Politics

Bartica to lead charge in Guyana’s Green Economy

(MOTP) As President David Granger participated in a National Tree Planting Day exercise, in Bartica, Region Seven, he called on residents of the community to take the lead role in making Guyana a country with a green economy. The President made the call at a simple ceremony, which was organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and […]

Rice farmers protest against government is misplaced and may be political

President David Granger believes there might be some political mischief afoot with those rice farmers who have been protesting against the government. He told a Friday press conference that the protest is “misplaced.” According to Mr. Granger, the selling of paddy and rice is a private arrangement, “not a government arrangement.” The President reasoned that […]

UN must sanction countries that breach its charter including Venezuela -Pres. Granger

The Government of Guyana intends to continue pursuing partnerships with the international community even as it seeks a judicial settlement to the border issue with neighbouring Venezuela.   President David Granger said he is now convinced that Guyana now has a more clearly defined place in the international community following his meetings at the United […]

Fourteen more amnesty days to hand over illegal weapons

The Ministry of Public Security has announced that the firearm amnesty has been extended. The amnesty period was expected to come to an end yesterday but the government gave the go ahead for an extension.  The amnesty will now end on October 14. According to Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan, over 100 guns and […]

China Harbour forced to put hold on airport expansion work over labour laws

The Guyana government is bringing the hammer down on the Chinese construction firm – China Harbor Engineering – which has been contracted to do the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA). Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Simona Broomes visited the company on Tuesday following instructions for the company to cease operations […]

GPSU warns government against making mistakes of the PPP on public service issues

The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) used its 21st Biennial Delegates Conference on Wednesday to blast the previous People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government for its relegation of the public service but also to put the new APNU+AFC administration on notice that it will not countenance a situation where it mimics its predecessor, in its treatment […]