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Daily Archives: Thursday, 17 December 2020, 21:55

GPSU demands tax-free retroactive risk allowances for healthcare workers before Christmas

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2020, 21:55 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) has written President Irfaan Ali, demanding 10% to 30% risk allowances retroactive to January, 2020 as well as a bonus of one-month tax-free salary for all frontline healthcare workers. In a letter to the Guyanese leader, the union is also separately demanding a ...

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Auditor General will ‘double check’ for missed recipients of COVID-19 cash relief- Pres. Ali

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2020, 20:36 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Thursday said the Auditor General’s Office would be conducting an audit of the GYD$25,000  per household to ensure the monies were properly disbursed and ascertain if anyone did not receive the COVID-19 cash grant. He said he asked the Ministry of  Finance, Ministry of Human ...

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President refused to attend National Conversation on Ethnic Relations because ERC failed to consult govt, other concerns

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2020, 20:03 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Thursday  said he boycotted this week’s first-ever National Conversation because the government was not involved in planning the event and selecting the panelists, concerns about decision-making and silence by that constitutional body about the five-month long political crisis over the elections. “Every single stakeholder in ...

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President has authority to appoint Senior Counsel; way cleared for Nandlall, Jonas to be conferred

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2020, 16:18 by Denis Chabrol High Court Judge, Naresh Harnanan on Thursday ruled that the Executive President has the authority to appoint Senior Counsel, clearing the way for the conferment of the title to three lawyers by President Irfaan Ali later in the afternoon. They are Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, and Attorneys-at-Law Timothy  Jonas ...

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Come clean on refusal to hand over files to Argentine forensic anthropologist- WPA tells govt

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2020, 14:50 by Denis Chabrol The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) is questioning the apparent refusal by the Guyana government to hand over copies of key files to the Argentine Forensic Anthropologist concerning the killing of three youths in West Berbice earlier this year. “Finally, WPA takes this opportunity to demand the police and the ...

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Surinamese police remove Guyana-bound Cubans from ferry port

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 December 2020, 8:25 by Denis Chabrol Surinamese police have removed the remaining  number of Cubans at the South Drain, Nickerie Canawaima ferry port where they had been camping out for several weeks in the hope of crossing the Corentyne River to Guyana. They had ostensibly planned to seek asylum through the American embassy in Georgetown, ...

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