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Daily Archives: December 18, 2015

Labour Exchange to help tackle unemployment

Efforts are being made to update and expand the operations of the Central Recruitment and Manpower Agency (CRMA), so that it can better serve the public. This will contribute to the Administration’s effortto minimise unemployment in Guyana, the Government Information Agency (GINA) reported Friday. The unit intends to expand its services to Regions 1, 3, 7, 8, 9 and 10 ...

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President Granger thanks GDF for service to the Nation

President David Granger Friday thanked the members of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) for their service to a grateful nation, on behalf of all Guyanese.  The President, was at the time, speaking at the GDF Headquarters, Base Camp Ayangana, where officers and ranks were gathered for their Christmas lunch. Referencing the role Venezuela played in the Rupununi Rebellion and the ...

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US awards Guyanese scholar in Caribbean security

Internationally renowned Caribbean security expert, Guyanese Professor, Ivelaw Lloyd Griffith is one of two recipients of the 9th annual William J. Perry Awards for Excellence in Security and Defense Education. The United States’ Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS) also named dmiral Vidal Francisco Soberón Sanz, Secretary of the Navy of Mexico as the other awardee. At a ceremony in Lincoln Hall ...

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Computer malware damage important govt data; Guyanese warned

The Guyana National Computer Incident Response Team (GNCIRT) wishes to alert the general public of the sudden surge in ransomware attacks being experienced globally.  Security researchers are reporting that ransomware attacks have increased nine-fold in a two-week period. Regionally, Paraguay has recently experienced a ransomware campaign against its citizens.  GNCIRT has had one recent report of  ransomware that infected several ...

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GAWU proposes retroactive pay-hike

President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), Komal Chand says his union is willing to settle for a six-month retroactive increase in wages for sugar workers. Debating a motion by his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) to scrap an increase in ministerial salaries, the union boss begged that the pay-hike be included in the 2016 National Budget ...

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No GYD$50,000 bonus for sugar workers- Finance Minister

Finance Minister Winston Jordan says that the government will not be able to pay sugar workers a GYD$50,000 bonus as requested by the Guyana Agricultural Workers Union (GAWU). GAWU in a release Thursday had stated that the Finance Minister had been written requesting that the same bonus given to public servants be given to sugar workers. “Bearing in mind that ...

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