Politics

President Granger tells South American leaders they have a duty to be vigilant against Venezuela’s threats to Guyana

President David Granger, today urged the Mercosur countries to “help this small state” in the “defense of its sovereignty” and “territorial integrity”, alluding to the border controversy with Venezuela . Mr. Granger spoke today at the plenary of the biannual summit of the Mercosur and shortly after he did, the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, who […]

Government sets up shelters and flood relief for those affected

The government last evening announced that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) through the National Emergency Operations Centre (NEOC) has reported that normalcy is gradually being restored to some communities as flood waters begin to recede.    At a meeting convened at 6:00pm last evening at the CDC’s office, it was reported by the Centre that while […]

Flood relief efforts being co-ordinated; Government invites PPP to assist

The Government has announced that the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) is coordinating flood relief efforts and together with the Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence, is assessing the need for temporary shelters in affected communities. In a statement this morning, the government also announced that the Ministry of Social Protection has been mandated by Cabinet […]

Georgetown under flood waters again after rain batters coastland

Several parts of the nation’s capital city are under water this morning following heavy and persistent rainfall over the past 24 hours. Downtown areas including Robb and Regent Streets, Carmichael and Church Streets, Quamina and Middle Streets are all under flood waters that are more than six inches high in most parts. Additionally a number […]

President Granger to raise Venezuela’s threats with South American leaders at Brazil meeting

President David Granger will wing out for Brazil on Thursday morning for a meeting with several South American Heads of Government where he is expected to reinforce Guyana’s position on Venezuela’s illegal claim to the  Essequibo region and its oil rich maritime space. The meeting Mercosur meeting will also see Guyana’s Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge and […]

Former Presidents Bill will trim benefits of Hinds, Jagdeo and Ramotar

The unlimited benefits that were enjoyed by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo have been trimmed and the other two former Presidents Donald Ramotar and Samuel Hinds will also see their benefits being trimmed with the recent passage of the Former Presidents (Benefits and other Facilities) Bill. There was speculation that the new legislation would not affect the […]