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Sugar workers poised to get pay increase

Thousands of sugar workers are set to get a wage and salary increase next month whether or not negotiations with the two trade unions are successful, a senior official of the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) disclosed. GuySuCo’s Chief Industrial Relations Manager, Deodat Sukhu told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that his negotiating team has already ruled out ...

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High Court asked to order Jagdeo produce Irfaan Ali’s qualifications

Two citizens have asked the High Court to order the Representative of the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) list of candidates, Bharrat Jagdeo to produce the academic qualifications of presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali in light of concerns that one of them might be fake. Attorney-at-Law, Stephen Lewis, for the applicants Dianna Deravinne Rajcumar and Phillip Marcus, wants the High Court to declare ...

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Ballot paper arrives under tight security

Ballot paper and other sensitive materials for the March 2, 2020 general elections Friday morning arrived under tight police security at the headquarters of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The arrival and offloading of the shipping container of materials was witnessed by GECOM Chairman, Claudette Singh and the six other election commissioners as well as the Chief Elections Officer, Keith ...

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Irfaan Ali to face court over qualifications -Ramjattan

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) prime ministerial candidate, Khemraj Ramjattan announced that People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali would be taken to court to prove that he has a first degree. “I understand that tomorrow (Friday) morning a case will be filed to ensure Irfaan Ali tell the court whether he got a first degree ...

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Fewer crimes, guns on streets since 2015 -former police chief

Former Commissioner of Police, Winston Felix Wednesday night boasted that since his A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition came to power in 2015, there has been a 30-percent decline in serious crimes and more than 500 guns have been seized. Felix, who is Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, rattled off the figures and other achievements in the ...

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Candidates embroiled in dual citizenship saga to remain on lists -GECOM

The three candidates for next month’s general and regional council elections, who had been caught up in the saga over their eligibility because of their dual citizenship status, will not be removed from their lists, a spokeswoman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said Wednesday. “The commission decided yesterday that they will remain on the list,” Yolanda Ward told News-Talk ...

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Guyana unaware of Trinidad’s return of woman who travelled from coronavirus zone

Guyanese authorities on Wednesday said they were unaware that Trinidad and Tobago authorities returned a woman to Guyana because her flight originated from Hong Kong, one of the territories where people have been sickened by the coronavirus. That twin-island nation’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Roshan Paras­ram was quoted by the Trinidad and Tobago Guardian newspaper as saying that the woman, ...

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Guyana fast-tracked negotiations to prevent ExxonMobil-controlled consortium’s pull-out over Venezuela’s threat -PM

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo Tuesday night condemned a Global Witness report that concludes that the 2016 ExxonMobil deal amounts to a US$55 billion giveaway, instead saying that government fast-tracked negotiations to prevent the company from pulling out due to Venezuela’s claim. Nagamootoo criticised Global Witness’ call for a suspension of oil production to pave the way for renegotiation of the ...

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