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Monthly Archives: May 2016

Pedestrian overpasses for East Bank corridor

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016, 12:49 by Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson has revealed that the Government has plans to build   overpasses at strategic locations on the East Bank of Demerara (EBD). On Friday morning, Patterson told a gathering at Agricola that a significant upgrade to the East Bank thoroughfare will be the creation of three pedestrian overpasses ...

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New arbitration system likely for public service salary disputes

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016, 8:59 by Denis Chabrol A new system of arbitration answerable to the National Assembly has been recommended by the Public Service Commission of Inquiry to settle pay disputes in the public service. The Public Service Commission of Inquiry recommends that Guyana’s Labour Act be amended after consultation with the Guyana Public Service Union ...

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Mechanism needed to determine President, other elected officials’ salaries

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016, 8:23 by Denis Chabrol The Public Service Commission of Inquiry has recommended that a mechanism be established to determine the salaries of the President, Opposition Leader and other top elected and non-elected officials. This recommendation comes seven months after the APNU+AFC coalition-led government increased the salaries of the President, his ministers and the ...

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NY-bound construction worker held with cocaine in milk

Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016, 7:57 by Denis Chabrol A construction worker, who was destined for the United States (US) for the first time, was held with cocaine in milk at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. Head of the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh said the cocaine in powdered milk weighed more than 10 pounds. The 30-year ...

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Private Sector calls on govt to “inspire” investor confidence

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016, 21:11 by Denis Chabrol The Private Sector Commission on Thursday called on government to take several steps to pull Guyana out of economic doldrums. Addressing the Annual General Meeting (AGM) held at the Marriott Hotel, Battery Road, Kingston, the Chairman of the PSC’s Finance and Economic sub-committee, Ramesh Persaud called on government to send ...

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Broomes applied for mining-related permission while Natural Resources Minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016, 19:44 by Denis Chabrol Even as Junior Natural Resources Minister, Simona Broomes fended off concerns about conflict of interest in the mining sector, information has surfaced showing that she applied for permission to conduct mining activity on someone else’s property while being a minister of that sector. Demerara Waves Online News was able ...

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Granger prepared to move Broomes again if conflict interest arises

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016, 17:26 by   After being moved from the Ministry of Social Protection in a cabinet reshuffle in January, the Minister Simona Broomes may once again find herself being shuffled should a conflict of interest arise with her at the Ministry of Natural Resources. Broome’s the Junior Natural Resources Minister is currently the subject ...

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Two arrested after robbing woman, money recovered

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016, 16:37 by Denis Chabrol Police said they were investigating an armed robbery of a woman who was apparently traced from a city commercial bank. The money was recovered by the woman’s neighbours, and the two suspected bandits caught. Police said that about 1400h. today Thursday May 19, 2016, Marilyn Burning of Atlantic Ville, ...

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“Deeply concerned” – Granger says returning Guyanese accepted from Venezuela

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016, 15:28 by   Amidst rising concerns about a possible refugee crisis in Venezuela with the country’s economy on a rapid meltdown, Guyana’s President David Granger has declared that Guyana will be willing to accept Guyanese looking to return home from the neighbouring country. Venezuela has been in crisis since the decline in oil ...

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Gov’t should settle on real wages before performance based increases – Unions

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016, 15:17 by Days after President David Granger declared that lazy public servants will receive lazy salaries, signaling the implementation of a performance based pay system for public servants; workers unions are having their say on the matter. “Many people expect there is going to be some bonanza. I hope they will discover that ...

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