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Guyana: The Public servants’ 7% increase unilaterally imposed by Government – Opinion

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Stabroek News Editorial – November 21, 2021

It was only the week before last when President Irfaan Ali told the nation that discussions were ongoing on wages and salary increases for public servants, and that an announcement would be made very soon. Well an announcement was made not long after that by Finance Minister Ashni Singh, who said that government would be paying an across-the-board increase of 7% to public servants, teachers, members of the Disciplined Services, constitutional office-holders and government pensioners. He went on to say that it would not be tax free but that it would be retroactive to January 1, 2021. Furthermore, it would be paid with salaries for December, “and in time for the festive season.”            Continue reading

Kato schoolchildren fetching logs for hot meals controversy

Kato schoolchildren fetching logs for hot meals… Regional Admin. was informed on three occasions


kato children fetching logsPicture:  Students of Kato Primary carrying the logs to be used for cooking

As controversy continues to surround the feeding programme at Kato Primary School, the   Regional Democratic Councilor, RDC at the centre of the issue, Neim Mohammed Gafoor is maintaining the credibility of his claims.

“I have proof to support what I’m saying… the matter was brought up to REDO and subsequently to Minister Ganga Persaud but he didn’t pay heed to what was happening. I do not have the Education Minister’s number so I took it upon myself to expose this sort of exploitation of young children,” he said.    Continue reading

House passes education, justice and agriculture allocations uncut

House passes education, justice and agriculture  allocations uncut

Parliament Building

Parliament Building

Demerara Waves – Wednesday, 17 April 2013

The National Assembly has unanimously passed the budget allocations for the education, justice and agriculture sectors without amendments.

Consideration of the estimates began on Tuesday following the ruling of Speaker of the House Raphael Trotman that the Assembly did have the power to reduce allocations as the opposition parties had signalled they would do.

Only one allocation, that of the National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA), had been proposed to be cut. The AFC had proposed to reduce the $1.4B allocation to $585M. The opposition parties noted the Auditor General’s recommendation that the agency should have its own accounting body instead of its funds being run through the central ministry yet the practice continued.           Continue reading

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