U.S concerned about “far too much discussion” about violence and ethnic problems on campaign trail

Guyana’s upcoming national elections is gaining keen interest internationally. Some observer missions are already in place but there continues to be worry about the incidents of racially charged and violent prone language being used on the campaign trail. The United States government has expressed “extreme concern” about the problem and the local embassy intends to […]

APNU+AFC promises 20% increase for all law enforcement officers, better salaries for teachers and public servants and improved security

An early draft of the APNU+AFC manifesto was leaked on Thursday evening showcasing the coalition’s vision for unity, stability and development with highlights that include a 20 percent salary increase for all law enforcement officers within the coalition’s first year in office. The colourful and detailed 44 pages document also boasts of the creation of thousands of […]

After issuing apology Bheri calls female activist “miscreant” who needs “psychiatric help”

Just one day after issuing an apology for his “harsh words” directed at women’s rights activist, Sherlina Nageer, Guyana’s Minister of Health, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran has found himself in more hot water after he was recorded telling a health forum that the activist is a “miscreant” who is in need of “psychiatric help”. The GT […]

U.S Embassy slams Health Minister’s “distasteful” and “downright irresponsible” comments against female activist

Guyana’s Minister of Health Dr. Bheri Ramsarran continues to come under fire for his verbal assault on women’s rights activist Sherlina Nageer and now the U.S Embassy in Georgetown has described the comments as “distasteful” and as a threat of “sexual violence”. In an interview with News Source at the U.S Embassy, Chargé d’ Affaires Bryan […]

Businessmen pressure President on unfair deals and tax reforms

Members of the local business community on Wednesday pressured President Donald Ramotar on several issues they claim are unfair and depressing to the overall business environment in Guyana. Many of them placed their demands on the table which included a review of the incentives offered to foreign companies and the taxation policy of the incumbent PPP […]

Pope Francis to vist Cuba in September

Pope Francis will travel to Cuba in September ahead of his visit to the US, the Vatican has announced. In a statement, it said the Pope would be in Cuba on “the invitation from the civil authorities and bishops of Cuba”. The pontiff is credited with helping bring about last December’s diplomatic thaw after the […]