Politics

BREAKING: PNC’s Sandra Adams passes away suddenly

Principal Political Secretary of the People’s National Congress, Sandra Adams, died this morning after reportedly suffering a massive heart attack. Ms. Adams, who also served as Assistant National Director for Community Development in the Government, was only recently discharged from the hospital after spending several days for a heart related ailment. She was the sister […]

National Emergency Monitoring System remains activated with heavy rainfall and flooding

In light of the existing weather, Minister of State Joseph Harmon is assuring that the National Emergency Monitoring system remains activated on a 24-hour basis with the ten administrative regions being actively monitored. The Minister, who was speaking during his post-cabinet press conference, said monitoring is being conducted via social media, television, HF radios, mobile […]

Four more long serving Attorneys appointed Senior Counsel

The Ministry of the Presidency today announced the appointment of four long serving Attorneys as Senior Counsel. The four persons are: Mr. Kalam Azad Juman Yassin, Mr. Fitz Le Roy Peters, Mr. Andrew Mark Fitzgerald Pollard and Ms. Josephine Whitehead. In January earlier this year, after a 20-year hiatus, President Granger elevated nine legal luminaries […]

At Home or Abroad…Government still weighing oil refinery options

With a decision up in the air, Guyana is actively considering where is the best place to refine its petroleum as preparations continue towards the March 2020 date for oil production. Natural Resources Minister, Raphael Trotman, said on Friday that the Cabinet is still in consideration on whether to have the petroleum refined at home or abroad, […]

Unreasonable to compare Exxon’s Guyana agreement with agreements in more matured oil countries -Exxon Country Manager

-by Kurt Campbell- Hours after the government released the contract it shares with the ExxonMobil company, the US oil giant hosted a press engagement to provide its own overview of the agreement with the hope of helping to make public discourse more constructive. Setting the tone ahead of Government’s press engagement slated for Friday, ExxonMobil […]

Public Infrastructure Ministry gears up for increased workload even with technical staff shortage

A shortfall in technical staffing and incapable contractors are being blamed for setbacks in the completion of the Ministry of Public Infrastructure’s work programme for 2017. Subject Minister David Patterson delivered the feature address at the start of a marathon year end press conference on Thursday and thanked his staff for their hard work during […]

Guyana set to earn over US$300 Million annually from ExxonMobil contract

The Government of Guyana on Thursday released the full ExxonMobil petroleum agreement, keeping a promise it made a few weeks ago. At a Ministry of the Presidency briefing session with Government officials, stakeholders and the media, the contract was presented and released simultaneously on the Department of Public Information’s website. Opposition members were invited to […]