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Urgent investigation into Ministry of the Presidency’s Public Service Department needed—GTUC official

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) is calling for an urgent investigation into the operations of the Department of Public Service, alleging favouritism and cronyism at the Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) and its treatment of employment in the public sector. The public demand was made on May Day 2018, by Karen Vanslutyman-Corbin, of the GTUC’s Women Advisory Committee (WAC) ...

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No salary increases for teachers as yet; recommendations with Finance Minister—Granger

Teachers will now have to await word from the Ministry of Finance, on any increases in wages and salaries and other remuneration to be afforded public school teachers. This was confirmed on May Day-Tuesday, May 1- by Head of State, President David Granger, when he met with Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) President, Mark Lyte, General Secretary Coretta McDonald and other ...

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Ministry of the Presidency to launch Cheddi Jagan Centenary stamp; Jagdeo says PPP not invited, won’t attend

The Ministry of the Presidency (MotP) will on Wednesday launch the Commemorative Centenary Stamp of the birth anniversary of former President and co-founder of the Peoples Progressive Party—the late Dr. Cheddi B. Jagan. The activity however, will be run off without the PPP, since according to the party’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, his party has not been invited. Jagdeo when ...

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Govt. officers to take oath before answering questions on Public Expenditure at parliamentary committee

Government and Regional Accounting Officers such as Permanent Secretaries and Regional Executive Officers (REOs) will soon be administered an Oath, before giving evidence at the Parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC), given the growing levels of inconsistent answers being provided to the statutory body. The commitment was had on Monday during the session convened by Committee Chairman, Irfaan Ali, who was ...

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Ministry prepares voucher for $250,000, cuts cheque for $2.5M

The Ministry of Indigenous Peoples Affairs prepared a voucher for a Bourda Market Vendor $250,000 for a quantity of fruits, greens and vegetables but when it cut the cheque, that was made out for $2.5M—monies the Ministry is still to fully recover. The sordid state of affairs with what appears to be a preferred supplier was laid bare today the ...

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Sharma to recommend investigation into Skeldon corruption …officials hear of US$19.5M more needed for repairs to 30MW plant

Minister within the Ministry of Finance, Jaipaul Sharma, Friday (June 9, 2017) announced that he will be recommending a full-fledged investigation to massive mismanagement and corruption to the highest involving the US$200M Skeldon Sugar Modernisation Project. Sharma was at the time briefing members of the media following a site visit to the Skeldon Energy Inc, co-generation plant which has been ...

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Two charged with causing businessman’s death

A 23-year old woman and a man were Wednesday arraigned and granted GYD$900,000 bail pending trial on a charge of causing the death of city businessman, Derek Mangal by dangerous driving earlier this week. Those charged with the offence are Rajkumarie Ragoobar, of 137 AA Eccles East Bank Demerara and 24-year old Steven Cox of 55 Gordon Street, Kitty, Georgetown. Chief ...

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GPHC unable to account for tax payers’ millions …Finance Director says his job “not for the finance per-se”

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is unable to give a definitive position on why many of its Annual Finance Statements are not being filed—months after they are legally required according to the Public Corporations Act—and further is unable to say whether monies it was supposed to return to the treasury were in fact returned. This situation was only compounded ...

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3200 persons displaced/affected in 25 feet deep flood waters—CDC

A total of 3,274 persons and hundreds of farms have been affected in the recent flash flooding in Regions Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni) and Eight (Potaro-Siparuni)  in as much as 25 feet of water in some places—a disaster that has already cost the state $8M in relief efforts. That was the grim report provided today (May 23, 2017) by Deputy Director of ...

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