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Daily Archives: December 22, 2015

Anti-corrpution watchdog flays govt for handling allegations against GPL CEO; claims double standards in dealing with corruption claims

The country’s anti-corruption watchdog, Transparency Institute of Guyana Inc. (TIGI),  Tuesday called on Public Infrastructure Minister  David Patterson to release details of a probe into alleged irregularities in the procurement of pre-paid electricity meters and accused government of double-standards in dealing with those accused of corruption. “GPL is a major public entity and the Minister must understand that transparency is ...

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Sweeper-cleaners yet to receive minimum wage

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) on Tuesday suggested that the coalition administration so far appeared to have given lip-service to the plight of the lowly-paid sweeper-cleaners in their quest to be paid at least the minimum wage. President of that union, Patrick Yarde said current elected officials of the A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC)-led administration ...

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Efforts underway to ascertain owner of go-fast boat

Authorities hope to use the engine numbers of a go-fast boat that was found on the North West District (NWD) beach to track down its owners because the vessel was used in illegal activity, Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said Tuesday. “It is our belief that this vessel was engaged in some illegal type of activity- ...

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