By Farah Bates Scores of sugar workers attached to the Albion and Blairmont Estate in Regions’ Five and Six, on Monday took strike action and held protest across the two estates demanding an increase in wages and calling on GUYSUCO to engage them on the decision of wage negotiation. Back in 2015, the workers were given a 5% wage increase […]

..lack of legal papers for lands big bugbear By Svetlana Marshall For more than 20 years, Sewnarine Rambharratt has been farming in Dalawala – a riverine community along the Demerara River in the vicinity of Linden – but with no legal papers for the land in which he cultivates, access to finance from recognised lending institutions has been almost impossible. […]

  …. ahead of CJ’s decision on appointments of Parliamentary Secretaries By Svetlana Marshall Ahead of Tuesday’s ruling on whether the appointment of People’s Progressive Party/C (PPP/C) Parliamentary Secretaries Sarah Browne and Vikash Ramkissoon was in breach of the Constitution, the Attorney General Anil Nandlall, S.C told the High Court that it is not bound by the decision of the […]

…Linden youths worried over govt decision to pull plug on band corps    By Naomi Marshall  The Linden Music Corps has been helping youths of the mining town over the years to build their skills outside of the classroom. But Jennifer Williams, the band’s coordinator is fearful that the government will stop supporting it. The Linden Music Corps was revamped […]

…New Amsterdam hard-hit by Covid, businesses struggling   In a matter of just one year, establishments around the world have been ejected from their status quo and have been scampering to accommodate the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, trying to sustain themselves while adapting to “the new norm.” In the town of New Amsterdam, the brunt of COVID-19 has been […]

— urges swift correction of record   The International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly-Guyana has expressed concerns over reports that the Delegation of Guyana to the UN General Assembly, headed by Mrs. Caroline Rodrigues-Birkett, the Chair of the Group of 77 and China, is recorded as having voted against Draft Resolution II “A global call for concrete action […]

Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon, on Friday, said the Covid-19 pandemic is out of control in Guyana with over 11,000 confirmed cases and the numbers rising sharply each day. In an effort to help manage the crisis the Opposition, Harmon said, will be publishing guidelines for the public national management of the pandemic. To date over 260 persons have […]

…GCCI urges members, citizens to take Covid-19 vaccines    Given the unprecedented and devastating nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is encouraging its members, local businesses and the general public to commit to supporting the robust COVID-19 vaccination efforts of the Ministry of Health. In a statement GCCI said during the past year, […]

…UMU President, Consumer Affairs Dept. say collective efforts needed to curb reckless minibus culture  …passengers urged to be united when facing poor customer service  By Lisa Hamilton   When a passenger enters a minibus for public transportation, it is the duty of the minibus operators therein to take that passenger safely and comfortably to their destination in exchange for the […]

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