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GAWU hosting Canadian trade unionists, challenges facing sugar workers to be addressed


The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) is currently hosting the Unionists Jerry Dias, President, and Mohamad Alsadi, Director, Human Rights and International Department of Canadian Trade Union – UNIFOR.

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Drone rules in effect following GDF complaints


Persons who operate drones and other Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) weighing more than 7 kilogrammes will have to apply to the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) for permission to fly them.

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CDC holds consultations to develop Regional Disaster Risk Management Systems

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The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) in partnership with the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency (CDEMA), last week, concluded a round of consultations with stakeholders in Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) and Upper Demerara-Berbice (Region 10). The consultations, which are aimed at gathering data on hazards and vulnerabilities within the Regions, are ...

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Guyanese want the parking meter project scrapped – public opinion poll

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The controversial parking meter contract has been the subject of much public debate over the last several weeks.

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Guyanese honoured with Martin Luther King Jnr. Award in USA


Guyanese Surgeon and Haematologist/ Oncologist, Howard Benn, is the recipient of the 2017 St. Joseph’s Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Education Award by the St. Joseph’s Healthcare System Headquartered in Paterson, New Jersey, USA.

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Lethem residents question $60M spent on ‘shaky’ bridge


Residents of Lethem, Region 9, are raising value for money questions after a contract was given out for the construction of a bridge across the Tabatinga Creek.

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Veteran Trade Unionist Kenneth Joseph dies after suffering stroke


Veteran Trade Unionist and General Secretary of the National Association of Agricultural, Commercial and Industrial Employees (NAACIE), Kenneth Joseph, died at the Georgetown Public Hospital on Thursday, some three weeks after suffering a stroke.

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UG, Russian Ambassador discuss plans for cooperation

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Russian Ambassador to Guyana, Nikolay Smirnov, recently met with Vice Chancellor of the University of Guyana, Professor Ivelaw Griffith, and other officials to discuss cooperation between the local University and the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (PFUR).

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Gov’t Analyst Food, Drug Dept. to have governing documents amended


The Food and Drug Act of 1971 which covers food, drugs, cosmetic and therapeutic or medical devices regulation is expected to be amended this year. This archaic document is expected to be adjusted to bring changes for the implementation carried out by the Government Analyst Food and Drug Department (GA-FDD).

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Dominica PM tells CARICOM Heads that alleged coup will be thoroughly investigated


The outgoing Chairman of the Conference of Heads of Government and Prime Minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, today addressed the matter of an alleged coup in his country.

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