Politics

Enforcement powers being sought for Integrity Commission

The government intends to give more powers to the Integrity Commission to enforce decisions that will lead to a more transparent and accountable public system. Minister of State Joseph Harmon made this disclosure, while hosting the media at his post-Cabinet press briefing on September 18 at the Ministry of the Presidency. The Integrity Commission  has […]

Berbice river taxi service to begin on Monday

The government has announced that the water taxi service across the Berbice River will begin from Monday, September 21. The administration moved to introduce the service in wake of the resistance from the Berbice Bridge Company Inc (BBCI) to lower the tolls for the bridge. Minister of State Joe Harmon today said the service will […]

Guyana Foreign Minister not moved by Venezuela’s suspension of appointment of Ambassador

Vice President and Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge has responded to the Venezuelan government’s decision to suspend the approval of the new Guyana Ambassador to Caracas. In a short statement on Thursday, Foreign Minister Greendige vowed to continue speaking out against Venezuela’s illegal claim to the Essequibo region and Guyana’s oil rich maritime space. He said […]

Unhappy Maduro puts accreditation of new Guyanese Ambassador to Venezuela on hold

Amidst ongoing tensions between Guyana and Venezuela over Venezuela’s ongoing threats and claim to Guyana’s territory, the President of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro has ordered the suspension of the process currently underway to grant the approval of the new Guyana Ambassador to Venezuela. The Venezuelan Foreign Ministry has announced that  the procedures for acceptance were ongoing, but were […]

UN Office on Drugs and Crime to assist government in fighting corruption

The United Nations (UN) Office on Drugs and Crime said the previous People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration was not forthcoming with information on corruption as it pledged renewed support to the coalition government in its fight. Regional Representative Amado Philip de Andres told media operatives that the Office received no response from the PPP administration […]

Aurora pours first bar of gold as president encourages respect for local labour laws

“This enterprise can become a successful model for large scale mining, and for sound environmental stewardship. It can become a matrix for our mineral driven economic renewal.” These were the sentiments expressed by President David Granger at commissioning and gold pouring ceremony of Guyana Gold fields Incorporated and Aurora Gold Mine Incorporated. “We congratulate the […]

Prime Minister declares abuse of state media has ended as new boards put in place

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who has responsibility for Public Information has declared an end to the “abuse” that he said the state media has suffered in past years. Prime Minister Nagamootoo has now promised major policy and aesthetic reforms for the state owned National Communications Network (NCN) and the Guyana National Newspaper Limited (GNNL), which […]

Gun Amnesty only covers possession and not other crimes -Top Cop

Guns and ammunition surrendered to the police during the ongoing one month amnesty can be used to prosecute in other crimes, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud disclosed on Monday. Persaud clarified that the government pardon only grants amnesty for the possession of firearms and made it clear that the police will not go after anyone who […]