Politics

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 […]

Embattled Westford urges government to do right by Guyanese people

There was an unusual quiet in the National Assembly on Tuesday evening as embattled Member of Parliament, Dr. Jennifer Westford offered her budget presentation with little interruption and heckling.  The Opposition Member of Parliament, who has been embroiled in mounting allegations and charges of fraud since she left office in May 2015 and is currently […]

Government to unveil Youth Investment Fund -Minister Henry

“The slush fund days are over”, declared Ministry with responsibility for Youth Sport and Culture Nicolette Henry as she rose on Tuesday to make her contribution to the 2016 budget debates in the National Assembly. Henry told the House that money will no longer be allocated for youth and sport in a flippant manner, while hitting […]

PPP MP tells Budget Debates that Amerindians have lost confidence in government

The coalition government is being urged to set aside its complaints regarding the state of Guyana and focus on fixing the many problems in the country. “Stop complaining and fix it,” declared opposition Member of Parliament Yvonne Pearson as she made her budget presentation on Tuesday. Dress in her traditional Amerindian head-dress, Pearson said when […]

Not GINA’s job to cover Opposition during Budget Debates -Director of Public Information

The Director of Public Information for the Government of Guyana, Imran Khan, has declared that it is not the job of the taxpayer funded Government Information Agency to cover the Opposition during the ongoing budget debates. Khan’s statement came in response to criticism of GINA and the Department of Public Information over their coverage of […]

Speaker reminds Members of Parliament of responsibilities as they practice free speech

The Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland, on Tuesday reminded Members of the Parliament that while they practice freedom of speech, they ought to ensure they do so within the walls of responsibility. His statement to the House came after Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman objected to PPP Member of Parliament Neendkumar […]

Public servants and young professionals to access cheaper house lots

The coalition government has started moves to correct many of the problems facing the housing sector in Guyana. “Rome wasn’t built in a day”, declared Communities Junior Minister Valarie Patterson as she stood to defend her government’s 2016 budget and offer support to Finance Minister Winston Jordan. Minister Patterson holds the portfolio for the Housing […]

Efforts being stepped up to tackle gold smuggling -Minister Broomes

Junior Natural Resources Minister Simona Broomes has promised the formulation of new and workable strategies to fend off corruption in the Natural Resources Sector. The assurance came as she delivered her contribution to the 2016 budget debates in the National Assembly on Monday. Minister Broomes explained that one of the major challenges in the sector […]

“Fed up” Attorney General declares its time to bring Walter Rodney Commission to definitive end, as handing over of final report is delayed

Attorney General Basil Williams has expressed his frustration with the ongoing delays by the Walter Rodney Presidential Commission of Inquiry to hand over it final report to the President. “I am fed up with the entire situation”, Williams said as he explained that the report should have been handed over to the President this midday (Monday), […]