Politics

Jagdeo trying to get power by creating political confusion -Aubrey Norton

Executive Member of the People’s National Congress, Aubrey Norton, on Friday blasted the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo over his claims that the APNU+AFC government is illegal. At his party’s weekly press conference at Congress Place, Mr. Norton said it is established that there is no illegal government and Jagdeo is making statements that cannot be […]

GECOM awaits written Court ruling before deciding on way forward; Over 230,000 registered so far during H2H

The Guyana Elections Commission held its first statutory meeting under the Chairmanship of Justice Claudette Singh today. The meeting came one day after the ruling by Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire, who declared that the ongoing house-to-house registration by the Elections Commission is not illegal and that she could not set a date for elections. Today’s […]

Guyana records improved performance at CSEC

The Education Ministry has announced that 73% of the students who wrote the CSEC examinations this year have recorded grade 1 to 3 passes in five or more subjects. Education Minister Nicolette Henry announced the results yesterday afternoon and said Guyana’s pass rate is higher than the 64% regional pass rate recorded by the Caribbean […]

House to House Registration is Legal; Court cannot set date for elections -CJ rules

Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire this afternoon ruled that the ongoing house-to-house registration exercise is not illegal and is not unconstitutional. However, she also indicated that there is no residency requirement for registration. The Chief Justice also ruled that the Court cannot set a date or timeline by which elections should be held. The applicant, Christopher […]

New Peace Corps Volunteers urged to serve with dignity

The newest group of US Peace Corps volunteers took their oath to serve today at a simple ceremony at the US Ambassador’s residence. The 29 volunteers will be serving Guyana in the areas of education, the environment and health for the next two years. The US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch, welcomed the volunteers […]

Wrongfully dismissed PSM staff to be reinstated following COI

Three staff members of the Public Service Ministry who were dismissed by recently appointed Minister of Public Service, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley, have been ordered reinstated. The decision is as a result of the recommendations of a Commission of Inquiry conducted by former Chief Whip for the PNC Reform, Lance Carberry. At his weekly press conference this […]

Late President Burnham remembered as a nationalist who pushed for free education for all

Guyana’s First Executive President, Linden Forbes Sampson Burnham, was remembered today as a nationalist and someone who pushed for national development all across Guyana. Today marked the 34th death anniversary of the Guyanese President. A wreath-laying ceremony took place in the Botanical Gardens this morning at his burial site. In brief remarks, President David Granger […]

Chief Justice to rule on challenge to house-to-house registration and other matters on 14th August

Chief Justice, Roxanne George-Wiltshire has indicated that she will hand down her rulings in the challenge to the house to house registration and the other matters on the 14th August. Attorney and Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram wants the High Court to stop the house-to-house registration exercise and also instruct that elections be held by September […]