Some striking teachers return to school over threats to cut salaries; Nationwide strike continues

The Guyana Teachers’ Union has revealed that a small number of teachers have returned to their classrooms in light of the Government’s decision to cut their salaries. However, the President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Mark Lyte, today said the majority of teachers remain resolute, and are not prepared to head back to school […]

Young Calypsonian disqualified from competition over cost-of-living song; Education Ministry defends decision

The Ministry of Education’s Allied Arts Unit has confirmed that it disqualified a young singer in the Children’s Mashramani Calypso competition, declaring that the calypso piece did not follow the rules of the competition. The song about the cost of living and the recent 6.5% salary increase for public servants has become a hit on […]

Banks DIH Salesmen park trucks and protest over commission rate

More than 50 drivers and salesmen from local conglomerate, Banks DIH Limited, parked their trucks in protest today, over the company’s commission package for sales. The workers have accused the company of repeatedly failing to offer them a “reasonable” commission on their monthly sales. As they stood outside of the new Banks DIH’s multi-million dollar […]

GTU meets with other trade unions and picks up support as strike action by teachers continue

The President of the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), Mark Lyte today said the Union is preparing for an “indefinite” strike action, with the backing of the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU), the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) and other affiliates, even as it mulls Court action in wake of the Government’s refusal to negotiate salary […]

Guyana concerned about impact of climate change events on food security and conflict

As the United Nations Security Council convened a debate today on Climate Change and its impact on food security, Guyana expressed concern over the increase in occurrences of extreme climate events and the challenges that they pose, not only to food security, but also to conflict and displacement of citizens in various parts of the […]