Politics

Special Liaison Officer to be appointed for Berbice

The Government has recommitted itself to addressing the issues affecting the residents of Region Six and has announced that a special liaison officer will soon be appointed in this regard. The announcement made by Vice President and Prime Minister, Moses Nagamootoo, when he addressed hundreds of Berbicians at the Whim Community Center on Saturday  at […]

Government has settled all obligations with rice millers -GRDB

(GINA)  Chairman of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Claude Housty, has stated that government has settled all of its financial obligations with rice millers. The GRDB executive joined the Acting General Manager of the GRDB Nizam Hassan and GRDB executive Dr. Peter De Groot for an in-depth examination of the local rice sector with GINA […]

Government defends hiring of Dr. Ramayya as Region Six REO

The APNU+AFC government is defending its decision to appoint former Alliance for Change (AFC) Member of Parliament and 2015 elections candidate Dr Veersammy Ramayya as the Regional Executive Officer (REO) of Region #6. In an invited comment on Friday, State Minister Joseph Harmon brushed aside criticisms and contended that the appointment of an REO is […]

Jean La Rose to chair Chronicle Board while Bish Panday will head NCN board

The Board of Directors of the state-owned National Communications Network (NCN) and the Guyana Chronicle were finalized at the Tuesday, September 1 meeting of Cabinet. The announcement was made on Friday by State Minister Joseph Harmon who also announced the appointment of the Board for the Guyana National Broadcasting Authority (GNBA). The Boards have not […]

Sir Shridath calls on Guyanese politicians to promote more social cohesion

Internationally recognised Guyanese diplomat, Sir Shridath Ramphal has issued a call for Guyanese politicians to take greater responsibility in promoting and ensuring social cohesion in the country. The call was issued on Thursday at the opening ceremony of the Social Cohesion Round-table at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, Lilliendaal. “Political leaders have a particular responsibility to […]

Government calls on Region 2 millers to pay rice farmers

The Government this afternoon said it empathizes with the frustrations of the rice farmers who are still to be paid by millers for their rice and the government hopes that the rice millers can make arrangements to have outstanding amounts to rice farmers remitted to them at the earliest possible time. According to a release from […]

Sugar workers and rice farmers protest over payments

Payment differences sparked separate protest demonstrations among rice farmers and sugar workers across the country on Thursday. Reports out of Anna Regina along the Essequibo Coast indicate that the Rice Producers Association (RPA) has embarked on a picketing exercise outside the office of Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB). Dozens of rice farmers are demanding government’s […]

PPP blasts Police Commissioner for accusing opposition of undermining crime fight

The opposition People’s Progressive Party is not happy that Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud believes that the crime situation is politically motivated. Mr. Persaud made the assertion during a recent interview in the Guyana Times. He was quoted as saying that the “political opposition is undermining the efforts of the GPF to fight crime and generating […]