Politics

Anti Money Laundering Amendment Bill Passed

Kurt Campbell reports… The Guyana Government has strengthened its capacity to fight money laundering and terrorism financing with a swift passage of the controversial Anti Money Laundering and Countering the Financing of Terrorism (Amendment) Bill on Friday night . The passage of the Bill was not met with any resistance in the House as the […]

Sharma Solomon will not be returned as Region 10 Chairman; Amna Ally confirms his name not extracted to sit on Regional Council

Chairman of Region 10, Sharma Solomon is not among the names that have been extracted by the APNU+AFC coalition, from its list of candidates to serve on the Regional Democratic Council for the Region. Government’s Chief Whip and Minister of Social Cohesion, Amna Ally made the confirmation on Friday during an interview with News Source. The […]

Police completes probe into vehicle transfer scam; DPP to offer advice

Police investigators have completed their probe into the alleged fraudulent transfer of government vehicles to former Public Service Minister Jennifer Westford, her spouse Gary Beaton and two other private citizens. Crime Chief, Wendell Blanhum told News Source today that the police had completed its work and the file has been forwarded to the Director of Public […]

US Human Rights report chides former Guyana government for not tackling corruption

The United States government has criticized the former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government over its inability to implement laws to fight corruption effectively and its lack of transparency while in Government. Secretary of State Jon Kerry submitted the 2014 Human Rights Reports to the U.S. Congress on Thursday, in which he stated that “although the […]

Auditor General reports PPP Government overpaid more than $22M to contractors in 2013

The former People’s Progressive Party Civic administration is being accused of overpaying several millions of dollars in various contracts in 2013. The former government has been slapped with criticism for its tardiness in attempting to recover those monies. According to the Auditor General  Report for the fiscal year 2013, the then PPP government made overpayments […]

Prime Minister Nagamootoo announces investigation of Government Information Agency

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who holds responsibility for the public information sector, has announced that an investigation has been launched into the operations of the Government Information Agency. During an address to the National Assembly, the Prime Minister told the House that during the last administration, GINA would have collected money for the placement of […]

Government to introduce amnesty period for surrender of illegal guns -Ramjattan

In an effort the rid the streets of illegal firearms and reduce gun crimes, the Ministry of Public Security is looking to introduce a programme through which amnesty can be granted to persons carrying these illegal weapons. Public Security Minister and Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan has announced that persons are being encouraged to surrender these illegal […]