Politics

“This time nah long time” -Health Minister fires back at Opposition over health sector criticism

Minister of Public Health, Volda Lawrence, told the National Assembly today that when it comes to procurement practices and holding contractors responsible for delayed delivery of drugs, “this time nah long time”. Lawrence and the health sector had come under criticism from Opposition speakers over reports of drug shortages and overpayment and early payment of […]

Opposition MP blasts Public Health Ministry over “undelivered” drugs and shortages

As the budget debates continued this morning, the opposition’s point man on public health, Dr. Frank Anthony, lashed out at the government over some its procurement practices for the health sector, telling the National Assembly that the Government has been paying for drugs that are not being delivered. “What is unbelievable Mr. Speaker is that […]

Budget 2019 riddled with wasteful spending -PPP’s Irfaan Ali

The debate of the 2019 national budget opened this morning in the National Assembly with Opposition frontbencher and former Minister of Housing and Water, Irfaan Ali, accusing the government of packing the budget with wasteful spending that will not have any impact on the ordinary Guyanese. In his 35-minute response to the Finance Minister’s four […]

Exxon makes 10th oil discovery in Guyana; Total discovery now at 5 Billion barrels

Director, Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe this morning announced that United States oil giant ExxonMobil has made its 10th discovery offshore Guyana at the Pluma-1 well. This latest discovery has increased the estimated recoverable resource for the Stabroek Block to more than 5 billion oil-equivalent barrels. “This is great news for Guyana…the country is […]