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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

GUYANA: Another solar boondoggle for hinterland residents – Stabroek News

By October 9, 2021

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It was announced last week that the Indian government will provide US$7.2m in credit towards delivering solar systems to 30,000 households in the hinterland. 

Exactly how that figure of 30,000 was arrived at is not clear. The most recent census showed a population for what are described as the hinterland regions (1, 7, 8, and 9) of 81,263. With an average household size of 4.7 that works out to only 17,622 homes. Furthermore since population centres such as Bartica, Lethem, Port Kaituma, Kwakwani, Mabaruma and Mahdia have their own diesel powered grid systems they would not be included in this project.

But we must forgive our politicians for their exaggerations in a land where based on their claims everyone must have one or two house lots by now, every schoolchild is above average and serious crimes are near zero.         Continue reading

Guyana and Brazil discuss joint large-scale infrastructural projects – video

Guyana and Brazil a step closer to realising several joint large-scale infrastructural projects

Guyana and Brazil are a step closer to realising several joint large-scale infrastructural projects. This was revealed as a two day technical meeting between the sides concluded on Thursday. The Brazilian team included representatives of its energy, finance and investment sectors.

On Wednesday February 20, Finance Minister, Ashni Singh said, there are numerous areas of co-operation and the meeting formed part of the formal negotiations between the two sides.   Continue reading

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