-GPSU to consider
A final offer for differentiated wage increases for public servants ranging from 10% at the lowest scale to 1% at the highest has been made by the Guyana Government and the GPSU is to consider the proposal. 0
Former Minister of Health Dr Noel Blackman yesterday pleaded guilty in a New York court to conspiracy to distribute oxycodone, a controlled substance, and is expected to be sentenced early next year. 0
The relocation of the Walter Roth Museum has been placed on hold as consultations will be held with stakeholders, including museum staff and members of the indigenous population before any further decision is taken. 0
-says contract should be scrapped Even as Minister of Public Health, Dr George Norton prepares to hand over a public apology tomorrow to Parliament for misleading it on August 4th on the pharmaceutical bond contract, former Auditor General Anand Goolsarran says that it will not suffice. 0
Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan has pointed to Tuesday’s fatal shooting of a man by a licensed firearm holder as an example of why there is a need for the review of firearm licences with a view to revoking some of them. 0
The Quartzstone mine to be operated by Sun and Sand Mining Resources Inc will not use any mercury or other reagents but will use new technology to ensure gold recovery of at least 90%, the project’s head Mukesh Arora told a poorly attended scoping meeting in Bartica on Monday. 0
Photos by Joanna Dhanraj Reggae music blared from a house and a few young men sat under a tree chatting, otherwise Airy Hall on the Essequibo Coast seemed super quiet.
Interviews by Dreylan Johnson with photos by Keno George This week, we asked the man and woman in the street for their thoughts on the Caribbean’s participation in the Olympics, the performances of the Guyanese athletes and what has been the highlight of the Olympics for them so far.