Opposition says Government cannot distance itself from corruption claims against Mohameds and PS Thomas

The APNU+AFC Opposition today said the US sanctions against Permanent Secretary Mae Thomas and PPP Local Government Representative, Nazar Mohamed and his son, directly link the Government to high-level corruption, that possibly includes high ranking officials of the current administration. At the Opposition’s weekly press conference, Economic Advisor to the Opposition Leader, Elson Lowe, said […]

Two and a half year US investigation led to sanctions against Mohameds and PS Mae Thomas -says US Ambassador

The US Ambassador to Guyana, Nicole D. Theriot, has revealed that the recently announced sanctions by the US Treasury Department against billionaire Guyanese businessman, Nazar Mohamed, his son Azruddin and Permanent Secretary Mae Thomas, followed a two and a half year investigation by the US Treasury Department, which led the corruption probe. Speaking to reporters […]

President Ali calls for increased partnerships between Caribbean and Africa region

THE African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), has handed over a US$500 million loan proposal to the Government of Guyana. President Irfaan Ali received the proposal on Thursday during the AfriCaribbean Trade and Investment Forum in The Bahamas. Guyana had approached the bank for support for a number of ongoing infrastructure project. The proposal by the African […]

Jagdeo declares war on Gold smugglers

Faced with that Corruption in Guyana report by the U.S Department of Treasury, which highlighted large scale gold smuggling and the bribery of Government officials, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo today declared war on gold smugglers, threatening that the Government of Guyana will be tightening the sanctions to include forfeiture of assets, among other harsh penalties […]

PS Mae Thomas resigns from PPP’s Central Committee

Embattled Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Labour, Mae Thomas, who has been sanctioned by the US Government, has resigned as a member of the Central Committee of the governing People’s Progressive Party, according to the General Secretary of the party, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo. While Thomas has resigned from the Central Committee of the […]

Probe into discovery of semi-submersible vessel and go-fast boat ongoing

Investigators from the Guyana Police Force and other law enforcement agencies are still probing the discovery of a semi-submersible vessel and Go-fast boat in Guyana’s waters. The semi-submersible vessel was seized recently during a joint services operation in the North West District. It has since been transported to Georgetown, and according to Home Affairs Minister, […]