Politics

GTUC blasts government for being “insensitive” to concerns about salary increases for Ministers and MPs

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Friday offered its support for the 10% to 50% salary increase for Government Ministers and Members of Parliaments, but the governing trade union body expressed concern about the process that was in place for the increase. Speaking to members of the media, GTUC General Secretary, Lincoln Lewis, said there […]

British government to push update of Security Programme and Infrastructure works under new grant initiative

The British Government will be supporting  major infrastructure and development works in Guyana under a new fund that will also lend assistance to seven other Caribbean states. That US$550 Million fund will represent the largest foreign aid that any government will be pushing in this part of the world and it will come under the Caribbean […]

Pres. Granger and PM Rowley hold bilateral talks in Port-of-Spain

President David Granger made a quick one day trip to neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago on Wednesday to meet the new Trinidadian Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley. The two leaders along with their Foreign Ministers met at the Prime Minister’s Port-of-Spain office for bilateral discussions. They also discussed several matters of interest to both CARICOM states. […]

Salary increases “A good life for a few” but PPP still to decide whether its MPs will accept

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party called a Wednesday morning press conference to criticize the government for increasing the salaries for Vice Presidents and Senior Ministers. However, the party did not offer an opinion on the 50% increase for the Opposition Leader and the 19% increases that junior government ministers and all other Members of Parliament […]

Maduro to US: “Take your hands off of the Guyana Essequibo”

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wants the United States to stay out of the border controversy that Guyana has with Venezuela. Mr. Maduro’s statement comes in response to Monday’s statement from the U.S Ambassador to Guyana that both countries should respect the 1899 Arbitration Tribunal ruling which settled the border controversy. Mr. Maduro has been quoted […]