Attorney General assures protection to whistle blowers of corruption within government and public service

State employees have received the commitment of the governing APNU+AFC coalition that they will be protected, once they expose instances of corruption and corrupt practices within the administration and by extension the public service workforce. Attorney General Basil Williams told reporters earlier today that the government will continue to let state employees feel comfortable to make […]

PPP wants Patterson fired as GECOM Chair over omission of “acting” on CV

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party called an urgent press conference on Saturday to demand the firing of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice James Patterson, over his admitted omission of the word “acting” on his curriculum vitae, when pointing out his role as Acting Chief Justice in Grenada. PPP Member of Parliament, Priya Manickchand […]

Public Procurement Commission clears Health Minister of any blame in emergency drug purchase

Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence, has been shielded from any blame in relation to the emergency purchase of $632 million worth of drugs by the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, according to the first-ever report tabled in the National Assembly by the Public Procurement Commission. Laid in the National Assembly on Thursday, the report noted that […]

2016 Prison Inquiry report recommends decriminalizing of possession of small amounts of marijuana

The Commission of Inquiry Report into the 2016 Camp Street Prison disturbances and deaths, recommended the decriminalizing of possession of small amounts of marijuana for personal use and also for alternative sentencing for low-level drug offenses. The authors of the report believe the move could have assisted in efforts to tackle overcrowding in the prison. […]

President loudly heckled by PPP MPs during Address to Parliament

With loud heckling from the Opposition benches, President David Granger addressed the Parliament, outlining some of his government’s accomplishments and plans. Opposition Members held up placards and shouted various slogans at the President as he delivered his speech for close to an hour. At one point of his speech, President Granger asked “What about some […]

“Non-cooperating” PPP wants government to include its proposals in National Budget

Still refusing to be a part of any formal budget consultations with the government and amid insistence of non-cooperation, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo now wants the APNU+AFC government to include its proposed measures in its 2018 National Budget. Ahead of the presentation of the government’s 2018 fiscal plan to the National Assembly, the Opposition People’s […]