Politics

Venezuela government seeks Guyana’s help to ease its growing internal political problems

Venezuelan Ambassador to Guyana, Reina Diaz, on Monday called on the Guyanese people and the Guyana Government to support the Nicholas Maduro Government in its call for peaceful dialogue to end ongoing political problems in the neighbouring state that has resulted in daily clashes between demonstrators and security forces. During a press conference at the Georgetown […]

President reminds Municipal leaders of their responsibility to constituents

The reactivation of local democratic organs is to promote the values of representativeness, inclusiveness and effectiveness, and this translates to the elimination of partisan political interest, President David Granger has said. The President made this assertion during the opening ceremony of a two-day Inaugural Municipal Conference which commenced on Friday.  The event, which is being held […]

Six former GRDB Board members granted $500,000 bail each in alleged multi million dollar fraud

Two serving Opposition Parliamentarians and a former Deputy Permanent Secretary were among six persons charged on Friday for a multi-million-dollar fraud at the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), dating as far back as 2011. The former GRDB Board members were slapped with five separate charges totaling over $400 million to which they were not required […]

Harmon defends Government’s move to set up Ministerial Council of Legal Advisors

The government is defending the appointment of a Ministerial Council of Legal Advisors for Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams SC. On Thursday, State Minister Joseph Harmon explained that the five persons selected, which includes retired Judges, had volunteered their services. But he also confirmed that while the team of advisors will […]

President Granger to attend Arabic Islamic American Summit in Saudi Arabia

President David Granger will participate in the upcoming Arabic Islamic American Summit along with other world leaders to discuss security partnerships to counter and prevent the growing threat of terrorism and violent extremism around the world. United States President, Donald Trump is also expected to attend the Summit, State Minister Joseph Harmon announced on Thursday. […]

New Ombudsman, Justice Winston Patterson, sworn in to office

Guyanese are being reminded that there are still safeguards against injustices caused by maladministration. The reminder came from the President as Justice Winston Patterson was sworn in as the country’s new Ombudsman. Justice Patterson, a retired Judge, replaces the late Justice Winston Moore. President David Granger administered the Oath during a simple ceremony at State House […]