Politics

Construction of Specialty Hospital to restart as government signs deal with Fedders Lloyd company and gets additional funding from India

The Government of Guyana has signed a a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Indian company, Fedders Lloyd, that will see works restarting on the construction of the Specialty Hospital. According to a statement from the Ministry of Finance, Fedders Lloyd in entering this MOU with the Government of Guyana (GOG) will review the works already […]

President hopes for Commonwealth Declaration in support of Guyana at Malta Meeting

President David Granger, this morning departed for the 2015 Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be held in Malta from November 27-29, 2015. With the President set to once again deliver a strong message on the security of small states, particularly in light of the resurgence of Venezuela’s aggression, the Commonwealth Heads are […]

PPP pickets GECOM headquarters over concerns about local government elections

Still maintaining that they were “cheated not defeated” at the May 11 national elections, dozens of members and supporters of the opposition People’s Progressive Party on Tuesday staged a midday protest outside the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The protest came as the party continued to mount pressure on the GECOM to respond to its call […]

U.S signs multi million assistance package with CARICOM

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) has committed a total of US$165 million to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to help with curbing crime and violence among youths, controlling the HIV/AIDS epidemic and climate change initiatives. USAID and CARICOM signed accords on Tuesday for the multimillion dollar development assistance to help the Eastern and […]

EU wants Caribbean to fully abolish death penalty

Caribbean Governments, including Guyana, are being called upon to lead the conversation for the abolition of the death penalty as a regional conference opened in Georgetown on Monday. The European Union, in cooperation with the British High Commission and the International Commission against the Death Penalty organised the conference so that the situation of the […]

PPP convinced GECOM not ready to host Local Government polls

The Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has a planned protest outside the Guyana Election Commission’s, High Street Office, set for Tuesday midday as it continues to raise concerns with the electoral process. The PPP’s move comes as Guyana gears for local government elections early next year. These elections were last held in 1994. PPP’s Executive Secretary […]

President encourages commercial banks to guard against fraud and embrace investment more

Demerara Bank Limited on Saturday opened the doors to its new $800 Million headquarters on Camp Street in Georgetown, with a call by President David Granger for commercial banks to continue to guard against fraud and money laundering. In his speech at the opening of the new banking facility, President Granger said Commercial banks must continue […]

Another woman jumps over Kaieteur falls during tour

Tours of the Kaieteur Falls national park have once again been suspended after a 21-year-old woman plunged to her death over the 741 ft. waterfalls. The incident took place midmorning on Saturday during a tour to the area. The woman has been identified as Roshinee Pagwah. According to reports, she was among a group of […]