––MP Sarabo-Halley  Opposition Member of Parliament, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley said by offering a 7% across the board increase for public servants, President Irfaan Ali, in effect, has given himself an increase of $150,000 while offering minimum earners $4,900 before tax. “The public servant who is earning minimum wage would receive a monthly salary increase of a mere $4900 while the president […]

Twenty three pregnant women are currently hospitalised with COVID-19 and Minister of Health, Dr. Frank Anthony has reinforced the call to pregnant mothers to be vaccinated against the disease. He said it is very important that the expecting mothers take the vaccine to protect themselves and unborn child. Dr. Anthony said Friday, that more than a third of the 63 […]

The Court of Appeal will decide on December 21 whether it has jurisdiction to hear an appeal challenging the High Court’s decision to nullify Election Petition 99 over noncompliance of service, Chancellor of the Judiciary (ag) Yonette Cummings-Edwards announced on Friday. At the time, the Chancellor (ag) was presiding over the case – Monica Thomas and Brennan Nurse v the […]

… Commissioners to scrutinise CVs of those shortlisted in coming week The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), headed by Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, today (November 26) agreed that the applicants, who have been shortlisted for the seven top electoral posts including that of the Chief Elections Officer (CEO), will be further assessed to determine whether they meet the criteria set out […]

Not withstanding the public outcry for the Government to revisit the proposed 7% salary increase for public servants in consultation with the Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU), President Irfaan Ali offered no shift in position when he addressed the issue early Friday morning in a Facebook live chat. Instead, the President lashed out at […]

The European Union and the Government of Guyana recently discussed a new Technical Cooperation Facility valued at €2.73M in which Guyana will benefit from support for the implementation and development of policies to mitigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh recently met with European Union (EU) Ambassador to Guyana Dr. Fernando Ponz Cantó at […]

Mohamed’s Enterprise has been awarded a contract of $614M to build the new Guyana Fire Service headquarters at  Durban Park, Homestretch Avenue. In a statement, the Department of Public Information noted that the Ministry of Home Affairs, represented by Permanent Secretary, Mae Thomas, on Wednesday signed the contract with Mohammed’s Enterprise, for the construction of the new Guyana Fire Service […]

A new three-year Memorandum of Agreement was on Wednesday signed between the management of Banks DIH Limited and the General Workers Union (GWU) paving the way for a new wages package and other benefits for employees. The signing ceremony was held in the Boardroom of the Ministry of Labour, Brickdam on and was supervised by Chief Labour Officer Mr. Dhaneshwar […]

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) have written the government complaining about the seven percent pay increase offered to public servants and have requested a meeting with the President to thrash out the matter. Last Thursday government announced a seven percent, across-the-board salary increase for public servants, retroactive from January 2021. Finance Minister, […]

—former EPA head says By Svetlana Marshall Approval for the Yellow-Tail project should be placed on hold until US oil-giant ExxonMobil agrees to facilitate the audit of its post – 2017 expenses totaling US$9.5B, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said. AFC Executive Member, Dr. Vincent Adams made the call amid growing concerns over Government’s failure to audit ExxonMobil’s expenses linked […]

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