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Pres Ali shuns US willingness to facilitate talks with opposition

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 20:03 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday virtually ruled out a role for the United States (US) in facilitating talks with the opposition, a day after the US offered to help broker bipartisan talks on Guyana’s development. “I don’t know why there needs to be brokerage of any conversation. I don’t ...

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Striking Berbice sugar workers take protest for money to Georgetown; GAWU, AFC differ on interpretation of court ruling

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 11:31 by Denis Chabrol At least 100 striking sugar workers early Wednesday morning descended in front of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), demanding that they be paid severance after the Rose Hall Estate had been closed, but the union maintained that the workers were merely transferred and never severed. “Because ...

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British NGO-funded UG-affiliated biodiversity research centre isn’t about exporting science- co-founder

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 9:54 by Denis Chabrol The University of Guyana (UG) on Tuesday formally announced the establishment of a not-for-profit biodiversity research centre in the Essequibo River near the Mazaruni and Cuyuni rivers with an assurance by the British non-governmental organisation that the aim is not to export scientific information from the area. Co-founder of ...

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Teenage gold miner dies in mining pit collapse

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 7:22 by Denis Chabrol A teenage gold miner died Tuesday afternoon when a gold mining pit at Cowpen Backdam, Puruni River in Region Eight (Potaro-Siparuni) collapsed on him, police said. The victim has been identified as Anthony Richard of Parika, East Bank Essequibo. Police said the incident occurred at about 3:30 PM Tuesday. ...

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OPINION: APNU’s Roysdale A. Forde owes President Ali an apology

Last Updated on Wednesday, 30 August 2023, 6:52 by Denis Chabrol By Dr Randolph Persaud Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington DC The CARICOM Reparations Commission advanced the following Ten Point Reparation plan in 2014 –  Full formal apology; Indigenous peoples development programmes; funding for reparations to Africa; the establishment of cultural institutions and the return of cultural heritage; assistance in ...

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