Entries for 28 September 2020

GUYANA: New Harbour Bridge planned from Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara to LaGrange, West Bank Demerara

Inter-agency body to oversee new harbour bridge to be convened 

President Ali at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara site

DPI  September 26, 2020

President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali, says the government will be convening an inter-agency committee next week to oversee the consultations on the project to build a new, state-of-the-art harbour bridge.

The President made the disclosure this afternoon during a visit to the proposed site for the construction of the bridge at Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara. He was accompanied by Minister of Public Works, the Hon. Bishop Juan Edghill, Minister with the Ministry of Public Works, the Hon. Deodat Indar, and other officials.   

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GUYANA: Around 66% of tourism workers affected by fallout from COVID-19 – President

Stabroek News  – 27 September 2020

President Infaan Ali

President Irfaan Ali today said that around 30% of those employed in the tourism sector have lost their jobs and another 36% had been furloughed or placed on unpaid leave as a result of the fallout from COVID-19.

A statement commemorating World Tourism Day follows:

Statement by President Dr. Mohamed Irfaan Ali  On the Occasion of World Tourism Day 2020 – (September 27, 2020)

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GUYANA: COVID-19: Nurses at three hospitals protest for better pay and working conditions

Nurses’ industrial unrest breaking the law; President shrugs claims of unjustifiable spending

Nurses protesting in Georgetown

Demerara Waves-: By Denis Chabrol –  September 26, 2020

Over the past week, workers from the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WRDH), the Linden Hospital Complex (LHC) and the Georgetown Public Hospital (GPH) staged demonstrations to press their demands for frontline workers who are managing the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These demands range from better and more personal protective equipment to payment of overtime and risk allowances. Some have even threatened strike action.

Government says  nurses are violating the law governing essential unrest by taking industrial  unrest to press demands for more COVID-19 frontline allowances and other benefits.   

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CANADA: Justin Trudeau: ‘The World Is In Crisis, And Things Are About To Get Much Worse’ – video

Canada PM – Justin Trudeau


Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned Friday that the current global order will be upended if leaders across the planet fail to come together to uphold human rights and tackle upcoming threats such as climate change.

Trudeau delivered the grave words in a prerecorded message to the United Nations General Assembly.

“The world is in crisis, and not just because of the last few months,” Trudeau said. “Not just because of COVID-19. But because of the last few decades. And because of us.”        Continue reading →

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