Politics

Government not considering any increases of Berbice Bridge tolls

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure in a statement this afternoon said it is not contemplating any increases to the Berbice Bridge toll. In the statement through the Department of Public Information, the Government said it stands by its decision to reduce tolls in fulfilling a campaign commitment, and will continue to work with the Berbice […]

Private Security guards arrested after allegedly drawing gun on Government Minister and staff at Restaurant parking lot

A stop at the New Thriving Restaurant at Providence last evening by Minister within the Ministry of Natural Resources Simona Broomes and her staff, turned into a major confrontation resulting in two private security guards being arrested and questioned. The Minister and her staff were returning to the city from Linden on Sunday evening when […]

ICT Roadshow opens in Guyana

President David Granger has expressed confidence in the potential of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to ease the suffering of Guyanese who are disadvantaged because of geography and a lack of adequate infrastructure. He made the remarks this morning at the opening of a six-day Caribbean ICT Conference and Roadshow here in Guyana. He said […]

Antigua PM complains of “disproportionate burden” of Guyanese and Jamaicans migrants in small Caribbean states

By Ravin Singh GUYANESE and Jamaicans who migrate to Eastern Caribbean States in search of better opportunities appear to pose a “disproportionate burden” to those states, Prime Minister (PM) of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne has said. PM Browne used his opening address to the 39th Conference of Heads of Government of the Caribbean Community […]

First Lady encourages youths to embrace science and technology more

Guyanese youths are being encouraged to get more involved in science and technology, especially robotics. That encouragement came from First Lady, Mrs. Sandra Granger, who attended the Second Annual Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Robotics Exhibition on Saturday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall. The event was hosted by STEM Guyana in collaboration with […]

Exxon officials grilled by Parliamentary Committee on Local Content

Local content in the emerging oil industry took centre stage during a parliamentary engagement with US oil giant, ExxonMobil and the Parliamentary Sectoral Committee on Natural Resources on Friday. Grilled on its commitment to local content, Exxon’s Country Manager Rod Henson, told the Committee that he believes there were misalignment expectations for local content in Guyana […]

Exxon denies supporting any political initiative and chides Opposition MP over false statements

The ExxonMobil company today expressed strong objections to claims by at least one Opposition Member of Parliament in Guyana that the US Oil Company was funding a political initiative of the Government that has not been approved by the National Assembly. During the Company’s appearance before the Parliamentary Sectoral Natural Resources Committee, PPP MP Pauline Sukhai […]