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Ministry re-established, new ministry named in minor cabinet shuffle

 The Ministry of the Presidency Thursday announced the re-establishment of the Ministry of Natural Resources and the establishment of a new one called the Ministry of Telecommunications.

Making the official announcement that Minister of Tourism, Catherine Hughes will now be named Minister for Public Telecommunications, while maintaining Ministerial responsibility for Tourism, President Granger said, “The reason is that after seven months, we detected a gap that there is no single spokesperson in the National Assembly, a Ministerial spokesperson, dealing with the digital economy [and] dealing with information technology. So we decided that it was necessary to have a Minister responsible for information and communication technology.”

Additionally, the Ministry of Governance and the Protection of the National Patrimony is being renamed the Ministry of Natural Resources.  Minister Raphael Trotman will now be named Minister of Natural Resources.

“President David Granger, after seven months in office has had the opportunity to identify policy areas that need strengthened.

The Head of State made it clear that these changes do not involve any changes to his Cabinet and does not mean that there is an increase in the size of the Cabinet or any reshuffling. It is, instead, a step towards developing capacity in certain policy areas, according to the statement.

The President added that there will also be some non-Cabinet movement.  While applauding the work that Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Simona Broomes has done, President Granger said that her knowledge of the hinterland makes her a great asset to the Ministry of Natural Resources.

“Minister Broomes has tremendous energy and skill and she is going to be functioning from the Ministry of Natural Resources. She has a very good knowledge of the hinterland and we are concerned with the enforcement of certain practices and regulations in that Ministry,” the President said.

Meanwhile, Minister Keith Scott will move to the Ministry of Social Protection and will be responsible to labour issues.  A new Minister within the Ministry of Communities will be appointed.  Member of Parliament and Chief Executive Officer of the Linden Enterprise Network (LEN), Valerie Sharpe-Patterson has received the nod for that post because of or strong administrative experience.

President Granger iterated that there is no increase in the number of Ministries and added that where gaps are identified, he is prepared to address them.

Below is a complete list of adjustments, effective January 1, 2016.

  1. Ministry of Communities

–    Hon.  Keith Scott, MP, Minister within the Ministry,  moves to the Ministry of Social Protection;

–         Mrs. Valerie Sharpe-Patterson, MP, is appointed Minister within the Ministry.

  1. Ministry of Governance

–         This Ministry within the Ministry of the Presidency is re-designated Ministry of Natural Resources.

  1. Ministry of Natural Resources

–         Hon.  Raphael Trotman, Minister of Governance within the Ministry of the Presidency, is appointed Minister of Natural Resources;

–        Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection, Hon.  Simona Broomes, MP,  moves to the Ministry of Natural Resources;

  1. Ministry of Public Infrastructure

–         This Ministry relinquishes responsibility for public telecommunications.

  1. Ministry of Social Protection

–     Minister within the Ministry, Hon.  Simona Broomes, MP,  moves to the Ministry of Natural Resources;

–    Minister within the Ministry of Communities, Hon.  Keith Scott, MP, moves to the Ministry of Social Protection.

  1. Ministry of Public Telecommunications

–         This Ministry is established;

–    Minister of Tourism, Hon. Catherine Hughes, MP, is appointed Minister of Public Telecommunications.

  1. Ministry of Tourism

–   Minister of Public Telecommunications, Hon. Catherine Hughes, MP, will retain responsibility for Tourism in addition to her new duties.



Parliament Building - Georgetown Guyana

Parliament Building – Georgetown Guyana

List of Ministers and Junior Ministers in the Government

THE PRESIDENCY –  (3 ministers)

David A Granger, President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces (APNU, specifically PNCR)

Joe Harmon, Minister of the Presidency (APNU, specifically PNCR) (Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Natural Resources/Envt)

Raphael Trotman, Minister of Governance (AFC) (within the Min. of the Presidency)

Winston Felix, Minister of Citizenship (APNU, specifically PNCR) (within the Min. of the Presidency)  Continue reading

Welcome to GUYANESE Online Blog and Newsletters

The Newsletter and Blog for Guyanese Associations and Groups, and individuals Worldwide

Welcome to the Guyanese Online Blog.

