Daily Archives: Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 23:14

Stevedore supervisor dies in accident on John Fernandes Limited wharf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 23:14 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Labour  said it was investigating a fatal accident which occurred at approximately 7:38 AM Tuesday morning, at the John Fernandes Limited Port Facility on Water Street, Georgetown. The Labour Department said 64-year-old Trevor Jones, a stevedore foreman of Mandela Avenue, East Ruimveldt, was walking behind a ...

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High Court rules Hicken’s extension as Police Commissioner properly done

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 23:05 by Denis Chabrol Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Tuesday ruled that Mr Clifton Hicken’s tenure as acting Police Commissioner was properly extended after he reached retirement age of 55 years. “The framers of the Constitution envisioned that if there is not a substantive Commissioner of Police, that the statutory provisions that are ...

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OPINION: The 2024 Jagdeo Budget Part 3: Forget people development. Forget our Teachers, Just do as I say!

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 19:05 by Denis Chabrol by Retired Read Admiral  Gary Best, LLB; LEC; PhD. The Jagdeo 2024 budget is a failure! A failure in people development – a fundamental obligation of any government, a failure in preserving the human dignity of the Guyanese family, a failure in human care. Just look at the abject ...

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APNU+AFC, WPA support teachers’ strike

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 15:58 by Denis Chabrol The People’s National Congress Reform-led parliamentary coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) as well as the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Tuesday came out in solidarity with striking teachers after the Ministry of Education decided to stop deducting union dues from teachers’ salaries because of ...

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ExxonMobil to search for oil offshore Essequibo Region

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 15:17 by Denis Chabrol ExxonMobil plans to explore for oil offshore the Essequibo Region where Venezuelan gunboats had six years ago chased seismic research vessels in oil concessions that had been granted by Guyana, President of ExxonMobil Guyana, Alistair Routledge said Tuesday. “The Liza field, the last time I looked, takes you pretty ...

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Ministry of Education stops deducting teachers’ union dues over GTU’s “conduct” ; GTU calls it union dues “union busting”

Last Updated on Tuesday, 6 February 2024, 9:33 by Denis Chabrol Deeming the now two-day old teachers’ strike “unlawful”, the Ministry of Education has officially informed the Guyana Teachers’ Union that it would stop deducting union dues from teachers’ salaries. After detailing its views that the “unlawful and politicised” strike was exacerbated by a barrage of threats to teachers who ...

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