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Telecoms veteran joins Digicel Group

Kingston, Jamaica – Wednesday 28th August 2018:  Telecoms industry veteran Jean-Yves Charlier has been appointed to the Board of Directors of Digicel Group, effective 1st September 2018. Jean-Yves will replace Michael Willner who served on the board from September 2015 and will be stepping down on 1st September. In thanking Michael Willner, Chairman, Denis O’Brien, said; “I would like to thank Michael Willner most ...

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Digicel in first ever Back-to-School outreach in Linden

Digicel Guyana hosted their first ever back to school outreach in the mining town of Linden on Saturday August 25, 2018. The event which catered for more than 300 children featured a mobile dental clinic, barbering stations, backpacks with school supplies including books, stationery; snacks, fun and games. “This event is geared at giving back mainly to the children, hosting ...

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International, Caribbean buyers due for Guyana Trade and Investment Exhibition

Buyers from Asia, Caribbean and South America are expected in Guyana for the Trade and Investment Exhibition,”GuyTIE 2018″, the Ministry of Business announced Wednesday, ” The opportunities for business linkages, sales and promotion are nothing but far-reaching, allowing businesses to tangibly benefit from the interactions during the event,” the organisers said in a statement. Buyers have also registered from around ...

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New order issued to activate Judicial Review Act in keeping with Chief Justice’s order

Twelve days after issuing a  commencement order for the Judicial Review Act (JRA) from January 1, 2019 a new order has been issued to instead activate that law from July 31, 2018 in keeping with the Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire’s order. The order was published in the Official Gazette states that the previous order issued on August 15, 2018, which ...

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Guyana govt hires Aussie-born Oil and Gas Adviser

Mr. Matthew Wilks, an experienced senior oil and gas business developer and negotiator, has been appointed Oil and Gas Adviser in the Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Energy, government announced on Tuesday. Mr. Wilks has 32 years of experience in the global oil and gas industry, spanning all segments of the energy value chain including exploration and production, liquid natural ...

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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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