Politics

Finance Minister admits crime is Guyana’s most “pressing and depressing problem”; $21 Billion earmarked for National Security

With the Finance Minister admitting that “the crime situation is the most pressing and most depressing problem facing our nation today”, the David Granger administration is looking to improve public and national security with more than $21 Billion earmarked for the sector. Finance Minister Winston Jordan told the National Assembly yesterday that the last PPP/C […]

Government allocates $300 Million to restore Georgetown

Faced with persistent garbage problem and flooding in the nation’s capital and in several parts of the country, the government has set aside some $300 million in the 2015 National Budget for a Georgetown Restoration Programme. The move was announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his budget presentation in the National Assembly on Monday, […]

Jagdeo calls Budget 2015 “lengthy” and “underwhelming”

Finance Minister Winston Jordan was still presenting his National Budget when the Opposition People’s Progressive Party dismissed it as uninspiring although the party continues to stay away from the National Assembly. In a brief statement this afternoon from the PPP Headquarters, Former President and soon to be Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said “the Minister of […]

Government unveils $221Billion Budget with increases for public servants, old age pension and public assistance

Finance Minister Winston Jordan unveiled his highly guarded and anticipated National Budget on Monday afternoon in the National Assembly to the tune of $221 Billion. The Opposition People’s Progressive Party remained absent from the National Assembly during the presentation. The Budget only covers the remaining months for the 2015 fiscal year, but despite this factor, Jordan […]

PPP stays away from Budget presentation; Expected to be present for debate

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic continues to stay away from the National Assembly three months after the May 11 elections. The opposition benches remained empty on Monday as Finance Minister Winston Jordan presented the first budget of the new APNU+AFC administration. The PPP Civic is expected to be in Parliament when the Budget debates […]

Agriculture Minister admitted to ICU following heart episode

The Minister of Agriculture, Noel Holder has been admitted to the Intensive Care Unit of the St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital after being rushed there on Sunday with complaints of pains to his chest and stomach areas. News Source understands that the Minister has been declared to be in a stable condition but doctors have decided to […]

Jennifer Westford still on PPP’s Parliamentary List

The People’s Progressive Party has denied reports that former Minister of Public Service, Jennifer Westford will no longer be a Member of Parliament for the party. Westford is currently before the courts facing attempted larceny charges in connection with the Public Service vehicle transfer scam. She is also being investigated as part of another probe […]