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Public Service Coop Credit Union faction refuses to hand over election figures to govt

Member of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU), Patrick Mentore has refused to immediately hand over specific figures and other information about the Special General Meeting (SGM) of that financial institution, instead saying that the matter is still before the High Court. “Relative to the requested information, we are prepared to provide same, but have been advised by ...

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UG, Child Link team to host Guyana Social Work Education and Practice Conference

In observance of World Social Work Week 2024 being observed from March 18 – 22, the University of Guyana’s Faculty of Social Sciences and ChildLink Guyana will host the Guyana Social Work Education and Practice Conference from March 19th – 20th, the university said. The conference will be hosted at the university’s George Walcott Lecture Theatre (GWLT), Turkeyen Campus under ...

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CARICOM nations discriminating against Haitians- Ramjattan

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan has accused Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member-nations, including Guyana,  of discriminating against Haitians by blocking their free movement across the region. “It is in my opinion, looking at the demeanour and even the expressed words of some of the CARICOM leaders; they always give the impression that Haitians are second class in ...

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Financing deal signed for India-made planes for GDF

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) would soon acquire two new aircraft from India with a US$23.27 million loan from India’s Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank), according to the Finance Ministry. The financing agreement was signed on Friday by Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh and Deputy General Manager of EXIMBANK, Sanjay Lamba. “This agreement represents the latest instalment of the ...

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Juan Edghill wins defamation case against Anthony Vieira, CN Sharma

The High Court has ordered well-known public commentator, Anthony Vieira to pay Public Works Minister Juan Edghill GY$15 million for defamation that occurred 13 years ago on CNS TV6. Chandra Narine Sharma, owner of CNSTV6, has also been ordered to pay Mr Edghill GY$250,000 for broadcasting the commentary on May 4, 2011.  The court said that amount was for nominal ...

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PNCR Leader confident he’ll win party elections again; denies being corrupt

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton on Friday said he was confident that he would win a second term as party leader, and that his integrity was a major advantage in confronting the incumbent People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration. “I’m convinced that when the congress comes, I would be re-elected leader to be a thorn ...

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Teachers’ Union asks High Court to order collective bargaining for 2019-2023 salaries

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) on Friday asked the High Court to order the Guyana government to engage in collective bargaining for salaries for 2019 to 2023, three days after talks between the two sides collapsed. The union’s resort to the court through its lawyer, Darren Wade follows the position by the Ministry of Education that the budget does not ...

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ExxonMobil announces new discovery offshore Guyana

ExxonMobil Guyana on Friday announced a discovery at Bluefin in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana, the company’s first discovery of 2024. The Bluefin well encountered approximately 197 feet (60 metres) of hydrocarbon-bearing sandstone and was drilled by the Stena Drillmax drillship in 4,244 feet (1,294 metres) of water. The Bluefin well is located approximately 8.5 kilometres southeast of the Sailfin-1 ...

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