Category Archives: Government

Guyana Government: Indegenous People Outraged at Renaming of Ministry – VIDEO

INDIGENOUS PEOPLE OUTRAGED AT RENAMING OF ITS MINISTRY

August 8, 2020 – HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67)

The Amerindian Peoples Association is frowning upon the decision of the new administration to revert the name of the ministry that represents the interest of Guyana’s indigenous people. Amel Griffith explains.

Carl Greenidge to be retained by PPP until Guyana/Venezuela border case concludes

Carl Greenidge

NEWS ROOM Guyana – August 9, 2020

Former Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge will be retained by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Government as Guyana’s agent in the ongoing border case with Venezuela at the International Court of Justice (ICJ).

Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Hugh Todd told the media Sunday at State House that Mr Greenidge “is on the team, he is still on the team and he will be to the conclusion of this matter.”

According to Minister Todd, he was already briefed by Mr Greenidge  “on the current position.”          Continue reading

Presidents of Guyana and Suriname recommit to continued development – DPI Guyana

President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and President of Suriname, His Excellency, Chandrikapersad Santokhi

President Ali of Guyana with President Santokhi of Suriname

Following bilateral talks on Sunday, President of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, His Excellency, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, and President of Suriname, His Excellency Chandrikapersad Santokhi, pledged their commitment to ensuring continued development between the two states.

During a media briefing, President Ali indicated that the engagement between the two Heads of State was extensive, covering multiple sectors and was aimed at strengthening the existing relationship Guyana and Suriname share.  Continue reading

GUYANA: Oil Exploration: CGX selects two leads in Corentyne Block for drilling programme

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Map showing the location of the Corentyne Block and its proximity to other discoveries

CGX Energy Inc., by way of its unaudited consolidated financial statements for the second quarter of 2020, disclosed that it has identified two key drilling leads in the Corentyne Block for its next drilling programme. In explaining the work that went into the selection of these two prospects, the company said that it had contracted PGS Geophysical AS (“PGS”) to provide acquisition and processing of a full broadband marine 3D seismic survey over a northern segment of the block.
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PPP Government: Political appointments: “Resign or be fired” – Gail Teixeira

– -says Granger’s political appointees had five months hiatus

Minister Gail Teixeira

Parliamentary Affairs and Governance Minister, Gail Teixeira yesterday presented those who were politically appointed by the former coalition President David Granger with an ultimatum – to resign by Monday or be fired from their post.

“We are asking them to resign and if they do not, they will be getting letters of termination. We are not going to be bullied. At the same time, we have given them a week to do what is right and from Monday, they will receive letters,” Teixeira said during an online press briefing.    Continue reading

OPINION: President Ali and his three planks: unity, transparency, accountability -two doable – By GHK Lall

I extend my best to the new leader and his administration.  They have their work cut out for them, and then some.  I read in the media those three fateful watchwords uttered by the new president, and I recognize a tall order, if ever there was one.  And that is, without any consideration of whether the time and space will be afforded to make good on the stirring promise(s) enshrined in those three meaningful words.

I read President Ali immediately speaking of working for and delivering on unity, transparency, and accountability.  Again, I wish him and his people the best on what I consider to be three very tall orders.  In some respects, those three words mirror the ones that were an inherent component of the French Revolution, viz. liberty, equality, fraternity.  Like the French ones, the Guyanese ones certainly have a nice ring to them.  As always, the proof would be the pudding.    Continue reading

Inauguration: President Ali pledges to be President of all of Guyana – Full address

— promises inclusive governance

A scene from the inauguration (Office of the President photo)
A scene from the inauguration (Office of the President photo)

President Irfaan Ali today promised to be President of all of Guyana and said that ethnicity will not get in the way of this commitment.

At his inauguration ceremony at the National Cultural Centre which began promptly at 10 am and was broadcast on NCN,  he pledged to always walk with the ordinary people. He pledged to fulfill his PPP/C’s manifesto commitments.    Continue reading

OIL: Seventeen Guyanese in the Diaspora demand comprehensive review of oil sector

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– Resolve discrepancies in pre-contract costs
– Probe cost anomalies between Liza 1 & 2
– Review taxes paid by Guyana for oil companies
– Review unspecified interest rates on oil companies’ loans
– Improve weak environmental standards
– Regulate amount of oil being produced

Experts say that Exxon’s operations in the Stabroek Block will result in losses of billions for Guyana, due to a poor contract (Image: ExxonMobil)

A group of 17 civil society professionals in the diaspora are calling on President Irfaan Ali to undertake a comprehensive review of the oil sector before it approves the Payara Field Development Plan (FDP) permitting ExxonMobil to produce oil in a third well.      Continue reading

POLITICS: Challenges facing the new Government of Guyana – By Sir Ronald Sanders 

 By Sir Ronald Sanders 

The one upside of the challenges facing the Government of Guyana after a 5-month impasse in declaring the result of general elections on March 2, is that the country’s economic growth in 2020 is projected at a whopping 52.8% – surpassing all 26 Latin American and Caribbean states.  This trend is likely to continue for many years to come.

Guyana has become a hotbed for new oil and gas production. Since 2015, there have been 19 oil discoveries, resulting in estimated recoverable petroleum resources of more than 8 billion barrels.  Between December 2019 and June 2020, this newly found wealth in oil and gas provided the government US$95M in royalties paid by ExxonMobil from its first two oil sales.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Lenox Shuman of the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) for Parliament

Lenox ShumanStabroek News – August 6, 2020

Lenox Shuman, the Leader of the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) will be the first Member of Parliament for the list-joinder parties which hold one seat in Parliament.          

The other parties in the list-joinder are A New and United Guyana (ANUG) and The New Movement (TMI). The latter two will also rotate parliamentary functions with LJP. The LJP will hold the parliamentary seat for around two years.

On His Facebook page on August 6, 2020, Shuman released a letter sent to Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield listing his name as the list-joinder’s MP. Lowenfield had written to all of the parties that won seats at the March 2nd elections to name their MPs.    Continue reading

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