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Teachers’ Union to prolong strike if govt refuses to negotiate recommended 40 percent salary hike

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Thursday threatened to prolong the strike and force government into arbitration if it refuses to return to the bargaining table and consider using the 40 percent demand as a starting point for which to negotiate lower increases. Union President, Mark Lyte said the GTU would be willing to consider a lower offer, with double ...

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University of Guyana warns against stealing other people’s works, buying papers

University of Guyana Vice Chancellor, Professor Ivelaw Griffith has warned new students against stealing other people’s works and reproducing it as theirs to help create a culture of honesty as the country is poised to earn huge revenues. Addressing an orientation for the freshmen and women at the George Walcott Lecture Theatre on Monday afternoon, he warned them against plagiarism ...

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Teachers’ salary increase demands “unrealistic”; 10% percent per year plus non-salary benefits more realistic

Even as government-employed teachers were Monday due to embark on an indefinite strike for increased salaries, Economics Professor Tarron Khemraj believes the 40 percent demand is too exorbitant and the educators should settle for 10 percent pay hike due to the state of the economy. “The salary demands of the teachers’ union are obviously unrealistic at this time, but non-salary ...

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David Hinds engaged in “reckless pronouncements” on African Guyanese- Granger; Hinds labels Granger’s position “utter nonsense”

Five months after Political Science Professor, David Hinds’ column was dropped from the state-owned and government controlled Guyana Chronicle newspaper, President David Granger made known his displeasure with one of the columns that was written two years ago. Hinds has since maintained that his positions are rooted in historical evidence and he has rejected the President’s claim that he is ...

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Guyana Goldfields lays off almost 100 workers to cut costs

Guyana Goldfields is laying off  more than 80 workers at its Aurora Gold Mines operations in western Guyana, after the company decided to focus on existing gold bearing properties instead of searching for new deposits, a senior company official said Sunday. Country Manager for Guyana Goldfields, Violet Smith said those being laid off include all the mainly foreign geologists and ...

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Technical-vocational education- a tool to tackle youth unemployment ; stop denying there are problems- Pres. Granger

President David Granger on Sunday said his administration was seeking to tackle youth unemployment by pushing mainly technical-vocational education, even as he called on non-governmental organisations to gather solid information on socioeconomic problems with the aim of finding concrete solutions. “It is for this reason that a lot of emphasis is being placed on education, particularly technical and vocational education, ...

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Junior Finance Minister wants to advise on corruption charges; calls for appeal of Jennifer Westford’s GY$600 million larceny charge

Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma has criticised police investigators and legal experts for instituting the wrong charge against former Public Service Minister, Dr. Jennifer Westford and her Administrative Officer, Margaret Cummings who were freed of a GY$600 million charge of larceny by public officer. Speaking on Saturday’s edition of Voice of the People on his television station, CNSTV6, Sharma urged ...

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Mother arrested for stabbing death of 3-year old son

Guyanese police on Saturday arrested a 26-year old woman for allegedly stabbing her three-year old son to death. Dead is Ramdeo Ferreira of  585 15th Street,Foulis, Easr Coast Demerara. Sources said the woman’s name is Pat Brenda Ferreira. Investigators said at about 09:45 AM the suspect was seen chasing after her son in her yard armed with a knife. “Minutes later ...

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Pressure mounts on govt to give direct cash transfer of oil revenues to poor; ACDA says stop granting more oil concessions to foreign companies

Pressure on Friday intensified on the David Granger-led administration to give conditional direct cash transfers of some oil earn revenues to very poor Guyanese, against the background of him already dismissing the idea because there is no evidence. The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), widely believed to be somewhat sympathetic to  Granger’s People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) political party, ...

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‘Guyana Airways Corp. Inc.’ plans to take legal action over use of name

Legal action is likely to be taken against government for removing the privately-owned Guyana Airways Corporation Inc. (GAC) from the Companies Register two years after the entity was duly registered because the name is identical to two previous companies. “Every entity had an opportunity to object to the name, Guyana Airways Corporation Inc; within that six-month period after we received ...

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