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Daily Archives: August 19, 2013

Promoted to Rear Admiral – Gary Best departing a military that is set for transformation

Elevated from Commodore to Rear Admiral, outgoing Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Chief- of-Staff, Gary Best is one month away from retiring from a force that he said is set for transformation and modernisation, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported. Today, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces President Donald Ramotar and Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr Roger Luncheon who is also ...

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ILO activates convention for decent work for seafarers

GENEVA (ILO News) – The International Labour Organization’s Maritime Labour Convention (MLC, 2006) comes into force on 20 August 2013, inaugurating a new era of decent work for seafarers and fair competition for shipowners in the global shipping industry.  “This Convention is a milestone in maritime history,” said ILO Director-General Guy Ryder. “The product of tripartite dialogue and international cooperation, ...

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Probe likely into campaigning for PPP Central Committee elections

Former General Secretary of the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP), Donald Ramotar said a probe could be conducted into open campaigning for elections to the 35-member Central Committee at the recently concluded party congress. “I don’t have any concrete information but that will be the responsibility of this new body to set up. The new General Secretary will determine when ...

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US Ambassador calls for political consensus on Amaila; Private Sector urges Granger to talk with gov’t

United States Ambassador to Guyana, Brent Hardt on Monday urged national consensus to support the construction of the U$860 million Amaila Falls Hydropower plant, as the major opposition party refused to budge. “While the window to prevent such an occurrence is small and closing fast, we call on all political parties to come together in the national interest to support ...

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Ramotar steps down as PPP General Secretary, Rohee takes over

President Donald Ramotar Monday afternoon announced that he has stepped down as General Secretary to give greater attention as leader of the country. “The task of managing the party had become extremely overwhelming in many, many cases and it has caused me not to be able to give all the attention and all that I wanted to give to the ...

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National basketball player among several injured in two accidents; injured robbed on Agricola Road

A national basketball player is among 22 persons injured in two separate accidents- one a collision between two cars at Mahaicony and the other a smash-up of two minibuses at Agricola. The accident victims at Agricola were robbed  by several persons. The sportsman, 34-year old Royston Silas, was up to late Sunday night being treated at the Accident and Emergency ...

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