Politics

Government to continue efforts to fulfill all promises as first 100 days expires

Days after awarding itself an ‘A’ Grade for the implementation of its 21-point first 100 days plan, the coalition government has come forward with a fresh commitment to fully implement all of its promises while acknowledging several shortfalls. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo updated the media on the government’s progress on Monday, which also signaled the expiration […]

Consideration of Budget estimates stalled over a number of oversights which are being corrected

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has highlighted what it said is a major constitutional flaw in the 2015 budget estimates which it has brought to the attention of the House Speaker and which the government has undertaken to correct shortly. The PPP, through former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, contends that the estimates in their […]

The Brown Paper Bag: No Love for Donald

If there was any doubt that the Donald Ramotar Presidency of three years was just a plaster for the bigger bandage in the background, then the last week of budget debates has put all of those doubts to rest. The PPP took its 32 seats on the Opposition side of parliament on Monday, that’s three […]

Nagamootoo blasts Jagdeo as “friend” of the criminals who is still race baiting

It was just after midnight and the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had just led his party in a walk out of the National Assembly, when Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo blasted the former President and his People’s Progressive Party of not having the ability to lecture anyone about security matters. During his 90-minute budget debate presentation, […]

Jagdeo leads walk out of budget debates after declaring “flawed” budget will flatline economy

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo lashed out at Minister of Finance Winston Jordan over the $221 Billion 2015 budget which is the first of the three-month old, APNU+AFC coalition government. In a rambling late night presentation, Mr. Jagdeo went over his allotted speaking time of one hour by more than 30 minutes as he warned the […]

Trotman reminds PPP that consideration of budget estimates was done in three days for 20 years

Minister of Governance and former House Speaker Raphael Trotman has shot down the opposition’s claims of being muzzled in the National Assembly and accused the People’s Progressive Party of being dishonest with history as it relates to the consideration of the estimates of expenditure. The government passed a motion in the House on Thursday limiting […]

Fired GPL CEO’s salary and benefits amounted to $6.1M per month and he wanted $300,000 raise

While the Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic administration has been outspoken on increases for public servants and a possible move to increase the salaries of government ministers and all Members of Parliament, the party has been silent on the hefty salary it rolled out to the recently fired Chief Executive Officer of the Guyana Power […]

Harmon gives government a Grade A for work done in office so far

State Minister Joseph Harmon believes the APNU+AFC government is deserving of an ‘A’ Grade with regards to the implementation of its 21-point 100 day plan as laid out in its 2015 elections manifesto. The government’s Chief spokesman told members of the media on Friday that based on the government’s own checklist, it is extremely comfortable […]

Jagdeo wants more than 45 minutes to speak during budget debates

Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo believes the government’s move to have his presentation in the National Assembly be limited to 45 minutes, and further the consideration of the estimates of expenditure to three days, clearly demonstrates that it is afraid of scrutiny. Mr. Jagdeo told members of the media at Parliament on Thursday that the […]