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Daily Archives: Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 21:48

RUSAL sends home most of remaining workers

Last Updated on Saturday, 1 February 2020, 21:53 by Writer The Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc (BCGI) on Wednesday afternoon issued a notice that 146 more workers have been laid off immediately but the union vowed to continue blocking the Upper Berbice River until they are all reinstated or paid severance. That is in addition to the ...

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Caretaker gov’t status endangers environmental watchdog budgeted monitoring capacity

Last Updated on Thursday, 30 January 2020, 6:11 by Writer Guyana’s environmental watchdog’s capacity-building efforts to monitor its quickly developing oil and gas sector are being stymied by this South American nation government’s inability, due to its caretaker status stemming from the no-confidence motion, to approve funding the agency. The Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Executive Director, Dr Vincent Adams, addressing ...

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Fire at Georgetown hospital psychiatric ward

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 January 2020, 14:25 by Writer A fire erupted at the psychiatric ward of the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) Wednesday morning but all of the 48 patients were evacuated without injuries, a senior fire officer at the scene said. Fire Officer for operations Gregory Wickham said a probe has begun to determine the cause of ...

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