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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; Capitol TV News Videos – 22 May 2015

Capitol TV logoGuyana; Capitol TV News Videos – 22 May 2015

  • More ministers sworn in today.
  • Shaquille Grant’s accused killer walks free.
  • Cancer is still a leading cause of death worldwide.
  • More support for City cleanup.
  • Another Police Vehicle damaged in accident.
  • Sports

Click links to view the TV News Videos

More ministers sworn in today.

Posted: 22 May 2015 06:09 PM PDT           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

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – Demerara Waves – 22 May 2015

GUYANA: LATEST NEWS – Demerara Waves – 22 May 2015

Demerara Waves

PPPC accuses GECOM of colluding with APNU+AFC to rig elections – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1GuHVAA

PPP says Ramsammy’s oil comment was personal – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1KpMA9c

 Granger defends largely Cabinet of few young persons – Demerara Waves  http://bit.ly/1elrU57

 Lethem road repairs continue – Demerara Waves   http://bit.ly/1F1R12v   Continue reading

The PPP/C: What Went Wrong? By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

The PPP/C: What Went Wrong?  By: Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Granger + NagamootooPhoto: David Granger (APNU) and Moses Nagamootoo (AFC). The APNU+AFC Coalition have formed the new government in Guyana.

The PPP/C separated itself from the people, according to one staunch supporter. The People’s Progressive Party was always known as a grassroots party but after 23 years in power it got too comfortable. It failed to do the legwork needed to win power and even its most ardent followers were demanding change. The Party will cite rigged elections as a cause, and there were irregularities, but the PPP/C knows that it should have done better in spite of them.

Dr. Steve Surujbally is the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Peoples Progressive Party/ Civic said after the May 11, 2015 elections that it did not have confidence in Dr. Surujbally and that he should resign. But Dr. Surujbally wasn’t buying it. He said, ‘I will not resign. I will resign when it pleases me. Why didn’t they call for Gocool Bodhoo, former Chairman of GECOM to resign when he gave them 33 seats instead of 32?’  Continue reading

Public Security Minister to probe alleged sale of Guyanese citizenship, visas; Rohee calls for evidence

Public Security Minister to probe alleged sale of Guyanese citizenship, visas; Rohee calls for evidence

Khemraj Ramjattan

Khemraj Ramjattan

Friday, 22 May 2015 14:10 – Written by  Denis Scott Chabrol– Demerara Waves

Newly appointed Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan plans to launch a wide-ranging probe into the alleged sale of Guyanese visas and citizenship to mainly Chinese, Indians and Brazilians.

Describing the alleged racket as “huge,” he said a named official collected millions of dollars from staff from two major Asian companies to grant citizenship.

“I will call for all the files. I want as many files as possible in relation to this citizenship thing because it is going to be investigated thoroughly as to who granted what and on the basis of what,” said Ramjattan.   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

Click links below to view the TV News videos:   Continue reading

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

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