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RUSAL-BCGI workers will continue river blockade until labour dispute is resolved – unions

The United Company Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana, Inc. on Monday called on striking workers to stop blocking the upper Berbice River and allow bauxite-laden barges to pass in exchange for the reinstatement of 61 workers, officials said. Government’s Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle and Junior Minister of Labour, Keith Scott said the company has tabled proposals to ...

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Ramjattan assures any elections violence will be quelled; smooth transition if PPP wins; Rohee warns “be careful with the guarantees you’re giving”

Public Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan has promised that police would not shoot any protesters and would instead do all it can to maintain peace during and after elections including a smooth change of government if the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is voted back into office. “We gonna try as best not to shoot protesters, as has happened in the ...

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RUSAL suspends Guyana operations, moves equipment to warehouse for protection

Russian aluminum giant, RUSAL, has suspended bauxite production in Guyana and moved its equipment to a warehouse for protection, the Russian news agency, Sputnik, reported Sunday. “At the moment, the activities of the mining department are still suspended; equipment has been moved to a warehouse and is under protection,” the spokesperson was quoted as saying. Aggrieved workers began blocking the ...

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Major drugs raid at Stabroek Market

Dozens of heavily armed uniformed and plainclothes police officers on Saturday morning swooped down at Stabroek Market and arrested several persons for narcotics possession. A number of vendors selling a variety of legitimate products were arrested after police allegedly found marijuana in their stalls. “This is you drugs”, a policeman told a vendor. Assisted by a sniffer dog to ascertain ...

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GTT donates to cancer fight

  The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT) Company on Friday donated GYD$300,000 to members of the Giving Hope Foundation – Guyana at its Telephone House, Brickdam. The company said the assistance is part of GTT’s 2018 Pinktober payout to several cancer organisations. Vice-President of the Giving Hope Foundation (GHF), Kirtley Williams expressed gratitude and noted the money will go towards ...

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RUSAL-BCGI: Gov’t to consider implications of “either them closing or we closing them”- Trotman

As the Labour Department hopes to meet with the management of the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) and the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU) in yet another move to reinstate 61  dismissed workers, government is considering whether to shut down the operations. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said “we are very disappointed and ...

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EPA refutes reports that Aurora gold mine resumed underground mining

Guyana’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on Friday refuted reports that Aurora Gold Mine has resumed underground mining. EPA Director, Dr. Vincent Adams said the company was merely authorised to gather data to support its application for a permit to mine underground. “This permit is to conduct testing to collect data for the application of a permit so there is no ...

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Linden gets TV licence approval after 8-year wait

Linden on Friday moved one step closer to getting its own television station licence, after waiting more than seven years. The Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) made good on last week’s public announcement by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon that Region 10 would be getting approval for its television station this week. Chairman of the GNBA’s Board, Leslie Sobers issued ...

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South Africa to assist Guyana’s mining sector

South Africa and Guyana on Friday inked a wide-ranging declaration that could see this country benefitting in a range of areas. Signed by South Africa’s Deputy Minister of Mineral Resources, Godfrey Oliphant and Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman, the declaration provides for that southern African nation to assist Guyana with mapping among other areas. “At the invitation of the ...

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