Politics

Guyana could reclaim food basket title -Pres. Granger

As Guyana observes and celebrates Agriculture month, the government is pushing for agriculture to remain a mainstay of the Guyanese economy. President David Granger believes that the country still has the potential to guarantee local and regional food security, but there must be more investment and innovation in the sector. Speaking at Monday’s World Food […]

GPSU rejects Government’s initial salary increase offer for public servants

The Government of Guyana has started salary negotiations with the Guyana Public Service Union and the GPSU has already rejected the government’s initial offer. On Monday, Union representatives met with officials of the Public Service Department to start looking at salary increases for 2017. The government made an offer similar to last year’s offer. Last […]

Lots of lessons to be learnt from Diwali Festival -Pres. Granger

President David Granger said that as Guyana strives for national unity and social cohesion, there are many important lessons to be learnt from Diwali, an important national Hindu festival, which symbolises love and togetherness. “I do believe that there are lots of lessons that all Guyanese can learn from the festival of lights, Guyana is […]

First Lady’s Self-Reliance programme to now train the trainers

First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, on Friday, announced that the long anticipated Trainer of Trainers Programme for her Self-Reliance and Success in Business workshop will get underway this November. The First Lady made the announcement at the closing ceremony of the 21st such workshop, which was held in Mocha-Arcadia this week. “We’re going to have… over 65 persons… and we […]

CHPA aborts squatter demolition as affected residents beg for more time to move

Confronted by weeping residents and human barricades, the Central Housing and Planning Authority has temporarily aborted a demolition exercise in Sophia that targeted squatter houses and structures erected on government’s reserve. The team moved into the ‘A’ Field Sophia area just before 8:00am on Thursday and began breaking down structures, one week after notices were served to occupants. […]

CH&PA demolishes squatter houses in Sophia in regularisation effort

Agents of the Central Housing and Planning Authority early Thursday morning moved into the Sophia ‘A’ Field area with sledgehammers and a large pool of manpower to demolish houses and structures that have been erected on the government’s reserve. Owners of the properties were served notices of the Agency’s intention but while some adhered and […]

President presses local businesses to invest more as Private Sector seeks government’s economic policy at Business Summit

-by Kurt Campbell- President David Granger, while welcoming foreign investment to Guyana, has called on Guyanese to also take advantage of the investment opportunities available and not become comfortable with investors from outside of Guyana. “Americans, Brazilians, the British, Canadians, Chinese, French, Indians Russians, and others are all investing in Guyana. Why can’t Guyanese do […]

PPP’s Freedom Radio files Court action against Broadcast Amendment Act

Freedom Radio Incorporated, which is based in the headquarters of the opposition, People’s Progressive Party, is taking the Government and the Guyana Broadcasting Authority to Court over the recently passed and instituted, Broadcast Amendment Act. In a court filing, Attorney and PPP Member of Parliament, Anil Nandall, wants the Court to declare that several sections […]

Former Wales Estate workers now want regular financial support from government as severance money dries up

Almost one year after the closure of the Wales Sugar Estate, former employees are now complaining that they are unable to secure alternative employment as their severance pay is drying up. The former estate employees are now lobbying the government for the provision of regular financial support in addition to the severance pay that they […]

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