President shuns foreign help to deal with political crisis

President Donald Ramotar on Friday said he is still confident that he will be able to convince the Opposition parties to sit down and have dialogue with him about the way forward during the prorogation of the parliament period. He also made it clear that he would prefer for the issues to be ironed out […]

Speaker writes Commonwealth seeking help on Parliamentary crisis

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Raphael Trotman, has written to the Commonwealth Secretary General expressing his concern about President Ramotar’s prorogation of the parliament and seeking the help of the Commonwealth to address the parliamentary crisis. “Undoubtedly, Articles 69 and 70 (1) of the Guyana Constitution give the President the authority to Prorogue the […]

Western Diplomats meet APNU over Prorogation of Parliament

The Western Diplomats representing, the United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union held discussions with Opposition Leader David Granger on Thursday at his Hadfield Street Office. The discussions surrounded the prorogation of Parliament by President Ramotar. That prorogation has suspended all sittings of the National Assembly. According to a statement from Granger’s office, the […]

APNU and AFC don’t plan to engage government during prorogation

The combined opposition parties in parliament, A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change are making it clear that they have no intention of engaging the government in any discussions once the parliament remains prorogued. In a joint statement Wednesday evening the two parties said they have embarked on a series of measures […]

Man given suspended sentence for over 140 pound cocaine bust

An Enmore man who was busted back in 2011 with over 140 pounds of cocaine stashed in religious ornaments known as kunds, has been given a five-year suspended sentence. That sentence means he will not spend any time in jail unless he is charged again for a similar offence. The cocaine had a value of […]

Only national elections will fix parliamentary gridlock -GCCI

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry has expressed extreme disappointment with the state of affairs as it pertains to the current status of our legislative branch of government” and believes that national elections may be the only way to address the political gridlock that the country has been facing over the past three years.  The […]

Govt. wants to cover City canals and make parking spots

The Government of Guyana has approved a proposal from the Minister of Tourism to cover many of the city’s historic Dutch canals and make those areas into parking lots. The Government’s Chief Spokesman, Dr. Roger Luncheon made the announcement on Wednesday at his post cabinet press briefing. Luncheon said the proposal covers all of the canals […]

Ramotar dampens Digicel’s Liberalisation hopes with Prorogation

President Donald Ramotar’s decision to prorogue the Parliament of Guyana has resulted in all of the Bills and Motions that were before the House being thrown out and those bills and motions will now have to be resubmitted all over again. Among the Bills is the Telecommunications Bill which was first laid before the National […]

Johnny Welshman taken by Police to Hospital after threatening suicide

Police investigators were early on Wednesday morning called to an Alberttown apartment building after 23-year-old Johnny Welshman claimed that he  had ingested bleach and was threatening to consume poison. Welshman is the young man who has accused the Speaker of the National Assembly of sexually assaulting him when he was 10 years old. The Speaker has […]

Catholics want resumption of Parliamentary democracy

The Catholic Diocese in Guyana has broken its silence and is calling for the earliest resumption of parliamentary democracy in wake of President Ramotar’s decision to prorogue the Parliament. In a statement to the media, Bishop Francis Alleyne said the prorogation or suspension of Parliament on Monday November “puts Guyana into uncharted territory” He issued […]