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News Reader: GUYANA: Newspapers and online news – Latest Entries

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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

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Canada – Fort McMurray Fire devastates oil town – population evacuated

Guyana– Latest News from various sources – May 05, 2016

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 05 May 2016 – Kaieteur News

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Guyanese Asso. of Barbados – Jubilee Celebrations “Taste of Guyana” – May 29, 2016

Guyanese Association of Barbados (GABI) – Jubilee Celebrations “Taste of Guyana” – May 29, 2016

GABI Barbados -50th Jubilee Celebrations

Reasons Bernie Sanders Wins Big With Cruz Dropout

Reasons Bernie Sanders Wins Big With Cruz Dropout
by Seth Abramson – Wednesday, May 04, 2016 – by Huffington Post –

Here are five immediate repercussions to Ted Cruz dropping out of the Republican primary:

1. News coverage for the Democratic primary, and thus Bernie Sanders, will increase exponentially — immediately.

Without Trump in the field, all of the focus on future election nights — nine states and several territories over the next 45 days — will be on Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton.

2. Sanders will pick up a huge number of what would otherwise be Trump votes in states where voters are still able to register for upcoming Democratic primaries, or are able to cross over and vote in the Democratic primary due to being a registered independent.  [Read more]

Guyana Foundation Brings Relief to Communities in Need

Neil Bacchus handing over donations to residents of Phillipai. 

Neil Bacchus handing over donations to residents of Phillipai.

Over the past few weeks, the Guyana Foundation has continued its work on various fronts to bring tangible relief to communities in need. Urgently-needed items were recently distributed to residents of Phillipai, Region 7, and Soesdyke, East Bank Demerara, while the Foundation has also announced plans to launch its first Sunrise Center on the Essequibo Coast to improve the mental well-being of vulnerable residents.

On April 26, 2016, several hundred pieces of new clothing were handed-over to the remote community of Phillipai, Region 7, by one of the Foundation’s volunteers, Mr. Neil Bacchus. This donation was accepted by Village Councilor, Mr. Jack Edwin, on behalf of residents who turned up in their numbers at the Phillipai airstrip to witness the handing-over.   Continue reading

Guyanese Canadians – GT50 Flashmob 2016 – May 27, 2016 and Dance June 2, 2016

GT50 Flashmob 2016 – 300 Guyanese Canadians in GT – Giftland Mall Guyana – May 27,2016

1966 – 2016 Bell Bottoms and Fro – Massive TBT Dance Party – Georgetown. Guyana – June 2, 2016


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Trump-Clinton begins as the most lopsided race in the modern era – commentary

Trump-Clinton begins as the most lopsided race in the modern era

trumpAs long expected, Trump has effectively secured the Republican nomination tonight – can he beat Hillary?

By Harry Lambert – Independent UK  – May 03, 2016

Donald Trump is the runaway winner in tonight’s Indiana primary, as expected. Polls, and the demographics of the state, had suggested as much. As usual during this election, they’ve been proven right.

Trump is now as likely to be the Republican nominee as Hillary Clinton is to be the Democratic nominee, with both a 98 per cent favourite in the betting markets after tonight.

Less than three weeks ago Trump’s odds had fallen to 55 per cent. But should you fear – will he actually be President?

Well, now that he’s wrapped up the nomination, his chances of being America’s next President have shot up, from 17 per cent to 29 per cent.  Continue reading

Guyana – Government News Brief – May 4, 2016 – GINA Video

GINA logoGuyana – Government News Brief – May 4, 2016

Guyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 03 May 2016

Capitol TV logoGuyana – Capitol TV News Videos – 03 May 2016

Trump and Sanders win in Indiana – Cruz suspends campaign – reports & videos

INDIANA - Click to enlarge

INDIANA – Click to enlarge

Ted Cruz suspends campaign, clearing path for Trump to get nomination

Texas senator quits the race after losing to Donald Trump in Indiana, while Bernie Sanders beats Hillary Clinton

Ted Cruz suspended his campaign on Tuesday after a crushing defeat in Indiana’s primary, leaving the way clear for Donald Trump to become the Republican nominee for president.    Continue reading


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