Politics

GINA fires three staffers as restructuring plan begins

Three staffers at the Government Information Agency (GINA) have been handed termination letters as the massive restructuring by the new APNU+AFC government takes effect. The agency has also received two resignations but maintains that it is adequately staffed to carry out its functions. GINA’s new Director, Beverley Alert, who was an APNU+AFC candidate at the […]

Guyanese overseas to get less waiting time for new passports

Government is moving to address the delays experienced by citizens seeking to acquire or renew passports; especially those from the Diaspora. This is an issue that has been raised both locally and internationally, Minister of State Joseph Harmon told the media today during a post- Cabinet press conference at the Ministry of the Presidency. The […]

Government to go with every “tooth and nail” after criminals as new crime fighting strategy is unveiled

The government has released details of the new crime fighting strategy which was outlined by President David Granger in consultation with the Commissioner of Police and other security personnel during an urgent meeting on Tuesday. The new strategy which is aimed directly at addressing violent and other criminal activity, includes plans to redeploy police ranks […]

President Granger to address Parliament on Venezuela’s decree and Guyana’s response

President David Granger will head to Parliament on Thursday, July 9 to address the House on the Venezuelan decree and Guyana’s response.  During his address, the President is expected to inform the nation and the international community on Guyana’s updated position on Venezuela’s ongoing threats.  President Granger recently returned from Barbados where he spoke extensively on the issue […]

Ramotar vows not to seek office again unless “absolutely necessary”; says PPP needs to transition to younger hands

Former President Donald Ramotar who served as the Presidential Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic at this year’s elections, has brushed aside concerns about his absence from the party’s list of representatives for the National Assembly and has declared that he does not intend to seek office in the future unless it is “absolutely necessary”. […]

No Place for Donald as PPP releases its list of new Members of Parliament

The opposition People’s Progressive Party has finalized and released its list of parliamentary representatives and the list does not include former President and the PPP’s Presidential Candidate at the May 11 elections, Donald Ramotar. The party made no mention of Ramotar in its release late Tuesday. However,  former President Bharrat Jagdeo, who has been tipped […]

Venezuela replaces controversial decree

The Venezuelan government has withdrawn the No. 1787 decree which coveted Guyana’s oil rich maritime space but has replaced it with a new one which does not have any defining coordinates. According to reports in the Venezuelan media, the new decree No. 1859 poses no decision on land issues and is intended to support and […]