Politics

Venezuela’s decree is baseless and shameless; It is time to end this cycle – Foreign Minister tells Parliament

Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge, has described as “baseless and shameless” the recent decree by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro claiming Guyana’s territory as its own. During an address to the new parliament, Greenidge said the decree by Maduro cannot be seen as an act of sovereignty since it flies in the face of […]

Venezuela wants to sit and talk; says Guyana is creating artificial crisis

The Venezuela government says it categorically rejects statements from the new Government of the Guyana about the Venezuelan President’s latest decree and the neighbouring country believes the statements coming out of Guyana “constitutes a provocation and threatens the Bolivarian peace diplomacy.” “It is unacceptable that the new Government of Guyana assume this position with a territory […]

Venezuela cannot consider itself a good neighbour with latest claim -Rodrigues-Birkett

Former Guyanese Foreign Minister CarolynRodrigues – Birkett has attacked the Venezuelan government over its attempt to enforce a new claim over Guyana’s coastal waters where US oil giant – Exxon Mobil – recently announced what could be the most significant oil find in this part of the world.In a facebook post late Monday, Birkett regarded this […]

Government to examine adequate presence on parliamentary committees

With 26 of its Members of Parliament serving as government ministers, the David Granger administration could face a stumbling block in the new parliament with adequate representation on the Sectoral Committees and the Public Accounts Committee of the 11th Parliament. Government Ministers usually do not serve on the committees. That would leave the new government with […]

Bartica Police officers complain to junior Social Protection Minister about working conditions

Police Officers attached to the Bartica Police Station have complained about their working conditions to the Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Simona Broomes, about their working and living conditions at the station and they are hoping for her assistance. According to a statement from the Government Information Agency, the officers complained of having […]

Three government ministers are technocrats as APNU+AFC submits final list for parliament

Three of the Ministers in the new APNU+AFC administration are technocrat Ministers and therefore will have no voting rights in the new parliament. The technocrat Ministers are Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Sydney Allicock, Citizenship Minister Winston Felix and Minister within the Ministry of Communities Keith Scott. “These technocrat Ministers are persons appointed by the […]

PPP stands firm in defense of Guyana’s sovereignty -Rohee

Guyana’s main opposition party, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic which up to a few weeks ago formed the government, is making it clear that its position of standing firmly against any aggression from Venezuela has not changed. PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee who once served as Guyana’s Foreign Minister told a Monday morning press conference at […]