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Ex army officers, PNCR stalwarts dominate executive

The just-elected 15 other members of the Central Executive of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) includes three retired Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officers and five long-serving members of that political party. Altogether, at least four of them are known supporters of Joseph Harmon who lost in his bid to become Chairman of the PNCR, based on unofficial results seen ...

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GTT employees record high mercury levels; Public Health Ministry to meet with company

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GTT), whose headquarters are located near the old Guyana Gold Board (GGB) location,  says an undisclosed number of its employees have been tested with high levels of mercury,  a problem that the Ministry of Public Health has since been called in to address. In correspondence seen by Demerara Waves Online News, Natural Resources Minister ...

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US Congressmen land in Guyana for low-keyed visit

Several United States (US) Congressmen arrived in Guyana on Wednesday, hoping to meet with top government officials quietly. No interactions were allowed with the media and a photo-opportunity at the Ministry of Natural Resources, Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown was allowed only on condition that the pictures be used until after 2 PM Thursday. The Congressmen are due to meet with ...

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Aftershock tremor jolts Guyana again

Guyana was again Wednesday jolted by another tremor as a result of what appeared to be an aftershock from a 7.2 magnitude earthquake whose epicenter was in neighbouring Venezuela. Residents in Georgetown and West Bank Demerara Wednesday morning at about 9:27 reported feeling a slight tremor that lasted for less than one minute. Region One (Barima-Waini) Chairman, Brentnol Ashley said ...

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BREAKING: Earth tremor rocks Guyana, Trinidad

A severe earth tremor rocked Guyana, Barbados, and Trinidad and Tobago at about 5:36 Tuesday afternoon. The United States Geological Surveys says the 7.3 magnitude quake occurred at 5:31 PM  (Guyana Time) 20 kilometers, north north west of Yaguaraparo, Venezuela to a depth of 123.2  kilometers. People were seen running out of their offices and homes in Georgetown. There were also ...

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Women helped reduce ex-military, certain business influences in PNCR in pro-Volda Lawrence vote- analysts, party insiders

Hours before the more than 800 delegates marked X on ballots to decide who should become the de facto deputy leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Joseph Harmon was upbeat about romping home to victory but on voting day he emerged as a casualty. The former intelligence army officer turned lawyer, who has emerged with weighty cabinet portfolios ...

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Telecoms liberalisation in govt’s court- GTT’s CEO ; US$5 million set aside for tax dispute

The Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) on Tuesday said it was ready to end its contractual monopoly on international voice and data, a move it hoped would end the discriminatory corporate tax law that sees it paying 45 percent and competitors 17.5 percent less. “What liberalisation will do, in my belief, is level the playing field where we all either ...

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“We don’t want a clash” with teachers; govt offering what it can afford- Granger

President David Granger on Monday virtually ruled out government making a higher pay offer and he appealed to teachers not to disrupt classes. “The Minister of Education is working towards an agreement. We don’t want a confrontation, we don’t want a clash. We value the service of teachers,” he said hours after the Guyana Teachers Union reconfirmed that an indefinite ...

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No cash strike relief but teachers still vow to abandon classrooms; GTU to seek legal advice on blocking salary deductions

As thousands of teachers prepare to go on strike for increased salaries and allowances, the Guyana Teachers Union’s (GTU) executive on Monday said the trade union could not afford to provide cash relief but would assist with foodstuff and other items. The issue of strike relief was raised at a meeting between the executive and hundreds of teachers at the ...

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