Politics

Venezuela replaces controversial decree

The Venezuelan government has withdrawn the No. 1787 decree which coveted Guyana’s oil rich maritime space but has replaced it with a new one which does not have any defining coordinates. According to reports in the Venezuelan media, the new decree No. 1859 poses no decision on land issues and is intended to support and […]

Guyana not moved by Maduro’s latest pronouncements and recall of Ambassador -Foreign Minister Greenidge

The Guyana Government has reacted with little worry over what seems to be a toughening of Venezuela’s position over its claim of Guyana’s territory with the recall of its resident Ambassador on Monday and the re-examination of its diplomatic relations Guyana. In a Tuesday morning interview, Guyana’s Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge said the move by President Nicolas […]

Failure to implement crime fighting strategies responsible for crime situation not partying after 2am -Rohee

Former Minister with responsibility for public security under the previous government, Clement Rohee has shot down the move by the current administration to impose the 2am curfew on bars and nightclubs. Rohee reasoned that the imposition of the curfew would be an attack on Guyanese culture. “This country is very open and relaxed and I […]

Granger convenes security meeting today to tackle crime problem

President David Granger will this morning meet with leading government ministers and his security team to look at ways of tackling the current crime problem in the country. The Ministry of the Presidency has announced that the President will today meet with Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, Minister of State […]

Venezuela recalls Ambassador for “consultations” as international community continues to condemn its latest claim to Guyana’s territory

Venezuela appears to be toughening its position on Guyana as the government of Guyana continues to rally the support of the international community and they are all condemning Venezuela for its latest claim to Guyana’s territory. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro has now recalled his Ambassador to Guyana for consultations and has also decided to trim the […]

PPP Central Committee dumped Ramotar for Jagdeo after elections loss -Ramkarran

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo reportedly received resounding support from within the People’s Progressive Party to be Opposition Leader over immediate former President and the PPP’s last Presidential Candidate, Donald Ramotar. Writing in his weekly “Conversation Tree blog former PPP Executive member, Ralph Ramkarran said that in the contest between Jagdeo and PPP’s Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar […]

Town Clerk Carol Sooba Fired

The Ministries of Communities which holds responsibility for local government, has fired Town Clerk  of the City of Georgetown, Carol Sooba and her appointment has been revoked effective July 7, 2015. Sooba has been on leave since the new government took office. She was sent on leave by the Georgetown City Council back in May […]

Trinidad and Tobago stands in full support of Guyana and declares Venezuela’s decree as a “violation of international law”

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Friday announced that her government stands in full support of Guyana in wake of the decree by Venezuela claiming Guyana’s territorial waters. Ms. Persad-Bissessar met with Guyana’s President David Granger on Friday morning for bilateral talks and just after those talks she indicated that Trinidad […]

UN Secretary General to dispatch mission to Guyana to hold talks on Venezuelan decree following meeting with President Granger

by Gordon Moseley in Bridgetown The United Nations Secretary General, Ban-Ki-Moon has given the undertaking to send a team of UN officials to Guyana as President David Granger has made known the Guyana government’s concern over recent threats from Venezuela through its latest decree claiming Guyanese territory. The UN Secretary General and President Granger held […]