Internet Radio

Politics

Pressure mounts on govt to give direct cash transfer of oil revenues to poor; ACDA says stop granting more oil concessions to foreign companies

Pressure on Friday intensified on the David Granger-led administration to give conditional direct cash transfers of some oil earn revenues to very poor Guyanese, against the background of him already dismissing the idea because there is no evidence. The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), widely believed to be somewhat sympathetic to  Granger’s People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) political party, ...

Read More »

Guyana will not nationalise American companies: US- Guyana relations of “high geo-strategic value”- Raphael Trotman

Guyana will not take over American companies, Minister of Natural Resources Raphael Trotman has told several United States (US) Congressmen who wrapped up a one-day visit here on Thursday. In clear reference to criticisms from some quarters about Guyana’s  granting of a huge offshore concession to ExxonMobil and a Production Sharing Agreement with that American oil giant, Trotman on Wednesday ...

Read More »

PNCR used youths as “props” but very few elected to Central Executive – Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday accused the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) of again using youths as tokens at their just concluded Biennial Delegates Congress because the majority of the executive has been stacked with old people. Jagdeo also observed that Volda Lawrence was elected Chairperson of her political party without a commanding majority of the just over 800 ...

Read More »

US Congressmen meet Granger during “fact-finding” mission to Guyana

President David Granger Thursday morning met with a visiting delegation comprising Congressmen and other officials from the United States of America at the Ministry of the Presidency, where a number of issues were discussed and areas of cooperation were explored, government said. The team, which was headed by Republican Bob Goodlatte, included Republicans Steve Cohen, John Rutherford, Scott Peters, Mark ...

Read More »

Ex army officers, PNCR stalwarts dominate executive

The just-elected 15 other members of the Central Executive of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) includes three retired Guyana Defence Force (GDF) officers and five long-serving members of that political party. Altogether, at least four of them are known supporters of Joseph Harmon who lost in his bid to become Chairman of the PNCR, based on unofficial results seen ...

Read More »

US Congressmen land in Guyana for low-keyed visit

Several United States (US) Congressmen arrived in Guyana on Wednesday, hoping to meet with top government officials quietly. No interactions were allowed with the media and a photo-opportunity at the Ministry of Natural Resources, Duke Street, Kingston, Georgetown was allowed only on condition that the pictures be used until after 2 PM Thursday. The Congressmen are due to meet with ...

Read More »

Women helped reduce ex-military, certain business influences in PNCR in pro-Volda Lawrence vote- analysts, party insiders

Hours before the more than 800 delegates marked X on ballots to decide who should become the de facto deputy leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Joseph Harmon was upbeat about romping home to victory but on voting day he emerged as a casualty. The former intelligence army officer turned lawyer, who has emerged with weighty cabinet portfolios ...

Read More »

“We don’t want a clash” with teachers; govt offering what it can afford- Granger

President David Granger on Monday virtually ruled out government making a higher pay offer and he appealed to teachers not to disrupt classes. “The Minister of Education is working towards an agreement. We don’t want a confrontation, we don’t want a clash. We value the service of teachers,” he said hours after the Guyana Teachers Union reconfirmed that an indefinite ...

Read More »

Updated: Volda Lawrence is PNCR’s Chairwoman; Granger hails “clean” internal elections, party unity

Volda Lawrence clinched victory to become Chair of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), and at the end of the keenly contested race party leader David Granger  assured that the elections were free and fair. “The process might have been slow and difficult but it was clean and complete,” Granger, who is Guyana’s President, said in his charge to the newly-elected ...

Read More »

Counting of votes at PNCR’s Congress continues

Counting of votes at the People’s National Congress Reforms (PNCR) 20th biennial delegates congress was expected to continue late into Sunday night, PNCR Vice Chairman candidate Christopher Jones said. He said just under 1,000 delegates cast votes Sunday afternoon in what he described as “smooth” process. Jones did not expect results to become available until after 10 PM Guyana Time. ...

Read More »