Three government ministers are technocrats as APNU+AFC submits final list for parliament

Three of the Ministers in the new APNU+AFC administration are technocrat Ministers and therefore will have no voting rights in the new parliament. The technocrat Ministers are Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs Sydney Allicock, Citizenship Minister Winston Felix and Minister within the Ministry of Communities Keith Scott. “These technocrat Ministers are persons appointed by the […]

PPP stands firm in defense of Guyana’s sovereignty -Rohee

Guyana’s main opposition party, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic which up to a few weeks ago formed the government, is making it clear that its position of standing firmly against any aggression from Venezuela has not changed. PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee who once served as Guyana’s Foreign Minister told a Monday morning press conference at […]

Guyana dismisses Venezuela’s illegal decree extending its maritime border

Guyana’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Monday issued a statement denouncing the Presidential Decree by Venezuela’s Nicolas Muduro in which he is attempting to extend Venezuela’s maritime zone into waters that belong to Guyana. The extension covers an area in Guyana’s Stabroek Block where U.S oil Company – ExxonMobil – announced recently that it has encountered […]

Passengers left stranded as Guyana puts hold on operations of Venezuelan flag carrier

Over 40 Venezuelan passengers have been left stranded in Guyana following a decision by the Guyana government not to allow Venezuelan state-owned airline, Conviasa Airlines to land in the country over the non-payment of its bond. But the decision of the Guyana government may also be linked to the recent decree issued by the Venezuelan President, claiming […]

Venezuela lays claim to Guyana’s oil rich waters

Venezuela is making new claims to this Guyana’s territorial waters which include the Stabroek Block where US oil company, ExxonMobil  recently announced it had found significant deposits of oil and is pushing ahead with its exploration activity. Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro on May 27, 2015 issued a decree, extending Venezuela’s claim to Guyana’s territorial waters. […]

I will not force state media managers to resign but neither would I stop them -PM Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo who holds responsibility for the Information portfolio, has denied reports that the government has asked the heads of various state media houses to tender their resignations. In a telephone interview with News Source, the Prime Minister said the state media managers are all contracted employees and he will allow them to […]