Politics

Guyana to deploy additional troops and equipment to border regions in response to Venezuela’s armed forces build up if need arises

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) could deploy additional troops and equipment to the border region Guyana shares with Venezuela  in light of a display of force by the Venezuelan armed forces, if the need arises. Speaking to media operatives at the President’s Office on Wednesday, Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips […]

Government of Guyana urges citizens near Venezuela border to remain alert and within Guyana’s boundaries

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the Government of Guyana has urged citizens of Guyana living close to the bordering regions with Venezuela to remain alert and avoid crossing over into Venezuelan territory. The statement said “Guyanese citizens close to the border with Venezuela are urged to be alert to this development and are further […]

Public Service COI told to recommend overhaul of recruitment system for public service

Calls were made for a complete overhaul of the current recruitment system within the public sector along with training for Ministers, as the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the Public Service sector began public hearings on Tuesday. The first witness to appear before the three member Commission, headed by Professor Harold Lutchman was Andrew Grant […]

Two Former PPP Members of Parliament take on new role as Commissioners at GECOM

Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Members of Parliament (MP) and Ministers, Robeson Benn and Bibi Shadick were sworn in as Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by President David Granger on Tuesday morning at the Ministry of the Presidency. The President said he was happy to comply with the nominations as put forward by Opposition […]

Build up of Venezuela Armed forces spotted near Guyana border. -President Granger convenes National Security Committee meeting

by Kurt Campbell for News Source The Guyana Government is preparing to respond to possible activity from the Venezuelan National Bolivarian Armed Forces at Guyana’s western border which it shares with Venezuela. Guyana’s President (Retired Brigadier) David Granger told media operatives on Tuesday at his office that the government has received information that there has been an extraordinary military deployment in […]

Guyana gets more help to update oil and gas policy

Support for the upgrading of Guyana’s Upstream Oil and Gas Policy continues to pour in from international bodies as oil exploration activity is intensifying in the country’s offshore waters. On Monday, Economic Advisers at the Oceans and Natural Resources Division of the Commonwealth Secretariat, Dr. Daniel Wilde and Dr. Ekpen Omonbude met with Minister of […]