Politics

President Granger to address Parliament on Venezuela’s decree and Guyana’s response

President David Granger will head to Parliament on Thursday, July 9 to address the House on the Venezuelan decree and Guyana’s response.  During his address, the President is expected to inform the nation and the international community on Guyana’s updated position on Venezuela’s ongoing threats.  President Granger recently returned from Barbados where he spoke extensively on the issue […]

Ramotar vows not to seek office again unless “absolutely necessary”; says PPP needs to transition to younger hands

Former President Donald Ramotar who served as the Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic at this year’s elections, has brushed aside concerns about his absence from the party’s list of representatives for the National Assembly and has declared that he does not intend to seek office in the future unless it is “absolutely necessary”. […]

No Place for Donald as PPP releases its list of new Members of Parliament

The opposition People’s Progressive Party has finalized and released its list of parliamentary representatives and the list does not include former President and the PPP’s Presidential Candidate at the May 11 elections, Donald Ramotar. The party made no mention of Ramotar in its release late Tuesday. However,  former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who has been tipped […]

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The Venezuelan government has withdrawn the No. 1787 decree which coveted Guyana’s oil rich maritime space but has replaced it with a new one which does not have any defining coordinates.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 […]