Politics

Fired NCN Editors deny financial impropriety and believe dismissals are politically motivated

The two news editors who were fired from the state-owned National Communications Network are fighting back this morning and have accused NCN of firing them for their perceived political affiliation. In a statement, the former NCN staffers Edward Layne and Adele Rampersaud said “we wish to categorically reject these claims which bear no truth and […]

Two Senior staffers at Public Service Ministry sent home after attempt to transfer government vehicles

Two senior staffers at the Ministry of Public Service have been sent on leave after they attempted to transfer a number of government vehicles to private individuals including a former minister and her spouse. Police investigators have been called in to probe the alleged fraud after documents were found with forged signatures seeking to have […]

PPP calls on government to urgently pass Anti-money laundering bill as it continues to stay away from parliament

The opposition People’s Progressive Party is pleading with the new APNU+AFC government to ensure Guyana enacts, earliest, amended Anti – Money Laundering and Terrorism Financing legislation, lest the country is exposed to more international pressure. The call comes at a time when the PPP continues to reject its demotion to opposition status, after 23 years in […]

Government releases $3.8 Billion bailout for Guysuco

The new government continues to be confronted with the challenges of inheriting a cash strapped and “poorly managed” sugar industry. On Tuesday, during a Cabinet meeting, the government agreed to immediately release a total of $3.8 billion as a bail out for the Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuCo). Minister of State Joseph Harmon confirmed the approval […]

Nagamootoo calls PPP to the table to talk about sugar and strengthening the industry

While accusing the opposition People’s Progressive Party of leaving a problem plagued and almost bankrupt sugar industry behind, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo declared that the opposition party must now come to the table with government and the trade unions and discuss and find a way forward for the survival of the industry. Speaking at the […]

Lincoln Lewis urges new government to foster close ties with Trade Unions as he returns to Enmore Martyrs memorial

The General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) Lincoln Lewis on Tuesday pleaded with the new APNU+AFC government to ensure that it fosters greater relations with the local trade union movement. The veteran trade unionist believes if the new government is to ensure that there aren’t situations where the state will have to turn their […]

Canada to assist Guyana Police Force in the areas of human rights and crime scene management

The Canadian Government is looking to help Guyana better train its ranks in the Guyana Police Force in the areas of human rights, public corruption and crime scene management, according to outgoing Canadian High Commissioner Dr. Nicole Giles. Canada has provided Guyana with continuous financial and other assistance over the years to strengthen its security […]