GDF regrets delay in benefits to Camp Groomes survivors
The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) has expressed regret for the delay in the payment of benefits to survivors of the Camp Groomes explosion in 2000.
A release from the army said that the GDF noted an article in Tuesday’s edition of the Kaieteur News titled, “Camp Groomes survivors still await word on meaningful compensation,” and wished “to assure the claimants that their benefits are forthcoming.”
A proposal for the injured soldiers to be paid benefits as if they had already retired was approved by the Defence Board, however, a re-computation resulting in improved benefits for them, was currently being verified to ensure payment, shortly. “The further amendments, which were necessary to give them more money, …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.