Politics

Gold Declarations increased in 2015

Despite  a significant drop in gold prices on the world market, and challenges in the mining sector over the past year, the Guyana Gold Board (GGB) has recorded 451,490 ounces of declared gold, surpassing this year’s target of 380,000 ounces. With the declarations, the GCB has recorded export earnings of approximately US$500 million, making the […]

President cites Broomes’ knowledge of mining and the hinterland as ideal for Natural Resources Ministry

President David Granger has explained that his decision to move Minister Simona Broomes from the labour department to the Ministry of Natural Resources is to make use of her knowledge of hinterland and mining issues. In a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency confirming News Source’s report of the Ministerial changes, the President is […]

GTUC not pleased with President’s decision to move Minister Broomes from Labour portfolio

The Guyana Trades Union Congress has expressed its dissatisfaction with President Granger’s decision to move Minister Simona Broomes from the labour portfolio and send her to Natural Resources. In a strong statement on Thursday evening, the GTUC said Minister Simona Broomes “has arguably been amongst the hardest working ministers in this new administration”. The governing trade […]

President sweeps Broomes to Natural Resources after Lawrence complains; Keith Scott to be moved to Labour and Valerie Patterson to be Minister within Ministry of Communities

President David Granger is expected to announce by this weekend several changes to some Ministerial positions. Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Simona Broomes is being moved to the Ministry of Natural Resources. She will become the Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources under Raphael Trotman who will head that Ministry. The President […]

Pres. Granger to APNU+AFC Parliamentarians: Coalition is bigger than any party or individual politician

Members of Parliament for the APNU+AFC Coalition met today with President David Granger who reminded them that the coalition is bigger than Party and individual politicians. According to a statement from the Ministry of the Presidency, the President also urged the MPs to continue to take their responsibility to the people of Guyana seriously. He added […]

GUYSUCO Commission of Inquiry report handed over to National Assembly and recommends Privatization

The Final Report of the Commission of Inquiry into the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo) was on Wednesday laid in National Assembly with Agricultural Minister Noel Holder declaring the government’s commitment to bringing the industry back to profitability.  The report has recommended that the government examines the possibility of privatizing the state owned sugar company which has […]