Politics

New Canadian High Commissioner applauds government for its commitment to host Local Government Elections

New Canadian High Commission to Guyana Mr. Pierre Giroux has given the David Granger led administration thumbs up for its resolve to establish the Public Procurement Commission (PPC) and hold the long overdue local government elections before the end of 2015. Mr. Giroux presented his Credentials to President David Granger on Wednesday, in the presence Foreign Affairs Minister and […]

PPP Member of Parliament calls for Public Security Minister to be fired over crime situation

Opposition Member of Parliament for Region #2 Cornel Damon opened the budget debates at Wednesday’s sitting of the National Assembly by describing the $221 Billion fiscal plan of the APNU+AFC government as “sloppy” and slammed Public Security Ministry Khemraj Ramjattan over what he said was a worsening crime situation.  Damon, during his presentation, said the […]

Indigenous Affairs Minister shoots down Opposition claims of “ethnic cleansing”

Vice President and Minister of Indigenous Affairs, Sydney Allicock on Wednesday shot down claims by the Opposition, People’s Progressive Party that the government has dismissed 1,972 Community Support Officers in the Hinterland regions. Minister Allicock said the government has not fired or dismissed the Community Support Officers but the last PPP government which left office in […]

Give us space to govern -APNU+AFC’s Jennifer Wade

APNU+AFC Regional Member of Parliament for Region #5 Jennifer Wade, delivered a stirring presentation on Tuesday during the ongoing budget debates in the National Assembly. She spared no words or sound effects, as she called out the previous People’s Progressive Party administration out on its “neglect” of the region and its management of the agriculture […]

Region Four to move ahead with programmes under Budget

The Regional Administration of Region #4, at an emergency press conference on Monday, sought to quell fears among residents and officials clarified that the Regional Council intends to move ahead with its $4.1 Billion 2015 programme once the National Budget is considered and passed in the House. Statements attributed to former Regional Executive Officer, Deolall […]

National Toshaos Council (NTC) elects new Executive Committee

(GINA) The Executive Committee of the National Toshaos Council (NTC) was today elected at the official opening of the of NTC meeting held at the Arthur Chung International Conference Centre, Liliendaal. The meeting, which is an annual event facilitated by the Ministry of Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs, opened under the theme, ‘Steadfast Indigenous Leadership towards Territorial […]

“Excited” Jagdeo becomes Leader of the Opposition and promises to work with Government

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo was on Monday afternoon officially elected as the Leader of the Opposition. He promised to work close with the new government to advance policies and projects that benefit the people of Guyana, once the new government remains faithful to its promises on the campaign trail. Mr. Jagdeo was elected Leader of […]

Irfaan Ali declares Budget 2015 as the “nothing new” Budget

Opposition Member of Parliament and former Housing Minister Irfaan Ali opened Monday’s budget debate with accusations of extravagance leveled against the government even as he reminisced on the People’s Progressive Party management of the Guyana economy. Ali’s presentation got off to a heated start and returned heckling to the House which was absent with the […]