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Daily Archives: March 2, 2015

Nothing wrong with GECOM engaging youth organisation – Surujbally

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally on Monday defended the decision by the elections management authority to engage a youth organisation in pushing for more young people to vote in the upcoming general and regional elections. Surujbally told Demerara Waves Online News that there was no need for the seven-member commission to bless GECOM’s partnership ...

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Updated: UG strike officially called off; classes to resume Tuesday- unions

The unions of the University of Guyana (UG) today called off all forms of industrial actions following the signing of two agreements with the university’s administration. Classes and other operations that had been affected are to commence on Tuesday, March 3, 2014. This development effectively brings an end to more than five weeks of industrial action, which included marches, picketing, ...

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PPP lambastes GECOM, US over push to get youths to vote

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday registered its strong objection to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) partnering with an organisation to motivate more youths to vote in the upcoming general and regional elections, saying that the role of an American-funded project smacked of interference. “As far as the PPP is concerned, this youth grouping is a creature of external ...

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UWI Vice Chancellor wants national conversation on education

Just days before University of Guyana (UG) workers were due to discuss agreements brokered by their unions to end a five-week long strike, the Vice Chancellor of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Professor Nigel Harris has called for a “national conversation” to tackle problems plaguing the local institution. “I think this is a moment, not right now, maybe ...

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BREAKING NEWS: Opposition coalition agrees to symbol for elections

The opposition coalition of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) has agreed to a symbol for the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. Sources said that the symbol, obtained exclusively by Demerara Waves Online News, was agreed to by both sides last week and would be unveiled at Wednesday’s launch of the APNU-AFC ...

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