GTU threatens strike action after walk out of salary increase talks with Education Ministry

Officials of the Guyana Teachers Union walked out of salary negotiation talks with the Ministry of Education earlier today, after learning that the Ministry would have been offering teachers the same level of increases that were recently announced for other public servants. Last week it was announced that public servants would have been getting increases […]

Jagdeo calls on all Guyanese to join him in “non-cooperation” campaign against the Government

As the Opposition Leader’s non-cooperation campaign against the government begins, the Opposition Leader is now calling on citizens across the political divide to join forces with him. The PPP continues to press President David Granger to reverse the appointment of retired Justice James Patterson as the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission following the President’s […]

Ram steps down from AG’s Advisory Committee two days after criticizing new GECOM Chair of serving AG Advisory Committee

Just days after firing off at the President over his appointment of Justice James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Elections Commission, Chartered Accountant and Attorney Christopher Ram has stepped down as a member of an Advisory Committee to the Attorney General for the setting up of a law school in Guyana. Ram in […]

Marine and vehicular traffic to be affected as critical works set to take place at Demerara Harbour Bridge

Critical works will be conducted on the Demerara Harbour Bridge this coming weekend and those works are expected to affect marine and vehicular traffic beginning on Thursday and continuing until next Tuesday. The works will entail the replacement of a second pontoon under the retractor span and will see a temporary stop in all marine […]

PPP wants High Court to revoke appointment of Justice Patterson as GECOM Chairman.

The People’s Progressive Party through its Executive Secretary, Zulfikar Mustapha,  has moved to the Courts against the Attorney General in an effort to quash the President’s appointment of Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Attorney and PPP Member of Parliament, Anil Nandlall filed the Court Proceedings on his party’s behalf today. […]

Members of Local Government Commission take oath of office

Members of the first ever and long-awaited Local Government Commission took their oath of office on Monday, with assurances from the President that his government remains respectful of the Constitution. President David Granger said the ceremony signifies the government’s commitment to good governance, respect for the constitution and enforcing local democracy. He also believes that it demonstrates […]

Constitution does not require reasons be provided for rejection of GECOM nominees -Pres. Granger

With the Guyana Bar Association and the opposition, People’s Progressive Party both threatening legal action over the President’s appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, President Granger has brushed aside assertions that he needed to provide reasons for rejecting the 18 names submitted to him by the Opposition Leader.  “I do not know […]

Kwakwani lands being regularised; Over 500 persons to benefit

(MOTP)  As the Government of Guyana continues with its drive to ensure that sustainable, family oriented communities are created across Guyana, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) has begun working with the sixth community this year to regularise land usage. GLSC Commissioner, Trevor Benn, along with a team from the Commission visited Kwakwani, Upper […]

GECOM Chairman decision “entirely within the Constitution and it is not undemocratic” -Pres. David Granger.

Faced with criticism from some quarters over his decision to move ahead with the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, after rejecting the Opposition Leader’s nominees, President David Granger is making it clear that his actions are entirely within the Constitution. Speaking to News Source on Saturday in the town of Lethem, […]