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Massive turnout at Guyana Golden Jubilee celebration in New York

Massive turnout at Guyana Golden Jubilee celebration in New York

A section of the attendees at the Guyana Jubilee Unity Concert last Sunday in Brooklyn.

A section of the attendees at the Guyana Jubilee Unity Concert last Sunday in Brooklyn.

The parade, which commenced at Church and Utica Avenues in the heart of the Guyanese-American community in Brooklyn, was led by Committee Chairman, Mr. Rickford Burke, Guyanese American New York State Senator-Hon. Roxanne Persaud, Guyana’s Second Vice-President and Minister of National Security, Khemraj Ramjattan and Guyana’s Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson. The Christian Fellowship Pathfinder Club Marching Band was the drum corps of the parade.   Continue reading

Strip Harmon’s powers, enforce code of conduct for Govt. officials – AFC

Strip Harmon’s powers, enforce code of conduct for Govt. officials – AFC

APRIL 11, 2016 | BY | (Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell)

The Alliance For Change (AFC) says that too many responsibilities have been placed in the hands of Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. The Party thinks that this is the root of many problems in the coalition government which it is a part of.

In a statement issued last evening, AFC revealed that key leaders met yesterday on a retreat which is part of an ongoing effort to review the party’s performance. At that forum, the politicians also discussed a number of issues of concern to the Party. The AFC also reviewed and considered internal matters with regard to the party’s operations and structure along with its role as part of the Coalition Government of Guyana.

“Among the matters discussed at the retreat was the issue of the appointment of a Ministerial Advisor on Business Development by the Minister of State and other revelations in the public domain.”   Continue reading

Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) board sacks Welch, search on for new CEO – Badal

Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) board sacks Welch, search on for new CEO – Badal

FEBRUARY 23, 2016 | BY | FILED UNDER NEWS
Colin Welch

Colin Welch

Chairman of the Board of Directors for Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL), Robert Badal, has confirmed the sacking of Colin Welch, the Chief Executive Officer (acting).
Welch was appointed to act as the company’s head six months ago, but his tenure was rocky, with several clashes with Management.

He was fingered, via a number of leaked texts and Skype messages, in an attempt to tamper with an $800M contract to buy prepaid meters from a Chinese contractor.
There were questions also about his qualifications and whether he was a Harvard graduate.
Following the appointment of a new Board of Directors for GPL last month, Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, who is charged with responsibilities for the electricity sector, made it clear that issues and questions of Welch would be dealt with.  Continue reading

Canada-based Guyanese likely to plug solar power into homeland

Canada-based Guyanese likely to plug solar power into homeland

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson; Minister within the Ministry, Annette Ferguson; and Minister of Natural Resources and the Environment,Raphael Trotman during their engagement with Canada-based company, Greenheart Tree Energy.

A newly-formed Canada-headquartered solar energy company has signed a Letter of Intent with the Guyana government to supply clean electricity, the Chief Executive Officer of Greenheart Tree Energy, Esmonde Klass. 

“We were given a letter of interest from Minister (of Public Works David) Patterson and now we are waiting for the bidding process,” he told Demerara Waves Online News.  Continue reading

Guyana – Oil Talks with ExxonMobil

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

Dutch team recommends ways of tackling floods in Guyana

Dutch team recommends ways of tackling floods

  • Friday, 27 November 2015 – Demerara Waves
Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (at left) with members of the Dutch Risk Reduction team.

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson (at left) with members of the Dutch Risk Reduction team.

A Dutch Risk Reduction (DDR) team has recommended that Guyana continue to dredge its drainage system and ensure the water flows off the land properly and implement a high-tech system to improve water management.

The Ministry of Public Infrastructure says that is one of seven key recommendations made by the team as Guyana continues to explore long-lasting solutions to flooding especially after periods of intense rainfall even during short duration.   Continue reading

Guyana ministerial team meets with Canadian investors : Kaieteur News

Guyana ministerial team meets with Canadian investors

October 12, 2015 | By | Filed Under News

From left John Baird from Bennett Jones Law Firm, Minister Dominic Gaskin, Minister David Patterson, Abraham Drost President and CEO of Carlisle Goldfields, Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan, Andrew Ramcharran Executive Vice President of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and Abbas Khan of Bennett Jones Law Firm.

Guyana ministerial team meets with Canadian investors : Kaieteur News

From left John Baird from Bennett Jones Law Firm, Minister Dominic Gaskin, Minister David Patterson, Abraham Drost President and CEO of Carlisle Goldfields, Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan, Andrew Ramcharran Executive Vice President of Petaquilla Minerals Ltd. and Abbas Khan of Bennett Jones Law Firm.   Continue reading

More flooding in Guyana – July 2015

More flooding

Editorial – Stabroek News 17 July 2015

David Patterson must be the most unfortunate of ministers. There he was, blessed with that all-important attribute which is so rarely found among members of Guyana’s governing classes ‒ common sense ‒ setting up task forces, getting pumps mended, desilting canals and generally cleaning up Georgetown, when we were visited by yet another pluvial inundation. And this time, the rain was relentless. So here we are again, with rivers flowing down our major thoroughfares and lakes swirling in suburbia. Venice, it must be said, has nothing on GT.

Minister Patterson’s activism and practicality has resulted in the cleanest city we have seen in decades, in addition to which all the pumps are operational and only one sluice – that at Sussex Street – non-functional because it is under repairs. Clearing the outfalls is a much more large-scale and costly operation, but work was due to start on that if it has not already done so. The Minister’s task force for Georgetown was later expanded to encompass flooding in all the regions, and he had, incidentally, also expressed an interest in a general restoration of the capital.   Continue reading

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
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