Politics

Guyana’s economy grew by 4.1% in 2018; “Better than expected” -says Finance Minister

Minister of Finance Winston Jordan has announced that Guyana’s economy grew by 4.1 percent for 2018, which is higher than the 3.4% that was projected. Jordan told the Department of Information that the nation’s economic performance was “solid” and better than expected. The Finance Minister said, “it is the first time under this government that […]

Fly Jamaica commits to refunding all affected passengers as it seeks to restart operations in coming months

Guyanese owned carrier, Fly Jamaica Airways, is hoping to restart operations in “a couple of months”, according to a statement from the airline’s Chief Executive Officer, Captain Ronald Reece. Fly Jamaica cancelled all of its flights and grounded operations back in November when its 757 aircraft made an emergency landing and crashed at Guyana’s Cheddi […]

CCJ sets May 10 for hearing of no-confidence appeal matters

The Caribbean Court of Justice has set the 10th May as the day for all hearings related to the no-confidence motion in Guyana that was invalidated last Friday by the Guyana Court of Appeal. The Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and Attorney Christopher Ram have filed appeals with the CCJ, seeking a reversal of the Appeal […]

President brushes aside Private Sector’s “political uncertainty” claim

President David Granger has brushed aside the view of the Private Sector Commission and the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry that the country is currently facing “political uncertainty”. Speaking to members of the media on Wednesday, the President said his government has done nothing to engender despair in the business community and the “political […]

Government will satisfy GECOM’s request for elections preparations funding -President

Although the ruling by the Court of Appeal has invalidated the no-confidence motion against the government, President David Granger today indicated that his administration will still be going to the Parliament to approve funding to meet the needs of the Guyana Elections Commission. Speaking to reporters at the Ministry of the Presidency this morning, President […]

PPP nominated GECOM Commissioners still pushing for plan for elections in 2019; Alexander says no mandate exists

The PPP nominated Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission walked out of another GECOM meeting today. This time, the Commissioners objected to elections for 2019 not being an issue for discussion. According to Commissioner Bibi Shadick, “there was an agenda item for Elections 2019, my question to the CEO (Chief Elections Officer) was does the […]