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Daily Archives: August 17, 2020

Robert Persaud, Carl Greenidge, Carolyn Rodrigues-Birkett in key Foreign Ministry appointments

Former Natural Resources Minister Robert Persaud, who had insisted that he had taken a ‘sabbatical’ from politics after his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had been defeated in 2015, is back in government now that that party is back in power. Foreign Minister Hugh Todd said Mr. Persaud has been appointed Foreign Secretary, a post that had been created by then ...

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AFC submits nine for parliamentarians; promises rotation system

Five former ministers, accompanied by four new faces, are expected to make up the nine Alliance For Change (AFC) representatives in the opposition benches of the 65-seat National Assembly, even as the the party on Monday announced that a number of its parliamentarians would be replaced in another two and a half years. “The AFC also commits to the rotation ...

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OPINION: Payara required an engineering rocket scientist, we got a politically connected regulator

by GHK Lall I break my peace to share that, in the choice of Ms. Alison Redford, QC, fallen ex-premier, perennial regulator, and current World Bank Advisor, the PPP government continued the insulting of Guyanese by political governors.  For when the government agrees (kowtows) to such a presence, it sells citizens out.  In fact, Guyanese are sold a pig in ...

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Deputy Police Commissioner Williams goes on 192 days leave; force silent other departures, changes

Deputy Police Commissioner Paul Williams on Friday proceeded on 192 vacation leave, the law enforcement agency said in a brief statement. The one-liner came hours after reports had surfaced in sections of the media that Mr. Williams was sent on leave in the “public’s interest.” Home Affairs Minister Robeson Benn did not immediately respond to queries in this regard. Mr. ...

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Mechanic burnt severely during fiery boat explosion

Police say they are investigating the circumstances surrounding the explosion that destroyed a vessel and injured one man on the Berbice River. Police say the fibre-glass vessel named Grady White was moored at the New Amsterdam stelling and was being refuelled by Fizul Adams, a mechanic. Investigators were told that while refueling the vessel using a built in pump, fuel ...

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Private sector minimum wage up for review- Labour Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan In a few weeks from now, the National Tripartite Committee would be meeting with stakeholder representatives, where the matter concerning increases in the minimum wage for the private sector could be finalised. Minister of Labour Mr. Joseph Hamilton made this disclosure earlier Monday, when he was asked whether plans are in place to review the proposal for such an increase. ...

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Govt says dedicated team working to reopen sugar estates: rejects Mr. Granger’s “fake news” comment

In rejecting claims that the new government does not have any serious intention of reopening closed sugar estates, Agriculture Minister Mr. Zulficar Mustapha has asked Guyanese to be patient and confident in the new administration’s plan to deliver on that promise. Mr. Mustapha was responding to comments made by former President Mr. David Granger, who said in an interview over ...

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RUSAL, other companies must allow union representation- Labour Minister

By Samuel Sukhnandan As Minister of Labour Mr. Joseph Hamilton on Monday prepared to lead a government delegation into talks with Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), he vowed that that and other companies would not be allowed to prevent workers from being represented by trade unions. “Workers will not be denied their right to form representative organisations or to be represented by ...

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