I am a former junior staff of Guyana Sugar Corporation’s (GuySuCo) Enmore Estate, having contributed to the pension scheme by monthly monetary payroll deduction.
After retirement, with over 30 years in contributions to the pension scheme, I was qualified for a monthly pension payment.
In June 1999, I immigrated to the US, with full arrangements with GuySuCo to deposit my monthly pension into my Guyana bank account. All went well until for the first time, in 2016, my pension deposit was stopped.
With the timely intervention by GuySuCo’s Human Resource Director, Mr Earl John, my pension payment was restored in September 8, 2017, with a total payment of $226,308.
After that impasse, all went well with my pension deposit. Until March 2019 when no pension was deposited into my bank account and despite making contact with GuySuCo, Paul Bhim, Sugar and Trading Enterprises Pension Scheme (STEPS) and Republic Bank, no information is forthcoming on my pension.
Instead of paying their debts, GuySuCo is spending millions of dollars to provide meals for its top brass at the expense of those GuySuCo is obligated to pay. A total breach of the people’s constitutional rights.