Politics

Private Sector Commission links recent fires at Police buildings to political activists overseas; Investigations suggest otherwise

The Private Sector Commission is following the government in linking two recent fires at two police buildings to political activists outside of Guyana. In a statement issued this morning, the PSC said it has noted a spate of fires across the city, adding that the fires represent an obvious threat to the maintenance of law […]

President defends 7% salary increase and tells public servants “you’re better off now”

President Irfaan Ali did an address to the nation this morning from the lawns of State House to justify his Government’s imposition of a 7% salary increase for public servants saying that public sector workers are better off under his administration than they were under the former APNU+AFC government, although the former government raised the […]

Mohamed’s enterprise defends being awarded Fire Service construction contract; Points to its 30-year experience in construction

One day after being awarded a $614 million contract for the construction of the new Guyana Fire Service headquarters, Mohamed’s Enterprise has found itself pushing back against questions of its competence in the construction sector. Mohamed’s Enterprise has been involved in the gold mining sector for decades. Questions were raised on social media about the […]

FITUG reissues call for increases in private sector minimum wage

The Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Guyana (FITUG) has renewed its call for the private sector minimum wage to be increased and for private sector employers to follow the government’s footsteps and give their workers a pay increase. The Federation registered its disappointment over the fact that with the recent increase approved by Government, […]

Assessments and analysis to be conducted to ascertain reason behind decline fish catches

The Government of Guyana has indicated that it is in support of an analysis being done to determine the cause of a significant decline in catches being experienced by local fishermen. Stakeholders in the local fishing industry met on Wednesday with the Agriculture Minister, Zulficar Mustapha.  During the meeting the fishermen and other stakeholders raised […]

Guyanese law student in Barbados wins prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

Guyanese Law student at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, Rawletta Barrow has been selected as the 2022 Commonwealth Caribbean Rhodes Scholar. The announcement was made in Barbados yesterday by the island’s Governor General Dame Sandra Mason. The announcement followed a full day of interviews of candidates from across the Caribbean. The Guyanese […]