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Guyana: Minister Lawrence -Pensioners must be living in Guyana

Guyana: Minister Lawrence -Pensioners must be living in Guyana

Min. Volda Lawrence

Min. Volda Lawrence

The Ministry of Social Protection will be putting measures in place to ensure Guyanese who live in other countries do not access a Guyanese pension. This information was related to the Government Information Agency (GINA) in a recent interview with Minister of Social Protection, Volda Lawrence.

Minister Lawrence described it as ‘double dipping’ when persons not living in Guyana, access pension from both the Guyanese government and the country in which they live.   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

Opposition’s performance in Parliament disappointing

Opposition’s performance in Parliament disappointing – says Christopher Ram

OCTOBER 10, 2012 |Kaieteur News  – tabled only 1 of 21 bills –

                                   Chartered Accountant Christopher Ram

The performance of the Opposition in the National Assembly is coming under fire, with questions being asked whether it was necessary for a nine-week break. The recess ends today and the Parliament is set to reconvene later this month.

According to financial commentator, Christopher Ram, the work by the Alliance For Change (AFC) and the 10-party coalition A Partnership For National Unity (APNU) during the first session of the 10th Parliament left much to be desired.  Continue reading

More on GUY$90M Police allocation for elections controversy

1- Rohee cannot prevent $90M audit

MARCH 19, 2012 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS 

–  says Auditor General

During a recent barrage of impromptu questions in the National Assembly by Volda Lawrence of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) Home Affairs Minister Clement Rohee dismissed the need for an audit into the GUY$90M allocated to the Guyana Police Force, but the Auditor General says ‘not so fast.’

This publication spoke with the Auditor General Deodat Sharma who says that he has every intention of probing the allocation which has garnered a significant amount of attention recently and further asserted that the Home Affairs Minister cannot prevent him from conducting an audit into how the funds were disbursed and utilized.
The Auditor General says that he is empowered by the laws of Guyana to conduct such audits and that the Home Affairs Minister cannot prevent this.  Sharma did say that he has taken no umbrage to the statements by the Minister, saying he took it to mean that Rohee was opining that the opposition might have been satisfied with his explanations of how the money was utilized.        [ more ]

2 – Home Minister loses confidence in Asst. Police Commissioner; asks for disciplinary action

In the wake of a public quarrel over the allocation of GUY$90 million to the police for last year’s general elections, Home Affairs Minister, Clement Rohee on Monday announced that he has lost confidence in Assistant Commissioner, David Ramnarine and has asked that he be disciplined.

“In the circumstances, the Minister of Home Affairs hereby declares that that he has lost confidence in the Guyana Police Force’s Commander at ‘C’ Division and as a consequence, has written drawn to the Commissioner of Police (ag) drawing to his attention, his concerns about the conduct of Assistant Commissioner Ramnarine and has requested that action be taken at his level in accordance with the Police (Discipline) Act Chap 17:01,” the Home Affairs Ministry said in a statement.              [ more+comments ]

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