Rights Activists protest PPP’s selection of Bharrat, Bheri and Anil for Parliament

Local rights advocates are not pleased with the selection of former President Bharrat Jagdeo as opposition leader and they have launched a protest against his return and that of several People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP/C) members to the National Assembly. The activists picketed outside the PPP Freedom House headquarters this midday and called out former President Bharrat Jagdeo, on […]

No decision made on continuation of $10,000 education cash grant – Education Minister

Minister of Education Dr. Rupert Roopnarine has indicated that the Government has not made any decision as yet as to whether the $10,000 education cash grant will continue. The grant was introduced last year as a budget measure of the former People’s Progressive Party/Civic administration. Last week reports surfaced that a decision was made to […]

President Granger raises Venezuela’s threats at UN Sustainable Development Conference in Ethiopia

Guyana’s President David Granger used his address at the opening of the first plenary session of the International Conference on Financing for Sustainable Development in Ethiopia to make the point that the prevention of the development of a country’s resources by another nation could serve as a block to sustainable development. The President said although Guyana […]

Rohee urges Ramjattan to develop proper crime fighting plan

Former Minister with responsibility for Public security, Clement Rohee has criticized the new crime fighting strategy developed by the APNU+AFC administration and he has issued a call on his successor, Khemraj Ramjattan to act now and put forward his own “progressive and comprehensive” citizen security plan. Mr. Rohee said Ramjattan has failed in this regard. […]

Guyana gets more financial help from US to tackle drug trafficking

The United States on Monday committed additional financial resources to Guyana, which it hopes will be significant in supporting the new government’s law enforcement reform efforts. A letter of amendment was signed on Monday between Guyana’s Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge and Chargé d’ Affaires of the U.S Embassy in Georgetown, Bryan Hunt. It allows for the […]

PPP has not settled on nominee for Deputy Speaker -Rohee

The General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party, Clement Rohee, this morning denied that the party has identified former Attorney General Anil Nandlall as its nominee for Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly. At his regular Monday morning press conference at Freedom House, Mr. Rohee said a report which appeared in the Guyana Times naming […]