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Daily Archives: January 12, 2018

Harmon distances govt from Information Chief’s criticism of Indian govt

The Director of the Guyana government’s Department of Public Information, Imran Khan’s claim that India deliberately excluded Guyana government Indo-Guyanese parliamentarians from participating in a conference of persons of Indian origin was Friday rejected by the government. “I have seen the article in the newspaper and what I would say is that it does not represent the position of the ...

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Govt ready to relocate Guyanese from Venezuelan eastern town

As political and economic unrest in neighbouring Venezuela spreads, the Guyana government on Friday said it was paying keen attention to the welfare of Guyanese in the neighbouring eastern Venezuelan town of Puerto Ordaz and would be willing to help them return if the situation worsens. “If we felt that life, limb and property of Guyanese who are there, and ...

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Govt invites “workable” Guysuco rescue plan from PPP, sugar unions, others- Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday slammed the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) for failing to propose a rescue plan for the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco), even as he said government was willing to accept a “workable” plan from other stakeholders at a time when there is exciting interest from prospective investors. “What is important to note ...

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Half-and-half severance pay illegal- GAWU

The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) is challenging the legality of government paying half of the severance pay to 4,000 former workers of the state-owned Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) by month-end. “It seems that while the grass is growing the horse is starving and it is apt to note that the workers’ redundancy payments are a legal requirement. ...

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