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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

UPDATED: 17 prisoners dead, five others injured in violent Georgetown Prison unrest

16 prisoners dead, five others injured in violent Georgetown Prison unrest

Georgetown Prison on fire

Georgetown Prison on fire

 The death toll in Thursday’s violent unrest at the Georgetown Prison has risen to 16, even  as authorities said calm has been restored to the maximum security facility.

Guyana’s Public  Security Minister, Khemraj Ramjattan said the incident was also engaging the attention of President David GrangerContinue reading

GUYANA – Latest News – various sources – 08 November 2015

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 08 November 2015  –  Kaieteur News 

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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

GUYANA – Latest News – 08 October 2015

GUYANA – Latest News – 08 October 2015 – Kaieteur News

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Audit on Frequency Management Unit reveals …Previous Govt. gave PPP boys $$$$ waivers

OCTOBER 8, 2015 |…entity foregoes millions in fees   The forensic audit into the National Frequency Management Unit (NFMU) has unearthed some of the “most appalling acts of corruption”, said Junior Finance Minister, Jaipaul Sharma, yesterday. The Head of the Unit is Valmiki Singh. According to the agency website, the mission of the NFMU which was established in December […]

State audit finds major fuel racket at NCN

OCTOBER 8, 2015 | – One vehicle visited GuyOil station 28 times in July 2014     A state audit on the 2014 financial statements of the National Communications Network (NCN) has confirmed serious breaches of systems. According to a draft report prepared by the Audit Office of Guyana and sent last month to Chief Executive Officer, Molly Hassan, NCN during […]   Continue reading

BREAKING: Venezuela building up troops near Guyana border

BREAKING: Venezuela building up troops near Guyana border

Tuesday, 22 September 2015 –  by  Denis Scott Chabrol – Demerara Waves

Granger - MaduroPhoto: Guyana’s President David Granger and the President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro

President David Granger on Tuesday said Venezuela was building up troops near the border with Guyana.

“We have recently received reports that Venezuela has been making extraordinary military deployments in eastern Venezuela, that is western Guyana, which seem to be impacting on Guyana’s territorial defence,” he told reporters.

He said he and top security chiefs were meeting Tuesday to craft a response.  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

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: 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

Guyana Elections 2015: The clamour for change

Guyana Elections 2015: The clamour for change

May 1, 2015 · By Stabroek News –  EDITORIAL

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Guyana Elections 2015

If one were to try to predict the electoral outcome on May 11, simply by surveying the social media and online blogs, one might be forgiven for believing that Guyanese are ready for change and that the APNU+AFC coalition is heading for victory. The online battle is, however, but one aspect of the election and, whilst important, not necessarily a true and reliable indicator of how the majority of Guyanese will vote. In other words, reports or predictions of the demise of the PPP/C government are premature, if not greatly exaggerated.

Recent developments would, nevertheless, suggest that the PPP hierarchy perceives the threat to its almost 23-year old hegemony as very real indeed. Dr Bheri Ramsaran’s repulsive abuse of activist Sherlina Nageer, for example, bore all the hallmarks of the snarls of a cornered cur. At least, Freedom House seemed to have recognised very early that their comrade had overstepped the bounds of basic decency, even if it took President Donald Ramotar too long to act in firing him. But then, the PPP’s default position, ever since 1992, when faced with criticism, has been either to bury its collective head in the sand or to circle the wagons, if you will forgive the confusion of metaphors.  Continue reading

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