The members of the medical profession in the public sector have expressed great concern at the high-handedness of the Government in attempting to peremptorily and unlawfully place all public sector doctors on the pensionable scheme. The PPP/C stands in solidarity with the doctors who, without any consultations and against their will, are being mandated to move from contract employment to the pensionable scheme. These doctors will lose their benefits; gratuity; and allowances. Their years of service will be shortened, thereby decreasing their benefits under the pensionable scheme. The doctors are also worried and outraged by the fact that their on-call allowances, Head of Department, Head of Section and overtime allowances will all now be taxed. Continue reading PRESS RELEASE: GOV’T VIOLATING CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHTS OF OUR DOCTORS – PPP PROMISES LEGAL ACTION
President David Granger is entering a domain, where he has no power, relative to the matter of appointing judges, as per the recommendations of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), according to Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira.
Following the unfruitful discussions between Opposition Parliamentarians and Attorneys-at-law, Priya Manickchand and Anil Nandlall, and Attorney General, Basil Williams, a request has been made for a date to be set for the next meeting.
It is close to two years since the APNU+AFC administration assumed the reins of Government and Guyana is still listed in the “very corrupt” category in the latest Transparency International Corruption Index.
Another day, another scandal has been revealed. The appointments of Special Prosecutors to go after PPP leaders can be viewed from different perspectives. Whichever perspective one chooses, the inescapable conclusion is that APNU+AFC has no interest in justice. They are on a witch hunting rampage. As if that is not scandalous enough, the $100M price tag and the procedure utilized to contract the special prosecutors are also adding to the heap of corrupt deals. Continue reading OP ED: APNU+AFC railroading justice, sidestepping DPP with another barefaced corrupt deal
The David Granger led APNU+AFC administration ignored warnings by the political opposition that its move to settle a multi-billion dollar tax liability incurred by a local beverage company for only a paltry sum could open up the national treasury to billions in losses via court challenges by other companies. And People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Dr Bharrat Jagdeo, on Monday revealed that Banks DIH has filed a case against the government claiming billions of dollars in refunds. Continue reading Gov’t’s DDL settlement comes back to haunt it – Banks DIH moves to the court claiming billions in refunds
The People’s Progressive Party is concerned by the assault on the Judiciary being perpetrated by the David Granger led APNU+AFC coalition administration. This was on Monday relayed by General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo who while speaking at the party’s press conference expressed concern regarding what he deemed as a worrying trend of the Government. Continue reading PPP worried by Government’s assault on Judiciary