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March 2 Election Day a holiday

The Guyana government has ordered that next Monday — March 2, 2020 — the date for general elections will be a national holiday, following calls by the business community and other stakeholders. Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan issued the order which has since been published in the Official Gazette. Sections of the public and private sector had already expressed concern ...

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Equal pay for drillship workers but unions must understand industry -new oil company

The recently established Unicon Guyana Inc. (UGI), which includes a well-established Ghanaian company, has promised that the workers it will hire, train and place aboard oil rigs will receive equal pay with their foreign counterparts, but trade unions must come to grips with the reality of working conditions aboard drillships. “Specifically, I want to say that once I’m Chairman, UGI ...

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