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Daily Archives: January 17, 2015

APNU to complain to Commonwealth about breach of Charter

In the wake of the Caribbean Community’s (Caricom) strong rebuff that the ongoing suspension of Guyana’s Parliament is not a violation of the Commonwealth Charter, A Partnership of National Unity (APNU) plans to write the 53-nation organisation pointing out this country breach of its values and values. “We will examine carefully what the Commonwealth Charter states and we will identify ...

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Essequibo Coast residents, farmers battling severe flood

Residents and farm lands at Anna Regina and other areas of the Essequibo Coast are under several inches of water due to unusually heavy rainfall coupled with a blocked drainage sluice, residents said. President Donald Ramotar led a team of officials on a tour of drainage systems in that traditional stronghold of the governing People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC).  He ...

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Caricom says Guyana’s parliamentary suspension is OK, diplomats must keep out of host countries’ business

The 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) on Friday sided with the Guyana government in supporting the suspension of Parliament, amid a heated controversy between Guyana and the United Kingdom (UK) over the hiatus of the law-making body. “Ministers were satisfied that the prorogation of Parliament was in keeping with the provisions of the Guyana Constitution and did not constitute a breach ...

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University of Guyana salary negotiations collapse- unions

The University of Guyana’s (UG) trade unions are prepared to “take drastic steps, including shutting the university down,” following the collapse of salary negotiations with its administration and the “arbitrary” imposition of additional workload on staff by Vice Chancellor Jacob Opadeyi. In response the unions have pulled its representatives from the university’s committees and boards and is holding a meeting on ...

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