NIS condemns false social media report

describes it as mischievous

DPI, Guyana, Saturday, June 20, 2020

The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) has dismissed an article published on June 19, by the media outlet INews that claimed the insurance agency had stopped the payments of the Sickness and Injury Benefits to sugar workers.

In a statement released today, NIS, Public Relations Officer, Dianne Lewis Baxter noted that the agency deemed the article that was published on the INews social media page “as mischievous.”

Baxter also explained that though the NIS has reduced its working hours to accommodate a shift system due to the COVID-19 pandemic, “the Scheme continues to honour its obligations by paying out millions in both sickness and medical benefits to employees of GUYSUCO and all other Agencies.

The NIS she noted has also offered relief through amnesty for employers who are unable to pay the interest.