Politics

AFC gearing up for Congress and internal elections

General Secretary of the Alliance for Change (AFC) David Patterson has announced that the party is gearing up to host its biennial delegates congress to elect new leadership. The last AFC congress was held in July 2019 and was slated to be hosted at the end of this month. However, owing to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

Granger sees attempts afoot to destroy PNCR from within

Leader of the People’s National Congress David Granger fired back today at party members who have publicly criticized him declaring that internal elections are not won by destroying the party. Appearing on his weekly programme, “The Public Interest”, Mr. Granger said there seems to be an attempt by a small group within the party to […]

Education Minister urges parents and teachers to get vaccinated to allow faster reopening of schools

Education Minister Priya Manickchand is encouraging parents to get vaccinated, which she believes could lead to the safe reopening of schools. Schools across Guyana have been closed for over a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. During the distribution of the cash grant for public school students in Linden on Thursday, Minister Manickchand made it […]

42 COVID-19 deaths recorded since start of July

The Ministry of Health recorded three more COVID-19 related deaths yesterday with one of the latest victims being a 38-year-old man. With Guyana still to confirm the presence of the fast-spreading Delta variant of the virus being here, the number of new infections continues to rise. 74 new cases of the virus were recorded yesterday […]

GTU not taking Manickchand’s political label lightly

The Guyana Teachers Union is not taking kindly to recent statements by the Minister of Education Priya Manickchand, who accused the union of behaving like a political entity because of its protest outside her office. She said the union will be treated as a political entity if that’s how it wants to behave. GTU President […]

Health Minister encourages companies to ensure workers are fully vaccinated

Although the COVID-19 vaccines are not mandatory, Health Minister, Dr. Frank Anthony believes that employers should ensure that their workers are fully vaccinated to keep their colleagues and those who they serve safe. Several private entities have been implementing strict measures against staff who did not receive their COVID-19 vaccine or have refused to take […]

GTU threatens strike action over non-consultation on reopening of schools owed benefits for teachers

The Guyana Teachers Union has threatened a full strike if the Minister of Education continues to not consult with the union on various issues related to the functioning of schools in the pandemic including issues about financing and salaries. This afternoon, some executive and other members of the GTU protested outside the Education Ministers office […]