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APNU+AFC urges youths to prepare for thousands of construction jobs

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday night promised to generate thousands of jobs in the construction of bridges and houses should it be reelected at the March 2, 2020 general elections. This was made known to about 200 party faithfuls by APNU+AFC’s Volda Lawrence at a public meeting held at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara. Lawrence ...

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APNU+AFC coalition urges youths to go out and vote

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Tuesday night in the East Coast Demerara village of Buxton appealed to youths to go out and vote because there has been an reduction in crime, improved drainage and roads as well as social welfare programmes. Prominent teacher and village leader, Deon Abrams, in his address, targeted young people, some ...

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Ethnicity a key factor for Citizenship Initiative coalescing with other small parties

The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) political party says it is still open to coalescing with two other small political parties—Change Guyana (CI), and A New and United Guyana (ANUG)—but TCI’s presidential candidate, Rondha-Ann Lam says “ethnicity” is among her party’s major concerns. Lam says after her party told ANUG and Change Guyana that a common slate must reflect youth, gender inclusivity ...

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Gov’t achieved “certain big things” but no guarantee promises won’t be broken again -WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Friday  admitted not doing enough to push the government to address failed promises such as constitutional reform, collective bargaining and award of contracts to small contractors, but could offer no guarantees that there would not be a repeat if the governing coalition wins again. Executive Member, Dr. David Hinds said during an ongoing series ...

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ExxonMobil supports job readiness programme in Guyana

ExxonMobil Guyana has provided some GYD$15 million to Specialists in Sustained Youth Development and Research (SSYDR Inc.), a not-for-profit organization, to roll out a job readiness programme in several communities across the country. Employment Attack 102, is a summer camp geared at preparing young persons including early school leavers for the job market. Speaking at a press conference at the ...

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“Girls in Tech” launches Guyana chapter

Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit that work to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups will launch a Guyana chapter on August 7, the organisation said Wednesday. It is Girls in Tech’s mission to support women with the access and the community they need to succeed in the technology industry by educating and empowering ...

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Minister Broomes not being restricted – President’s Ministry

The Ministry of the Presidency says Minister Simona Broomes is not being restricted in doing her work in the areas of youth unemployment and training, following a meeting between her and President David Granger. The Ministry of the Presidency refutes any suggestions that Minister Broomes is being curtailed from executing her workplan as outlined by the President. “The two met ...

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GECOM’s house-to-house registration decision invalid; Granger’s “bloated” voters’ list claim “not true”- ANUG

A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party at the weekend said a decision by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct house-to-house registration was invalid because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) found that the appointment of the Chairman of that seven-member body was unconstitutional. According to that recently-formed political party, the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For ...

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Women’s rights activist and former WPA executive member, Andaiye, dies

Veteran Guyanese women’s activist and former member of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Andaiye Williams died Friday after a prolonged battle with cancer, her longtime friend Joceyln Dow confirmed. Andaiye was 77 years old. Dow said Andaiye, a cancer survivor for 30 years, passed away at about 6:30 pm at the Woodlands Hospital in Georgetown. Demerara Waves Online News was ...

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Free university education mooted as gov’t rolls out pro-youth election campaign

The incumbent David Granger-led administration appeared increasingly poised to target, again, youths in its bid to be reelected at general elections likely to be held later this year. The campaign by the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition to target youths, Guyana’s single largest voting block, took aim at the education sector where the majority of ...

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