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Daily Archives: April 10, 2017

Stiff penalties for conflict of interest in broad-based Petroleum Commission; body to ensure Guyana gets correct amount of oil

The proposed 10-member board of the Petroleum Commission will include representatives from civil society and the parliamentary opposition, and the Commissioner of Petroleum and board members can be fined and jailed for taking gifts and engaging in other forms of conflict of interest. The Commission will also ensure that Guyana is not cheated of its oil and gas. Responsibilities will, ...

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Doctors’ contracts will not be broken and they won’t be forced to join public service

The Guyana government on Monday assured that it would not be breaking contracts with the hundreds of doctors that are being paid higher salaries and gratuities, even as officials appealed to the medical workers to transition to the permanent and pensionable establishment. “The government of Guyana is prepared to honour contractual agreements,” Permanent Secretary of the Public Service Department of ...

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Elderly pastor dies in Berbice fire

An elderly pastor was burnt to death early Monday morning in his home at Kildonan Village, Corentyne. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said the fire began in the kitchen of the wooden house, and the charred remains of 84-year old Rudolph Ross were found in his bedroom. The upper flat of the house was grilled, he said. “I am working on the ...

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