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Daily Archives: October 26, 2015

Sugar workers’ strike gets labels: “Illegal,” “political”

Even as the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) appealed to  the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU) to end its “illegal” strike, the Minister of Agriculture Noel Holder labeled the industrial action“political.” GAWU, which is closely aligned to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), called a three-day strike on Sunday to press demands for management to begin pay negotiations. However, management has said ...

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US embassy saddened at the passing of Human Rights advocate Zenita Nicholson

The U.S. Embassy says is very saddened to learn about the passing of our friend, Zenita Nicholson. In March of 2014, the U.S. Embassy awarded Zenita with our first ever International Woman of Courage Award in recognition of her exceptional courage and leadership in advocating for the protection of the human rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) persons. ...

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Human rights activist, Zenita Nicholson dies under suspicious circumstances

Well-known human rights activist, Zenita Nicholson, who was the victim of domestic violence, died early Monday morning after ingesting several carbon tablets that are used to kill rats, police said. Zenita Nicholson was up to the time of her passing winding down a project as Country Coordinator for the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition (CVC) and the Centre of Integral Orientation and ...

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Troublesome Crabwood Creek man shot dead

A suspected smuggler was shot dead Saturday night at his, shortly after a report of disorderly behaviour and damaged to property was made to the police against him. Shameer “Kazac” Ally, 36 years of Grant 1805 Crabwood Creek, sustained a shot gun injury between 7:30 and 8:30 Saturday, October 24, 2015. In the hours leading up to his death, he ...

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Sugar workers on strike; Guysuco says no wage talks until Inquiry Report is made public

Sugar workers at all estates across the country were Monday on strike because management has refused to hold negotiations for increased pay until the disclosure of the findings of a Commission of Inquiry into the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guyscuo) President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand told Demerara Waves Online News that  it was ...

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