Daily Archives: Thursday, 7 March 2024, 21:09

Education Ministry debunks Teachers’ Union account of salary talks on multi-year period

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 March 2024, 21:09 by Denis Chabrol The Ministry of Education Thursday night denied reaching agreement with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) earlier in the day about a multi-year period for pay negotiations. “The government maintains its original position that any multi-year agreement must start from the year 2024, not retroactively,” the Ministry of Education’s Chief ...

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No more sandpit licences – Jagdeo

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 March 2024, 19:20 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday announced that no more sandpit licences would be granted, leaving Police Commissioner Clifton Hicken and Deputy Police Commissioner Calvin Brutus’ plans to open such an operation in limbo. “Let me make it clear that the government of Guyana has put a hold on ...

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Teachers’ Union, Education Ministry agree to multi-year period for salary hikes

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 March 2024, 18:29 by Denis Chabrol Top officials of the Guyana Teachers’ Union and the Ministry of Education on Thursday ended fruitful talks, with the employer agreeing to consider proposed salary increases from 2019 to 2023. GTU President Dr Mark Lyte said the Union succeeded in getting the government side to backdown from its position ...

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OPINION: On Cheddi Jagan’s ideology and politics

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 March 2024, 14:31 by Denis Chabrol By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus Much has been aired recently on Cheddi Jagan’s ideology and politics. A key part of the ongoing debate is the extent to which Jagan was a communist, or not. Relatedly, there is also intense disagreement on whether Jagan’s ideology pushed the West to ...

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Guyana needs to address Artificial Intelligence

Last Updated on Thursday, 7 March 2024, 13:24 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Thursday said the time has come for government to develop policies to deal with Artificial Intelligence (AI), in light of legal developments in the Developed World. “All three branches of government must, I think, have a conversation on AI and where AI is going because ...

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