This Blog was started in March 2010 by Cyril Bryan, as a project to help Guyanese in the Diaspora to be connected to some of the positive news from Guyana, as well as to the work being done by Guyanese organisations around the world.   Blog entries are inserted regularly and there is also a monthly newsletter that is distributed to thousands of Guyanese around the world.

For more info on Guyanese Online go to:> this Link

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 13, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 13 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

Maria Craciun (11): Luciano Pavoratti’s grand daughter singing “Caruso” – video

Maria Craciun (11): Luciano Pavoratti’s grand daughter singing “Caruso” – video

Luciano Pavoratti’s grand daughter  (Maria Craciun) singing in October 2013…she was 11 years old then.

Meet Maria Craciun (aka Maria Krachun), the granddaughter of world famous opera singer Luciano Pavarotti. Judging by the way this 11-year-old girl takes a shot at her grandfather’s famous ballad “Caruso”, that was recorded in 1979, we can conclude that she is definitely a future Opera Superstar!


Water Wheel


By Dmitri Allicock

On the shores of Upper Demerara lies one of a kind

A precious Water Wheel that takes you back in time

A treasure of forgotten history that can be seen still

Only remnant that is left of the Paterson’s Sawmill

Read more: Go to Dmitri’s Blog to comment and share

Do We Need Black History? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Do We Need Black History? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Do we need Black History? Should we set aside a month for the study of Black History? Do Blacks have a history anyway? The social media is abuzz with views on these topics. In an effort to answer such questions the life and times of Amos Beman is pertinent. The young Beman had his heart set on attending Wesleyan but in 1832 the college was not admitting Blacks. The Board of Trustees passed a resolution on October 10, 1832 saying that, ‘none but white male persons shall be admitted as students of this institution.’

Beman was tutored three times a week in the living room of abolitionist Samuel P. Dole as private tutoring was quite common at the time. Beman grew up and became an influential pastor. In 1843 Noah Webster who is famous for his thesaurus asked Beman for his views on Black History. After a discussion Webster concluded that Blacks do not have a history and worse yet ‘there can be none.’   Continue reading

Guyana Government News Brief February 12, 2016

GINA logoGuyana Government News Brief February 12, 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 11 February 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 11 February 2016

Three dead in Annai Accident  – Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:09 PM PST
Guyana rejects latest pronouncement by Venezuela before UN  – Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:08 PM PST
Speaker upbraids former Attorney General Assembly  – Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:07 PM PST
SOCU benefiting from overseas training  –  Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:06 PM PST
TIP unit to be converted into department  –   Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:05 PM PST
Debate heats up on contracted employees  –   Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:04 PM PST
Sports –  Posted: 11 Feb 2016 03:00 PM PST

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 12, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS –12 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

         (see other News sources at the end of this entry)

White America’s ‘Broken Heart’ – Charles M. Blow – New York Times

White America’s ‘Broken Heart’ – – New York Times

Charles M. Blow

Last month, the MSNBC anchor Chris Hayes tweeted:“This campaign is starting to feel more and more like a long, national nervous breakdown.” For white America, I believe this is true. – Charles Blow NYT

But one thing he said stood out to me for its clear rhetorical framing.

He attributed much of the anger that’s present in the electorate to anxiety over a changing demographic profile of the country, but then said: We are going to share the future. The only question is: What will be the terms of the sharing?    Continue reading

THE ZEST OF GUYANA – Thirty five poems – By Dmitri Allicock + video

zest of guyana



By Dmitri Allicock

The first slither of the orange peel
My soul refreshed with a citrus feel
Ripe oranges to peel I love the best
To inhale the sweetness of that zest
The passion of homegrown fragrant
And orange peel freshness so instant

Continue reading

Government News Brief February 11, 2016 – GINA Guyana video

Government News Brief February 11, 2016 – GINA Guyana videoGina Guyana

  1. Stamping out Human Trafficking in Guyana –  Concerted efforts have begun.
  2. Ministry of Communities . … Minister Bulkan at the Budget Debate talks about Local Government taxes and rates revisions, last updated in 1995.
  3. Hinterland residents will get better roads – better communications for interior development
  4. ICT development in the hinterland, especially for schools, outlined in Budget Debate..
  5. Public Hospital improvements in equipment and services outlined in the Budget.

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