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Daily Archives: December 14, 2015

Public sector bonus welcomed but Guyanese worse off- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo welcomed Monday’s disclosure by government of a GYD$50,000 (approx US$235.00) one-off tax-free bonus but at the same time argued that Guyanese are worse off because of the scrapping of a number of benefits and that sugar workers were yet to be paid  their Annual Production Incentive (API). “While some public servants will benefit from the $50,000 ...

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Fired Guyana Chronicle General Manager was contracted to carry out political wishes

The now fired General Manager of the Guyana Chronicle was being paid more than GYD$624,000 monthly to, among other things, contractually carry out the wishes of the then political directorate. Michael Gordon’s duties and responsibilities included “Keeping in place an effective organizational structure, support system and mechanisms that will ensure the organisation achieves its objectives as determined by the political ...

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Government announces $50,000.00 tax free payment for Public Sector Workers

The Ministry of Finance wishes to announce that a one off tax free payment of fifty thousand ($50,000.) will be made to all active public sector workers earning less than five hundred thousand dollars($500,000.) monthly. This payment will be effected in December. Some 30,700 public sector workers including nurses, teachers, members of the Disciplined Services and semi-autonomous agencies will benefit.

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Public servants earning less than $500,000 to enjoy year end bonus

The Government of Guyana will be paying out a year-end bonus to public service employees, who earn less than $500,000 per month, the Ministry of the Presidency announced Monday. This announcement was first mentioned by President David Granger, late last week, during a recording of the television show, The Public Interest. In the seven months since the new Administration took ...

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Gov’t moves to recover arrears from Ed Ahmad

State Minister Joseph Harmon says that the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has been asked to recover close to $3.5M in arrears from Edul Ahmad for a piece of property leased to him for $500,000 annually in 2008. The lease was granted to Generation Complex Inc; whose principal is Ahmad, for the construction of a 150-room hotel, restaurant, bars, ...

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Bodies of Mazaruni boat captains recovered

The bodies of the two boat captains, who disappeared during a boat collision in the Mazaruni River last weekend, were recovered Monday morning. A source said the bodies floated up about 800 meters from where the speedboats collided Saturday night (December 12, 2015). Dead are Roy “Fatman” Roopnarine and Trevor “Rope” Persaud of Itaballi, Mazaruni. Thom Fortune, who was pitched ...

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