Politics

Constitutional bodies to enjoy more independence with passage of Fiscal Management and Accountability Amendment Bill

The National Assembly on Thursday passed the Fiscal Management and Accountability (Amendment) Bill 2015 which seeks to give financial independence to several Constitutional bodies. The Bill was first passed in 2013, when the current government held the majority in the House as the opposition but it failed to receive the assent of former President Donald […]

Foreign Minister presents new Guyana maritime zones regulations to National Assembly

As Guyana continues to guard against illegal claims to its territory, a new Maritime Zones (Internal Waters and River Closing Baselines) Regulations 2015 was presented by Foreign Affairs Minister and Vice President Carl Greenidge to the National Assembly on Thursday. The regulations prescribe the closing lines across the mouths of the three largest navigable rivers […]

PPP to decide whether Westford still goes to parliament following criminal charges

Executive Member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Dr. Roger Luncheon on Thursday said the party has not made a decision on whether to remove former Minister Jennifer Westford from its list of Parliamentarians but is concerned about the issue of perception.  Westford appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court on Wednesday where she pleaded […]

Former Health Minister granted self bail in verbal assault case

Former Minister of Health under the previous PPP Civic administration, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran was granted self bail this morning when he appeared at the Whim Magistrates’ Court in Berbice to answer a charge in connection with his “slap and strip” threats against women’s rights activist, Sherlina Nageer. Ramsarran appeared before Magistrate Charlyn Artiga and was […]

Police probing $127 Million fraud at Public Service Ministry; former Personnel Officer fingered in probe

The former Personnel Officer of the Ministry of Public Service who is already facing forgery charges before the courts, could find herself being questioned in relation to another fraud matter following the discovery of a $127 Million fraud that occurred at the Ministry under the previous administration. The new government on Wednesday confirmed that a […]

Berbice Bridge toll to be reduced as government looks to offer subsidy to Bridge Company

The government is expected to offer the Berbice Bridge Company a subsidy so that citizens could benefit from a reduction in tolls, as promised in its 100 days plan. The decision to reduce the toll along with the scale of reduction was settled on by Cabinet on Tuesday. Governance Minister Raphael Trotman told media operatives today that […]

Former Minister Jennifer Westford and Personnel Officer granted bail for government vehicle scam charges

Former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford was granted $800, 000 bail this morning on four attempted larceny charges which stemmed from the probe into the illegal transfer of government vehicles that belong to the Public Service Ministry. The former Personnel Officer for the Minister, Margaret Cummings was granted $1.2 Million bail on four charges […]