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GEORGETOWN – Garbage collectors called off a month-and-a-half long strike after President Bharrat Jagdeo offered them “substantial payment” to settle the debt owed by the city.
Georgetown Mayor Hamilton Green later said while the intervention was welcomed it was “a repeat of the hegemony of the government”.Office of the President, Press Officer KwameMcCoy confirmed that Jagdeo met with thecity’s three contracted collectors.
When asked the sum the president was providing, McCoy said: “It would appear as though agreement on the arrangement reached is sufficient for them to return to work.” Reports indicate, however, that the figure was roughly US$250 000. (Stabroek News)

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