Daily Archives: August 31, 2020

Guyana: Infrastructure Development: US$1.4b luxury project for Mahaica

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An artist’s conception of what the development will look like
An artist’s conception of what the development will look like

Guyana Politics: Belladrum residents block West Berbice road in solidarity with Clairmont Mingo

Left to right: Attorney-at-Law Darren Wade, Alliance For Change executive member David Patterson, incoming Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon and Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde outside the Sparendaam Police Station where Mr. Clairmont Mingo is being held.

A number of residents of Belladrum, West Coast Berbice on Sunday blocked the public road to vent their anger at the continued detention ad subsequent charging of Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo.   

Divisional Police Commander for  Mahaica-West Berbice, Edmond Cooper said he and a team of policemen were trying to clear the road without causing the situation to escalate.      Continue reading

COVID-19: Thousands of people in Caribbean to be affected by tourism cuts — ILO Report

An aerial view of Nassau, Bahamas

The International Labour Organization (ILO) is warning that almost half a million Caribbean tourism workers face the prospect of decent work deficits in the form of job losses, reductions in working hours, and loss of incomes, while the worsening of working conditions and the move to informal employment appear as a concrete possibility.          

In a new publication titled “Tourism sector in the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean: An overview and the impact of COVID-19 on growth and employment,” the ILO describes as significant and far-reaching the reduction in the Caribbean tourism industry workforce due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

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COVID-19: Push to get staff back to offices amid warning of UK’s ‘ghost towns’ – The Guardian UK

Labour criticises ‘unconscionable’ plans as ministers would warn employees vulnerable to being sacked

Financial districts like London’s Canary Wharf have become ‘ghost towns’ amid the pandemic. 

Press Association = Fri 28 Aug 2020  – THE GUARDIAN UK
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The television and newspaper messages will promote the government’s aim to reduce the number of employees working from home amid fears that town and city centres are becoming ghost areas as workers stay away.          Continue reading