Politics

President takes up State House residence

The President and First Lady were forced to ditch their private residence and make an early move to State House last week as flood waters swamped their Durban Backlands home. Last week, heavy downpours flooded several parts of the city and the Durban Backlands community where the Grangers have lived for years was one of […]

Elisabeth Harper being considered for Diplomatic posting

Career diplomat and former Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Elisabeth Harper is among a number of persons being considered for diplomatic postings at Guyana’s various missions abroad. Ms. Harper who resigned from her Director General post to become the Prime Ministerial Candidate of the People’s Progressive Party for the May 11 elections, […]

Increased policing of Guyana’s borders needed -Foreign Minister

Guyana’s Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge on Monday briefed the local business community on Guyana’s strategy as the government continues to look for ways to ward off Venezuela’s illegal claim to this country’s exclusive economic zone. Mr. Greenidge told a room full of businessmen and business women along with members of the diplomatic community, that while […]

Current budgetary allocations limited government’s flood response -Minister Lawrence

Social Protection Minister Volda Lawrence announced on Monday that current budgetary allocations for intervention and response to flood emergencies were inadequate to satisfy the demands of the citizenry. But despite this setback, Lawrence said it is her firm belief that the government “got it right” with its response to the recent flooding where politicians allowed […]

Luncheon intends to continue fighting for the PPP despite health concerns

Executive member of People’s Progressive Party and former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon has announced plans to increase his activism at the Party level as it heads into the National Assembly, this time as the opposition party. Dr. Luncheon, who had disclosed some worrying health setbacks last year, now says he will continue […]