Politics

Government presents Bill in National Assembly to cover funding for elections

With the possibility of early elections, the Government took legislation to the National Assembly to ensure that the Guyana Elections Commission is fully funded for the hosting of elections. Finance Minister Winston Jordan presented a Supplementary Budget Bill to the National Assembly this afternoon, seeking total funding of just over $7.9 Billion. Of that amount, […]

Shake up of Permanent Secretaries coming

President David Granger today indicated that other changes will be coming to his government. Speaking to reporters at his office this morning, the President said before the end of this month, he will be announcing changes to the Permanent Secretaries in the various Ministries. According to the President, “other changes have to be made at […]

Airport fees now being incorporated in ticket prices at CJIA

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport has announced that the recently introduced airport facilitation fees are now being incorporated in the ticket prices for all of the airlines. In a statement last evening, the Airport management explained that the new system went into full operation on the 11th of May. Passengers will no longer be required […]

Government announces new appointments for former Ministers

The Ministry of the Presidency today announced the appointments of former Ministers Carl Greenidge, Dominic Gaskin and Dr. Rupert Roopnarine to continue working in the Government. Former Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge has been appointed Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He will now hold responsibility for the Department of Frontiers and Territorial Integrity […]

Foreign Minister attending regional Foreign Ministers Meeting in Grenada

Recently appointed Minister of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Karen Cummings is in Grenada on her first official assignment abroad. The Minister is currently representing Guyana at the Twenty-Second Meeting of the Council for Foreign and Community Relations (COFCOR) of CARICOM. According to a statement from the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the two day meeting has brought together […]

CCJ quiz GECOM’s Attorney on Commission’s unpreparedness to host elections within three months

The issue of GECOM’s preparedness to host elections within three months following the passage of a no-confidence motion came up for questioning before the Caribbean Court of Justice today, as the Court heard oral arguments in the appeal of the no-confidence cases. The Attorney representing the Guyana Elections Commission, Senior Counsel Stanley Marcus, was grilled […]

Ramjattan eyes Nagamootoo’s Prime Minister job

A rift may be building up in the Alliance For Change over who should be President David Granger’s running mate for the next elections. While the AFC Leader, Raphael Trotman, has repeatedly said he is supportive of Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo staying the course as the Prime Ministerial Candidate, the Chairman fo the AFC, Khemraj […]

Dr. Bynoe welcomes any investigation into Energy Department’s hiring of video production company

The Director of the Department of Energy, Dr. Mark Bynoe, today said he would welcome any investigation into the hiring practices of the department. His statement is against the backdrop of the Department coming under criticism from the Opposition for its hiring of the VideoMega Production company for the production of three Public Service Announcements. […]