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Press Release: BACIF – Manufacturing quality aluminum and cast iron products for 65 years

by Guyana National Bureau of Standards Established in 1959, Brass Aluminum and Cast-Iron Foundry (BACIF) was founded by Mr. Claude Leslie Geddes who began the limited production of Aluminum Pulleys and Cooking Utensils. Sixty-five (65) years later, the company manufactures over 200 different types of items for agriculture, mining, public infrastructure, and other industry stakeholders. The company is now a ...

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Press Release: Who’s Who in Suriname Business 2024: A Confluence of Commerce and Collaboration

By Amrita Naraine, Lead Researcher ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc. ActionINVEST Caribbean Inc. (ACI) and Creative Tech Hub Caribbean (CTHC) proudly unveiled the highly-anticipated second edition of Who’s Who in Suriname Business 2024. This collaborative endeavour represents a watershed moment in the portrayal and advancement of Suriname’s economic dynamism and cultural synergies on a global platform. The distinguished ceremony, graced by eminent ...

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West Indies star bowler, home village of Baracara to benefit from GTT deal

West Indies’ newly-minted star bowler, Guyanese Shamar Joseph and children in the east Berbice community of Baracara are set to benefit significantly from GTT now that he has signed on to be that telecommunications provider’s brand ambassador, company officials said Friday. GTT’s Chief Commercial Officer, Kerchelle Jn. Charles said, through the three-year agreement, Mr Joseph would receive business mentorship and ...

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GTT increases Internet speeds

On the heels of record successes for Fibre in 2023, Guyana’s largest, fastest and most reliable network,  GTT, on Friday announced new rewards for its customers; and said Guyanese can look forward to an even more exciting future.   Last year, GTT saw a major expansion in its Fibre footprint across Guyana, ensuring that 2 out of every 3 homes now ...

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No salary cut, resume union dues deduction, agree to pay talks- Teachers’ Union; GTUC defends Coretta Mc Donald’s appointment

Even as the General Secretary of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Coretta Mc Donald on Friday set additional conditions for teachers to end their 10-day old strike for increased salaries, the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) dismissed claims by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo that she is not eligible to hold that top union post. Ms Mc Donald told reporters-while hundreds ...

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GTU lays down conditions for calling off strike; Private Sector Commission ready to play a role

A day after Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo said the Ministry of Education is responsible for all negotiations with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), the union on Friday called for a formal invitation to talks on increased wages and salaries. GTU President, Dr Mark Lyte made a stirring appeal on his Facebook Live as he headed to Georgetown for what is ...

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GTU condemns ritual on Ministry of Education’s bridge

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) has distanced itself from an apparent ritual on the bridge leading to the offices of the Minister of Education Priya Manickchand and other senior officials by a supporter of the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). “We unequivocally distance ourself from the actions of an individual not affiliated with our organization. We ...

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Govt shies away from negotiating pay hike with Teachers’ Union; considers Online teaching if strike prolongs

Government on Thursday ruled out giving into pay increases being demanded by the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), signaled no willingness to hold salary negotiations but instead said it might resort to Online learning if the now nine-day old strike continues indefinitely. The GTU is proposing a 25 percent salary increase for 2019, and 20 percent for 2019 to 2023 and ...

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Rapist escapes from Mazaruni Prison

A convicted rapist on Thursday escaped from the Mazaruni prison compound, shortly after he asked to ease his bowels in a bushy area, the Guyana Prison Service said. Akeem Wong, a convict serving a 15-year sentence for rape, managed to escape at about 7:20 am. The Prison Service said At the time, Wong along with inmate Gilbert Gill, was labouring ...

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Schoolgirl beaten unconscious by brother

A 13-year old girl was attacked and beaten by her brother at Arau Village, Wenamu River, police said. The assailants age has been given as 25 years old. Commander for Regional Police Division #7, Senior Superintendent Dion Moore said the incident occurred at about 6.30 Wednesday morning. Investigators were informed that the man has a  ‘mental disorder’. Police were told ...

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