Politics

First Lady to women: Do not accept any form of abuse

In wake of the ongoing problem of domestic violence in Guyana and the recent murders of two women at the hands of their husbands, First Lady Sandra Granger has found herself once again adding her voice to the concern of violence against women in Guyana. In an interview released by the Ministry of the Presidency, […]

House-to-House Registration ends on Aug. 31, New Data to be merged with existing NRR database

The Guyana Elections Commission today announced that the house-to-house registration exercise will come to an end this Saturday, August 31. The decision to end the house-to-house exercise was made by the Chairman of GECOM, Justice Claudette Singh and announced at the Commission’s statutory meeting today. GECOM has indicated that the data garnered from House-to-House Registration […]

Preliminary findings into AA incident point to incorrect placement of temporary runway lights

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority has completed its preliminary report into the incident that occurred at the Cheddi Jagan Airport last week involving an American Airlines plane. The airbus was executing a left turn on Runway threshold for takeoff when during the pilot’s attempt to make the 180 degree turn-around, the nose gear and right […]

Chief Justice throws out Shuman’s application against house-to-house registration

Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire this afternoon dismissed an application that was taken before her seeking to have the decision to proceed with house-to-house registration declared illegal. The application was made by Leader of the Liberty and Justice Party Lennox Schuman. His contention was that since the appointment of former GECOM Chair Justice James Patterson was […]

Another GECOM Meeting ends with no decision on way forward

Another meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission ended this afternoon with no decision on the way forward for early elections and the preparations for those elections. After the meeting, Opposition nominated Commissioner Sase Gunraj said it is clear that “delaying tactics” are ongoing”. He said there is the need for elections in a timely manner […]

Serious crimes down by 25% from 2014, reports PNCR

While declaring that no level of crime is acceptable, Citizenship Minister and former Police Commissioner, Winston Felix, is crediting the APNU+AFC Coalition for arresting Guyana’s crime situation over the past four years. At the PNC Reform’s weekly press conference this morning, Mr. Felix noted that serious crimes are down by 25% from 2014. “The PNCR […]

Felix reiterates that Haitians not involved in trafficking in persons or people smuggling in Guyana

Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix, today assured that despite the “hysteria” created in some sections of the media and by political elements on the number of Haitians visiting Guyana, no Haitian national has been found to be involved in trafficking in persons or people smuggling, as a victim or as a perpetrator. Speaking at the […]