Private media owners sue over radio licenses

Some private media owners in Guyana peeved at the way former President Bharrat Jagdeo issued radio licenses just before he left office have decided to go to the court in an effort to have the licenses reexamined. In motions filed by the National Media and Publishing Company Limited,The Guyana Media Proprietors Association Limited and Broadcaster […]

Guyana captures Caribbean Tourism Awards

Guyana has once again captured the major awards at the Caribbean Tourism Organisation and Travelmole Sustainable Tourism Awards. At the award ceremony in Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana received the top awards in the  Caribbean Excellence in Sustainable Tourism Award , this was won by  Karanambu Lodge,  the Biodiversity Conservation Award  which went to the Guyana  Marine Turtle […]

Essequibo rice farmers protest

Rice farmers in Essequibo have started another round of protest action as they complain about the price they are being offered for their rice. Some farmers picketed along the roadway on Friday morning pressing for their concerns to be addressed. One farmer said they were being offered just $300 for a bag of paddy. He […]

GPL gets reduced budget

The Government wanted to give the Guyana Power and Light Company $10.2 Billion but the Opposition decided that GPL should only be given $5 billion at this time. The combined Opposition parties used their majority Thursday afternoon in the National Assembly to trim the budgetary allocations for GPL. The Opposition’s position is that there must […]

NCN and GINA budgets reduced to $1 again

The Parliamentary Opposition parties, A Partnership for National Unity and the Alliance For Change used their combined majority in the National Assembly on Thursday afternoon to once again reduce the budgets for the State owned National Communications Network and the Government Information Agency to $1 each. This is the second time in as many years […]

Polygraph unable to catch “Laptop thief”

Police investigators have been “stumped” in their probe of the theft of over 100 laptops from the Government One Laptop Per Family (OLPF) programme. The computers were discovered missing eight months ago triggering a widespread probe and questioning of the programme’s staffers. Some staff members were sent on leave pending the outcome of the investigation. On Thursday […]

Burnham to be honoured by South Africa

Twenty  seven years after his death, Guyana’s first Executive President, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham will be honoured by the Government of South Africa with one of the Nation’s Highest Awards, the Oliver Tambo Award (Gold). The Order of the Companion of OR Tambo is a South African honour which was established on the 6th December […]

Speciality Hospital cut is “inexplicable” -Dr. Luncheon

The Opposition’s decision to slice the $1.2 Billion budget for the construction of the Speciality Hospital to $0 has infuriated the administration and today Government’s Chief Spokesman Dr. Roger Luncheon described the cut as the “the most inexplicable event” he has ever seen. The Opposition parties on Wednesday night used their majority in the National […]

Speciality Hospital suffers first cut

The Opposition parties wielded their majority in the National Assembly on Wednesday night and slashed the budget for the Ministry of Health’s Speciality Hospital. The $1.2 Billion project was slashed to zero as the Opposition parties pressed for greater transparency and accountability in the award of the contract for the hospital and its construction. A […]

Diplomats offer help in fight against money laundering

Though Guyana has put legislation in place to address money laundering and other financial crimes, enforcement of the laws governing those crimes may be a problem. The United States, The United Kingdom and Canada are now offering help to assist in taking on the fight against financial crimes including money laundering. Guyana has welcomed the […]