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GUYANA’S COALITION GOVERNMENT – MINISTERS 2015

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

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 21 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos — 21 May 2015

  • Granger tours ExxonMobil operations
  • Mayor gets corporate support again for city clean up
  • City clean up continues
  • Youth unemployment at staggering 40% – CDB
  • Greenidge highlights responsibilities
  • PPP-connected businessman tries to cash $92M VAT refund
  • Courts to the rescue again
  • Sports

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Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

Suriname president poised win general election according to polls

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President Desi Bouterse campaigning in 2010

By Ray Chickrie – Caribbean News Now contributor

PARAMARIBO, Suriname — Suriname will elect a new president and a 51-member national assembly on Monday when the country goes to the polls. Twenty-five political parties are registered to contest the election. Incumbent President Desi Bouterse is leading the poll and could easily capture a plurality of the seats in the assembly, which could put him in office for another five years, according several pollsters, Stichting Enquête Statistiek en Onderzoek Suriname (SESOS) and De Hond.

The president is indirectly elected by the 51-member National Assembly of Suriname.

Bouterse’s National Democratic Party (NDP) is poised to win Monday’s election. The NDP is the only multi-ethnic party in the country and Bouterse has been able to capitalize on this diversity.    Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 20 May 2015

  • Granger appoints Prime Minister, 15 ministers
  • Exxon Mobil announces “significant” oil discovery
  • Nagamootoo to oversee information sector, and lead constitutional reform
  • New Finance Minister gets down to budget preparation
  • Georgetown clean up continues
  • Granger aims to create bribe-free public sector
  • Sports

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Exxon Mobil: Previously disclosed oil discovery in disputed area off Guyana is ‘significant’

Exxon Mobil: Previously disclosed oil discovery in disputed area off Guyana is ‘significant’

Associated Press –  MAY 20, 2015 — 3:55PM

The Deep Water Champion Oil Exploration Rig

The Deep Water Champion Oil Exploration Rig

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — Exxon Mobil Corp. confirmed Wednesday that it has made what it calls a “significant” oil discovery off Guyana in waters also claimed by Venezuela as part of a long-running border dispute between the South American countries.

The company and Guyana’s government had said May 7 that the exploration was showing promise but provided no details. Exxon Mobil now says it is still working to determine the commercial viability of the find at a site within the 6.6 million-acre area known as the Stabroek Block but has reasons to be optimistic. Continue reading

GUYANA: LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS – 20 May 2015 – Updated 23 May 2015

GUYANA: LIST OF CABINET MINISTERS

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,   Continue reading

GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 19 May 2015

 GUYANA – RECENT NEWS – 19 May 2015

  • Demerara WavesInvestigation to be launched into the alleged disappearance of NSC financial records – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1HfPSFM
  • Heavy rainfall washes away sections of Linden-Lethem road; traffic halted – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1cOck0J
  • Government set to “show off” at Independence Day activities – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1FxOeVd

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Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 19 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana: Capitol TV News Videos –  19 May 2015

  • Relatives identify bodies in mines disaster
  • Poor mining practices caused mines disaster
  • Georgetown getting back to normal
  • Granger speaks of plans for inclusionary governance
  • “Ghost workers” at government agencies being identified
  • Outrage at Ramotar’s pardoning of child killer
  • Grand celebrations planned for Independence Day
  • Sports

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PPP says international community sold elections for oil – Dr. Leslie Ramsammy

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

18 May 2015 20:33 –  Written by Zena Henry –   –  Comments

PPP says international community sold elections for oil

Expressing his non-acceptance of the 2015 results, Ramsammy on his Facebook page claimed that the “ Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the International Observers seemed more concerned about expediency of an early release of results than ensuring the integrity of the elections and securing the democratic rights of citizens.” Continue reading

Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 16 May 2015

Guyana News: Demerara Waves – 16 May 2015

  1. US, Britain offer to help build inclusive governance; private sector wants pro-business agenda
  2. PPPC going to court to challenge election results
  3. Transition team set up for handover- President David Granger
  4. Seelall Persaud will remain Police Commissioner
  5. Greenidge tipped to become Foreign Minister
  6. Budget preparation, streamlining of revenues high on agenda
  7. Employment of contract workers to be reviewed

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