11-year-old among young girls rescued from bar in Baramita

An 11-year-old child was among several girls that were picked up from a bar in Baramita on Saturday night following a visit by Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Simona Broomes and several high-level government officials. The child has since been brought to Georgetown and an investigation is being launched into the matter. Minister […]

Ramotar fires off at EU Ambassador; says Europe’s wealth was built on slavery

Former President Donald Ramotar has responded in an ongoing feud between himself and European Union Ambassador to Guyana, Jernej Videtič and continues to argue that Guyana met the conditions required for disbursement of EU budget support grants under his Presidency. Mr. Videtič, earlier this week, chided Ramotar over statements in which he sought to blame […]

GAWU Sugar workers strike is “clearly political” – Agriculture Minister

As sugar workers attached to the Guyana Agriculture and General Workers Union (GAWU) entered their second day of strike action today, Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder said he is convinced that the strike action is “clearly political”. GAWU is closely linked to the opposition People’s Progressive Party. The Agriculture Minister said the union body may not […]

EU Ambassador chides Fmr. President Ramotar over misleading statements about EU Support for sugar reform

The European Union Ambassador to Guyana, Jernej Videtič has taken umbrage to statements made by former President Donald Ramotar, and in a statement on Monday cleared the EU of any blame for setbacks in Guyana’s sugar industry. The EU over the years has supported the industry with financial aid through an agreement with the Guyana government. […]