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Daily Archives: May 21, 2016

NFMU used earnings illegally to fund One Laptop, E-Government projects

More than GYD$1 billion in licence fees paid to the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) have been illegally used to help finance the People’s Progressive Party Civic-led administration’s two flagship projects- One Laptop Per Family and E-Government, a special probe has found. “Apparently, failing to appreciate the precedence of statute over “Government policy”, the management of the NFMU misguidedly continues ...

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UG Bursar’s salary not GYD$1 million

The Bursar of the University of Guyana (UG), Holda Poonai’s salary is much lower than GYD$1 million, in contrast to claims by the unions representing workers at that tertiary institution. Demerara Waves Online News was told that instead her gross salary and allowances are just about GYD$600,000 monthly compared to her predecessor’s basic salary of GYD$937,000 plus allowances. The originally ...

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Guyana lays groundwork to demand slavery compensation from Europe

Several books on the impact of slavery on Africans in Guyana will be presented to Attorney General Basil Williams to help him craft a resolution for tabling in the National Assembly to support the Caribbean’s case for compensation by Europe. Chairman of the Guyana Reparations Committee, Eric Phillips told Demerara Waves Online News that five of the 25 books, which will ...

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