Politics

Government to launch special unit to assist home builders

With a menu of measures already announced by the Government to assist persons in the construction of their homes with the removal of VAT from some building materials, President Irfaan Ali this afternoon announced that his administration will be setting up a special unit to assist persons who own land and are finding it difficult […]

President and Opposition Leader begin consultations on Constitutional appointments; Second meeting expected within a week

President Irfaan Ali and Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton met today for their first meeting on a number of constitutional appointments that have been held up for several months. Today’s meeting marked the first meeting between the President and the Opposition Leader since Mr. Norton was elected to the post of Opposition Leader in April. The […]

197 complaints filed against Police Officers in 4 months

The Police Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has received 197 complaints so far for this year against various ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF), which represents a more than 100% increase in the number of complaints when compared to the same period last year. According to the Head of the Police Office of Professional […]

International gold mining companies eyeing Guyana operations

Guyana’s gold mining industry is expected to see a boost as several international gold mining companies have expressed interest to kickstart gold mining operations in Guyana, according to Senior Minister of Finance in the Office of the President, Dr. Ashni Singh. “Right now multiple international companies are actively engaged in various stages of development of […]

Alexander claims his biometric voting suggestion has been dismissed by GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) appears disinterested in a proposal put forward by one of its Commissioners, Vincent Alexander, for there to be a biometric requirement for voting. According to Mr. Alexander, who is an APNU+AFC nominated Commissioner, while there are currently no moves to sanitize the bloated list of electors, he suggested a mechanism […]

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