Venezuela objects to Guyana regulating the coordinates for the Essequibo river

The Government of Venezuela has now taken issue with Guyana’s decision to gazette the regulated coordinates for the Essequibo river. On Thursday, Guyana’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge announced in the National Assembly, the coordinates for the river baselines for the three main rivers being regulated and gazetted. But the Venezuelan government has rejected […]

Fmr. bodyguard’s arrest was much ado about nothing -Anil Nandlall

After distancing himself from his former bodyguard of four days, former Attorney General Anil Nandlall has now declared that the man’s arrest was “much ado about nothing”. The former bodyguard, Rajput Narine, was arrested by the police as they widened their investigations into the murder of political activist Courtney Crum-Ewing who was gunned down in […]

UN Secretary General and President Granger hold telephone conference on Venezuela controversy

The Secretary-General of the United Nations Ban-Ki-Moon and President David Granger held a telephone conversation on Thursday about the ongoing controversy involving Venezuela’s claims to Guyana’s territory and maritime area. The teleconference was a follow up of the meeting between the two which took place on the margins of the Conference of Heads of Government […]

Parliamentary recess suspended to make way for Budget

The National Assembly has suspended the annual recess which Members of Parliament (MPs) enjoy annually, to make provisions for the presentation of the 2015 National Budget and the consideration of the estimates of revenue and expenditure that follows. Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge moved the motion which suspended Standing Order #9 of the Parliament. Standing Order […]

Constitutional bodies to enjoy more independence with passage of Fiscal Management and Accountability Amendment Bill

The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Fiscal Management and Accountability (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to give financial independence to several Constitutional bodies. The Bill was first passed in 2013, when the current government held the majority in the House as the opposition but it failed to receive the assent of former President Donald […]

Foreign Minister presents new Guyana maritime zones regulations to National Assembly

As Guyana continues to guard against illegal claims to its territory, a new Maritime Zones (Internal Waters and River Closing Baselines) Regulations 2015 was presented by Foreign Affairs Minister and Vice President Carl Greenidge to the National Assembly on Thursday. The regulations prescribe the closing lines across the mouths of the three largest navigable rivers […]

PPP to decide whether Westford still goes to parliament following criminal charges

Executive Member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday said the party has not made a decision on whether to remove former Minister Jennifer Westford from its list of Parliamentarians but is concerned about the issue of perception.  Westford appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where she pleaded […]