Politics

Manickchand presses Government to table Education Bill and raise salaries for teachers

Former Education Minister under the People’s Progressive Party government, Priya Manickchand on Thursday lobbied the government to immediately table the Education Bill in the National Assembly. The Former Minister also pressed the government to immediately offer salary increases to teachers, as was promised during its 2015 elections campaign. Manickchand said the PPP was preparing to […]

Ill health forces Dr. Clive Jagan to resign from Parliament

Less than a year after his appointment, Opposition Member of Parliament Dr. Clive Jagan has tendered his resignation. Jagan’s resignation took effect yesterday, February 10 and comes as the Assembly is preparing to vote on the 2016 National Budget. The resignation was announced at the commencement of Thursday’s sitting by House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland. […]

Not enough in the Budget for women – MP Vindya Persaud

The offerings in the 2016 budget for women in Guyana have been met with dissatisfaction by several female opposition Members of Parliament. The matter was ventilated in the National Assembly on Tuesday with MP Vindya Persaud taking the lead in advancing the opposition’s charge. “There is nothing in the budget for women,” she declared, while […]

Teixeira and Hughes face off over contract workers

Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira and Tourism and Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes clashed in the National Assembly on Wednesday over the issue of contract workers for the government. Ms. Teixeira, who was a contract employee herself under the last PPP Civic administration, complained to the House that the services of several persons were discontinued […]

PPP livid over Speaker’s scolding of its Members of Parliament about statements made in National Assembly

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party is not pleased with recent scolding of some of its Members of Parliament about what they could say and cannot say in the National Assembly. The PPP called a press conference on Tuesday afternoon during the budget debates to complain that Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland may […]

DEA promises success as Guyana Office is launched

Guyana has now joined a number of other Caribbean and Latin American countries in having the permanent presence of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration based in the country. The US Embassy in Georgetown launched the DEA office in Guyana this morning and the agency is already promising success as its get ready to offer more […]

President reminds new GDF Officers of their obligation to obey Guyana’s Constitution

Fourteen Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officers on Tuesday took their Oath of Allegiance and received their Instruments of Commission from Commander-in-Chief, President David Granger at a simple ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency.  The newly-commissioned officers successfully completed the Standard Officers Course (SOC) No. 48. They are now vested with the legal authority and […]