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Politics

US seems closer to removing Cuba from list of State-sponsored terrorists – Guyanese Int’l Relations Professor

Former University of the West Indies (UWI) International Relations Professor, Mark Kirton said the United States’ (US) erasure of Cuba’s name from a list of countries not cooperating fully in fighting terrorism signaled that that communist-ruled nation could soon be taken off Washington’s list of terrorism sponsors. “The Cuban administration has made significant efforts to be part of any anti-terrorism ...

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PNCR’s Congress to be held next month

The overdue congress of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) is to be held from June 28 to 30, party leader Aubrey Leader announced on Friday. He said the congress would be held in-person only, and made it clear that there would be no online participation. The decision was made at last Wednesday’s meeting of the Central Executive. The PNCR’s ...

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PPP may discuss Dharamlall’s eligibility for other party positions

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Civic, Bharrat Jagdeo was Thursday tight-lipped on whether Executive Council member, Nigel Dharamlall was free to be nominated for existing party positions although he was being investigated for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman. “That’s preempting the discussions that we may have so I don’t want to speculate on that matter,” he told a ...

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NIS payments no longer a condition for UG student loan write-off

The Guyana government on Thursday announced that National Insurance Scheme (NIS) contributions would no longer be required for write-offs of student loans to University of Guyana (UG) graduates, three days after the announcement. “We want to make this easy for our people and other students who have outstanding loans. We don’t want to put in conditions that will create or ...

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Teachers Union wants interim pay increase, education ministry rules out talks under duress

The Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) is demanding a 20 percent interim pay increase before the teacher’s strike is called off to make way for the start of mediation, but the Ministry of Education on Wednesday said the union’s demand amounted to duress. “We wanted to include an interim payout to teachers before we resume school and have the situation normal ...

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Dharamlall on GY$500,000 station bail as police probe latest rape allegation

Top People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Executive and Central Committee member, Nigel Dharamlall was Tuesday released from police custody on GY$500,000 bail after he was questioned for several hours about the alleged rape of a woman several years ago, his lawyer said. The Guyana Police Force said Mr Dharamlall was questioned in relation to sexual allegations at the Cove and John ...

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DDL, gov’t demand common trade rules after Trinidad rejects milk exports

In the wake of Trinidad and Tobago ‘s refusal to allow entry of milk and flavoured water produced by a leading Guyanese manufacturer, Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), the company on Tuesday accused that sister Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member state of imposing trade barriers. DDL Chairman, Komal Samaroo complained bitterly about Trinidad and Tobago’s resort to enforce one of its animal ...

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Police break silence on sexual assault allegation against Nigel Dharamlall

Under pressure from journalists and the Guyana Press Association (GPA), the Guyana Police Force (GPF) on Monday broke its days of silence about an alleged rape allegation against former local government minister Nigel Dharamlall. The following statement was issued by the Police Force less than three hours after the GPA slammed that law enforcement agency for refusing to respond to ...

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Education ministry asks labour ministry to mediate in teachers’ strike

The Ministry of Education on Sunday declared a deadlock in salary talks with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) and officially asked the Ministry of Labour to mediate between the two sides, one day before striking teachers were expected to take to the streets. “Pursuant to the provisions of the 1990 Memorandum of Agreement “the avoidance and settlement of disputes” between ...

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Dharamlall denies fresh rape allegation; police force goes silent

A woman on Friday accused former government minister Nigel Dharamlall of raping her almost four years ago but he hours later denied the allegations, even as the Guyana Police Force (GPF) refused to comment on whether there was such a report and what was the status of the probe. The woman, who identified herself as Sarah Aneesah Hakh, said she ...

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