GUYANA: LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS – Updated

Here is the latest list of the various Ministries in the Government of Guyana. Information is automatically updated by GINA. This website also has links to all of the Ministries:

 
Previous ministerial announcements are below:

GUYANA: LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS – 20 May 2015

GUYANA - CABINET MEMBERS - MAY 2015

GUYANA – CABINET MEMBERS – MAY 2015

President David A Granger this afternoon (20 May 2015) at the Presidential Complex ( renamed Ministry of the Presidency), swore in several Members of the Cabinet of the APNU+AFC government.

  • Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister and First vice-President,
  • Minister of State Joe Harmon,
  • Basil Williams, Attorney General,
  • Khemraj Ramjattan, Minister of National Security (still to be sworn in),
  • Winston Jordan, Minister of Finance,
  • Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
  • Dr Rupert Roopnaraine, Minister of Education,
  • Nicolette Henry, Minister within the Ministry of Education,  
  • David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure,
  • Annette Ferguson, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure,
  • Dr George Norton, Minister of Public Health,
  • Dr Karen Cummings, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health,
  • Volda Lawrence, Minister of Social Protection,
  • Simona Broomes, Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection,
  • Ronald Bulkan, Minister of Communities,
  • Cathy Hughes, Minister Tourism,
  • Amna Ally, Minister of Social Cohesion,
  • Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture (still to be sworn in),
  • Sydney Allicock, Minister of Indigenous People (still to be sworn in),
  • Dominic Gaskin, Minister of Investment & Business (still to be sworn in)

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Updated 23 May 2015

GUYANA’S COALITION GOVERNMENT: APNU+AFC

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)

THE CABINET

– Moses Nagamootoo, Prime Minister (AFC) and First Vice President

– Khemraj Ramjattan, Minister of Public Security (AFC) (formerly home affairs) and Second Vice President

– Basil Williams, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs (APNU, specifically PNCR)

– Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture (AFC)

– Dominic Gaskin, Minister of Business and Investment (AFC)

– Sydney Allicock, Minister of Indigenous People’s Affairs (APNU, specifically GAP)

– Winston Jordan, Minister of Finance (APNU, specifically PNCR)

– Rupert Roopnaraine, Minister of Education (APNU, specifically WPA) (youth, sport and culture included)

– Carl Greenidge, Minister of Foreign Affairs (APNU, specifically PNCR)

– David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure (AFC)

– George Norton, Minister of Public Health (APNU, specifically PNCR)

– Volda Lawrence, Minister of Social Protection (APNU, specifically PNCR)

– Ronald Bulkan, Minister of Communities (APNU, specifically PNCR) (water, housing, local government portfolios included)

– Cathryn Hughes, Minister Tourism (AFC)

– Amna Ally, Minister of Social Cohesion (APNU, specifically PNCR)

– Nicolette Henry, Minister within the Ministry of Education (APNU)

– Karen Cummings, Minister within the Ministry of Public Health ((APNU)

– Simona Broomes, Minister within the Ministry of Social Protection (APNU)

– Valarie Garrido-Lowe, Minister within the Ministry of Indigenous People’s Affairs (AFC)

– Jaipaul Sharma, Minister within the Ministry of Finance (APNU, specifically JFAP)

– Keith Scott, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (APNU, specifically NFA)

– Annette Ferguson, Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (APNU)

– Dawn Hastings, Minister within the Ministry of Communities (APNU)

Summary:

 (23 ministers + junior ministers under Moses Nagamootoo’s leadership)

 Total 26 Cabinet ministers + 1 President=27

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  • Derrick Persaud.  On May 24, 2015 at 4:16 pm

    A well selected cabinet.

  • Ishwar Prashad  On May 26, 2015 at 11:10 am

    The election is over. Now is the time for unifying the country and for good governance. I do not know what criteria, (other than rewarding the leaders of the coalition) was used but I will accept that President Grainger has consulted and made his choices. This is, as it must be, and hopefully the regions and the ethnicities especially, will not feel left out. Guyana needs to move on from Appan Jhaat of 1957…. to what Prime Minister Modi of India ( a huge country with regions and ethnicities…linguistic/religious), says is his philosophy of government, ” Sabka Saath; Sabka Vikas”…..” Progress with all; Progress to all”. Good luck, Mr. President. Good luck Guyana.

  • Gregory  On June 1, 2015 at 7:04 am

    Who r the awardees of 2015

  • Leslie Singh  On July 4, 2015 at 1:19 am

    Good luck Mr President and Mr
    Prime Minister

  • Dr.murugan  On September 6, 2015 at 7:18 am

    The National Accreditation Council of Guyana have treat the Twin Island University Equally like other Instution they are following different Rules…. And Twin Island University Goal Is to make Doctors in Berbice hence we want the education minister as well as people of Guyana to support US. Thank You

    • Dr.gunjan  On September 6, 2015 at 7:22 am

      Yes,the national accretion council of Guyana is biased they are taking money for Registration. They are not functioning for Guyana’s students to have the best education.

  • Albert R. Cumberbatch, Ph. D. (Environmentalist/Science Educator/Writer  On October 28, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Dear Guyanese Online,
    The following is an article I had published recently. I am hoping it would catch the eyes of respective Ministries and readers, in order to generate further constructive comments. Thank you.CAN GEORGETOWN EVER BE FLOOD-FREE?

