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Daily Archives: Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 18:40

PPP denies house-to-house registration voted on at GECOM meeting

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 19:10 by Writer In the wake of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) saying that the seven-member commission by majority agreed to go ahead with house-to-house registration, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said that was not voted on at Tuesday’s meeting. “The Opposition-nominated GECOM Commissioners have communicated clearly that the specific issue of ...

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No commitment that RUSAL bauxite workers would be reinstated

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 21:58 by Writer Top officials of United Company Russian Aluminium (UC RUSAL) and government’s Labour Department on Tuesday gave no clear indication on whether 60 workers, who were fired on Monday, would be reinstated. A number of angry persons blocked a road which leads to the mines at Kwakwani. Chief Labour Officer, Charles ...

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GECOM votes in favour of house-to-house registration

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 16:43 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday voted by majority to go ahead with house-to-house registration and to ask government for more monies to fund general elections afterwards, elections commissioners said. Breaking the 3-3 tie on house-to-house registration was GECOM  Chairman Retired Justice James Patterson who voted for a fresh voters’ ...

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OPINION: Gov’t must show some backbone to confront RUSAL’s “industrial terrorism”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 February 2019, 9:21 by Writer by GHK Lall Something has to be made clear and straight: this is Guyana in 2019, and not the post 1917 USSR. The concerted line of attack against the workers in the bauxite industry by RUSAL points to a premeditated remorselessness that has not a single thread of healthy labor-management ...

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Pilot, policeman rescued from crashed plane

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 18:15 by Writer A Guyanese policeman and the pilot of the single-engine Cessna plane that crashed Monday night were rescued several hours later and rushed to hospital, officials said. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said the United States-registered plane ran out of fuel and went down. ...

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