• Short Summary

    BRITISH GUIANA IS FACING A CRITICAL FOOD SHORTAGE BECAUSE OF THE TWO-MONTH-OLD GENERAL STRIKE.IN THE?

  • Description

    BRITISH GUIANA IS FACING A CRITICAL FOOD SHORTAGE BECAUSE OF THE TWO-MONTH-OLD GENERAL STRIKE.IN THE CAPITAL, GEORGETOWN, WOMEN HAVE TO QUEUE FOR STAPLE FOODS SUCH AS FLOUR, SUGAR AND SALT, BUT VEGETABLES AND FRUIT ARE STILL PLENTIFUL.

    GEORGETOWN'S CENTRAL MARKET HAS BEEN CLOSED, AND VENDORS ARE SELLING THEIR FOOD ON THE STREETS OUTSIDE THE MARKET.THERE HAVE BEEN NO GARBAGE COLLECTIONS IN THE CITY SINCE APRIL 20, THE DAY THE STRIKE STARTED.GARBAGE CANS ARE OVERFLOWING AND RUBBISH LITTERS THE STREETS.

    ON JUNE 20, HUNDREDS OF WOMEN DEMONSTRATED AGAINST THE GOVERNMENT'S REFUSAL TO WITHDRAW ITS PROPOSED LABOUR RELATIONS BILL.THE STRIKE WAS CALLED BECAUSE THE TRADE UNIONS CLAIM THE BILL WILL GIVE THE GOVERNMENT CONTROL OF THE UNIONS.THE WOMEN, SOME PRETENDING TO WEEP, STAGED A MOCK FUNERAL, AT WHICH THEY "BURIED" THE BILL.

    (ON SUNDAY NIGHT, GEORGETOWN WAS ROCKED BY A SERIES OF EXPLOSIONS IN GOVERNMENT AND OPPOSITION ARTIES' BUILDINGS.FOUR MEN WERE ARRESTED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8VHE28NCUM7WMOZEMTITSM7OD
    Media URN:
    VLVA8VHE28NCUM7WMOZEMTITSM7OD
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    25/06/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:10:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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