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Statement by the Association of Caribbean Media Workers to mark World Press Freedom Day 2023

Greetings to all media workers across the Caribbean on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day being observed on May 3. The theme of this year’s World Press Freedom Day- “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights”- throws the spotlight on the invaluable role of the freedom to receive and impart ...

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GPA warns of “creeping intolerance” of certain media, attempts to break up Association

May 3rd, 2023 Greetings to all Guyanese media workers on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day 2023. This year’s theme is “Shaping a Future of Rights: Freedom of expression as a driver for all other human rights” Freedom of Expression is one of the fundamental human rights that is enshrined in the United Nations Declaration of Human Rights which ...

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Real Estate agents’ associations asked to comment on draft Real Estate law

Real estate agents were Tuesday urged to submit recommendations to improve a draft law titled the Real Estate Bill 2023 that will seek to ensure realtors comply with the Anti-Money Laundering and Countering of Financing Terrorism (AMLCFT) regime, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said. “The Attorney General invited comments from the local real estate bodies on how the draft may be ...

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Organisations express solidarity with journalists in Guyana victims of online harassment 

The Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) and IFEX-ALC network condemn in the  strongest possible terms the intimidation of journalists in Guyana and call on the Government to  immediately set the tone for a cessation of such acts that ultimately serve to fertilise the ground  for an escalation of such acts that can ultimately lead to physical harm.  The ACM ...

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FITUG calls for increase in private sector minimum wage to cushion impact of rising cost of living

Faced with an estimated 12 percent increase in cost of living, the Federation of Independent Trades Unions of Guyana (FITUG) on Monday- Labour Day- asked the government to increase the private sector minimum wage to GY$81,000 per month. “As an interim measure, to assist our lower earning workers, the national minimum and public sector minimum wages should be equated to ...

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GTUC asks Parliamentarians to push for new laws including supermajority passage of National Budgets

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Monday- May 1- urged parliamentarians to pass several new laws that will force the government and the opposition to work together for the approval of National Budgets by a supermajority, and involve civil society in national decision-making. Addressing the 2023 May Day Rally at the Critchlow Labour College (CLC), GTUC General Secretary Lincoln ...

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Deported 20 years ago, Guyana-born Brooklyn man’s extraordinary fight to return reaches an end

Reproduced from Gothamist By Matt Katz Published May 1, 2023 at 6:01 a.m. Lorenzo Charles, born in Guyana and raised in Brooklyn, was deported in 2003 following what he described as a wrongful conviction for attempted burglary. That should have been the end of Charles’ American story, as it is for so many legal immigrants convicted of crimes and then ...

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Opposition Leader unveils anti-racism plan if elected President

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton believes he has a plan to ease racial tension in Guyana where the political playing field is split almost evenly between the two Afro and Indo-Guyanese. Addressing Guyanese in Barbados at the weekend, he said his People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) does not use racism as a campaign tool but ...

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Norton back-pedals on plan to stop Local Govt Elections; to use laws to challenge process

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton has back-pedaled on his intention to stop the June 12 Local Government Elections (LGE) over alleged widespread forgery of the names of nominators/backers in the nomination process, and instead said his A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) would use the legal route as recommended by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). While many persons ...

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Defence Diplomacy Office aimed at influencing international partners; Retired Chief-of-Staff Bess to be first Head

Retired Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Brigadier Godfrey Bess is tipped to head the Defence Diplomacy Office which is being established at the Office of the President to influence this country’s international partners, according to well-placed government sources. President Irfaan Ali earlier this week told the opening of the Guyana Police Force Annual Officers’ Conference that the new ...

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