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Monthly Archives: April 2024

Health Ministry denies claim of sickened Campbellville Health Centre nurses

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2024, 17:57 by Writer The Ministry of Health on Saturday denied an allegation by opposition APNU+AFC parliamentarian, Christopher Jones that several nurses of the Campbellville Health Centre fell ill. “At the time of discovery, no staff reported any adverse health effects,” the Health Ministry said in response to Mr Jones’ claim on Facebook that ...

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Opposition Leader frowns on gov’t’s impending appeal of High Court ruling on teachers’ strike

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2024, 17:52 by Writer Opposition Leader, Aubrey Norton on Saturday disagreed with the Guyana government’s intention to appeal a High Court decision that deemed the recent 29-day strike by teachers “lawful and legitimate” because the administration had rebuffed every effort by the union to negotiate increased salaries. “We note that the government has announced ...

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Several guns found in Berbice

Last Updated on Saturday, 20 April 2024, 11:08 by Writer Four rifles have been discovered on a recently cleared plot of land at Budhan Street, West Canje, Berbice, the Guyana Police Force (GPF) said Saturday. The law enforcement agency said the guns were found on Thursday, April 18, 2024 at 6:30 PM by a party of policemen. “A search was ...

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Govt to appeal High Court’s decision on rights to strike, collective bargaining, union dues; GTU, GTUC welcome “landmark” decision

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2024, 14:50 by Denis Chabrol Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall on Friday said the Guyana government would be appealing a High Court decision that declared that a teachers strike earlier this year was “lawful and legitimate” because government denied them their right to constitutional right to collective bargaining. “These are ...

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High Court rules teachers’ strike justified, salaries cannot be deducted; govt must process union dues

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2024, 13:31 by Denis Chabrol Guyana’s High Court on Friday ruled that teachers’ strike earlier this year was justified as their constitutionally enshrined fundamental right to collective bargaining was violated by the employer-the government- and so they could not lose pay for days off the job. Justice Sandil Kissoon declared that the government of ...

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OPINION: Strong state and national security

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2024, 6:18 by Denis Chabrol By Dr. Randy Persaud, Professor Emeritus, American University, Washington DC Sometime in the early 1980s, Professor Mohammed Ayoob of Michigan State University, an International Relations scholar, made the point that the greatest security threats to Third World countries come from within. It was an astute observation, coming as it ...

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OPINION: Gaza: the potential for dangerous global escalation

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2024, 6:16 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall This has been the most concerning issue from the start, that the Hamas attack and Israeli retaliatory acts in the Gaza could widen.  By mistake or motive.  Every new media reported the Iranian fleet of drones and ballistic missiles unleashed on Israel.  Almost all were shot ...

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PNCR’s public spat about removal of CPU with membership register linked to party elections

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2024, 6:10 by Denis Chabrol -Jagdeo weighs in on issue Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Shurwayne Holder said the issue of the removal of a Computer Processing Unit (CPU), with the membership register, from that party’s Membership Department is linked to the upcoming internal party elections. “I believe that because we ...

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No increase in electricity bills- Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2024, 5:40 by Denis Chabrol Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday assured Guyanese that they would not be paying more for electricity, although government is leasing a 36 megawatt electricity generation ship. “There will be no increase in the price for electricity because of this rental,” he told a news conference. Mr Jagdeo explained ...

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Opposition refuses to meet gov’t on GPL

Last Updated on Friday, 19 April 2024, 0:52 by Writer Opposition parliamentarian, Shurwayne Holder on Thursday refused to attend a meeting with government to discuss the state of the electricity sector, instead saying that the bipartisan parliamentary Economic Services Committee (ESC) is the proper place for an update. “I will not be attending that meeting. I believe that if they ...

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