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Guyana Labour Minister Joseph Hamilton


September 6, 2022 | By Colin O. Jarrett |

Labour Minister Joseph Hamilton on Wednesday confirmed that a Jamaican national hired by a local company had received payments totaling 3 million Guyana dollars after refusal by the company to honour its obligation.

The Guyanese Minister said that the unidentified Jamaican had received 15,000 US$ and returned to his homeland last week after being stranded in Guyana for several months.  According to the authorities, for outstanding wages and salaries, the Jamaican was paid 12,500 US$ and the remainder of 2,500 amounted to his ticket fare and other issues.

The Labour Minister informed that the Jamaican was hired because of some specific technical skill he had and he was brought to Guyana by the company.  The authorities said that based on investigations, the man had been working in Guyana for six months and was initially paid, however, in recent months, he was not paid in full.

The Labour Minister said this is the second occasion that a foreign national had to seek the assistance of his ministry in order to get payment owed.

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