Politics

Indigenous People’s Affairs Ministry gets roasted again by Public Accounts Committee over contracts and spending

Millions of dollars spent without evidence of contractual agreements and unaccounted vouchers were just two of the oversteps revealed within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs when it appeared before the Public Accounts Committee on Monday. On what was its third appearance before the PAC over the last month, the Ministry came under heavy criticism for […]

US Embassy granted 72,000 Visitor Visas and 7000 Permanent Visas in 2016

As the United States promises to continue building close ties with Guyana, the US Ambassador to Guyana, Perry Halloway, revealed on Thursday evening that the local embassy granted 72,000 non-immigrant visas (visitor) and 7,000 immigrant visas (permanent) in 2016. Speaking at the Embassy’s celebration of the U.S Independence, Mr. Halloway told invitees at the Georgetown […]

Guyana and 4 other CARICOM states sign Caribbean Arrest Treaty

CARICOM Leaders have wrapped up their Heads of Government Meeting in Grenada. At the meeting Guyana joined Dominica, Grenada, St Kitts Nevis and St Lucia in formally signing onto The Caribbean Arrest Treaty . The objective of this Treaty is to establish within the Caribbean Community a system of arrest and surrender of requested persons […]

Parliamentarians unite in effort to tackle Guyana’s suicide problem

A Parliamentary discussion has started in a bid to find solutions to the suicide epidemic plaguing Guyana. Elected members of the National Assembly met on Wednesday with the United Nation/Pan American Health Organisation/World Health Organisation (UN/PAHO/WHO) and members of civil society to start a new discourse on the issue. Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton […]

WPA believes Dr. Roopnarine’s reassignment was premature

In a review of the 2017 National Grade Six Assessment results on Monday, the Working People’s Alliance has dubbed President’s David Granger’s recent reassignment of former Education Minister and WPA Co-Leader Dr. Rupert Roopnarine as “premature.” At a press conference at Rodney House, the WPA also griped over what it said is the “contraction of […]

Former Finance Minister ready to co-operate with SOCU

Former Finance Minister, Dr. Ashni Singh, has indicated that he is ready to cooperate with the Special Organised Crime Unit and any investigation that it may be conducting that may be connected to him. Dr. Singh has hired former Attorney General, Anil Nandlall, as his legal representative and in a letter to SOCU yesterday, Mr. […]

Common Entrance overall passes in Math jumps from 13% to 45%

The 2017 results of the National Grade Six Assessment examinations will be released on Friday. Already, Education officials are said to be pleased with the improved performance in mathematics. More than 13,000 children wrote the examinations at both the public and private level. While officials have been tightlipped about the results,  One senior Education official […]