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High level of distrust in Guyana’s elections- LAPOP poll

At least 87 percent of Guyanese do not believe that votes in general and regional elections are “never” counted correctly and fairly, according to the latest Latin American Public Opinion (LAPOP) poll conducted this year. Titled “Pulse of Democracy”, the report states that “there is wide variation across countries in terms of beliefs about election integrity”. While 75 percent of ...

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President appeals to unions to accept 7 percent salary increase

President Irfaan Ali on Friday appealed to trade unions to take the 7 percent retroactive wage and salary increase for this year, and dismissed the call by the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) for a full payout of the GY$10 billion allocated for annual emoluments. “I appeal to the unions to take off their political hat, take off their political ...

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OPINION: David Granger: in his season and time, he withered; opportunity lost; yet holds sway, still has a role

by GHK Lall In fabled British espionage and author Graham Greene lore, there was a ‘fifth man’ somewhere out there.  The mystery has never been satisfactorily finalized.  So, the question is that, though, he was suspected of being ‘out there’, how far out there was he really, and did he really exist? That is the extended question that I ask ...

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Banks DIH workers to get 9 percent pay hike as part of multi-year agreement

Workers of Banks DIH will get a nine percent pay increase for this year, as part of a three-year agreement between management and the Guyana Workers Union (GWU), the company said. According to the company, which is one of Guyana’s leading manufacturers, workers would get five percent in 2022 and three percent in 2023. The signature of the Memorandum of  ...

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Man perishes in East Coast Demerara fire

A man was early Thursday morning burnt to death in a fire at his residence at Market Street, Enterprise, East Coast Demerara The Guyana Fire Service has identified him as 54- year old Shwavash Goolchand. Investigators are reportedly trying to ascertain the cause of the blaze. The Fire Service says that due to radiated heat two vehicles located on the ...

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Pay up the budgeted $10 billion in salary payout- GTUC tells President Ali

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Tuesday asked President Irfaan Ali to pay government employees an additional 7 percent retroactive increase in wages and salaries for this year, saying that workers in this oil-rich nation now deserve fatter pay packets. The GTU said GY$10 billion was allocated in the 2021 National Budget for increases in pay to Public Servants. ...

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AFC calls for restart, broadening of electoral reform process

The Alliance For  Change (AFC) on Tuesday urged the Guyana government to restart the election reform process by opening it up to all stakeholders and involving the Law Reform Commission (LRC). “It urges a restart of the process with all participants and stakeholders playing their roles and having their say from a drafting stage to completion stage with the help ...

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Trinidad Energy Minister warns Guyana, Suriname about oil sector opportunists

Trinidad and Tobago’s  Energy Minister, Stuart Young on Tuesday warned Guyana and Suriname about opportunists who would like to take advantage of the oil sector, even as he urged said government was ready to work with his c country’s Energy Chamber to provide services to other Caribbean nations. Addressing the  first Policy Forum organised by the Energy Chamber of Trinidad ...

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New CXC qualfication will include character building of secondary students

The Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) on Tuesday announced that preparations have started to offer a new qualification that would focus on, among other things, building the character of secondary school students. Addressing the opening of a CXC Ministerial Summit, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of that regional examining body Dr Wayne Wesley says the aim is reduce the number ...

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UN Refugee agency, Guyana govt dispatch relief, improved sanitation to malnourished, sickened Venezuelan migrants

The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Guyana government are rushing food and medical care to Anabisi where more about 250 Warraus, including many malnourished children, from neighbouring Venezuela are squatting. Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said after doctors checked more than  25 children and 42 adults on Saturday, diagnosed and treated many of them for skin ...

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