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Energy Professor urges Guyana to negotiate best oil contracts for education, technologies

Prominent Trinidad and Tobago energy expert and University of the West Indies Professor, Andrew Jupiter has urged Guyana to use its recently discovered oil and natural gas as bargaining chip to secure higher quality education and technologies. “The resources are yours and when the resources are yours and you are inviting various multinationals into your countries, that is great. It ...

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Nagamootoo urges worker training for oil sector; CCWU concerned about insufficient govt funding for Critchlow Labour College

At a time when concerns are being raised about insufficient government funding for the Critchlow Labour College, Guyana Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo urged the labour movement to help train workers for the oil and gas sector. Speaking at the weekend at the Clerical and Commercial Workers’ Union’s (CCWU) 4th Triennial Delegates Conference, he said trade unions must rise to the challenge of ...

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Poor fire prevention, unqualified staff at Drop-In Centre where children died in fire- COI report

A Commission of Inquiry into the deaths of two children in a fire at the government-run Drop-in Centre last month has recommended that the mother be compensated, after finding that the staff is unqualified, there were insufficient officers on the night of the blaze as well as failure to heed six-year old recommendations by the Guyana Fire Service to improve ...

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GDF Coast Guard teams up with American company that’s supporting ExxonMobil’s offshore operations

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Coast Guardsmen are being trained aboard a supply vessel that is providing logistics support to ExxonMobil’s drilling operations in Guyana, the army announced on Tuesday. The GDF said Sub Lieutenant Eweart Andrews and Petty Officer Dornsford Wray embarked on MV Dante for sea training.  MV Dante is a vessel owned by the United States-based Edison Chouest ...

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Guyanese Wall Street executive donates computers to Tutorial High School

Guyana-born Wall Street civil engineering Principal of Constructomics Trevor Prince donatedten (10) computers and related accessories to the New York Tutorial Support Group Inc. (NYTSG) for use at Tutorial High School (THS). The computers were delivered to THS’s computer laboratory in July just before summer break, complementing 32 previously donated by NYTSG in 2007. The NYTSG noted that with existing ...

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Critchlow Labour College refuses govt subvention; Finance Minister says “we offer what we can afford”

The Critchlow Labour College (CLC) has refused an estimated GYD$15 million subvention because it was less than half of what the previous government had provided to that institution. However, Finance Minister Winston Jordan said that is all government could afford and other trade unions’ education initiatives are also receiving grants that would amount to more than GYD$30 million. General Secretary ...

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No Cabinet decision on travel ban on indebted UG graduates, students

A call for Government to formally pronounce on a proposed travel ban for University of Guyana (UG) loan recipients, who are indebted to Government, will be heeded,  Minister of Citizenship Winston Felix said. The Government Information Agency (GINA) reported that the request was put to Minister Felix as he appeared before the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Foreign Relations, accompanied by Minister ...

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