Politics

U.S concerned about “far too much discussion” about violence and ethnic problems on campaign trail

Guyana’s upcoming national elections is gaining keen interest internationally. Some observer missions are already in place but there continues to be worry about the incidents of racially charged and violent prone language being used on the campaign trail. The United States government has expressed “extreme concern” about the problem and the local embassy intends to […]

APNU+AFC promises 20% increase for all law enforcement officers, better salaries for teachers and public servants and improved security

An early draft of the APNU+AFC manifesto was leaked on Thursday evening showcasing the coalition’s vision for unity, stability and development with highlights that include a 20 percent salary increase for all law enforcement officers within the coalition’s first year in office. The colourful and detailed 44 pages document also boasts of the creation of thousands of […]

U.S Embassy slams Health Minister’s “distasteful” and “downright irresponsible” comments against female activist

Guyana’s Minister of Health Dr. Bheri Ramsarran continues to come under fire for his verbal assault on women’s rights activist Sherlina Nageer and now the U.S Embassy in Georgetown has described the comments as “distasteful” and as a threat of “sexual violence”. In an interview with News Source at the U.S Embassy, Chargé d’ Affaires Bryan […]

Harper calls Bheri’s slap and strip statement “regrettable and unfortunate”

Prime Ministerial Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party Civic, Elisabeth Harper has described as “regrettable and unfortunate”, statements made by Health Minister Dr. Bheri Ramsarran to slap and have women’s rights activist, Sherlina Nageer, stripped for interrupting his road side media interview. In a statement on her Facebook page, Ms. Harper said  while Ramsarran has acknowledged […]

Health Minister threatens to slap and strip female activist for “fun of it” after confrontation

Minister of Health and Candidate for the People’s Progressive Party Civic, Dr. Bheri Ramsarran told reporters at Whim, Berbice on Monday that he should have “slapped” and have his supporters “strip” women’s rights activist Sherlina Nageer after she interrupted a road side press interview he was giving and questioned him about maternal deaths in the […]

Final Voters List to be published on 28th April; 2299 polling stations to be used

As the May 11 date approaches for national and regional elections, the Guyana Elections Commission has announced that the Official List of Electors will be published nationally on April 28. That announcement was made during a meeting between the Elections Commission and representatives of A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change coalition last […]

Jagdeo absent at court to answer private criminal charge

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo refused to appear at the Whim Magistrates Court on Monday morning to answer a criminal charge filed against him for allegedly making racially divisive statements publicly. Instead, a battery of lawyers turned up in the courthouse to represent the former President. The private criminal charge was filed by Attorney-at-Law and Chartered […]