Government and Opposition team up to pass new Trafficking in Persons legislation

The Government and Opposition found common ground in the National Assembly on Wednesday as they unanimously passed the Trafficking in Persons Bill, with stiff penalties including jail time to stem the crime. The legislation which was presented by Human Services Minister, Dr. Vindhya Persaud has several tough measures to curb trafficking in persons. During the […]

President promises better roads and infrastructure for East Coast community in LGE push

As local Government Elections approach, President Irfaan Ali is making the rounds in several communities across the country. On Wednesday, the President visited several communities on the lower East Coast including Plaisance, Vryheid Lust and Beterverwagting, with his plans to take development to those communities. Some the issues raised by those communities included the state […]

EU experts in Guyana to assist with electoral reform

European Union Ambassador to Guyana, Rene van Nes has announced that the EU remains committed to assist Guyana with its electoral reform plans and has brought in a team of electoral experts to assist Guyana with its reform of the electoral system. At Europe Day celebrations on Tuesday, Ambassador van Nes said “there are election […]

Government votes down motion to set timeline for Speaker’s response to motions and answers to Parliamentary questions

A motion which was piloted by Opposition Member of Parliament Ganesh Mahipaul to get the Clerk and the Speaker of the National Assembly to act more swiftly with submitted motions caused a furore in the Assembly today between Members of the Government and Opposition. Mr. Mahipaul’s motion sought to amend Standing Order 22 to provide […]

Suspect in Sir Mars murder probe arrested

Police investigators this afternoon arrested a suspect in the murder of High School Deputy Principal, Kerwyn Mars aka Sir Mars. Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum, while not providing details, confirmed the arrest to News Source and indicated that investigators were questioning the man. The Crime Chief also indicated that the suspect is not the young man […]