Jagdeo offers no comment on Venezuelan troop build up but urges President to meet Maduro

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is urging President David Granger to ensure he makes himself available for the United Nations (UN) facilitated talks with his counterpart Nicolas Maduro in New York this weekend. Mr. Jagdeo believes this meeting is particularly important if the two neighbors are to resolve the current border controversy that has flared up in […]

President briefs India’s Prime Minister on Venezuela’s aggression

President David Granger on Thursday evening began his series of bilateral meetings with other Heads of Government attending the  70th United Nations General Assembly in New York. Last evening, the President held talks with Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi. After the closed door high level meeting, the President said the border controversy with Venezuela was discussed with Prime […]

Guyana to deploy additional troops and equipment to border regions in response to Venezuela’s armed forces build up if need arises

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) could deploy additional troops and equipment to the border region Guyana shares with Venezuela  in light of a display of force by the Venezuelan armed forces, if the need arises. Speaking to media operatives at the President’s Office on Wednesday, Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Brigadier Mark Phillips […]

Government of Guyana urges citizens near Venezuela border to remain alert and within Guyana’s boundaries

In a statement on Tuesday evening, the Government of Guyana has urged citizens of Guyana living close to the bordering regions with Venezuela to remain alert and avoid crossing over into Venezuelan territory. The statement said “Guyanese citizens close to the border with Venezuela are urged to be alert to this development and are further […]

Public Service COI told to recommend overhaul of recruitment system for public service

Calls were made for a complete overhaul of the current recruitment system within the public sector along with training for Ministers, as the Commission of Inquiry (COI) into the Public Service sector began public hearings on Tuesday. The first witness to appear before the three member Commission, headed by Professor Harold Lutchman was Andrew Grant […]

Two Former PPP Members of Parliament take on new role as Commissioners at GECOM

Former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Members of Parliament (MP) and Ministers, Robeson Benn and Bibi Shadick were sworn in as Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by President David Granger on Tuesday morning at the Ministry of the Presidency. The President said he was happy to comply with the nominations as put forward by Opposition […]