Politics

Trotman roasts PPP for not taking up seats on state boards

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo and the opposition People’s Progressive Party came in for harsh criticism on Thursday night over what the government said is gross disrespect shown for the executive and President David Granger. Natural Resources Minister Raphael Trotman told that National Assembly that the opposition continues to lecture the House about disrespect when it […]

Social Cohesion Minister urges Opposition to set aside differences in the name of national unity

In the face of mounting criticism from the Opposition, Social Cohesion Minister Amna Ally utilized a large chunk of her presentation in the National Assembly on Thursday to defend and clarify the role of her Ministry. Minister Ally praised the vision of President David Granger for establishing the Ministry of Social Cohesion when he took […]

Manickchand presses Government to table Education Bill and raise salaries for teachers

Former Education Minister under the People’s Progressive Party government, Priya Manickchand on Thursday lobbied the government to immediately table the Education Bill in the National Assembly. The Former Minister also pressed the government to immediately offer salary increases to teachers, as was promised during its 2015 elections campaign. Manickchand said the PPP was preparing to […]

Ill health forces Dr. Clive Jagan to resign from Parliament

Less than a year after his appointment, Opposition Member of Parliament Dr. Clive Jagan has tendered his resignation. Jagan’s resignation took effect yesterday, February 10 and comes as the Assembly is preparing to vote on the 2016 National Budget. The resignation was announced at the commencement of Thursday’s sitting by House Speaker Dr. Barton Scotland. […]

Not enough in the Budget for women – MP Vindya Persaud

The offerings in the 2016 budget for women in Guyana have been met with dissatisfaction by several female opposition Members of Parliament. The matter was ventilated in the National Assembly on Tuesday with MP Vindya Persaud taking the lead in advancing the opposition’s charge. “There is nothing in the budget for women,” she declared, while […]

Teixeira and Hughes face off over contract workers

Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira and Tourism and Public Telecommunications Minister, Cathy Hughes clashed in the National Assembly on Wednesday over the issue of contract workers for the government. Ms. Teixeira, who was a contract employee herself under the last PPP Civic administration, complained to the House that the services of several persons were discontinued […]

PPP livid over Speaker’s scolding of its Members of Parliament about statements made in National Assembly

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party is not pleased with recent scolding of some of its Members of Parliament about what they could say and cannot say in the National Assembly. The PPP called a press conference on Tuesday afternoon during the budget debates to complain that Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr. Barton Scotland may […]