Ministry of Health launches new National Mental Health Action Plan and National Suicide Prevention Plan

By Svetlana Marshall The Ministry of Health today launched the National Mental Health Action Plan and National Suicide Prevention Plan for Guyana 2024-2030 with the support of the Pan American Health Organisation and the World Health Organisation (PAHO/WHO). The plans are expected to provide the country with Government aligned roadmaps that would see the decentralization […]

Former Region Two REO grilled by PAC over reported breaches of Procurement Act

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) hauled the former Region Two Regional Executive Officer (REO) Denis Jaikaran over the coals on Monday, after it was revealed that back in 2019, the Regional Administration for Region Two awarded seven contracts totaling $63.1M in violation of the Procurement Act.  According to the Procurement Regulations, a Region could request […]

The Commonwealth, OAS and CARICOM roast Venezuela over latest actions claiming Guyana’s Essequibo

The Commonwealth Secretary-General, Patricia Scotland, has expressed concern over the recent enactment of a new legislation in Venezuela for the Defence of the Essequibo region. Under the new law, Venezuela purports to exercise control over two-thirds of the sovereign territory of Guyana, creating a new Venezuelan state out of Guyana’s Essequibo region. The Secretary General reminded that in December of last year, […]

UN Security Council to discuss Venezuela’s latest actions to claim Guyana’s Essequibo region

The United Nations Security Council is set to discuss and address Venezuela’s recent moves to declare Guyana’s Essequibo region a new Venezuelan state. President Irfaan Ali made the request for the matter to come up before the UN Security Council, according to Foreign Secretary, Robert Persaud. In a statement on the social media platform, X, […]

PAC told Region Two never received $111.5M in drugs and medical supplies procured five years ago by Health Ministry

The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) was today informed that approximately five years after the Region Two Regional Democratic Council (RDC) procured $210.180M in drugs and medical supplies, the Regional Administration is still to receive more than 50%, accounting for some $111.580M.  The issue was placed under the microscope as the Region Two Regional Executive Officer […]

AFC hammers Government again on ongoing GPL problems

As the power supply problems being experienced by the Guyana Power and Light company continue, Opposition MP and Former Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson has revealed that the former Government had developed a comprehensive strategy to effectively address the electricity supply issues confronting the country. However, he said the plan was scrapped by the […]

High Court clears way for elected Management Committee of Public Service Credit Union to take up position

The High Court has ordered that the 12 persons who were recently elected at the Guyana Public Service Co-operative Credit Union Special Elections, be allowed to take up the management of the Guyana Public Service Co-operative Credit Union, without further delays. The team which was headed by former Chairman of the Credit Union, Trevor Benn, […]