Ali draws ire over defence of imposed pay hike President Irfaan Ali on Friday drew rebuke after a bid to push back against criticism of his government’s imposed 7% pay hike for public servants, with the workers’ union maintaining that the administration broke the law by ignoring the agreed collective bargaining process.  The article Ali draws ire over defence of imposed pay hike appeared first on Stabroek News.

Hydrology of Demerara River stands to be affected by pile driving for new bridge, says Mangal-Joly - -argues EIA necessary to determine risks With the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) sticking by its decision to not require an Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) for the new Demerara Harbour Bridge, environmentalist Simone Mangal-Joly is warning against the potential impacts that a project of such magnitude can bring. The article Hydrology of Demerara River stands to be affected by pile driving for new bridge, says Mangal-Joly appeared first on Stabroek News.

E’quibo businessman opens $200M hotel at Henrietta  Businessman Ganesh Jaigobin and his family on Friday commissioned a five-storey hotel at Henrietta, Region Two. The article E’quibo businessman opens $200M hotel at Henrietta  appeared first on Stabroek News.

Court sets December 21 for ruling on jurisdiction to hear elections petition appeal The Guyana Court of Appeal is slated to rule on December 21 on whether it has jurisdiction to hear the appeal filed by the main opposition APNU+AFC against the dismissal of one of its two petitions challenging the March 2, 2020 General Elections. The article Court sets December 21 for ruling on jurisdiction to hear elections petition appeal appeared first on Stabroek News.

Guyhoc taxi driver dies after Marudi road accident A Guyhoc Park taxi driver is now dead after he reportedly lost control of his car while driving along the Marudi Public Road, Soesdyke-Linden Highway yesterday morning. The article Guyhoc taxi driver dies after Marudi road accident appeared first on Stabroek News.

Two arrested after CANU search nets $15M in ganja Two Edinburgh, East Bank Berbice residents are now in custody after the discovery of over 100 pounds of cannabis, estimated to be worth over $15 million. The article Two arrested after CANU search nets $15M in ganja appeared first on Stabroek News.

Cocaine found in NY-bound Christmas cards Customs Anti-Narcotic Unit (CANU) ranks on Friday discovered 647.6 grammes of cocaine in five yellow envelopes at the Guyana Post Office. The article Cocaine found in NY-bound Christmas cards appeared first on Stabroek News.

COVID-19 numbers declining overall but worrying trends seen in Region Six Even as overall COVID-19 numbers are declining, Minister of Health Dr Frank Anthony on Friday sounded a warning over a “worrying increase” in infections in Region Six and the severity of the cases. The article COVID-19 numbers declining overall but worrying trends seen in Region Six appeared first on Stabroek News.

Man, 99, among two new COVID-19 deaths The Ministry of Health (MoH) on Friday confirmed the deaths of two more persons who tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). The article Man, 99, among two new COVID-19 deaths appeared first on Stabroek News.

GECOM still to finalise candidates to interview for CEO, DCEO posts More than one month after the application process closed, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is yet to come up with a final list of candidates to interview to fill the posts of Chief Election Officer (CEO) and Deputy Chief Election Officer (DCEO). The article GECOM still to finalise candidates to interview for CEO, DCEO posts appeared first on Stabroek News.