Politics

Venezuela afraid of juridical settlement to border issue -Pres. Granger

President David Granger on Thursday told Guyana’s parliament that “border takes first place” and Guyana will continue to stand firm in defense of its territorial integrity. In an address to the Parliament with both sides of the House present, the President said Guyana has always addressed the border issue respectfully without confrontation. He said “Venezuela’s […]

Enrico Woolford being considered for top role at NCN

Veteran Guyanese Broadcaster, Enrico Woolford, may be heading back to familiar territory soon, as the administration appears set to effect major changes at the management of the state-owned National Communications Network. Woolford, who is a Syracuse University Broadcast Journalism Graduate and the holder of a Masters in International Relations, previously worked at the Guyana Broadcasting […]

Government to buy DDL’s 10% stake in Berbice Bridge

The government has announced  that it is moving ahead with an offer by Demerara Distillers Limited to buy out its 10% stake in the Berbice River Bridge. The move will see the government spending $45 Million to acquire the 40 Million shares that the company has in the Berbice Bridge company. The administration is currently […]

PM Nagamootoo: Salary increase outrage has run its course; Government corrected abnormalties

A defiant Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo defended the salary increases for government ministers and parliamentarians on Wednesday, while brushing aside continued criticism of the move. The Prime Minister took over the post-cabinet press briefing on Wednesday afternoon and justified the increases that have been criticized by trade unions, political commentators, the opposition and even supporters […]

PPP Members of Parliament turn down salary increases and want govt. to reverse increases for Ministers also

The opposition People’s Progressive Party has announced that its Members of Parliament will not be accepting the salary increases as approved by the government. In a statement last evening, the PPP which holds the minority in the National Assembly, also announced that it intends to move a motion in the House seeking to reverse the […]

PPP still to decide on whether its MPs will accept increases

While it has been welcoming criticism thrown at the government over its move to increase the salaries for government ministers and parliamentarians, the opposition People’s Progressive Party is still to decide whether its Members of Parliament will accept the increases. At a Monday morning press conference, PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee told reporters that the […]