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Public servants to get salary increase but no bonus

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan on Thursday announced that public servants would get an increase in salary retroactive to January, 2019 but no bonuses would be paid for a third straight year. “While there will be no one-off end-of-year bonus, the retroactive salary increase will be applied to salaries for 2020 as well,” the government’s Department of Public Information (DPI) quoted ...

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Gov’t cannot promise year-end bonuses to public servants

President David Granger on Wednesday hinted that public servants might not receive bonuses this year due to the political stalemate following last year’s validly-passed no-confidence motion. “I cannot, at this point in time say whether funds will be available for payments of [sic] public servants. So, I am not saying no but after the next Cabinet meeting, the Minister of ...

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Stop politically-inspired legal interpretations -Attorney Nigel Hughes

Oil industry lawyer, Nigel Hughes is warning that political interpretations of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) judgements on the no-confidence motion are sending bad signals to investors. “We are now at the advent in the unfolding oil and gas era in which the interpretations of orders of court on matters of political importance are likely to be subject to ...

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Guyana’s asking World Court for border judgement as possible step to UN Security Council

Guyana is seeking a judgement from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the validity of the Guyana-Venezuela boundary agreement, a move that could leverage Guyana to go to the United Nations (UN) Security Council if Caracas refuses to abide by that decision, Foreign Secretary Carl Greenidge said Saturday night. “We are not after an advisory opinion. It is a ...

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PNCR shrugs off failure to convict death squad members, alleged fraudsters

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) – the major governing APNU+AFC coalition partner – on Friday shrugged off suggestions that the incumbent coalition would find it hard to convince supporters that enough has been done to convict death squad members and alleged corrupt officials of the past administration under the PPPC. PNCR Chairperson Volda Lawrence said government could invoke the ...

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Drug treatment court opens

Guyana’s first Drug Treatment Court, opened its doors on Monday, aimed at giving convicted drug addicts a chance to receive treatment and reduce overcrowding of the country’s prisons. Located in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court, the facility will permit easier access to resources and personnel, including stakeholders such as the police, social services, health and drug treatment providers for the efficient ...

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GECOM discusses removing 20,000 names from national register; ticking off names of previously registered persons

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is discussing the possibility of removing the names of at least 20,000 persons from the National Register of Registrants (NRR) because they have not uplifted their national identification (ID) cards over the years, and also ticking off the names of thousands of others who were previously registered as part of a heightened vigilance. However, ...

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Pro-PPP radio, TV stations take GNBA to court over alleged freedom of expression violations

Two radio and television stations closely associated with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) want the High Court to find that their constitutional right to freedom of expression has been violated by a hearing committee of the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA) which they say has not been legally constituted. Through their lawyers – Mohabir A. Nandlall, Marcia Nadir-Sharma, Manoj ...

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GECOM’s new Claims and Objections method is “backdoor” attempt to remove names from voters list, flouts laws – former House Speaker

Former House Speaker, Ralph Ramkarran on Sunday said the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) request for all persons on the preliminary voters’ list to self-verify their existence by going to commission outposts with their registration records flouts the constitution, laws and the High Court. “It is clear that the intention behind the order requiring persons “in Guyana” whose names appear on ...

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“Essential to ensure free and fair elections” -US, UK, EU

The United States, United Kingdom and the European Union on Friday said they were ready to support Guyana in having free and fair general elections. “It is now essential to ensure free and fair elections which we are pleased to support with elections assistance and monitoring along with other colleagues in the international community,” their top diplomatic envoys said in ...

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