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Human Rights Assoc recommends sweeping changes to State Asset Recovery mechanism or it “risks prolonging ethnically polarized politics”

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is calling for a range of measures to be implemented to ensure that the proposed State Asset Recovery legislation and the agency win broad-based political support. The association cautioned the APNU+AFC government against using its one-seat majority in the House to pass the State Asset Recovery Bill and establish the State Asset Recovery Agency ...

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Key AFC Berbice member resigns from Region Six chairmanship; search begins for someone with “administrative skill”

Dr. Veerasammy Rammaya, who had once distanced himself from the Alliance For Change (AFC) because he had been dissatisfied with a government job offer after the coalition won last year’s general elections, has now resigned from the post of Regional Executive Officer of Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne). The Ministry of Communities said Tuesday that a search was underway for someone ...

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Linden Town Clerk to be summoned to hearing on motion for her removal

Linden Mayor, Carwyn Holland hopes that Minister of Communities, Ronald Bulkan will give the Town Clerk marching orders now that a second no-confidence motion has been passed against her because she appears to have a political agenda against the elected body. “We need the changes and we need the Town Clerk removed”… “I believe that this Town Clerk needs  to ...

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Afro-Guyanese achieved more under PPP- Jagdeo

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday said the records show that Afro-Guyanese have achieved more during the PPP’s 23-year rule, even as he maintained that the David Granger-led administration has been discriminating against Indo-Guyanese. “In terms of business ownership, in the tenure of the PPP at no time in our history have there been so many Black-owned businesses for every ...

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Time for Afro-Guyanese to demand benefits from govt they voted for

Afro-Guyanese, largely supporters of the David Granger-led administration, were Sunday urged  to pressure government into looking after their welfare in exchange for the votes that they cast for the APNU+AFC coalition last year. The calls were issued at the Cuffy250 Fourth Annual State of the African Guyanese Forum held at the Critchlow Labour College, Woolford Avenue, Georgetown. Delivering the opening ...

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Guyana to get three more towns in coming years

President David Granger on Friday announced plans to create three more towns as part of efforts to trigger economic activity and target Caribbean and South American markets while satisfying local demand. “This is something that we’ll rectify over the next three years; that every single region must have a regional capital,” he said at the commissioning of a support and oil ...

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No proof who killed Walter Rodney- Prime Minister Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo has suggested that in the absence of former Guyana Defence Force (GDF) Sergeant, Gregory Smith he does not have any clear evidence to show who was behind the killing of renowned Guyanese historian and politician, Dr. Walter Rodney. “I don’t have the answer whether Forbes Burnham or the PNC (People’s National Congress) or rogue elements in ...

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Granger defends hiring of former, current GDF officers…“I don’t discriminate against them …”

President David Granger on Thursday defended his decision to appoint a number of  current and former Guyana Defence Force officers to top government positions and head Commissions of Inquiry. He said when he was elected President in May 2015, there were already 10 officers who had been appointed by the then People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration. “These are human ...

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