Politics

Persons should not be discriminated against based on sexual preference but Guyana not ready for same-sex marriage -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has added his voice to the reignited debate surrounding the decriminalization of same sex intimacy and on Wednesday threw his support behind the position that persons should not be discriminated against based on their sexual preference. During a press conference at his office, Mr. Jagdeo who served as President for 12 years, was […]

Rights Groups believe referendum on anti-gay laws will only fuel more homophobia

Local human rights bodies and LGBT advocacy groups in Guyana have come out in condemnation of the government’s proposal to hold a referendum on whether Guyana’s colonial law which criminalizes same sex intimacy should be repealed. The Guyana Equality Forum, Guyana Trans United, Guyana Rainbow Foundation and the Society Against Sexual Orientation Discrimination (SASOD), today […]

Public consultations on parking meters to take place this week

Public consultations on the parking meter system for Georgetown are set to begin this week, as a City Council team continues its efforts to renegotiate the contract for the parking meter system in Georgetown with Smart City Solutions. The negotiating team is headed by Councillor Malcolm Ferreira. It has been meeting with parking meter company […]

Marcel Hutson confirmed as Chief Education Officer

The Ministry of Education has announced that longtime educator, Marcel Hutson, has been confirmed as the Chief Education Officer (CEO). Mr. Hutson has been acting in the position since August 2016, following the decision of the government not to renew the contract of former CEO, Olato Sam. Mr. Hutson has described his confirmation as bringing legitimacy […]

Venezuela government seeks Guyana’s help to ease its growing internal political problems

Venezuelan Ambassador to Guyana, Reina Diaz, on Monday called on the Guyanese people and the Guyana Government to support the Nicholas Maduro Government in its call for peaceful dialogue to end ongoing political problems in the neighbouring state that has resulted in daily clashes between demonstrators and security forces. During a press conference at the Georgetown […]

President reminds Municipal leaders of their responsibility to constituents

The reactivation of local democratic organs is to promote the values of representativeness, inclusiveness and effectiveness, and this translates to the elimination of partisan political interest, President David Granger has said. The President made this assertion during the opening ceremony of a two-day Inaugural Municipal Conference which commenced on Friday.  The event, which is being held […]

Six former GRDB Board members granted $500,000 bail each in alleged multi million dollar fraud

Two serving Opposition Parliamentarians and a former Deputy Permanent Secretary were among six persons charged on Friday for a multi-million-dollar fraud at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), dating as far back as 2011. The former GRDB Board members were slapped with five separate charges totaling over $400 million to which they were not required […]

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