Overall unemployment rate pegged at 12% with youths and women among the highest number of unemployed

The unemployment rate for persons aged 15 and above in Guyana currently stands at 12%, according to the 2017 Third Quarter Report of a continuous Labour Force Survey which was released by the Bureau of Statistics on Thursday. The Report said the situation for women was substantially worse than that of men compared at 15.3% versus 9.9%. […]

Indian Prime Minister to visit Guyana later this year

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Guyana later this year. That announcement came last evening from the Ministry of the Presidency. President David Granger met with the Indian Prime Minister over the weekend in New Delhi and the two had extensive discussions on cooperation and improving bilateral relations. During the meeting, the two […]

City Council submits payment vouchers to Auditor General following complaints from Public Accounts Committee

As the Georgetown Mayor and City Council moves to address claims that it misappropriated millions of dollars, several vouchers which could not have been located and submitted to the Auditor General, have now surfaced and have been handed over. The vouchers were submitted last week following an appearance before the Public Accounts Committee, where the […]

AG Chambers blocks staffers from attending Oil and Gas Law Conference without permission after Attorney General was “left out the loop”

Legal Practitioners and other staff members attached to the Attorney General Chambers and the Ministry of Legal Affairs have been barred from attending a major oil and gas law – training and development conference, unless they have the permission of the Attorney General. The Attorney General is currently out of the country on official duties. […]

Department of Energy will focus only on Petroleum sector; Harmon will report on its functioning to National Assembly

With direct guidance from the President, government is pushing ahead with the establishment of a special Department of Energy to administer the affairs of Guyana’s oil and gas industry. The new Department will fall directly under the Ministry of the Presidency. But although the way has been cleared for the establishment of this Department, a […]

GRDB dispatches investigative team to probe reports of worms affecting rice plants in the Corentyne

The Guyana Rice Development Board, has announced that it has dispatched a team of Extension Officers to investigate reports of “worms” that have infected the roots of rice plants in some villages on the Corentyne Coast. The investigative team is being headed by Entomologist Dr. Vivien Baharally. Farmers of the No. 63-68 villages, Corentyne, have […]