Politics

Maduro upset with election of President Granger; declares the Guyana President wants to divide Caribbean

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is not happy with the change of government in Guyana and believes that Guyana’s new President, retired Brigadier David Granger, has come to office to provoke Venezuela and divide the Caribbean. In a wide ranging interview with TeleSUR English TV network in Caracas on Thursday, Mr. Maduro complained of the position taken […]

Government to appeal Chang’s term limit ruling

The government has reacted with grave concern to Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling which has squashed the presidential two term limit. The administration has now expressed fears over the impact the ruling could have on the reforms which occurred during the 1999 – 2001 period, even while the PPP was in office.  To this end, […]

National Assembly slashes benefits for former Presidents

The National Assembly on Thursday, July 9, 2015, passed the Former Presidents (Benefits and Facilities) Amendment Bill 2015, effectively trimming the quantum and unlimited benefits currently enjoyed by former Presidents. The Bill was unanimously supported by the government members in the absence of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic, which is still to take up […]

Chang rules Presidential term limit unconstitutional

Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang has squashed the two term presidential limit which the Guyana Constitution currently provides for, paving the way for a person who has already served for two terms as President to run for the Presidency again unless the ruling is appealed or a referendum takes place. Former President Bharrat Jagdeo who […]

Guyana will not condone Venezuela’s threats against investors in Guyana’s territory -Pres. Granger

Speaking before Members of Parliament and several members of the Diplomatic Community, President David Granger told the National Assembly that Venezuela’s ongoing threats remain an offense to Guyana’s sovereignty. He said the new decree issued by Venezuela, still stands as a “bone in Guyana’s throat” since it threatens the use of force in Guyana’s exclusive economic zone. […]

PPP Government kept end to PetroCaribe deal secret -PM Nagamootoo

Guyana’s Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has indicated that there is documentary evidence that Venezuela’s decision to end the PetroCaribe oil for rice deal was communicated to former PPP government long before the May 11 elections but the former administration never made the issue known to the Guyanese public. The Prime Minister said the former Agriculture Minister, the former […]

GINA fires three staffers as restructuring plan begins

Three staffers at the Government Information Agency (GINA) have been handed termination letters as the massive restructuring by the new APNU+AFC government takes effect. The agency has also received two resignations but maintains that it is adequately staffed to carry out its functions. GINA’s new Director, Beverley Alert, who was an APNU+AFC candidate at the […]

Guyanese overseas to get less waiting time for new passports

Government is moving to address the delays experienced by citizens seeking to acquire or renew passports; especially those from the Diaspora. This is an issue that has been raised both locally and internationally, Minister of State Joseph Harmon told the media today during a post- Cabinet press conference at the Ministry of the Presidency. The […]