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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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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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Veteran Guyanese aviator Malcolm Chan-a-Sue dies

Veteran Guyanese aviator and aviation educator, Captain Malcolm Chan-a-Sue died early Monday morning, almost one month after a speeding minibus slammed into the car he was driving in Kingston, Georgetown. Guyana’s aviation community was almost immediately plunged into mourning. Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority, Retired Lt Col. Egbert Field expressed deep sadness at the passing of someone he ...

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Surinamese, Guyanese companies team up for lighting to embellish wood products

The Suriname-headquartered SEOS Solutions has teamed up with the Guyanese-owned value-added wood products company, Floor-It, in a US$1 million investment in Guyana that will focus on improved lighting and energy efficiency. Chief Executive Officer of Floor-It, Andre Cummings said SEOS International would be providing the “missing link” for his wood products. “The home improvement products that we offer to clients, ...

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Rice Producers Association wants government to approve importation of foreign workers

The Rice Producers Association (RPA) on Wednesday floated the idea of importing labour for that grain industry because of a shortage of workers due to lower birthrates, but said so far no application has been made to the government to grant work permits. “For us to address the situation immediately, government needs to import labour and the importation of labour ...

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LIAT won’t be blocked to protect newcomer InterCaribbean Airways- Edghill

LIAT (1974) Limited would have to show that it would be feasible to serve the Guyana route before fresh approval is granted to fly to this southern Caribbean Community (CARICOM) mainland nation, but would not be blocked to protect InterCaribbean Airways, Aviation Minister Juan Edghill said Friday. “No, no, no, no! There is no exclusivity here for anybody…We like competition ...

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Oil and gas sector a fillip for InterCaribbean Airways’ decision to serve Guyana

Guyana’s emerging oil and gas sector is expected to be a booster for  operations of the Turks and Caicos Islands-based InterCaribbean Airways which is set to  provide 12 weekly round-trip flights from Guyana to Barbados early next month, Aviation Minister Juan Edghill said Friday. “ExxonMobil was chartering flights to come to Guyana to bring their staff on rotation. They have ...

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GTT hosts first ‘career day’ today

Close to thirty persons are expected to be hired within the telecommunications sector, as GTT will host its first career fair on Friday, November 5, 2021, at its 55 Brickdam Retail location (Blackberry Store). According to GTT’s Employee Experience Director, Tiana Gurcharran, a range of vacant positions is open to suitably qualified professionals who are seeking employment within the company.  ...

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GDF transports “Ride For Hope” cyclists back from Lethem

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) on Thursday stepped in and transported Guyanese Tyson English and his colleague who spearheaded and participated in bicycle ride from Georgetown to Lethem to raise awareness about cancer and mental health. Mr. English , who was joined by his colleague, Michael Trotman, in Linden, completed the 525 mile journey through rugged terrain day and night ...

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Ghana begins helping to tweak Guyana’s draft local content law

Guyana has decided to include aspects of the local content laws from Ghana, Nigeria and Norway in its draft legislations, the Attorney General’s Chambers said in a statement. The decisions were made on Wednesday when a high-level delegation from Ghana on Wednesday joined a team of lawyers from the Attorney General’s Chambers in evaluating Guyana’s draft local content legislation, Attorney ...

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