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Trade unions ask High Court to quash latest COVID-19 vaccination measures

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 17:08 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Teachers’ Union, Guyana Public Service Union and their umbrella Guyana Trades Union Congress on Tuesday  asked the High Court to quash government’s vaccination policy that they say amount to coercion to take the jab against the viral disease. Also named as applicants are GPSU Vice President Dawn ...

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PNCR’s Mervyn Williams recovering from COVID-19

Last Updated on Tuesday, 31 August 2021, 14:47 by Denis Chabrol Former People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) parliamentarian, Mervyn Williams is “improving” after being stricken for several days by the coronavirus (COVID-19), well-placed sources said Tuesday. The sources declined to provide details but assured that “he is improving” and that his breathing was still being supported. It has been more ...

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Private sector being integrated into Guyana’s anti-corruption fight; enforcement depends on solid evidence

Last Updated on Monday, 30 August 2021, 17:08 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s private sector is being integrated into the fight against corruption, but the enforcement of international conventions and domestic laws will depend on solid evidence and strong prosecution, officials said Monday. Minister of Governance, Gail Teixeira told the opening of an anti-corruption workshop being held by her ministry in ...

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High Court might strike out President as respondent in Police Service Commission case

Last Updated on Monday, 30 August 2021, 16:12 by Denis Chabrol High Court Judge, Gino Persaud on Monday hinted that he  might strike out President Irfaan Ali as a respondent in a case brought by the Police Service Commission (PSC) in a case that challenges the Guyanese leader’s suspension of that body. “There is no private act in the performance ...

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Guyana, France, Suriname sign cooperation agreement; Guyana mum on details

Last Updated on Monday, 30 August 2021, 14:53 by Denis Chabrol Guyana, France and Suriname have agreed to improve cross-border security and combat climate change, but so far the Guyana government has been mum on the accord. Guyana’s Prime Minister Mark Phillips attended the Strategic Dialogue in Cayenne, French Guiana from August 25 to 27, 2021, and signed the cooperation ...

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GPSU to challenge legality of lock-out, removal of unvaccinated, untested workers

Last Updated on Monday, 30 August 2021, 12:18 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) will this week file court action against the locking out of nurses and other government employees because they are not vaccinated or refuse to take a PCR test, a top union official said Monday. GPSU Vice President Dawn Gardner made the announcement during ...

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Bosai Minerals’ bauxite worker burnt to death

Last Updated on Sunday, 29 August 2021, 15:04 by Denis Chabrol A Plant Operator at the Bosai Minerals Group was early Sunday morning burnt to death in the compound of that Mackenzie, Linden-based bauxite mining company. He has been identified as 39-year old Kersa Robertson of Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden. Investigators have so far been informed that the man went ...

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August 2021