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Teachers Union wants shorter multi-year salary, benefits agreement

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 20:59 by GxMedia The recently elected executive of the Guyana Teachers Union (GTU) wants a shorter multi-year salaries and benefits agreement to cater for inflation, a top union official said Tuesday. GTU President, Mark Lyte said the executive was working on the features of new multi-year agreement but he declined to divulge details. ...

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No accident charges against Finance Minister

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 20:59 by GxMedia Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh will not be charged in connection with a vehicular accident earlier this year because the victims said they no longer wished to pursue the matter, the police force said in a brief statement. “The Guyana Police Force is informing the general public that legal advice ...

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How much money are Ramotar and Jagdeo spending?… asks APNU MP.

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 20:59 by GxMedia A Partnership for National Unity’s (APNU) parliamentarian, Desmond Trotman wants to know how much money has been spent on health care for former President, Bharat Jagdeo and the number, costs and benefits of overseas trips by current President, Donald Ramotar. “It’s very clear that I want to know what benefits ...

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Suspected Chikungunya cases to be diagnosed at airports

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 20:59 by GxMedia Guyana is moving tighten surveillance at ports of entry to prevent the entry of the mosquito-borne disease, Chikungunya, according to the Director of Vector Control Services (VCS), Dr. Reyaud Rahman. The Government Information Agency (GINA) quoted him as saying that VCS desks would be stationed at the Ogle Airport and later ...

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US embassy on hinterland fact-finding mission

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 20:59 by GxMedia Top United States (US) embassy officials were on a fact-finding mission in several communities in Regions 9 and 10 to determine how residents have been coping with development, the diplomatic mission said in a statement. U.S. Embassy Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM) Bryan Hunt and Economic Officer Jeff Barrus spent ...

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East Bank Demerara river defence strengthened

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 20:59 by GxMedia Battling river erosion of sections of the East Bank Demerara Public Road continues apace with the completion of the third phase of  river defence works at Good Success, East Bank of Demerara, the Public Works Ministry said in a statement. According to Kevin Samad, Chief Sea and River Defence Officer, ...

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First rice crop exceeds 300,000 tonnes

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 20:59 by GxMedia The rice industry has exceeded 300,000 tonnes of rice as the first crop production for 2014 and could surpass 600,000 tonnes by December 2014.  Minister of Agriculture Dr. Leslie Ramsammy, proudly made the announcement today during the launch of the five new subjects earmarked for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) ...

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Chilean funds for Guyana’s eco-tourism marketing strategy

Last Updated on Saturday, 26 December 2015, 20:59 by GxMedia Funds from a Chile programme aimed at boosting South-South cooperation are to be used to craft Guyana’s eco-tourism marketing strategy and help the poor and vulnerable in communities rich in eco-tourism potential develop sustainable businesses. Tourism Minister, Irfan Ali said that US$80,000 of the US$200,000 grant would be spent of ...

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