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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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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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