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President flays private sector for failing to grasp business opportunities; offers to assist in crafting proposals to bank

Even as President Irfaan Ali on Friday bashed the private sector for failing to take advantage of foreign investment opportunities from Saudi Arabia and South Korea, he announced that government was willing to help write business plans and negotiate with commercial banks for low interest loans. “I am ready, as your President, to help to put together a team to ...

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Guyana ranks US company No. 1 to build natural gas electricity, liquids plants

President Irfaan Ali on Thursday announced that the American-owned energy company, LINDSAYCA in a joint venture with CH4 Guyana, has been selected to forge ahead with negotiations to build an almost US$1 billion natural gas-fired electricity plant and natural gas liquids plant at Wales, West Bank Demerara. He said in a video statement on Facebook that Cabinet on Thursday also ...

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President vows govt will “destroy” and “bury” race as political mobilisation tool

In the wake of a fracas between Public Service Minister Sonia Parag and 2nd Vice Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) at Belladrum, West Coast Berbice, President Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said his government was determined to ensure that race was not used to mobilise supporters across Guyana. “Your political narrative of using race as a mobilising tool ...

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Bomb alert at Region Four Returning Office to force persons out of tabulation room was hoax- GECOM Security Chief

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Chief Security Officer Ronald Stuart on Wednesday said after then Deputy Chief Election Officer Roxane Myers failed in her effort to get him to order several persons to vacate the tabulation room to allow Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo to do his work, a bomb hoax was called. “She said they were interfering with ...

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Dominica’s opposition to boycott general election over padded voters list

Dominica’s opposition United Workers Party (UWP) has decided not to participate in the December 6 general election because of concerns that the voters list is padded. That party says Dominicans cannot be asked at this time to participate in another national election without meeting at least two basic election standards. These are a clean voters list reflecting the persons who can ...

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Teixeira says Norton’s bloated list concerns are flawed; motion violated parliamentary rules

Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Gail Teixeira on Monday dismissed Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton’s persistent concerns about a bloated voters list, saying that he is using a 10-year old low national census figure to make a comparison and the opposition has so far failed to propose any amendments to the electoral laws to provide for use of biometrics at ...

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Govt will not control Constitutional Reform Commission’s work- Nandlall

Attorney General Anil Nandlall on Monday sought to assure Guyanese that government would not control the 20-member broad-based Constitutional Reform Commission and process geared at modifying the already amended supreme law of this country. “Government will not attempt, in any form or fashion, to influence the work of the Commission. The Bill, which becomes law, however, mandates the Commission to ...

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Speaker rejects APNU+AFC motion for clean voters list

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton’s effort to seek parliamentary approval a motion for constitutional and legal amendments to allow for a clean voters list was Monday turned down by House Speaker Manzoor Nadir. “For a matter to qualify under this particular item, the issue of definite, urgent public importance are necessary and it’s an issue that also that’s upcoming and I ...

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Norton encourages Mocha residents not to move from land as govt gives two weeks final notice

Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton Sunday night urged residents aback Mocha not to remove from an area where government is building the Eccles to Great Diamond Highway, one day after government issued them final notices of removal. Addressing a public meeting in the predominantly Afro-Guyanese stronghold of his People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led opposition coalition, Mr Norton accused the mainly Indo-Guyanese ...

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