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Daily Archives: November 8, 2015

No closure of sugar estates, but possibly greater private sector role

Prime Minister, Moses Nagamoootoo says none of the cash-strapped Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (Guysuco) estates would be closed, and hinted that there could be a greater role for the private sector in the industry. Based on his reading of the Sugar Industry Commission of Inquiry’s report, he said definitively that none of the seven estates would be shut down. “I can ...

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Jagdeo had proposed judicial settlement- Ramkarran

Guyana’s former facilitator in the border controversy with Venezuela, Ralph Ramkarran has claimed that former President Bharrat Jagdeo had proposed a juridical settlement to his then Venezuelan counterpart, Huge Chavez 10 years ago. Ramkarran noted that that contrasted with Jagdeo’s recent concerns that a juridical settlement might scale back the role of the United Nations (UN). “Mr. Jagdeo never mentioned, ...

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Sugar workers abort plans for second strike

Sugar workers have abandoned plans to stage another strike to press demands for the management of the Guyana Sugar Corporation and the unions to begin wage negotiations. A senior official of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) confirmed to Demerara Waves that the workers would not be going on strike Sunday. That decision to remain on the job ...

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