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Daily Archives: February 24, 2015

UG workers demand “written commitment” on pay offer before back-to-work

Now into their fifth week of industrial action the unions of the University of Guyana (UG) say staffers will not return to work without a written commitment from the university’s administration. Recent talks have seen the administration ask staffers to return to work, after which they (the administration) promise to recommence negotiations toward a mutually acceptable agreement. Efforts to contact ...

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President dissolves Parliament

President Donald Ramotar on Tuesday finally announced the dissolution of Parliament, paving the way for general and regional elections on May 11, 2015. Ramotar’s failure to dissolve Parliament and announce the date at the same time had drawn criticism from Former Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) Judge, Professor Duke Pollard and the Guyana Bar Association (GBA). But Attorney General, Anil ...

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Civic apparently sidelined in Harper’s nomination as prime ministerial candidate

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) did not consult the “rather loose” and unstructured Civic grouping before nominating Ambassador Elisabeth Harper as its prime ministerial candidate for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections, according to party General Secretary Clement Rohee. He said the Civic component did not submit a nominee and was not asked to do so. Rohee restated ...

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Ruling party’s PM candidate resigns from top Foreign Affairs post ; PPP denies sheltering her from media

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday announced that its Prime Ministerial Candidate, Ambassador Elisabeth Harper, has resigned as Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. “My information is that she has already done so (resigned),” said party General Secretary, Clement Rohee.  He also denied strenuously that the career diplomat was being sheltered from being questioned by the private ...

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UG students, police remove barriers at main gate

Tension boiled over somewhat as police tu‎rned up Tuesday afternoon at the University of Guyana’s (UG) main gate at the Turkeyene Campus to urge protesting students to stop blocking entry and exit. Eventually, police and several students removed part of the barrier that could potentially impact on the free flow of traffic on a nearby thoroughfare leading to southern Cummings ...

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Striking UG workers not paid for February

University of Guyana (UG) staffers who are currently on strike have not been paid for the month of February. The university’s full-time academic and non-academic staff members are usually paid on the third Thursday of every month but last Thursday, when they were scheduled to receive payment, many found that there was no money to be had. President of the ...

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