Politics

Telecommunications Liberalisation timeline shifted again

Telecommunications Minister Cathy Hughes today announced a new timeline for full liberalization of the local telecommunications sector. This new timeline comes months after Guyanese were promised that the telecommunications sector would have been fully liberalized, but Hughes is confident that she will be able to deliver liberalization by the end of this year. “It will happen […]

US assisting Guyana in efforts to improve Port security

The United States Embassy in Guyana on Friday morning handed over equipment and supplies to the Guyana Maritime Administration, designed to boost port security in the country. The assistance is part of the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative for which the United States has provided over $437 million to the Caribbean in funds for training and equipment since […]

LGBT Coalition set to host Guyana’s first “Pride Parade” on Saturday

The first ever full-fledged “pride” parade is set for the streets of Georgetown on Saturday as the LGBT community in Guyana observes its second annual pride festival. The pride festival and parade are being organized by the Guyana LGBT Coalition, which is an alliance of the country’s three LGBT groups: Guyana Trans United (GTU), Guyana Rainbow Foundation (GuyBow) and the Society Against […]

Study finds high cases of incest, abuse and teenage pregnancy in Amerindian communities

A study on indigenous women and children in Guyana is highlighting the many incidents of unregistered citizens, incest, abuse and teenage pregnancy in Amerindian communities. Released on Wednesday by the United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) and the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs, the report stated that there is a need for all births in the […]

Indigenous Affairs Minister grilled over sloth of land titling in Amerindian communities

Government and Opposition Parliamentarians were at odds today over the progress being made to finalize all Land Titling issues for Amerindian communities. The issue came up when Indigenous People’s Affairs Minister Sydney Allicock appeared before the Parliamentary Natural Resources Committee and was grilled by opposition MPs including Indigenous House Members Pauline Sukhai and Yvonne Pearson. Pressed […]