Protest erupted in Buxton over “indiscriminate shooting” during CANU operation; Roads cleared by Joint Services

A fiery protest was launched in Buxton this midday after a CANU operation that saw the arrest of a well known resident of the community and agents opening fire during a chase of the suspect. Buxtonians complained that during the CANU operations, agents were shooting indiscriminately, triggering the protest action. In a statement, the Ministry […]

Additional funds being channeled to City Hall restoration works

As restoration works continue at the iconic City Hall building, over $263.1 million has been approved for the restoration efforts. Minister of Local Government Nigel Dharamlall said the project will be completed within its 18-months timeline. The restoration project totals some $780 million. As the Committee of Supply entered its third day of considering the […]

Guyana’s corruption fight at a standstill in recent times – Transparency International

The Transparency International Group believes there is need for a greater level of transparency in Guyana’s Extractive Sector. In its latest corruption index report, the Transparency Group gave Guyana a score of 40 when it comes to issues of corruption and transparency. The corruption index by the global anti-corruption watchdog is based on a combination […]

New Petroleum Production Licenses to include fee for auditing

The Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat has announced that the new Petroleum Production Licenses for the oil and gas sector will include an auditing fee, which will be paid to a Petroleum Account currently being managed by the Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) The Minister was at the time responding to questions from […]

Drainage and Irrigation Authority to receive over $16 Billion to address irrigation and flood issues

The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) is in line to receive $16 billion while an additional $1 billion has been set aside under the Flood Risk Management Project, under which some 400,000 residents are expected to benefit as Government seeks to mitigate flooding in the country. As the Committee of Supply considered the budget […]

Prime Minister promises that delayed Hinterland solar power project will get underway this year; $1.7B to be invested

The Government is hoping to provide some 30,000 hinterland households with 150KW solar panels, Prime Minister Mark Phillips told the Parliamentary Committee of Supply on Monday. The $1.75 billion project is expected to benefit some two hundred communities, the Prime Minister said. In September 2021, the government of Guyana and the Government of India through […]