Berbice guards seek intervention over non-payment of salaries

Security guards providing services at government buildings in Region Six are calling for an intervention to ensure that payments owed to them for the year so far are released by their employer, Integrated Security Services.

At the end of last year, the private firm took over the contract for the provision of security services for government buildings within the region and retained many of the guards who had been working with the previous contractor, Home Safe Security Services.

However, several guards, who requested anonymity after they said a recent report by a newscast on their plight resulted in them receiving threats of termination of their services, told Sunday Stabroek that some of them have received partial payments, while others have received nothing so far. They complained that while they await payment, their bills continue to pile up…..


Three senior employees of NBS charged with unlawful confinement

Three employees of the New Building Society were today released on self-bail after being arraigned before a Georgetown court on eight counts of unlawful confinement alleged to have occurred at its main branch.

Windies qualify for World Cup one day finals

HARARE, Zimbabwe, CMC – West Indies sneaked into next year’s World Cup in England but barely, after needing the fortune of Duckworth-Lewis to beat Scotland by five runs in their final Super Six match of the ICC World Cup qualifiers here today.

Executions, torture and slave markets persist in Libya – UN

GENEVA,  (Reuters) – Armed groups execute and torture civilians in Libya in almost complete impunity seven years after the revolution that toppled Muammar Gaddafi, the United Nations human rights office said on Wednesday.

Experts for Cabinet caucus on oil future

A group of international researchers and petroleum policy advisors will today meet Cabinet ministers to discuss the emerging oil and gas sector and give insight into prudent preparations for the revenues that will be generated from the industry.

Mother, 41, dies after delivery at Linden hospital

A 41-year old mother from Central Amelia’s Ward, Linden, died on Monday evening, having reportedly suffered severe haemorrhaging after delivering a 10-pound baby at the Linden Hospital Complex.


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