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Monthly Archives: August 2020

Performance-based pay hikes, increased allowances for DDL workers

Several categories of workers at Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) will “this year only” receive between 5 and 7 percent increase in salaries, following joint negotiations with the three unions, they said on Friday. The Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU), the Guyana Labour Union (GLU), and the Clerical and Commercial Workers Union (CCWU) said in a joint statement that ...

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PNC Leader warns PPP of “consequences” of targeting former govt ministers, govt employees

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform, David Granger this morning warned the Irfan Ali-led administration that it would have to bear full responsibility for virtually evicting former ministers from government quarters, locking out public servants threatening contracted workers with dismissal. “The People’s National Congress warns the People’s Progressive Party to desist from pursuing this dangerous pattern of aggression against ...

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Granger administration spent GYD$1.6 billion on remodeling privately-owned building for Infectious Disease Hospital -Attorney General

-owner demands rent from new gov’t or removal  The Infectious Disease Hospital at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara is not owned by Guyana although a compulsory acquisition order was gazetted and GYD$1.6 billion of taxpayers’ money was spent on converting Ocean View International Hotel into the health care facility, Attorney General Anil Nandlall said. Mr. Nandlall said the National Industrial and ...

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Forestry Commission still struggling to pay staffers – new minister told

by Samuel Sukhnandan One year after the Guyana Forestry Commission (GFC) made it public that it was finding it difficult to pay staff due to several financial difficulties, the commission has indicated this same position to the newly-appointed Minister of Natural Resources Mr. Vickram Bharrat. Mr. Bharrat had his first meeting on Thursday with the heads of various agencies under his ministry, ...

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National COVID-19 protocols, experts on the cards- Health Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan With a rapidly increasing number of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Guyana, the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government has started working to establish national protocols and plans to utilise several medical experts to help fight the pandemic. Newly-appointed Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony said these new measures are especially important to help to mitigate the ongoing issue ...

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Former ministers ordered to vacate govt houses

By Samuel Sukhnandan At least four former A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) government ministers were given 36 hours to vacate government property they were occupying at various locations in the capital city, Georgetown. These include: Ms. Simona Broomes, former minister with responsibility for youth; Ms. Valarie Adams, former minister within the Agriculture Ministry;  Dr. Karen Cummings, former ...

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Guyana gets big consignment of COVID-19 medical supplies

A huge consignment of essential medical supplies to assist Guyana in the fight against the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, Wednesday night arrived in the country. The items were provided by the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) to the Guyana Civil Defence Commission (CDC). The CDC handed over the essential medical supplies to the Health Ministry. CDC’s Director General Lieutenant Colonel ...

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Guyana Telephone and Telegraph hosts EduConnect Webinar Series

Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GTT), in collaboration with the Ministry of Education, recently wrapped up an EduConnect virtual Series, aimed at supporting teachers, parents and children as they adapt to online learning and instruction. The Series was launched in response to changes in instruction, learning and entertainment due to COVID-19. “We are aware that many of our students, teachers and ...

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PPP to continue holding local government elections – new Local Govt Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan Newly-appointed Local Government and Regional Development Minister Nigel Dharamlall has made a commitment that local government elections would continue to be held in Guyana under the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government. Mr. Dharamlall, a former permanent secretary in that ministry, said the importance of such elections could not be overemphasized as it allows for people within ...

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No-confidence motion voter Charrandass Persaud advises PPP, PNC on electoral future

Former backbencher of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led coalition, Charrandass Persaud, who voted for a People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-sponsored no-confidence motion that eventually led to the March 2, 2020 general elections is advising those two major political parties not to take Guyanese for granted. Mr. Persaud, who has been living in Canada ever since he voted for the Bharrat ...

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