of the Guyana Chronicle newspapers- on Tuesday resigned, weeks after the controversial to oust two columnists  from that government-controlled newspaper, sources said. Those who resigned one day before the company’s Annual General Meeting (AGM) were Tabita Sarabo-Halley, Bert Wilkinson, and Karen Davis. Ruel Johnson said he plans to submit his resignation ...

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Major US airline adds Guyana to its routes

FORT WORTH, Texas, March 27, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) The major United States (US) scheduled carrier, American Airlines, will this year-end begin flying to Guyana. The airline said Guyana and other additional South American destinations would go on sale in April. The company said next winter, customers looking for history, culture and warm climate will have access to three new cities ...

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Technology transfer key for Guyana’s oil sector- Trinidad engineer

A Trinidadian Electronics Engineer on  Tuesday said sufficient opportunities should be made available for the transfer of technology and expertise to Guyana. He noted that companies in his country pay as much as US$2,500 per day to hire technology”so-called” professionals to deliver services, and in theory Guyanese at the same level could not do the same thing. He issued a ...

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Nigel Hughes not surprised at government’s silence on police killing of three suspected bandits

Prominent Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes, who campaigned for the APNU+AFC coalition to come to power, indicated that he was not surprised that government was silent about the police gunning down of three suspected bank-related robbers. “At the end of the day, governments  tend to want to protect their State agents so whenever they get into office, despite whatever protestations are before ...

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Man remanded for allegedly incurring debt to Palm Court and female taxi driver.

Thirty-two year old Oswin Randy Archer made appearance before Principal Magistrates Judy Latchman in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court. Archer wascharged with obtaining credit by fraud. Particulars of the charge are that he incurred a debt of GY$21,000 by obtaining 8 Guiness, three Henessy shots, four maltas, one serving of chicken and chips, one serving of chicken nuggets and one chicken fried ...

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Guyana’s forests will be more important as oil production soars carbon emissions

Guyana’s forests will become increasingly important in absorbing greenhouse gases more of which will be spewed into the atmosphere when oil production begins in another two years, the United Nations Resident Coordinator here, Mikiko Tanaka said. “With the production of oil and gas in the near future, Guyana’s contribution to overall emissions may increase. Urbanisation will probably accelerate in line with global ...

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Aurora Gold Mines workers’ committee working well, but trade unions are welcome- company official

Aurora Gold Mines on Sunday  said it was open to having its more than 600 workers unionised, but at the same time Administration Manager, Peter Benny believed that the committee system was working well. “Currently, there is no union and the workers have their own committee that deals with grievances that meet as often as possible, once a month, to ...

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