Non-essential travel to and from Region 7 restricted

While allowing mining operations to continue in the Region 7 area, the Ministry of Health in the updated COVID-19 guidelines, today announced that from the 1st to the 31st December, non-essential travel to and from Region 7 will be restricted. Gatherings in the Region should not exceed more than five persons who should be six […]

COVID-19 Deaths reach 151

Guyana has recorded two more coronavirus related death, taking the total number of deaths to 151. According to the Ministry of Public Health, a six-day-old baby from Region 3 and a 31-year-old woman from Region 10 are the latest fatal victims of the disease. Meanwhile, a total of 66 new cases were recorded this past […]

APNU+AFC Demands tax-free bonus for all public servants

The Opposition APNU+AFC has called on the government to pay all public servants an end of year bonus and it should be more than the two-week salary equivalent bonus that has been announced by the government for health workers. In a statement today, APNU+AFC Executive Aubrey Norton said the year has been a challenging one […]

Bond released from Police custody in land deals probe

Prominent Attorney and People’s National Congress Reform Member, James Bond, was released from Police custody this morning after being held for 72hrs. Mr. Bond was arrested earlier this week when he visited the Criminal Investigations Department to respond to allegations of conspiracy to defraud the state in at least three land deals that were done […]

GPSU to GOVT: Healthcare workers battling COVID-19 for 9 months, not 2 weeks

The Guyana Public Service Union today described the Government’s announcement of a two-week salary bonus for health care workers as an “irregular, arbitrary, anti-Trade Union approach”. The union which has been in discussions with the government on the issue of increased salaries and risk allowances for health care workers said the decision by the government […]

PPP provoking trouble with “ethnic firings” -Ramjattan

Leader of the Alliance For Change and Opposition Member of Parliament Khemraj Ramjattan has issued a warning to the governing People’s Progressive Party over its firing of scores of public servants since taking office. The PPP has come under fire from the Opposition and a number of other groups including some trade unions over its […]

Healthcare workers to receive 2 weeks salary bonus

President Irfaan Ali has announced that all healthcare workers across Guyana will receive the equivalent of two weeks of their monthly salary as an end-of-year bonus. The President made the announcement this afternoon and said the money is expected to be paid out before the end of December. He did not provide any additional details […]

26 of 40 New COVID-19 cases are from Region Six

Authorities in Region Six are stepping up their monitoring of a number of communities as there is a climb in COVID-19 cases in the ancient county. As of midnight last night, there were 40 new cases of Coronavirus recorded and 26 of those cases are from the Region Six communities including in the town of […]

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