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“We don’t want a clash” with teachers; govt offering what it can afford- Granger

President David Granger on Monday virtually ruled out government making a higher pay offer and he appealed to teachers not to disrupt classes. “The Minister of Education is working towards an agreement. We don’t want a confrontation, we don’t want a clash. We value the service of teachers,” he said hours after the Guyana Teachers Union reconfirmed that an indefinite ...

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No cash strike relief but teachers still vow to abandon classrooms; GTU to seek legal advice on blocking salary deductions

As thousands of teachers prepare to go on strike for increased salaries and allowances, the Guyana Teachers Union’s (GTU) executive on Monday said the trade union could not afford to provide cash relief but would assist with foodstuff and other items. The issue of strike relief was raised at a meeting between the executive and hundreds of teachers at the ...

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Updated: Volda Lawrence is PNCR’s Chairwoman; Granger hails “clean” internal elections, party unity

Volda Lawrence clinched victory to become Chair of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), and at the end of the keenly contested race party leader David Granger  assured that the elections were free and fair. “The process might have been slow and difficult but it was clean and complete,” Granger, who is Guyana’s President, said in his charge to the newly-elected ...

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Counting of votes at PNCR’s Congress continues

Counting of votes at the People’s National Congress Reforms (PNCR) 20th biennial delegates congress was expected to continue late into Sunday night, PNCR Vice Chairman candidate Christopher Jones said. He said just under 1,000 delegates cast votes Sunday afternoon in what he described as “smooth” process. Jones did not expect results to become available until after 10 PM Guyana Time. ...

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Update 2: PNCR ‘special committee’ to further consider renaming airport Burnham-Jagan Timehri International

A motion at the People’s National Congress Reform’s Congress to rename the Cheddi Jagan International Airport to also honour that party’s founder-leader, Forbes Burnham, and Amerindians has been referred to a special committee, party sources said. The party official explained that the decision to dispatch it to party committee was because of the implications and the need to seek technical ...

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Attorney General finally activates Judicial Review Act

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams has ordered the activation of the Judicial Review Act. (JRA) from January 1, 2019, even as his immediate predecessor, Anil Nandlall, was preparing to seek a High Court order to jail him for contempt of court. The commencement order was issued on August 15, 2018 and gazetted on August 16, the ...

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Surinamese woman nabbed at back-track with cocaine, ecstasy–police

A Surinamese woman was early Saturday morning arrested at Number 78 Village Foreshore,Corentyne, Berbice (Backtrack route) with cocaine and ecstasy in her possession, police said. The Guyana Police Force said she and her belongings were searched and 247 grammes of suspected cocaine and 100 grammes of ecstasy (192 pills) were found. The 27 year-old, who is said to be a ...

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PNCR Congress considers authority to govern public transportation

People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) delegates at their biennial delegates congress were Saturday expected to consider a motion to ask government to pass a law to manage the public transportation system because of the “high risk” and “discrimination” facing commuters. If approved, the motion will mandate the PNCR to ask the coalition government to pass legislation before year-end and that ...

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Police considering PPP’s complaint about award of new Demerara Bridge feasibility study

The Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) is considering the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP’s) request for a probe into Cabinet’s award of a contract to a Netherlands-headquartered company to conduct a feasibility study for a new Demerara Harbour Bridge. “The matter is now engaging the attention of the Guyana Police Force,” Head of SOCU, Special Assistant Police ...

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Anil Nandlall asks High Court to order imprisonment of Attorney General Basil Williams

Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall wants the High Court to order the imprisonment of Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams for failing to comply with Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire’s order that he must activate the Judicial Review Act. Nandlall is asking the High Court to order that Williams “be committed to Georgetown Prisons, Camp Street, Georgetown for such period ...

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