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GUYANA’S COALITION GOVERNMENT – MINISTERS 2015

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.

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GUYANA’S COALITION GOVERNMENT – MINISTERS 2015

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 – Capitol TV News Videos – 08 February 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 08 February 2016

The majority of Guyanese realise that the good life beckons says business minister Dominic Gaskin

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:09 PM PST

Government to take stand against Bullies in the mining sector

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:08 PM PST

The Government will have zero tolerance with delinquent millers says Prime Minister

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:07 PM PST

Minister Broomes take on an opposition PM over the treatment of women in 2016 budget

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:06 PM PST

Guyana will Blossom once the budget is passed says an APNU AFC Member of Parliament

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:05 PM PST

Sports

Posted: 08 Feb 2016 04:00 PM PST

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 09, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 09 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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AGCO – Annual Republic / Mashramani Luncheon- February 21, 2016 – Toronto

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Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations (AGCO) – Annual Republic / Mashramani Luncheon- February 21, 2016 – Toronto

You are invited to The Alliance of Guyanese Canadian Organizations (AGCO) ANNUAL REPUBLIC / MASHRAMANI LUNCHEON on SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2016 from 1 PM at the ELITE BANQUET HALL, 1850 Albion Road, Rexdale. Toronto. Ontario Canada.

This promises to be a fun filled afternoon – great entertainment;  interacting with friends, meeting new people, delicious food. Come on out and enjoy a relaxing afternoon, forget about cooking or come directly from Church and have your lunch.

CAUTION!  Do not keep this fascinating event to yourself, invite a few friends by sharing this attached flyer with them and check the contact list if you need tickets.

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QC Alumni Association of Central Florida- Golf Tournament – April 9, 2016

QCAACF - Golf E-Flyer

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QC Alumni Association of Central Florida- Golf Tournament – April 9, 2016

Update: Drought Effects of El Nino – Guyana 411 – February 6, 2016 – video

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Update: Drought Effects of El Nino – Guyana 411 – February 6, 2016

PPP members implicated in wrongdoing will have to face consequences -Jagdeo

PPP members implicated in wrongdoing will have to face consequences -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo

But even as Jagdeo, a former President himself, has issued a call for the findings to be made public, he is cautioning his party members and former PPP government officials that persons implicated in wrongdoings will have to face consequences and will not receive the protection of the party.

One day after a sitting Opposition Member of Parliament and former PPP Government Minister was charged with 24 counts of fraud and released on bail, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has called on Finance Minister Winston Jordan to release the findings of all state audits conducted by the APNU+AFC government.    Continue reading

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 08, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 08 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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High Suicide Rate among Young Indo-Guyanese: Political Pessimism? – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Three Worlds One Vision

Suicide by Poison - Guyana

Poison preferred method of suicide in Guyana
Photo Credit: Guyana Chronicle

In his article, “Guyana’s breakdown is connected to our high suicide rate,” published in Kaieteur News on February 6, 2016, Freddie Kissoon posits that an underlying cause of Guyana’s alarming suicide rate is “the political pessimism that has dogged this country since Independence.” Bear in mind that the controversial columnist, a former social science university lecturer, has been highly critical of the former ruling East Indian left-wing political party (1992-2015).

A small developing Caribbean nation with a declining population of less than 750,000 people (Census 2012), Guyana topped the chart of the World Health Organization’s 2014 report on suicide worldwide, based on data for the year 2012. With a suicide rate of 44.2 per 100,000 persons, Guyana beat South Korea (28.9) and Sri Lanka (28.8). At the time, Guyana’s health authority claimed a much lower rate…

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Guyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

GINA logoGuyana: Development in the Natural Resources Sector – Minister Raphael Trotman – video

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – February 07, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 07 February 2016  – Kaieteur News

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