President meets UNASUR Secretary General and raises Venezuela’s threats

President David Granger, in pledging Guyana’s support to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), stated that Guyana can serve as a bridge between UNASUR and CARICOM. Earlier today, President Granger, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Honorable Carl Greenidge and Guyana’s Ambassador to Suriname, Mr. Keith George met with UNASUR’s Secretary General Dr. Ernesto Samper Pizano, […]

Guyana teams up with OAS to address Cyber Security issues

Guyana is moving to seriously address cyber security breaches and the government is focusing more on developing strong responses to tackle cyber crimes. A two-day sensitization workshop on National Cyber Security opened on Wednesday morning at the Pegasus Hotel with Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan assuring that the government has no plans or intention […]

Government dismisses Jagdeo’s criticism of Budget as “rants of an individual”

Former President and soon to be Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo has described the first budget of the three-month old APNU+AFC administration as “underwhelming”. At this morning’s post-cabinet press briefing, Minister of State Joe Harmon and Minister of Tourism, Cathy Hughes both fired back at Jagdeo over his criticism, with the Minister of State […]

Guyana denies entry to 12 more foreign nationals over fake documents and no visas

The government of Guyana is tightening up on border security and monitoring of the ports of entry. The Minister of Citizenship, Winston Felix has announced that twelve persons from different countries who arrived on a COPA Airlines flight from Panama have been refused entry and will be deported for various reasons including false documents and attempting […]

Finance Minister admits crime is Guyana’s most “pressing and depressing problem”; $21 Billion earmarked for National Security

With the Finance Minister admitting that “the crime situation is the most pressing and most depressing problem facing our nation today”, the David Granger administration is looking to improve public and national security with more than $21 Billion earmarked for the sector. Finance Minister Winston Jordan told the National Assembly yesterday that the last PPP/C […]

Government allocates $300 Million to restore Georgetown

Faced with persistent garbage problem and flooding in the nation’s capital and in several parts of the country, the government has set aside some $300 million in the 2015 National Budget for a Georgetown Restoration Programme. The move was announced by Finance Minister Winston Jordan during his budget presentation in the National Assembly on Monday, […]