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Over 1100 house lots to be developed to relocate squatters

Minister within the Ministry of Communities with responsibility for Housing, Valarie Patterson – Yearwood, on Monday announced that discussions are ongoing regarding the development of approximately 1,148 lots at Plantations at Cummings Lodge and Industry for the possible relocation of squatters from Sophia, as well as from other zero tolerance areas in Georgetown and its […]

Blanhum now 2nd in Command at A’ Division

It appears as though the Administration has started to move on the recommendations of the Paul Slowe Commission of Inquiry into allegations of an assassination plot against the president. Senior Superintendent of Police, Wendell Blanhum, who was criticized in the report for his poor investigation of the matter, has been removed as Crime Chief and […]

Govt. and Opposition MPs challenge each other over Budget provisions for Indigenous communities

As the debates into the 2018 National Budget continued in the National Assembly on Monday, the opposition People’s Progressive Party had cause to ask the government whether the political divide meant that they were living in separate countries. The parliamentary opposition advanced arguments that were in stark contrast to the government’s project for the economy and […]

Business Minister unveils government’s plans to improve doing business in Guyana, but receives criticism over his Ministry’s performance

A new electronic single window system, geared towards ensuring a better flow of information between business and regulatory agencies, is expected to tackle corruption when it is operationalized in 2018. A budgetary allocation of $10 million has been included in the 2018 budget, that once approved during the considering of estimates, will help with preparatory […]

Good Life Budget is nothing more than a Good Lie -Irfaan Ali

Opposition Parliamentarian Irfaan Ali, opened the debates into the 2018 National Budget and set the tone for the Opposition’s response to the government’s fiscal plan, which the People’s Progressive Party believe is a “slip and slide Budget.” Off to a heated start, while pouring cold water on the government’s promise of a good life for […]

Exxon to assist Guyana in border row case -Sources

There are new reports today that the Exxon Mobil Oil company intends to assist Guyana financially in its efforts to have a judicial settlement of the border controversy with Venezuela. Senior Government sources have reported that the exxon company has reportedly set aside just under US$20 million to assist Guyana with legal fees and other […]

Government to release ExxonMobil exploration contract

Weeks after US oil giant – Exxon Mobil – went public and announced that it is prepared to make its contract with the Government of Guyana public, the administration has also announced that the contract will be released to the public. Despite calls from sections of society for greater transparency regarding the agreement, the Government […]

Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago agree to renew and enforce major trade and investment agreement

Guyana and the Twin-island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago are moving to renew and enforce a dormant framework agreement which will allow for, among other things, bilateral cooperation in trade investment and petroleum extraction. The 1999 agreement which had been renewed over the years was never enacted. However, President David Granger and Trinidad’s Prime Minister […]

PSC wanted Budget 2018 to offer more on Oil and Gas sector

The Private Sector Commission in its official statement on the 2018 Budget has questioned government’s commitment to its vision of improving the quality of life of citizens. The PSC observed that while there are measures that will have a positive impact on local businesses, it is concerned that distinctly absent are measures necessary to sufficiently […]