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Daily Archives: December 17, 2013

Guyanese aeronautical engineering school joins US-based safety foundation; to offer jet training

A Caribbean-wide recognized aeronautical engineering school based in Guyana-now a full member of the United States-based Flight Safety Foundation- plans to train students in jet repair and maintenance. The Chief Executive Officer of the Art Williams and Harry Wendt Aeronautical Engineering School (AWHWAES), Capt. Malcolm Chan-a-Sue made these announcements at the 2013 Graduation Ceremony held on Monday at the hangar ...

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Updated: Two-month old dies in Mahdia bus accident

A two-month old baby was killed Tuesday afternoon in a road accident involving a Mahdia-bound minibus, police sources said. Ten persons were injured and rushed to the Linden Hospital Corporation (LHC) where the baby, Ryan Anthony, was pronounced dead on arrival. The baby’s mother, Yhonesa Monrose, was said to be injured but not in a critcal condition. The minibus driver, ...

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GPSU, opposition plan to destabilise Guyana- PYO

As the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) prepared to hold daily marches through the streets of Georgetown, the Progressive Youth Organisation (PYO) on Tuesday warned that hefty salary increases would fuel inflation. The PYO- the youth arm of the governing Peoples Progressive Party (PPP)- also accused the GPSU of siding with the opposition to destabilise the country. “The GPSU has ...

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Gold production surpasses last year’s

Guyana has recorded the highest ever gold declaration of 458,105 ounces as at December 16, 2013 surpassing the previous highest level of 455, 918 ounces in 2011; which included the declarations of both Omai and small scale operators. This announcement was made by the Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment, Hon. Robert M. Persaud. He pointed out that “this ...

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Retired telecoms workers demand higher pensions ; union willing to abandon retroactive payments

Even as retired telecommunications workers continued to agitate for higher pensions, the Guyana Postal and Telecommunications Workers Union (GPTWU) said it was willing to forgo retroactive lump sums owed and settle for pensions far higher than the GUY$18,000 being currently paid. The aged retirees of the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph Company (GT&T)- many previously employed by the state-owned Guyana Telecommunications ...

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