Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Mismanagement & corruption at City Hall causes another garbage collector strike

The financial crisis in Georgetown has once again deepened with City Council workers yet to be paid for July and garbage collection companies on another strike to press demands for GUY$80 million in outstanding fees. Salaries for July are not expected to be paid before August 24, the official said. A distraught senior official of City Hall- the administrative and political headquarters of the municipality- partially blamed the city’s financial woes on the payment of overtime for work that has never been done.
The official said supervisors and the Mayor are all aware that works and supervisors are conspiring to bilk the virtually empty coffers by submitting bogus overtime sheets. “We are trying to cut all costs, it’s real bad. It’s a long haul with each month. We have been chopping and cutting other significant areas of spending,” the official told said. According to the official, the supervisors are aware that some workers rotate the submission of overtime sheets, resulting in many of them earning more in overtime than their basic salaries. Cevon’s and Puran’s on Tuesday confirmed that they are on strike and could not say when they would resume operations.


  1. SMH!!! Once again we see the city council putting us the residents of Georgetown in this situation, like come on we need to have a better system so that this wouldn't be a occurrence.

  2. When well this problem cause over and over it keep happening and the Mayor don't do nothing to stop it from happening our health is at risk when the garbage collectors goes on strike.

  3. Its time that we change our Mayor seriously cause this problem just keep happening,the city council is collect rates and taxes and still cant pay these people what you guys doing with the money.