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Monthly Archives: February 2019

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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UPDATE: Pilot, policeman survive single-engine plane crash

Last Updated on Wednesday, 20 February 2019, 18:14 by Writer This is a developing story A single-engine Cessna 182 plane that was transporting the body of a dead man crashed after it ran out of fuel, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Egbert Field said. Field said the pilot, Lincoln Gomez’s jaw was broken and a policeman,Michael Grimmond,sustained ...

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Probe parliamentarians’ citizenship declarations – Chris Ram asks Police Commissioner

Last Updated on Monday, 18 February 2019, 14:54 by Writer Political commentator, Attorney-at-Law Christopher Ram on Monday complained to Police Commissioner, Leslie James about the possible violation of Guyana’s constitution and other laws by seven government and opposition parliamentarians who are dual citizens. “I therefore look forward to your commencing immediate investigation, such as was conducted in respect of Mr. ...

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BREAKING: RUSAL-BCGI fires 61 Guyanese bauxite workers, union calls on President Granger to intervene

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 21:59 by Writer The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) on Monday fired 61 workers, and company representatives refused to attend a meeting summoned by the Ministry of Labour, officials said. Chief Labour Officer, Charles Ogle and General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GB&GWU), Lincoln Lewis ...

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RUSAL workers resist eviction, gov’t vows to clampdown on “justifiable grievances”

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 21:59 by Writer As representatives of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU), Russian Aluminium (RUSAL) and the Ministry of Labour prepare to discuss on Monday a pay dispute and alleged violation of workers rights, the union on Sunday further complained that efforts were being made to evict them from a housing ...

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Fire leaves one dead, several homeless

Last Updated on Sunday, 17 February 2019, 17:53 by Writer A stroke-afflicted woman early on Sunday perished in a house fire at Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara. The victim has been identified as 57-year-old Yawani Sasnarine of 564 Block 8, Mon Repos. The cause of the fire is unknown. Police said the woman, her daughters 25-year-old Carolien Sasnarine and 36-year-old Karen ...

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Veteran Guyanese military officer Col. Martindale dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 16 February 2019, 19:24 by Writer President David Granger says he is “deeply saddened” at the death of Colonel Cecil Edgar Martindale MSS, MSM, ED, who died Saturday morning at the age of 93 in Toronto, Canada. Colonel Martindale’s military career started in 1948 when he enlisted in the British Guiana Volunteer Force (BGVF). Three years ...

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