    President David Grainger may not have been around, or may have been too young to recall what Georgetown really looked like around 1945 – 1950, but there are some senior citizens, still alive, who probably can.
    Georgetown’s eastern boundary ended at Alexander Village, with Ruimveldt, being canefields, on the south and east of it. La Penitence and Albouystown on the north, extended as far as the western end of Le Repentir Cemetery. Canefields continued east. The Cemetery ended about a hundred meters east of Cemetery Road, and swampy bush, which was the beginnings of D’Urban Backlands continued east and north, in back of the Botanical Gardens and Lodge. Newtown, Kitty or New Kitty was plotted out south of the Lamaha trench, with Vlissingen Road being its western boundary, and would continue, eventually, to the Botanical Gardens.
    The picture being painted here is a city, Georgetown that was much smaller than what it is today. Georgetown also had a much smaller population, but it had more trenches. As the population increased, trenches were filled in to create open spaces, roads and some building units.
    It must be noted that trenches in Georgetown, performed two functions; one, it collected used water from the human population and rainfall, which following a natural gradient, was drained into the Demerara River, and two, it acted as a reservoir to store water, until the tide flowed out, and caused water to empty out of the trenches, which was being regulated by flood gates called kokers. The volume of water pouring out of the kokers would be relatively constant. If there is more water to be drained in the given length of time low tide afforded, that water will remain in the trenches. In this manner, there was always some level of water in the trenches, since the population would still be dumping used water into the drains, which flowed into the trenches.
    Georgetown is some two meters below sea level, and water does not flow upwards, the system depended, until recently, to some extent, on the movement of the tides. This system always caused some level of flooding in the city. This flooding was relatively insignificant, with swollen drains and alleyways and some yards, rarely any roads, water did not stick around past one day, most of the time. This temporary flooding was usually a minor inconvenience.
    As the population grew, over the years, in Georgetown, it became evident that the trenches were unable to meet a quantity of water that now had far exceeded its reservoir limits. If we include negligent maintenance of the drainage system, a propensity for people to discard their ever increasing amount of trash and garbage in to the drains and trenches, and the decreasing amount of trenches, we have the formula for systematic and prolonged flooding, which presented very serious consequences during the peak seasonal rainfall.
    Flooding had now reached epic proportions.
    Flash forward to the present, politically speaking. No solution(s) to the flooding/drainage problem has been offered. Among the political name-calling and blaming, a few pumps were installed, feeble efforts were made to clean the drains and trenches, and some repairs were made to a few kokers, but the flooding continued, as increasing population meant increasing waste water being dumped into the drains, which were being selectively filled in, in the name of progress,
    The question that should be asked is, not how to reduce flooding in Georgetown, but how to permanently eliminate flooding, period?
    Pumping out flood waters at a higher rate may work but the cost would very well be prohibitive, with a high maintenance value attached to it. It seems increasing the storage capacity of the trenches would be a permanent solution with the added perks of making it a profitable enterprise.
    How can this be done?
    _ select five kokers from Meadowbrook/Houston to Kingston and rebuild them to a size of 10 meters wide by 10 meters deep
    – Select five canal sites, north/south, with theTurkeyen/Cummings Lodge trench being the first one in the east
    – These ten canals at approximately 1500 meters long would create a continuous reservoir of approx. 1.5 million cubic meters of water.
    – _ Soil removed from the canals could be used to raise street and ground level.
    – Clay bricks, which have proven their lasting ability since Romans times, can be used to make three feet thick walls and floor. This would drastically reduce the cost of construction.
    An army corps of engineers with 3000 workers, mostly of whom are minimum wage employees, should be considered.
    The potentials here are enormous, but I will leave it up to the readers to offer comments.
    Albert R. Cumberbatch, Ph. D.

  • Ron Persaud  On October 29, 2015 at 12:01 pm

    In fourth standard (please do not ask which year), under the imaginative tutelage of Mr. Straughn, we learnt that Georgetown was bounded on the north by the Atlantic ocean; on the west by the Demerara river; on the south by the punt trench dam; and on the west by Vlissengen road. Indeed the area of the city has been increased over the years.
    A rather significant feature of climatic events is the “Hundred year ……” rainstorm / flood / snowstorm etc. It acknowledges that occasionally, there will be the flood against which it will be impractical to maintain – for the other ninety nine years – adequate defences.
    One inch of rainfall over an acre of land will precipitate 27,154 gallons [US] of water. 15000000 Cubic Meters = 3962580780 US Fluid Gallons.
    This is the amount of water from 145929.91 (say 146000) acre inches.
    The link shows rainfall distribution which is such that for many months in the year massive drainage infrastructures will be under utilized.
    http://www.guyana.climatemps.com/precipitation.php
    GUYSUCO designed for draining one inch of rainfall in 24 hr. For urban areas, the drainage capability would have to be greater; but there will be some flooding in Georgetown during the months of May and June. Because, even with all other features functioning well, there will be rainfall (on the land side) coinciding with high tide (on the river / ocean side) when the kokers cannot be opened. The condition is aggravated during neap tides when the window for opening the kokers can be quite small.
    (The training of Mr. Jimmy Singh is gratefully acknowledged).

  • Scott Stadum  On April 11, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    I’d love to add your Guyana content to my project if that’s ok? http://www.guyanatribune.gy

    • guyaneseonline  On April 11, 2016 at 5:09 pm

      Yes … of course you could put links to any items we have on Guyanese Online.

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