Politics

Government Ministers warned against “excessive gambling” and accepting gifts worth more than $10,000 in draft Code of Conduct

The Ministry of the Presidency today released the draft Code of Conduct for all Ministers of the Government, Members of Parliament and Public Office holders. According to the document, the purpose of the Code of Conduct is to assist Ministers and Members of Parliament and Public office holders in the discharge of their obligations to […]

Controversy brews over renaming of Ogle International Airport in honour of Eugene Correia

At least two shareholders of the privately owned, Ogle International Airport, several of the operators are not supportive of a move by the Airport’s board to rename the airport in honour of Guyana’s first Minister of Communications and Aviation, Eugene Correia. Both shareholders are operators at the airport and a number of other operators are also against the […]

Guyana and US ink more support for fighting narco trafficking under CBSI

The United States government is providing an additional US$350,000 under the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI) to further assist Guyana in its abilities to effectively tackle the drug trafficking problem in the country. Assistance will also be provided for the development of local law enforcement. Guyana Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and US Ambassador, Perry […]

Government moves to introduce witness protection and relocation

The government will soon be tabling the Witness Protection Bill 2015 in the National Assembly as it moves to offer better protection to persons testifying in the Courts, particularly in those high-profile cases. Governance Minister Raphael Trotman told reporters on Thursday that the draft Bill is currently being reviewed by a sub-committee of Cabinet. Once […]

Consultations for 2016 budget begins; Private Sector Commission puts forward its concerns and recommendations

Finance Minister Winston Jordan has started consultations for the 2016 National Budget. According to a statement from the Finance Ministry, Minister Jordan and his budget team hosted a high level meeting with the Chairman of the Private Sector Commission (PSC) Major General (Rtd) Norman Mc.Lean and other executives of the PSC. The meeting took place […]

Police Commissioner expresses worry over increase in daring crimes

On the morning after six armed motorcycle riding bandits carried out a brazen robbery in the busy America Street area, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud gave the Force’s commitment to continuing with the efforts to tackle the crime problem in the country. The Commissioner was swamped by reporters outside the Arthur Chung Conference Centre on Wednesday […]