PPP objects to GECOM Claims and Objections

Guyana’s governing party, the People’s Progressive Party is surprised by the move by the Guyana Elections Commission to begin a Claims and Objections Period for its latest registration exercise in the absence of any announced date for National or Local Government Elections. At a Monday morning Press Conference, PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee said his […]

Vanessa Kissoon’s suspension from PNC Lifted

Opposition Leader and Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform David Granger has confirmed that the suspension that he imposed on party member and Member of Parliament Vanessa Kissoon, has been lifted. Mr. Granger told a press conference at Congress Place on Sunday evening that the party’s Disciplinary Committee has completed its probe and has […]

Granger returned unopposed as PNC Reform Leader

Retired Brigadier of the Guyana Defence Force, David Granger was returned unopposed as Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform on Sunday. Earlier in the day, his two rivals, Region 10 Chairman Sharma Solomon and former General Secretary Aubrey Norton both withdrew from the race for Leader while expressing their dissatisfaction with the electoral system […]

Granger too stiff to lead PNC -Clarissa Rheil

She has not stepped foot in Congress Place since 2011, but former PNC Executive Member and former Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Clarissa Riehl returned to her party’s headquarters on Sunday to cast her vote for the Leadership of the party. She left disappointed as she complained about the current leadership of the party […]

Solomon and Norton express “no confidence” in PNC Elections

The theme song for the PNC’s 18th Biennial Congress is titled “Unity”, but from the demeanor of some of the party’s members on the last day of the three-day Congress, new efforts might be needed to accomplish that unity. Region 10 Chairman Sharma Solomon and former PNC General Secretary Aubrey Norton both pulled out of […]

US Embassy system outage forces visa delays

The United States Embassy here in Georgetown has announced that it is currently experiencing technical problems with its passport and visa system. According to the Embassy, the issue is worldwide and is not specific to any particular country, citizenship document, or visa category. The problem has resulted in persons who have completed their visa application […]

Ashni Singh acted on Government’s behalf with spending -Ramotar

President Donald Ramotar has rushed to the defence of his Finance Minister Dr. Ashni Singh following the decision by the Speaker of the National Assembly to send the Finance Minister to the Privileges Committee over his decision to spend over $4 Billion from the consolidated fund that was not approved by the National Assembly. Speaking […]

Fight the PPP and not each other -Granger tells PNC Congress

Amidst  worry that some eligible members may not be on the delegate’s list, Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform David Granger called on members of his party to move away from fighting each other and instead focus their energies on fighting the PPP. Speaking to the hundreds of supporters and special invitees who gathered […]

Speaker sends Finance Minister to Privileges Committee

Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Troman has ruled that Finance Minister Dr Ashni Singh be sent to the committee of privileges over his decision to spend over 4 billion dollars from the consolidated fund that was not approved by the national assembly. In his ruling, Trotman said sufficient evidence had been provided to have […]