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New Public Service Minister intends to take WPA positions to Cabinet; getting oil cash transfers to poor a priority

Newly-appointed Public Service Minister, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley says she plans to take the positions of her party, the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), to Cabinet and among her priorities is cash-transfers from oil revenues to the working poor. She said, as WPA Chairperson, she would help to bridge the gap between her party and the coalition government of A Partnership for National ...

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Junior Health Minister now Foreign Affairs Minister; Patterson-Yearwood reassigned “in the public interest”

Junior Health Minister Dr. Karen Cummings was Thursday elevated to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, following Carl Greenidge’s resignation because he is a Guyanese-Briton and the Courts of have ruled that it is unconstitutional for dual citizenship holders to be parliamentarians. Cummings took the oath of office before President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency. “I ...

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Guyana-born New York policeman dies in car accident

Reproduced from News Day (New York) An off-duty New York City police officer killed Wednesday morning in a two-car accident in Lynbrook has been identified as Vincent Persaud of West Babylon, authorities said. Persaud, 31, who was stationed in the 101st Precinct in Far Rockaway, was on his way to work, driving west on Peninsula Boulevard at 6:45 a.m. when ...

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International condemnation of terror-plot convict motion adoption pushes gov’t to mull over future recognition of MPs – Ally

As international pressure mounts on the Government of Guyana’s parliament for honoring convicted terrorist, Abdul Kadir, government Chief Whip Amna Ally said a policy decision might be taken to guide how such situations should be handled in the future. “Except we take a policy decision, we have to reexamine and look at it ” she said when asked whether the ...

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Boycotting GECOM commissioners, MPs must not be paid – trade union boss

General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis at Wednesday’ s May Day observance called for the three opposition-nominated elections commissioners and lawmakers not to be paid for the meetings from which they had walked out. “If GECOM (Guyana Elections Commission) can’t work and the commissioners breaking up meeting and walking out, then all you will have ...

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Oil money must fund free education, healthcare; no-confidence passage must require 44 lawmakers – GTUC General Secretary

General Secretary of the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC), Lincoln Lewis on Wednesday— May Day 2019—vowed that his labour confederation would resist the scrapping of the 1980 Constitution, but called for it be amended for a no-confidence motion to be passed by at least 44 of the 65 parliamentarians. Lewis also called for some of the expected oil wealth to ...

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Guyana rejects use of force in Venezuela

The Guyana government on Wednesday rejected the use of force to resolve the political impasse in neighbouring Venezuela. “Guyana reiterates its rejection of violence and the threat or use of force as acceptable means for the resolution of conflict, and calls upon all parties involved to vigorously pursue the search for a peaceful and democratic solution to the crisis for ...

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Harmon appointed Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency

Former Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has been appointed Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, even as he goes through the process to give up his American citizenship, the state-run Department of Public Information said Tuesday night. This is believed to be the first time that government has given any indication of the new appointments of Harmon, Carl Greenidge, ...

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School of the Nations Principal hands over recording to police, US embassy; calls for “pressure” on American mission

Principal of School of the Nations, Dr. Brian O’Toole has provided an audio recording of someone he believes Guyanese police can use to crack a shooting incident that has caused his left hand to be semi-paralysed. “It’s actually of a very clear message that came only a few days ago from a person of interest – and we have the ...

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Guyana Goldfields CEO to go as miner settles proxy fight with founder

Reproduced from Mining.com A bitter battle for control of Canada’s Guyana Goldfields (TSX: GUY) between the miner and dissenting shareholders led by founder and ousted chairman, Patrick Sheridan, has been finally settled this week, costing the company’s head his job. As part of the agreement, the Toronto-based miner is appointing two new independent directors to the board — Alan Pangbourne ...

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