Tag Archives: Carl Greenidge

Guyana – Oil Talks with ExxonMobil

Bright prospects for oil –Granger says after meeting with Exxon officials

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,   Continue reading

The sanctions have begun… APNU applauds EU for withholding budgetary support

The sanctions have begun… APNU applauds EU for withholding budgetary support

January 25, 2015 | By – urges embassies to follow suit with other sanctions

Opposition Leader, David Granger, along with his Shadow Minister of Finance, Carl Greenidge, is elated to know that the government is finally receiving international sanctions for having prorogued the Parliament.
The European Union (EU) recently announced that it has temporarily put on hold its two latest partial payments — EURO $28.9M for Guyana’s sugar sector and EURO $14.8M for sea defences– until all eligibility criteria, including budget oversight, are “satisfactorily” addressed.

The EU made clear that it has a long standing commitment to support development and poverty reduction in Guyana.  Last year, it said that EURO $34 million was allocated to Guyana under the 11th European Development Fund. EU aid is channeled through different modalities. Budget support is one of them and Guyana is receiving the payments under this model.   Continue reading

Guyana: Is the Opposition proactive or reactive? – commentary

Is the Opposition proactive or reactive? – commentary

NOVEMBER 18, 2013 | BY  | It seems like they are asleep – Ram
By Abena Rockcliffe 

APNU Leader, David Granger It is worrying that the opposition is made of 33 members and it seems like only one or two are working. The other 31 are almost like passengers, “I am really disappointed with the Opposition, too few of them are working.”

APNU Leader, David Granger  (Left)

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan Those were the sentiments expressed by financial Analyst/Columnist, Christopher Ram as he responded to a question of whether he sees the Opposition—A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and Alliance for Change (AFC)—as being proactive or reactive.

AFC Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan (Right)   

Is the Opposition Investigating Major Issues?   Continue reading

No meaningful discussions on the budget – letter by Carl Greenidge

Minister Singh never sought to have meaningful discussions on the budget

Posted By Staff Writer On March 17, 2013   In Letters | by CARL GREENIDGE

Dear Editor,

I have noted the spate of reports in the press apportioning blame for the stalled tripartite 2013 Budget talks. Dr Singh in his GINA statement of March 11th (and carried in ‘i-news’) has correctly indicated that I notified him that February 28th would not be convenient for the next meeting. His statement was however incomplete and deliberately misleading. My two pieces of communication to him made three points: first, the date he proposed clashed with the scheduled meeting of the Public Accounts Committee. That standing arrangement should have been known to him.

Secondly, we needed additional time to reproduce and read the pile of documents he provided. There were over 100 pages including tables.        [Read More]

Blame sharing on budget talks re 2013 Budget

Blame sharing on budget talks

Posted By Staff Writer On March 18, 2013 @ |  Comments

Leader of the Opposition David Granger yesterday said that APNU is still open to talks with the Government on the 2013 budget even though it does not believe that anything could come out of them at this late hour and dismissed the notion – reiterated again yesterday by Finance Minister, Dr Ashni Singh – that the Opposition was to blame for stalled discussions.

Ashni Singh

Dr Ashni Singh

And Granger brushed off reports of strife within the grouping as hinted at by a letter from APNU member Carl Greenidge in yesterday’s Sunday Stabroek, saying that there is a well established shadow Cabinet mechanism which means that the process does not have to wait on one man.

In his letter,  Greenidge said that Government was insincere in its approach to the talks. He also lashed out at the behaviour of unnamed members of the PNC for aiding a campaign of untruths against him. His letter followed statements from Minister of Finance  Singh in the media a week earlier stating that he had been waiting since the end of last month for a follow-up meeting to be scheduled between the government and opposition.     Continue reading

Skeldon Sugar Factory needs to be efficient, says APNU MP

Skeldon Sugar Factory needs to be efficient, says APNU MP Carl Greenidge

4 February 2013 – Capitol News:  Guyana’s future in the sugar manufacturing sector can only be secured if we improve our efficiency and stamp out corruption. That is the position of Former Finance Minister, APNU MP Carl Greenidge. Greenidge was commenting on Guyana’s prospects in the sector in light of the European Union’s extension on the sugar quota for ACP countries which includes Guyana.

At the moment, the ACP grouping enjoys access to the EU market which is one of the largest importers of the sweet commodity and since the price cuts several years ago, the EU has committed some 1 and a quarter billion Euros to help countries adjust to the lost revenues as a result of the price cuts. The Skeldon Sugar Factory which is one of the most modern in the Caribbean, was supposed to have cushioned the effects of the price cuts but Greenidge says, it has not lived up to expectations.   Continue reading

Carl Greenidge on Linden Situation – video

Carl Greenidge on Linden Situation – video

Candidate for the Leadership position in the Peoples National Congress, Carl Greenidge believes the killing of the protestors at Linden demonstrates a move by the administration to further suppress the community.

Greenidge today said it is a shame that the situation could not have been handled better by the police.  Carl Greenidge who is a former Minister of Finance and is a member of parliament for the opposition APNU is not too impressed with the government’s response. Continue reading

Greenidge determined to take over PNCR

Greenidge determined to take over PNCR

JUNE 30, 2012 | BY KNEWS |  By Gary Eleazar

Carl Greenidge

Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition Brigadier (rtd) David Granger simply has too much on his plate when it comes to A Partnership for National Unity and would not be able to effectively focus on the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR).
This is the reason former Finance Minister Carl Greenidge has not declined the nomination for Leader of the Party and will go ahead with his challenge of Granger.

Greenidge says that his decision has nothing to do with questioning Granger’s ability as a leader, but with five parties to manage under the APNU banner he (Granger) simply cannot do what is needed for the PNCR.

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The politics of ‘no’ – commentary

The politics of ‘no’

Stabroek News – June 17, 2012 Editorial |

In an interview with the National Communications Network on Wednesday, President Ramotar let it be known that he would not give his assent to bills passed by the opposition unless the government had had some input into them. The GINA release which conveyed this information also said that the President’s warning had come in response to the prevailing notion of ‘rule-by-motion’ politics in the National Assembly where APNU and the AFC have used their slender majority to defeat the government. “That is not the function of the opposition,” President Ramotar was quoted as saying, “They must respect what is their role… I am making it very clear that I will not assent to any bill that they carry unless it is with the full agreement of the executive and the full involvement of the executive.”

No room for misinterpretation there. Given the government’s record so far during the Tenth Parliament, there is clearly little inclination to work with the opposition on legislation – or at least, to give any ground in that department. As it is, the opposition has been resorting to motions in the National Assembly, but this could hardly be described as “rule-by-motion,” since without it being translated into legislation, it has no statutory force whatsoever. The only thing it does is highlight issues in a parliamentary setting, and embarrass the government.  Continue reading

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