Trotman defends “rush of Bills” through Parliament; Slams PPP as hypocritical with its criticism

Despite mounting criticism from the Opposition and the Private Sector Commission and the Guyana Human Rights Association, the Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman has indicated that the Government is acting within the Standing Orders and the Constitution to take several Bills through all three stages of debate at one sitting in the National Assembly. The […]

Private Sector Commission and Human Rights Association blast government over rush of Bills through Parliament

The Government is coming under more criticism for its “lack of consultation” on three Amendment Bills that are being taken to the National Assembly today for tabling and passage. The Private sector commission in a statement on Wednesday, warned the administration about moving ahead in the future with legislation while not hosting consultations with stakeholders. […]

No disrespect meant for not consulting unions on bonus -Trotman

 The Government of Guyana has indicated that it meant no disrespect when it decided to announce a bonus for public servants without consulting their unions. On Monday, the Ministry of Finance announced a government decision to give all public servants earning less than $500,000 per month, a one-off $50,000 Christmas bonus. While the majority of […]

New Chief Justice (ag) seeks to tackle backlog of cases and address sloth of Judiciary

Guyana’s new Chief Justice (ag), the Honourable, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards, intends prioritize development and better service in the Court Registry and tackle the long list of cases that have been backing up in the High Court system. Justice Cummings-Edwards took the oath of office this morning to perform the functions of Chief Justice.  The acting […]

PPP lashes out at “undemocratic” government for rushing bills through Parliament

The Opposition, People’s Progressive Party, has accused the government of abandoning parliamentary democracy, in wake of being served with notice that the government intends to suspend the standing orders at Thursday’s sitting of the National Assembly to allow three bills to go through all three stages for passage. The party said it only received information about […]

President contributes $1M to Police Force’s Fallen Heroes Fund and $1M to Scholarship Fund

President David Granger, this morning, announced a contribution of $1 million dollars to the Guyana Police Force’s (GPF) Fallen Heroes Foundation and another $1 million the Force’s Scholarship Fund. The President, who himself benefited from a GPF scholarship to attend Queen’s College, made these announcements at the GPF’s Traditional Christmas Breakfast at the Headquarters in […]

Jagdeo welcomes public service bonus but says workers are worse off with no retroactive increase

Leader of the Opposition, Bharrat Jagdeo has welcomed the announcement of the $50,000 one-off tax-free bonus for public servants earning less than $500,000 per month, but he believes that with public servants not given the 5% salary increase retroactive to January, they might be worst off. During the PPP’s time in office, it would impose […]