Hundreds of public servants, who were placed on the breadline during the course of 2021, will not benefit from the 7% ‘retroactive’ payment intended for workers this year, according to a circular issued by the Ministry of Finance. “The Government has approved a 7 percent across-the-board salary increase for all public servants, including teachers. This increase is retroactive to January […]

—Harmon says PPP must know that this will not be accepted Former Finance Minister, Winston Jordan has been release from police custody after he was arrested by the Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU) in relation to a series of alleged fraudulent transactions in which he is implicated, involving public funds and state properties, estimated to value billions of Guyana dollars. […]

…though questions remain over Persaud’s years of experience By Svetlana Marshall Though the Elections Commissioners are highly divided on whether Vishnu Persaud has reached the criteria set out by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) post, he along with Jamaica’s Leslie Harrow will be heading to the interviewing table based on a majority vote at […]

Vaccine inequity is “prolonging the COVID crisis,” says PAHO Director Washington D.C. 1 December 2021 (PAHO) – While experts work to better understand the new WHO-designated “variant of concern,” Omicron, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) Director Carissa F. Etienne, called for increased vaccination and public health measures to ensure the best possible protection against the virus. Urging against panic, […]

Less than 10 days before the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) holds its much anticipated 21st Biennial Congress, three members from its Accreditation Committee, including its Co-Chairman Ganesh Mahipaul, have reportedly resigned. Village Voice News was reliably informed that the three members – Ganesh Mahipaul, Carol Joseph-Smith and Annette Ferguson – tendered their resignation earlier today (December 1) during a […]

Dr. Karen Francis-Cummings (APNU/AFC Coalition Shadow Minister for Health) On this World AIDS Day 2021, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) have called for countries around the world to end inequalities and inequities, end the AIDS pandemic, and ensure that people who have been left behind are reached. Owing to the inequities […]

Guyana has congratulated Barbados on its attainment of Republican status and President Irfaan Ali told the first President of that country Sandra Mason and Prime Minister Mia Mottley that their island has Guyana’s unwavering support. Today, the Republic of Barbados celebrated its 55th Anniversary and its inaugural Republic Day, which saw Mason becoming the island’s first President. President Ali, in […]

The International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly Guyana (IDPADA-G will on Friday host a grand sale of African Guyanese arts and craft, processed food, self-care, home décor, and much more at the Square of the Revolution. Codenamed ‘Ujamaa’, IDPADA-G said the event will bring the ultimate shopping event to Guyanese. The event will open at 08:00hrs and will […]

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