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WPA is “not dead”, “young people can and should join”- Chairwoman

Last Updated on Monday, 25 February 2019, 14:31 by Writer The Chairwoman of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has rejected claims in several circles that her political party is non-existent, but instead she has issued a call for youths to join that once vibrant organisation. “We are not dead but we have a different way in going about ...

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77 honoured on Guyana’s 49th Republic anniversary

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 February 2019, 22:42 by Writer On the occasion of Guyana’s 49th Republic Anniversary on Saturday, President David Granger – Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces and Chancellor of the Orders of Guyana – made the following appointments under the Order of Service of Guyana. Cacique’s Crown of Honour High Commissioner Frederick Hamley Case Charles John Ethelwood ...

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RUSAL expected to reinstate workers, told to recognise union – Amna Ally

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 21:57 by Writer Senior Minister of Labour, Amna Ally said government expected that RUSAL-BCGI would reinstate the 61 workers who were dismissed last week Monday because they went on strike for higher pay, fringe benefits and better working conditions. In a meeting with branch representatives of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU) ...

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Striking RUSAL-BCGI workers refuse individual handout of gov’t hampers

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 21:57 by Writer MAPLE TOWN, Aroaima – Striking workers at the United Company Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) Friday afternoon refused to accept, individually, government relief hampers. General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU), Lincoln Lewis advised the workers at the Aroaima bauxite operations to ...

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Local Gov’t Commission staff to be paid outstanding salaries

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2019, 15:48 by Writer The 27 workers of Guyana’s Local Government Commission (LGC) and its commissioners would be paid their outstanding salaries, Commission Chairman Mortimer Mingo said. “The matter has been resolved,” he told Demerara Waves Online News without going into details immediately. Sources said the outstanding salaries and other emoluments for January and ...

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US President praises Guyana’s respect for democratic institutions; cites role in Hemispheric peace

Last Updated on Friday, 22 February 2019, 14:16 by Denis Chabrol United States President, Donald Trump on Friday said his country recognizes Guyana’s systems of democracy and governance. “As your government and the people of Guyana assess the future direction of your country, know that the United States recognizes and honors Guyana’s respect for the principles and integrity of democratic ...

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RUSAL workers in Guyana throw down gauntlet at company, gov’t

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 21:58 by Writer Ahead of a meeting with top government ministers Friday afternoon, workers of the United Company Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) laid down several demands. At a meeting held at the BCGI Club House, Maple Town, Aroaima (Upper Demerara-Berbice), the workers were told by the President of ...

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Updated: Pilot dies in plane crash at Eteringbang

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 February 2019, 21:34 by Denis Chabrol The pilot of a privately-owned single-engine plane died Thursday evening when the aircraft exploded on landing at the Eteringbang airstrip in western Guyana, the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) confirmed. “The accident occurred at approximately 17:45h. According to reports reaching the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), the lone occupant ...

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