Politics

Maduro wants UN Good Officer reappointed to deal with latest border issue

(TeleSUR English)  Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro sent a letter Friday to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon asking the U.N. chief to appoint a new Good Officer to diplomatically address the Venezuela-Guyana territorial issue. “As it is public knowledge, the new Government of Guyana has ignored, the entry into force of the 1966 Geneva agreement, showing a stubborn and ambivalent attitude and has inflicted serious […]

President Granger off to UN meeting in Ethiopia

President David Granger left Guyana early this morning for Ethiopia where he will attend a series of meetings as part of a United Nations conference on financing to realize the new Sustainable Development Goals. The President is being accompanied by his Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge and a number of other senior government officials. Mr. Granger […]

Education Ministry honours Top NGSA performers

The Ministry of Education on Friday presented awards to the top performers at this year’s National Grade Six Assessment (NGSA).  The award ceremony was held at the Princess Hotel and was well attended by parents, teachers, Regional Education Officers, and senior functionaries of the Ministry. The simple ceremony celebrated the achievements of the students and […]

New Regional Chairpersons urged to be leaders and not “party chairmen”

President David Granger has called on the newly elected Regional Chairpersons and their deputies to be regional leaders and not “party chairmen”. On Friday, the officials were sworn in before President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency. Those sworn in as Regional Chairpersons are: Brentnol Ashley, Region One; Devanand Ramdatt, Region Two; Julius A […]

Maduro upset with election of President Granger; declares the Guyana President wants to divide Caribbean

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro is not happy with the change of government in Guyana and believes that Guyana’s new President, retired Brigadier David Granger, has come to office to provoke Venezuela and divide the Caribbean. In a wide ranging interview with TeleSUR English TV network in Caracas on Thursday, Mr. Maduro complained of the position taken […]

Government to appeal Chang’s term limit ruling

The government has reacted with grave concern to Chief Justice Ian Chang’s ruling which has squashed the presidential two term limit. The administration has now expressed fears over the impact the ruling could have on the reforms which occurred during the 1999 – 2001 period, even while the PPP was in office.  To this end, […]

National Assembly slashes benefits for former Presidents

The National Assembly on Thursday, July 9, 2015, passed the Former Presidents (Benefits and Facilities) Amendment Bill 2015, effectively trimming the quantum and unlimited benefits currently enjoyed by former Presidents. The Bill was unanimously supported by the government members in the absence of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic, which is still to take up […]

Chang rules Presidential term limit unconstitutional

Acting Chief Justice Ian Chang has squashed the two term presidential limit which the Guyana Constitution currently provides for, paving the way for a person who has already served for two terms as President to run for the Presidency again unless the ruling is appealed or a referendum takes place. Former President Bharrat Jagdeo who […]