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Independence Day observance: Granger charges Guyanese to “Build Nation”

Granger charges Guyanese to build nation at Independence Day observance

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 10:49- Written by   – by Zena Henry

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and President David Granger witnessing the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead

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Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo and President David Granger witnessing the hoisting of the Golden Arrowhead

The celebration which has not been held at that location for numerous years was well received by citizens who braved the rain from the early hours of the morning to get a good position to witness the morning’s wreath-laying ceremony.  Continue reading

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – 25 May 2015

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Court temporarily bans Jagdeo from leaving Guyana until ruling on alleged racial incitement – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1RhIFwj

President defends size of Cabinet and renaming of Ministries – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1FTibiB

Guysuco has no money to pay workers; govt to take steps to avoid closure – Demerara Waves http://bit.ly/1cX4sdg

Sooba sent on administrative leave to facilitate criminal investigations, … scores congregate to cheer her removal  http://bit.ly/1LzqkXD   Continue reading

Ministries renamed to emphasize functions – President David Granger

Ministries renamed to emphasize functions – President David Granger

May 25, 2015 | By – Junior Ministers to understudy seniors
President David Granger

President David Granger

The renaming of some ministries and the addition of a few new ones by President David Granger has raised eye-brows and criticisms in some quarters.

But President Granger said yesterday that some ministries have been merged with others and renamed, to emphasize their functions.  He cited the Ministry of Communities under which, former ministries like Local Government, Housing and Water were placed.

“When we speak of Communities, it is not just about places but about the social and other elements of living in a community. The intention is not just to speak of Local Government or speak of Housing but to foster a feeling among the residents that they belong to these new communities. We hope to infuse the feeling of community solidarity and provide not only physical facilities but social and cultural facilities to transform the communities.”  Continue reading

Guyana Independence Day 2015: A New Beginning – By Rosaliene Bacchus

Originally posted on Three Worlds One Vision:

Dawn on the Rupununi River - Southern Guyana

Dawn on the Rupununi River – Southern Guyana
Photo Credit: Dagron Tours

On May 26, 2015, the people of Guyana will be celebrating their forty-ninth independence anniversary under the new leadership of a multiracial coalition government. After forty-nine years of racial divisive politics, the nation embarks on a new beginning of a more inclusive government.

At the recent swearing-in of eight Cabinet Ministers, Guyana’s newly-elected President David Granger told those present: “We are determined to bring good governance back to Guyana. We are determined to have a Cabinet which is committed to National Unity.”

As with several new beginnings, expectations run wild; dreams hang within reach like ripening fruit on a mango tree; hope is born anew.

Those of us who have entered adult life and have already experienced new beginnings as a married couple and as newbie parents know the challenges each new beginning brings to our lives…

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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: Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

Second Vice President Ramjattan, eight more cabinet Ministers sworn in

MAY 23, 2015 | BY – Govt creates special ministry in charge of passports, citizenship
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A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) yesterday (May 22), swore in nine more candidates as Ministers of Government.
During the ceremony at the Ministry of the Presidency, it was revealed that President David Granger has crafted three new Ministries – the Ministry of Governance, Ministry of Citizenship and Ministry of Business.

Those portfolios will be held by co-founder of Alliance for Change (AFC) and former House Speaker, Raphael Trotman; former Police Commissioner, Winston Felix and businessman, Dominic Gaskin.

AFC Leader, Attorney-at-Law Khemraj Ramjattan was appointed Second Vice President and Minister of Public Safety, formerly the Ministry of Home Affairs. Continue reading

Granger touts a professional public service; zero tolerance on corruption, bribery

Granger touts a professional public service

President David Granger

President David Granger

[MAY 21, 2015 | BY  ]   During a meeting yesterday, Heads of Government agencies and Permanent Secretaries were addressed by President David Granger on what will be required of them and the code of ethics to be observed and upheld under the new administration.

President Granger said that under his administration, public servants will be held to strict professionalism, transparency and integrity.
During the meeting, which was held at the Arthur Chung Convention Centre, formerly the Guyana International Conference Centre, the President stressed the need for public servants to understand their role as servants to all citizens of Guyana.  Continue reading

David Granger: Portrait of a Leader ; Addressing supporters 14 May ; Swearing in Ceremony 16 May 2015 – 3 videos

David Granger: Portrait of a Leader

Published on Apr 22, 2015

A short documentary (30 min.) which takes an intimate look at Guyana’s next President.
This is a first installment. A full-length documentary is planned for the near future.

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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: 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

Click links below to view the videos:   Continue reading

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