Politics

Nagamootoo upset with headlines of his “paragon of good journalism”, the Guyana Chronicle

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo is upset with the front page of today’s edition of the Guyana Chronicle and believes the state-owned newspaper was not objective in its reporting of yesterday’s consideration of the budget estimates. The front page of the Tuesday August 25th edition of the Chronicle screamed “Govt. blunders on budget estimates…violates laws assented […]

Government and Opposition face off over appointment of party candidates as REOs

A quarrel ensued between the Government and the Opposition on Tuesday over the appointment of two persons from the APNU+AFC’s list of candidates for the 2015 elections as Regional Executive Officers (REOs). The issue came up during the consideration of the 2015 estimates of expenditure in the National Assembly where several opposition Members of Parliament pressed […]

GRA reminds staffers of need for confidentiality of information

The Guyana Revenue Authority has issued a directive to staff members reminding them of the need to ensure the confidentiality remains at the top of their list when dealing with clients and their affairs. In a statement last evening, the GRA said the Authority maintains “a strong policy regarding respect for the confidentiality of information […]

PPP questions Government about giving subventions to NCN and GINA

The current and capital expenditure for the Ministry of the Presidency was on Monday approved in the National Assembly but it was not without the scrutiny of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). The current expenditure amounts to some $6 billion and will be used for administrative services, including the payment of salaries to Presidential […]

Government to continue efforts to fulfill all promises as first 100 days expires

Days after awarding itself an ‘A’ Grade for the implementation of its 21-point first 100 days plan, the coalition government has come forward with a fresh commitment to fully implement all of its promises while acknowledging several shortfalls. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo updated the media on the government’s progress on Monday, which also signaled the expiration […]

Consideration of Budget estimates stalled over a number of oversights which are being corrected

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has highlighted what it said is a major constitutional flaw in the 2015 budget estimates which it has brought to the attention of the House Speaker and which the government has undertaken to correct shortly. The PPP, through former Attorney General Anil Nandlall, contends that the estimates in their […]

The Brown Paper Bag: No Love for Donald

If there was any doubt that the Donald Ramotar Presidency of three years was just a plaster for the bigger bandage in the background, then the last week of budget debates has put all of those doubts to rest. The PPP took its 32 seats on the Opposition side of parliament on Monday, that’s three […]

Nagamootoo blasts Jagdeo as “friend” of the criminals who is still race baiting

It was just after midnight and the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo had just led his party in a walk out of the National Assembly, when Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo blasted the former President and his People’s Progressive Party of not having the ability to lecture anyone about security matters. During his 90-minute budget debate presentation, […]

Jagdeo leads walk out of budget debates after declaring “flawed” budget will flatline economy

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo lashed out at Minister of Finance Winston Jordan over the $221 Billion 2015 budget which is the first of the three-month old, APNU+AFC coalition government. In a rambling late night presentation, Mr. Jagdeo went over his allotted speaking time of one hour by more than 30 minutes as he warned the […]

Trotman reminds PPP that consideration of budget estimates was done in three days for 20 years

Minister of Governance and former House Speaker Raphael Trotman has shot down the opposition’s claims of being muzzled in the National Assembly and accused the People’s Progressive Party of being dishonest with history as it relates to the consideration of the estimates of expenditure. The government passed a motion in the House on Thursday limiting […]