Category Archives: Guyana

Guyana: Bauxite Company RUSAL fires 61 workers with immediate effect

Stabroek News – 18 February 2019

-fails to attend Labour Dep’t conciliation meeting

The Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI), which is controlled by Russian Aluminium (RUSAL), today fired 61 striking workers and its management refused to attend a scheduled conciliation meeting at the Department of Labour.

It was after the meeting that Sheldon Thomas, a representative of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers’ Union (GB&GWU) revealed that the workers were dismissed.

Thomas explained that a notice was issued to the workers identifying the 61 workers who were dismissed with immediate effect. He also said over 100 workers are on strike.         Continue reading

The Millennial Perspective…On Colourism and Beauty – By Kemol King

Kemol King

Guyana: Tenders out for Lethem Airport to be Upgraded

Tender out for Lethem Airport

Lethem Airport

Guyana Politics: Screaming loudly and grabbing attention while ignoring history – Adam Harris

Just Friday, I got a call from a woman who was so disgruntled that she found fault with just about everything that the government has done or has not done. The roads in the new Diamond Housing Scheme are deplorable. The condition is being blamed on the government.

But that is small potatoes to the reason she called. The conversation began with a criticism of Kaieteur News for not publishing something that “is all over the media.” This “something” is that the sons of two government Ministers were arrested for shooting Brian O’Toole.     Continue reading

Guyana Politics: The sub-text we are witnessing is our Ethnic Dynamics – Dr. David Hinds 

BHS Alumni Association – Toronto Chapter – Calendar of Events 2019

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GUYANA SPEAKS: Celebrating Berbicians inc A.J. Seymour – London – February 24, 2019

Below are bios of our distinguished guests and a brief summary of their ‘SPEAKS’:     Continue reading

Venezuela’s Collapse Holds Lessons For Neighboring Guyana – Forbes

Commentary By FORBES

Venezuela’s slide from top of the heap to a virtual bit player in the oil market is a slow-motion car crash. Production sank progressively from 2.6 million barrels per day (b/d) a decade ago, when it was third in OPEC behind only Saudi Arabia and Iran, to 2.0 million b/d by Q3 2017. Decline since has been precipitous – today it’s just 1.1 million b/d.

The market has shrugged off the loss, even with the absence of sanctioned Iranian oil. Venezuela’s heavy barrels have been largely displaced by supplies from Canada, Mexico and elsewhere.

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Guyanese man murders 11-yr-old daughter in Canada – UPDATED

Riya Rajkumar and father Roopesh Rajkumar

BANKS DIH: the formula of a Winning Team – By Francis Quamina Farrier

BANKS DIH: the formula of a Winning Team

By Francis Quamina Farrier

The curtains came down on the five-acts of BANKS DIH Ltd. Annual Shareholders Meetings at New Amsterdam on Sunday February 3rd., and as usual, there were some “Showers of Blessings” on the proceedings. It was another successful year for what has been referred to as “The Winning Team”; BANKS DIH Ltd. The five ‘acts’ commenced with the large Shareholders Annual Meeting at Thirst Park in Georgetown on Saturday January 26, 2019.

Before that meeting commenced, a pleasant mood was set for Shareholders as they arrived, with music by the Guyana Police Force Band under the Direction of Bandmaster Superintendent Charmaine Stuart. The music was of standard compositions and included Guyanese Folk and Patriotic songs such as “Beautiful Guyana” by Hilton Hemerding.      Continue reading

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