Politics

Town Clerk Carol Sooba Fired

The Ministries of Communities which holds responsibility for local government, has fired Town Clerk  of the City of Georgetown, Carol Sooba and her appointment has been revoked effective July 7, 2015. Sooba has been on leave since the new government took office. She was sent on leave by the Georgetown City Council back in May […]

Trinidad and Tobago stands in full support of Guyana and declares Venezuela’s decree as a “violation of international law”

The Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar on Friday announced that her government stands in full support of Guyana in wake of the decree by Venezuela claiming Guyana’s territorial waters. Ms. Persad-Bissessar met with Guyana’s President David Granger on Friday morning for bilateral talks and just after those talks she indicated that Trinidad […]

UN Secretary General to dispatch mission to Guyana to hold talks on Venezuelan decree following meeting with President Granger

by Gordon Moseley in Bridgetown The United Nations Secretary General, Ban-Ki-Moon has given the undertaking to send a team of UN officials to Guyana as President David Granger has made known the Guyana government’s concern over recent threats from Venezuela through its latest decree claiming Guyanese territory. The UN Secretary General and President Granger held […]

Maduro pulls out of CARICOM meeting; sends his Vice President instead

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has cancelled his attendance to the CARICOM Heads of Government Meeting in Bridgetown Barbados. Instead, the Venezuelan government is being represented by its Executive Vice President Jorge Arreaza. The Vice President arrived in Barbados on Thursday evening. The Venezuelan President was blasted by Guyana’s President, retired Brigadier David Granger during his […]

U.S Government pledges renewed support to new Guyana government as Rohee walks out of US Independence reception

The United States has pledged its support to the new David Granger led administration. On Thursday evening, the US Embassy in Guyana hosted a reception to celebrate the 239th Independence anniversary of the United States of America. At the reception, which was hosted at the Guyana Marriott, Chargé D’Affaires of the American Embassy, Bryan Hunt said […]

PPP moves to court over Ministers Felix and Scott serving as Members of Parliament

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic has gone to High Court seeking to prevent APNU+AFC Ministers Winston Felix and Keith Scott from serving as Members of Parliament. The Party’s contention is that the two Ministers cannot sit in the National Assembly because their names were not extracted from the coalition’s list of candidates. The Court action was filed […]

President Granger blasts Venezuela as “monkey” on Guyana’s back with its territorial claims; Calls on CARICOM to show solidarity

by Gordon Moseley in Bridgetown, Barbados In what may probably be his strongest statement on the ongoing threats to Guyana’s territory by Venezuela, President of Guyana, retired Brigadier David Granger blasted Venezuela’s continuing claims to Guyana’s territory and said it is time for CARICOM to let its commitment to Guyana be known when it comes […]

CARICOM’s silence on Venezuela’s threat against Guyana should not be seen as reluctance -SG LaRoque

As the 36th Meeting of the CARICOM Heads of Government opens at the Hilton Hotel in Barbados, the regional body is still to offer a definitive statement on the latest decree by Venezuela which claims Guyana’s oil rich territorial waters. While The Commonwealth, the Organisation of American States and the United States government have all […]