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Sophia woman stabbed to death; two sisters in custody

A sophia woman was stabbed to death last evening during an argument close to her B field, Sophia home.  The dead woman has been identified as Vanessa Anderson. Two sisters who live near to the woman in the same Sophia community have since been arrested for the murder. According to reports, the woman, Vanessa Anderson […]

Norton steps up calls for new GECOM Chair and new Electoral list before LGE

With the Guyana Elections Commission talking about being prepared to host Local Government Elections, Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton today said he does not see those elections happening with the current List of Electors, and current Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, rt’d Justice Claudette Singh remaining in place. The Opposition has long complained that the […]

Guyana passes legislation to allow cultivation of industrial hemp with strict rules

The cultivation of industrial hemp will commence in Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne) and Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Berbice), the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall announced as the National Assembly passed the Industrial Hemp Bill last evening in a historic move. Hemp is part of the marijuana family, but is mostly grown for […]

$44.7 Billion Supplementary budget passed; Housing Ministry to receive additional $21 Billion

In a session filled with government ministers questioning fellow government Ministers in the Committee of Supplies, the National Assembly this afternoon approved $44.7 Billion in supplementary provisions for government spending. The supplementary budget came just six months after the government got approval for its $552.9 billion 2022 budget, which was already almost 50% more than […]

Opposition boycotts parliamentary sitting to protest suspension of MPs and Government’s “slush fund” financial paper -Norton

The APNU+AFC Opposition boycotted today’s sitting of the National Assembly and the Government’s presentation of a $44 billion supplementary budget. All of the APNU+AFC seats in the Assembly were empty when the sitting was called and remained empty as the Government presented and passed the supplementary provisions. In a telephone interview with News Source, Leader […]

GuySuCo receives additional $3.4 Billion in supplementary budget to aid recovery plan

Expressing confidence that the fortunes of the sugar industry could be improved, Minister of Agriculture, Zulficar Mustapha today defended the allocation of another $3.4 Billion in supplementary funding to the Guyana Sugar Corporation. The Agriculture Minister believes that the additional capital can ultimately bring production cost down. He told the National Assembly this morning that […]

CJ to rule on constitutionality of President’s appointment of PSC Chairman and Integrity Commission on August 23

Chief Justice Roxane George has announced that she will hand down her ruling on the 23rd August as to whether the President acted unconstitutionally when he appointed Patrick Findlay as Chairman of the Police Service Commission (PSC) and also appointed members of the Integrity Commission. Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton is challenging the constitutionality of the […]

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