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 […]

Jagdeo “hijacked” airwaves -Private media owners

Owners of private media houses who were not issued radio licenses continued their protest action today outside the Grand Coastal Hotel on the East Coast of Demerara where Government, private sector officials and the diplomatic community were meeting to discuss issues related to money laundering. Joined by a number of supporters, the private media owners […]

Ramotar sees “nothing wrong” with Jagdeo statement

Guyana’s President Donald Ramotar today said he has no problem with recent statements about race made by Former President Bharrat Jagdeo. Last week, Mr. Jagdeo used the funeral service of  Peoples Progressive Party stalwart Reepu Daman Persaud to tell mourners that there is a “resurgence” of sentiments against Guyanese of East Indian descent. That statement has come […]

Government not happy with Speaker’s Ruling

Following the ruling by Speaker of the National Assembly Raphael Trotman that the Opposition could slice the national budget estimates, the Government rushed before the cameras during a parliamentary break to express their discomfort and frustration with the ruling. In his ruling, Speaker Trotman said the Constitution of Guyana is the embodiment of the nation’s […]

Passenger drops dead at airport check-in counter

A 61 year old passenger who was late for his non-stop flight to Toronto, Canada collapsed and died this midday while at the check-in counter of Caribbean Airlines at the Cheddi Jagan Airport, Timehri. The man has been identified as Ramkirpaul Jagmohan. He is a Guyanese born Canadian citizen who was returning home. Reports indicate […]