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Drainage and Irrigation Authority to receive over $16 Billion to address irrigation and flood issues

The National Drainage and Irrigation Authority (NDIA) is in line to receive $16 billion while an additional $1 billion has been set aside under the Flood Risk Management Project, under which some 400,000 residents are expected to benefit as Government seeks to mitigate flooding in the country. As the Committee of Supply considered the budget […]

Prime Minister promises that delayed Hinterland solar power project will get underway this year; $1.7B to be invested

The Government is hoping to provide some 30,000 hinterland households with 150KW solar panels, Prime Minister Mark Phillips told the Parliamentary Committee of Supply on Monday. The $1.75 billion project is expected to benefit some two hundred communities, the Prime Minister said. In September 2021, the government of Guyana and the Government of India through […]

Exxon Corporation records US$32.7 Billion increase in earnings

The Exxon Mobil Corporation has announced that its earnings for the year ending 2022, increased by a staggering US$32.7 Billion , taking its full-year earnings last year to US$55.7 billion compared with $23 billion in 2021. The company said its fourth quarter earnings for 2022 was $12.8 billion while its Capital and exploration expenditures were […]

Three remanded to jail for Prashad Nagar cocaine bust

Three persons who were found in a Prashad Nagar home last week with more than two pounds of cocaine were charged and remanded to jail today. 63-year-old Lena Narine, 54-year-old Sherman Edmonson and 49-year-old Earl Branch appeared before City Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs this mornng and pleaded not guilty to the charge of possession of cocaine […]

Judicial Service Commission to be appointed soon – Governance Minister

More than two years after the PPP/C took Office, and following repeated assurances of its commitment in ensuring the reappointment of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC), it was announced today that there are now some movement to reconstitute the important constitutional body. The Judicial Service Commission is responsible for the appointment and promotion of Judges. […]

GECOM to receive $1.3 Billion to prepare for Local Elections

The Government of Guyana will make $1.3 Billion available to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) for the holding of Local Government Elections Commission, (LGE) later this year, according to Governance Minister, Gail Teixiera. Minister Teixeira was at the time responding to questions by Opposition Members Volda Lawrence and Khemraj Ramjattan during the consideration of the […]

Oil and Gas Department being established for Audit Office

The Audit Office of Guyana is in the process of establishment an Oil and Gas Department, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Gail Teixeira informed the Committee of Supply today as it began consideration of  the 2023 Budget.  Approximately $1.117B has been budgeted for the Audit Office to facilitate recurrent expenditure while another $25M has […]

Guyanese born actress, Letitia Wright addresses National Assembly; Encourages MPs to work in interest of all the people

Guyanese born, British actress Letitia Wright, who shot to fame in the Black Panther movies, addressed members of the Government and the Opposition today in the National Assembly In that brief address, the award-winning actress encouraged the legislators to work together for all the people. Wright, who was born in Goed Intent, West Demerara and […]