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Daily Archives: January 28, 2015

Call intensified to probe low-producing Guysuco

The smaller union representing workers at the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) on Wednesday backed calls by the larger Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) for an inquiry into the operations of the sugar industry after the second lowest production in 24 years. The union noted that the annual national budgetary subventions are not stopping the hemorrhaging at Guysuco. “The ...

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‘Light bill’ to be reduced due to lower oil prices

Government on Wednesday said that the state-run Guyana Power and Light (GPL) Inc. is considering reducing electricity tariffs in light of lower globalfuel prices. This message, delivered during Cabinet Secretary Dr. Roger Luncheon’s Post-Cabinet press brief , is likely to be welcomed by private and commercial customers across the country who continue to decry high electricity prices. Manufacturers will find ...

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University of Guyana workers gradually intensifying unrest

University of Guyana (UG) academic and non-academic staff on Wednesday marched on the Turkeyen Campus, protesting the sloth with which the administration was treating its demand for higher salaries. The University of Guyana Senior Staff Association (UGSSA) and University of Guyana Workers Union (UGWU) want the 26-member Council, the highest decision-making body, to meet and give their stamp approval for ...

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AFC protests Local Govt Ministry over poor North West District Roads

The deplorable condition of roads in Guyana’s North West District (NWD) on Wednesday sparked off a picketing demonstration by the Alliance For Change (AFC) outside the Local Government Ministry. A number of party executives and other activists held placards with strongly worded slogans to hammer home their concerns about the earthen roads in the Port Kaituma, Matthew’s Ridge, Arakaka area. ...

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Armed burglars rob Survival Supermarket; one suspect caught

Armed bandits early Wednesday morning struck Survival Supermarket on Sheriff Street, Campbelville, carting off a large undisclosed sum of cash, police said. As two of the robbers fled with the cash, they opened fire in the direction of the owner, Parshuram Arjune, who rushed to the scene after he was alerted by guards. A third robber was caught by security ...

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Resumption of UG pay talks hangs in the balance

University of Guyana (UG) Vice Chancellor Jacob Opadeyi has scheduled an extraordinary Council meeting for Friday on the second day of a staff sit-in andthreats from the students to picket the Pro-Chancellor’s office. Student society president Joshua Griffith in a release Tuesday said Opadeyi approved the meeting on a request from the UGSS. However, the VC has declined to comment ...

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February 16 is St Kitts and Nevis Election Day

St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister, Dr Denzil Douglas Tuesday night announced that nationals of the twin-island federation will go the polls on February 16, 2015. Nomination Day for candidates for the eight constituencies on St Kitts and three on Nevis is February 6, 2015. Parliament was dissolved on January 16, 2015. Addressing a rally of his St. Kitts Nevis ...

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PopEye’s robbery suspect flees Georgetown Hospital ward

The bandit, who was involved in the latest armed robbery at PopEye’s fast food outlet at Vlissengen Road, Georgetown, Tuesday night escaped from police custody at the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, according to usually reliable sources. A senior police officer confirmed that the incident occurred about 7:30 PM shortly after the detainee had undergone surgery to remove a bullet. The ...

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