Opposition lashes out at Government over decision to alllow recruitment of 500 nurses from Bangladesh

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton today registered his dissatisfaction over a move by the Guyana Government to support the importation of five hundred nurses from Bangladesh to supplement the local health sector. At a press conference today, Norton said the move is a slap in the face of local nurses who have been working for years […]

Most parties and group contesting Local Elections sign ERC Code of Conduct; APNU defends decision not to sign the ERC’s code

A number of political parties as well as independent groups and candidates that will be contesting the June 12 Local Government elections have signed the Ethnic Relations Commission’s Code of Conduct. The objective of the Code of Conduct is to ensure that there is peace before, during and after the elections. During the signing which […]

US Embassy warns against scammers issuing fake visa appointment letters with promises of “inside connection”

Noticing an increase in the number of third-party preparers for US visa applications, the US Embassy in Georgetown is warning about fake appointment letters being issued by some of those private visa application preparers. The Embassy has also expressed concern about some of the exorbitant fees being charged by some of the preparers for their […]

Crime Chief reports 19% reduction in serious crimes

Crime Chief Wendell Blanhum reported this morning that serious crimes in Guyana are down by 19% with 108 murders recorded so far for 2022, which he said represents the lowest level in 10 years. Speaking during the launch of the Christmas Policing Plan 2022 at the Police Officers’ Mess, the Acting Deputy Commissioner of Police […]

PAC Chairman calls out Government for delaying appointment of Public Procurement Commission

Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee, Opposition MP Jermaine Figueria today called out the government and particularly President Irfaan Ali for his administration’s failure to swear in members of the Public Procurement Commission. Although the National Assembly has given bi-partisan support of the five nominees to be appointed to the Commission, there has been no […]

LETTER: Jordan responds to Parag’s “misinformation” on COVID Risk Allowance, reminding it was his idea

Dear Editor, My attention was drawn to the article “Jordan flatly rejected better allowances for healthcare workers – Minister Parag,” which was published in Guyana Chronicle, October 3, 2020. On reading the article, I was overcome by feelings of amusement, astonishment and indignation. Eventually, having been goaded into doing so, I have decided to respond […]

LJP’s focus is to prevent a majority government -Shuman

Presidential Candidate of the Liberty and Justice Party, Lenox Shuman is convinced that the Government and Opposition nominated members of the Elections Commission were deliberately trying to squeeze him out of the Presidential race.  After the Commissioners initially announced that Shuman and two other Presidential Candidates would be barred from the elections because they might […]

Ramson likely to be sidelined in PPP’s Presidential Candidate race as new rules and requirements emerge

One of the first persons to indicate an interest in becoming the Presidential Candidate for the opposition People’s Progressive Party, in the next elections, may have to bow out of the race even before a single vote for the candidate is cast. News Source has learnt that the Executive Committee of the People’s Progressive Party […]

Labour Department launches probe into Fishing Tragedy at Sea

The Department of Labour has launched a full-scale investigation into the fishing tragedy at sea that claimed the life of a fisherman attached to the Prittipaul Singh Investments company. Today, investigators from the Department visited the fishing vessel which is docked at the company’s wharf. They were able to tour and get a first hand […]