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Daily Archives: November 23, 2016

Public Service College launched on advice of Commission of Inquiry

Stemming from the Harold Lutchman report on the commission of inquiry into Guyana’s public service, the Bertram Collins College of the Public Service was launched Wednesday at the Public Service Department’s Training Division. “The Lutchman Report sets the groundwork for moving forward,” State  Minister Joseph Harmon said in his address to the gathering about the 80 recommendations made in the ...

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Govt foot-dragging on establishing Local Govt Commission

by Derwayne Wills Close to one year after a position that the Local Government Commission will be readied by local government elections, held last March, Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan is saying he is “not in a position to report anything new.” Meanwhile, the political opposition has named former Town Clerk Carol Sooba; and former Local Government Ministers Norman Whittaker, and ...

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Security guard shot during attempted robbery at Hand-in-Hand Trust

A security guard at Hand-in-Hand Trust was shot and injured during an attempted robbery on the business premises located on Middle Street, Georgetown. A foreign exchange cambio operates out of that location. ‘A’ Division Commander, Assistant Commissioner Clifton Hicken said the driver of a car that was allegedly used in the robbery was arrested on Mandela Avenue. The vehicle has been lodged. ...

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Harmon confident in transparency on D’urban Park project; calls critics’ statements “unfortunate”

by Derwayne Wills Even as critics challenge the David Granger administration’s commitment to transparency and accountability, State Minister Joseph Harmon is adamant government has maintained transparency “throughout” their time in office. Recently in the National Assembly, Opposition MP Juan Edghill laid a parliamentary motion calling for the government to come clean on the financial arrangements of the D’Urban Park Jubilee ...

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26 percent hike in private sector minimum wage

Workers in the private sector will from January next year get a more than 26 percent increase in their wages and salaries, government announced Wednesday. The new minimum wage is now GYD$255 per hour, up from GYD$202. Minister of Social Services, Volda Lawrence accepted a recommendation by the Tripartite Committee to hike the minimum wage from January 1, 2017. The ...

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