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 […]

American and British Diplomats dismiss Jagdeo’s claim of interference as laughable misrepresentation

At least two Western Diplomats in Guyana have responded with consternation to claims by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that the new government is allowing itself to take instructions from foreign representatives in managing the affairs of Guyana. The Opposition Leader, at a Tuesday press conference said “foreign representatives from where-ever seem to be instructing the government […]

Local government elections date to be announced soon following passage of Local Authorities legislation

The government on Wednesday dismissed concerns raised by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and pushed ahead with the debate and passage of the Local Authorities Elections (Amendment) Bill 2015 in the National Assembly. At the start of the sitting, Prime Minister and Leader of government business in the House, Moses Nagamootoo moved a motion, urging […]

Guyana and EU recommit to strengthening ties

President David Granger believes Guyana’s partnership with the European Union has impacted the local economy to a great extent, especially within the context of trade and development assistance. The President made these comments today, at the Ministry of the Presidency, as he accepted Letters of Credence from the new European Union, Ambassador to Guyana, His […]

Ousted Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister to challenge Elections Results

(Trinidad Guardian)  While former Opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley was sworn in as Prime Minister during a ceremony at Queen’s Hall, Port-of-Spain, yesterday, former prime minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar was challenging the result of Monday’s general election and asking that it be declared null and void. She also chastised the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC) for […]

Guyana government offers congratulations to new Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

The Government of Guyana on Wednesday expressed heartfelt congratulations to the new government in Trinidad and Tobago being headed by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley. Guyana’s  Minister of Governance, Raphael Trotman, told a post Cabinet media briefing that it is with great anticipation that Guyana looks forward to continuing the already good relations it has with […]