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Monthly Archives: November 2021

PNCR needs to unite, not bicker after every internal election- Figueira

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 22:56 by Denis Chabrol Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) parliamentarian for the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Jermaine Figueira has said the time has come for his comrades to cease bickering after every congress and instead unite. “The party has a bad history of factionalism after congresses be it regional or national and ...

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“No sign of tampering” of shipping container with cocaine and rum intercepted overseas- CANU

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 21:49 by Denis Chabrol The Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) on Tuesday night strongly hinted that approximately 1,100 pounds of cocaine were loaded in a shipping container with El Dorado Rum in another Caribbean country before it was busted in Rotterdam last week. The law enforcement unit of the Ministry of Home Affairs said ...

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GECOM in showdown over Vishnu Persaud for Chief Election Officer

Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 November 2021, 17:16 by Denis Chabrol The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday appeared split down the middle over whether former Deputy Chief Election Officer (DCEO) Vishnu Persaud should be given the nod to succeed Keith Lowenfield as Chief Election Officer (CEO). Pro-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick was quite confident that ...

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Number of COVID-positive pregnant women increases; time for pregnant women to get vaccinated- Health Minister

Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 2021, 20:53 by Denis Chabrol Health Minister Dr. Frank Anthony wants more pregnant women to be vaccinated against the coronavirus, COVID-19, as many of them are ending up in hospital with the viral disease. “The point here is that the majority of the patients that we have at the Ocean View Hospital now are ...

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Aubrey Norton promises PNCR business training, income generation; discards Charles Ramson’s “corrupt” model

Last Updated on Monday, 29 November 2021, 20:29 by Denis Chabrol Leader hopeful for the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton is promising to train party members how to manage money, amid a raging controversy over government minister Charles Ramson saying that Black Guyanese do not have proper role models especially in the area of wealth creation. “Most importantly, ...

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High level of distrust in Guyana’s elections- LAPOP poll

Last Updated on Saturday, 27 November 2021, 11:04 by Denis Chabrol At least 87 percent of Guyanese do not believe that votes in general and regional elections are “never” counted correctly and fairly, according to the latest Latin American Public Opinion (LAPOP) poll conducted this year. Titled “Pulse of Democracy”, the report states that “there is wide variation across countries ...

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President appeals to unions to accept 7 percent salary increase

Last Updated on Friday, 26 November 2021, 8:56 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali on Friday appealed to trade unions to take the 7 percent retroactive wage and salary increase for this year, and dismissed the call by the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) for a full payout of the GY$10 billion allocated for annual emoluments. “I appeal to the ...

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OPINION: David Granger: in his season and time, he withered; opportunity lost; yet holds sway, still has a role

Last Updated on Friday, 26 November 2021, 8:28 by Denis Chabrol by GHK Lall In fabled British espionage and author Graham Greene lore, there was a ‘fifth man’ somewhere out there.  The mystery has never been satisfactorily finalized.  So, the question is that, though, he was suspected of being ‘out there’, how far out there was he really, and did ...

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Banks DIH workers to get 9 percent pay hike as part of multi-year agreement

Last Updated on Thursday, 25 November 2021, 12:38 by Denis Chabrol Workers of Banks DIH will get a nine percent pay increase for this year, as part of a three-year agreement between management and the Guyana Workers Union (GWU), the company said. According to the company, which is one of Guyana’s leading manufacturers, workers would get five percent in 2022 ...

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