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Daily Archives: January 19, 2018

PPP changes position on sugar industry- Jagdeo; sugar unions say overdue meeting with govt “fruitful”

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday said now it has failed to pressure government into keeping several Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco) estates opened and avoid sacking 4,000 odd workers, it would keep up the pressure on protecting workers’ rights in any privatisation deal. “Now that the termination has been done- we were opposed to it- closure of these ...

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Three held, cocaine seized in Soesdyke raid- CANU

Three persons were late Friday arrested, and a large quantity of suspected cocaine and several vehicles seized by agents of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), that anti-drug agency said. Those arrested include a brother and sister- Junior Owen Singh and Nickela Craig-Singh.  CANU said the suspected narcotic weighed five kilogrammes. CANU said the operations were conducted in the Soesdyke area late ...

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National Cadet Corps revived

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) was officially resuscitated today, following a launching ceremony at the Hope Secondary School, East Coast Demerara, following months of consultations with major stakeholders, including Education and Regional administrative officials, the Ministers of Social Cohesion and Education, George Norton and Nicolette Henry, respectively attended the event along with students from the schools participating in the initial ...

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GDF Coast Guard foils teenagers’ suicide attempt at Kingston jetty

The Guyana Defence Force said at about 3 PM Friday one of its Coast Guard ranks, along with the unit’s welfare officer, foiled a suicide attempt by two secondary school students at the Kingston Jetty, Georgetown. “The two teenagers, who were allegedly preparing to jump into the deep waters at the mouth of the Demerara River, were spotted by an ...

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1,600 sugar workers eligible for full severance pay this month-end

Government on Friday announced that sacked sugar workers, who are eligible to GY$500,000 or less in severance pay, would be paid  in full this month-end and the others who would be paid 50 percent of the amounts due to them. Government’s Department of Public Information later saud that 1,600 former Guysuco workers will be paid full severance pay if it ...

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PPP ready to fund legal challenge to sugar workers severance pay

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday said the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would be funding legal fees for sugar workers to challenge the legality of government paying part of severance. “The PPP will pay the legal fees for all of the sugar workers that want to challenge it in the court,” he told a news conference more than two hours ...

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