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PAY INCREASES – commentary

PAY INCREASES – August 9, 2015 | BY  – Editorial

There has been much talk about pay increases for Ministers and Members of Parliament. The most noise came from the political opposition. Rohee said that the Granger-led administration (and he no longer calls it a de facto government) is seeking to feast on caviar while the ordinary man must eat little or nothing.

When the People’s Progressive Party came into office a senior Minister was earning $28,000 per month. The Attorney General was earning $76,000 a month. That was 23 years ago. When it left office a senior Minister was earning $579,000 a month as a basic salary. The Attorney General was earning $1.6 million a month.   (G$1M = app $5,000US) Continue reading

Guyana – Uncovering myriad irregularities

Guyana – Uncovering myriad irregularities

July 25, 2015 | By KNews | Filed Under Editorial

Some revelations came to the fore this past week and it would seem that there are so many more waiting to be made. One revelation came from the criminal world. While the others all came out of the government service and suggest criminal activity, one must wonder whether there are not many others. Some of these were hidden because the previous government was either complicit or simply careless with the way people in its employ played with the public funds.

The most explosive would have been the revelations by self-confessed death squad member, Sean Hinds. Ever since the crime wave, people all over the city claimed to have seen Sean Hinds with others believed to be criminal elements. Their task was to kill people who simply strayed from the straight and narrow.   Continue reading

Capitol News – TV Video Reports – 15 July 2013

Capitol News – TV Video  Reports – 15 July 2013

  • 12 survive Matthew’s Ridge plane crash
  • Gov’t seeks opposition support to get legislations passed in support of Hydro-Electric project
  • DPP still to make a decision on trafficking in persons case
  • Gov’t tries to justify reasons for amending Procurement Act it voted on a decade ago
  • Timehri squatters will not move to make way for airport expansion unless they are compensated
  • Guyana Power and Light company tries to justify prolonged power outages
  • Pakistan thrash West Indies in first ODI
12 survive Matthew’s Ridge plane crashPosted: 15 Jul 2013 05:38 PM PDT – The injured were airlifted to the Ogle Airport and then transported to hospitals in the city. Some 12 persons were on board the Cessna Caravan at the time when the plane crashed while the pilot was preparing to land at Matthew’s Ridge airstrip in region one. There were no causalities. A source told this Newscast […]

Joint opposition propose over $26B in budget cuts

Joint opposition propose over $26B in budget cuts

Demerara Waves – April 23, 2012

The parliamentary opposition on Monday submitted proposed cuts amounting to more than GUY$26B from the GUY$192.8 national budget to the consternation of the government.

Notice was given in the National Assembly on Monday ahead of Tuesday’s consideration of the allocations which come under the Ministry of Finance and Office of the President headings. The government called a press conference shortly afterward where it labelled the proposals “extremely alarming” and urged the parties to reconsider.            Continue reading