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Daily Archives: January 19, 2015

Salary dispute may delay University of Guyana’s resumption of classes

Unions representing University of Guyana (UG) workers on Monday decided to delay the commencement of the coming semester unless the administration, by Thursday, responds favorably to several demands including a 60% pay-hike. Additionally, the unions have signaled their rejection of the ‘Academic Workload Policy,’ proposed by UG Vice Chancellor (VC) , Professor Jacob Opadeyi as it was created without their ...

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Search called off for missing Air Services Limited plane

Despite an intensive twenty one days of aerial and ground searches in mountainous and densely forested terrain in Region Eight for the Air Services Limited (ASL) Britten Norman Islander, the aircraft and its occupants have still not been found, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said Monday. Following is the remainder of the GCAA’s statement: 8R-GHE disappeared on a routine ...

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Fuel prices dropped by 30 percent; private sector welcomes move

As world oil prices continue to tumble, the Guyana government has announced that the prices of gasoline, diesel and kerosene would be reduced by almost 30 percent- a move that was almost immediately welcomed by the Private Sector Commission (PSC). Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh said the drop in prices would take effect at midnight Monday, January 19, 2015 at ...

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Caribbean News Desk for Mon Jan 19, 2015 … Stories include U.S.-Cuba talks to focus on lifting diplomatic restrictions

Washington, Jan 19 (EFE).- The first U.S. government delegation to travel to Havana since the announcement of the normalization of relations will discuss eliminating restrictions on diplomatic activity as a first step toward the re-opening of embassies.During her visit to the island this week, the assistant secretary of state for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson, will seek “to speed up ...

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Updated: Foreign “meddling” in Guyana was justified 22 years ago, not today- ruling party

General Secretary of the Peoples Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C), Clement Rohee, says the “meddling” on the part of foreign powers in Guyana’s affairs pre-1992 was justified” because the government of that time was “undemocratic.” “I don’t think that was, in 1992, that was meddling, (and) if it was meddling it was justified meddling,” Rohee told reporters during the party’s weekly ...

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