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Vickram Bharrat responsible for oil sector; Charles Ramson not disappointed in Youth and Sport appointment

President Dr. Irfaan Ali swore in 19 more ministers including  Minister of Natural Resources, Vickram Bharrat who would be responsible for the oil sector, even as Attorney-at-Law Charles Ramson, who holds Masters  Degree in Oil and Gas, said he was not disappointed that he was appointed Minister of Youth and Sport. Mr. Bharrat is a Computer Scientist, Public Management specialist ...

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Reopening of sugar estates depends on studies- Agriculture Minister

by Samuel Sukhnandan Newly-appointed Agriculture Minister Zulficar Mustapha said a “technical assessment” would first have to be done before the sugar estates are closed “The reopening of the estates will depend  on when we finish the studies and see what exists in the government because right now you have a pandemic in the country and the world reality is different ...

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President Ali swears in 19 other Cabinet members

President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday swore in 19 more ministers to address a range of priorities including constitutional, electoral and security sector reforms. “These ministers will be held accountable not only by the executive,  by the parliament but by the people of Guyana,” President Ali said. Efficient, transparent and accountable.   1. Zulfikar Mustapha, Minister of Agriculture 2. Pauline Sukhai, ...

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Three small parties to push for constitutional reform with one seat

By Samuel Sukhnandan As the three small political parties continue to work out finer details of their plan to share the one-seat they obtained through a joinder list at the March elections, representatives want to reassure Guyanese that they will be pushing for meaningful constitutional reform. Liberty and Justice Party’s (LJP) Lennox Shuman told a press conference on Tuesday that it is ...

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Guyana supports United States candidate for IDB Presidency

Guyana on Tuesday announced that it would be voting for the United States (US) candidate for the presidency of the Western Hemispheric Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), in what is the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) first major pro-American decision since it was declared the winner of recent general elections last Sunday. He is Mr. Mauricio Claver-Carone. He is coming up against ...

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Religious organisations implement mix of measures to combat COVID-19

by Samuel Sukhnandan Most places of worship have reopened with strict guidelines, but Roman Catholic parishes and Hindu temples are encouraging elders to stay away. Roman Catholic Bishop Francis Alleyne said while many people were anticipating the reopening of churches, a list of requirements had to be put in place given the instructions from the National COVID-19 Task Force. But ...

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Puran’s Waste Disposal worker crushed to death

A Puran Brothers Inc. sanitation worker was killed early Tuesday morning when a canter plowed into the back of the garbage truck the worker was riding on. The accident, on Montrose Public Road, East Coast Demerara, was reported around 5:30 hrs, says Police Public Relations Officer Jairam Ramlakhan. The victim has been identified as Zameer Isefahani, 45, of Leonora, West ...

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Fire severely damage Chase Academy

Fire early Tuesday morning severely damaged the building housing Chase Academy, a privately-owned school, on Parade Street, Kingston, Georgetown. Gifted Hands Learning Centre for Special Needs Children is located in the lower flat of  the same building which is owned Nadira Jaikaran-Hanoman. The cause of the fire was not immediately known as the security guard on duty said there was ...

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