Commander-in-Chief awards increases to minimum salaries of Guyana Fire Service and Guyana Defence Force personnel.

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While no salary adjustments have been announced for members of the Guyana Prison Service and senior officers of the Guyana Defence Force, personnel of the Guyana Fire Service and the Guyana Defence Force are expected to benefit from increases to their salaries, not exceeding 13%.

President Irfaan Ali also declared the following salary adjustments on Thursday: 

GUYANA FIRE SERVICE

Firemen/Firewomen with five to ten years of experience will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $102,488 to $110,000. This represents an additional 7.3 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Fireman/Firewoman with five to ten years of experience. Additionally, Firemen/Firewomen with more than ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $115,000.

Emergency Medical Technicians will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $88,143 to $95,000. This represents an additional 7.8 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to an Emergency Medical Technician. Additionally, Emergency Medical Technicians with five to ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $105,000, and those with more than ten years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $110,000.

Leading Firemen/Firewomen will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $122,241 to $130,000. This represents an additional 6.3 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Leading Fireman/Firewoman. Additionally, Leading Firemen/Firewomen with five and more years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $130,000.

Section Leaders will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $154,172 to $174,172. This represents an additional 13 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Section Leader. Additionally, Section Leaders with five or more years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $174,172.

Sub-Officers will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $154,181 to $174,181. This represents an additional 13 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Sub-Officer. Additionally, Sub-Officers with five and more years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $174,181.

Cadet Officers will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $171,938 to $185,000. This represents an additional 7.6 percent increase on the current minimum salary paid to a Cadet Officer. Additionally, Cadet Officers with five or more years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $185,000.

Station Officer will now have their current minimum salary adjusted upwards from $251,639 to $260,000. Additionally, Station Officers with five or more years of experience will now receive a salary of no less than $260,000.

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