Category Archives: Guyana Parliament

Guyana government says it will reveal plan for spending oil money – VP Jagdeo

ByOilNOW – September 16, 2021
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Guyana’s Vice President, Dr. Bharrat Jagdeo says a comprehensive programme will be made available to the public showing how oil revenues will be spent, with focus on priority areas such as infrastructure and social upliftment, inclusive of investments in education and healthcare.

In a recent interview published on social media, the Vice President said instead of leaving all of the money to accrue for future generations, the government has to address poverty and improve access to basic services.        Continue reading

GUYANA: Nandlall and Ali assure New York-based Guyanese of “fair and inclusive” governance;

— opposition supporters restate discrimination

Attorney General, Anil Nandlall

As a small group of opposition supporters protested outside a restaurant in Richmond Hill, Queens, New York about the “installed” People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) administration, Attorney General Anil Nandlall was promising that government will be fair and inclusive as possible.

“We have a duty and we have a responsibility and we are committed to inclusive government,” Mr. Nandlall told party faithful.

The administration in recent days appears to be at pains to assure Guyanese and the international community that there is no discrimination against anyone, there will be inclusive governance and that Guyanese will benefit from the wealth, after two American Congressmen Albio Sires and Hank Johnson had publicly called for these steps to be taken.    Continue reading

GUYANA: Is the establishment of the Regional Support Team a return to the phantom squad? – Harmon – Video

HGPTV (Channel16 Cable67) – June 17, 2021

Leader of the Opposition, Joseph Harmon, asserts that establishing a new security crime-fighting unit, which is to be established by the government of the day, is reminiscent of the days of the phantom squad. Wendell Badrie has the details.

GUYANA: Weather Forecast: Above-normal rainfall to continue until August

Prime Minister, Brigadier (retired) Mark Phillips, made the disclosure while providing an update on the flooding situation to the National Assembly on Thursday.

“We will continue to experience above-normal rainfall between June to August 2021,” Phillips told the house.      Continue reading

EU Observers urge Guyana to heed recommendations after contentious 2020 Elections

Kaieteur News – The European Union Election Observation Mission (EU EOM) yesterday addressed reporters one year after the 2020 general and regional elections on the purpose of its visit to Guyana – to help kick-start reforms pivotal to ensuring the smooth process of future elections.Notably, the final report was released on June 5 last year. However, at that time, the mission was not in the country. It had left in March 2020. This time, it is back to meet with stakeholders to talk about those recommendations.

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GUYANA: MPs open Budget 2021 debates with insults and vulgarity

Speaker of the House Manzoor Nadir.

Senior Minister in the  Office of the President with responsibility for Finance, Dr. Ashni Singh, recently presented to the National Assembly and by extension the country, the largest budget it has ever seen.

During that presentation, the Senior Minister had disclosed the whopping $38.1B budget would catapult the country’s economic recovery, and improve the performance of critical sectors that were severely affected by COVID-19 shockwaves.      Continue reading

GUYANA: Encouraging Events, Disturbing Developments – By GHK Lall

Vaccine, frontline workers, inclusive oil governance, US diplomats, the president and mayor

Kaieteur News – The biggest piece of encouraging news was that Pfizer announced that a COVID-19 vaccine is close. As the weather gets colder up north, and Guyanese airports are reopened as it turns cooler here down south, a vaccine in the vicinity is most uplifting.

I would take a vaccine willingly. The issue is when and how many vaccines Guyana is going to get. We may not be high on the priority list of places to be offered relief. Then, there will be a fight here over who gets vaccinated first, who are compulsory recipients. Those all trouble, and there is something else sure to raise its head.      Continue reading

GUYANA 2020: GREG QUINN – On Five Eventful Years in Georgetown – Watch on YouTube

Greg Quinn

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GREG QUINN is leaving Guyana after five eventful years as British High Commissioner there. They have been eventful. What are his takeaways: —– About this Event – FREE 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH – 19.00 GMT

GREG QUINN UK HIGH COMMISSIONER – Subject: GUYANA 2020

Greg Quinn arrived as Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to Guyana in 2015.Since then it has been eventful. Three Presidents and two election seasons including the five month ‘hiatus’ in 2020. He was one of the three leading diplomats who refused to accept any election rigging. Greg has made his mark in many ways ‘back home’. What is he taking away from Guyana to the UK?            Continue reading

GUYANA: OIL BLOCKS: Harmon says Coalition dependent on KN’s information to take action

— on Kaieteur/Canje oil blocks giveaway

Despite such shocking revelations being put into the public domain, leader of the APNU+AFC Opposition, Joseph Harmon, yesterday declared that the coalition is “awaiting more information” before any action is taken in the National Assembly to hold those responsible parties accountable.      Continue reading

GUYANA POLITICS: Charrandass Persaud back in Guyana

Former government MP Charrandass Persaud (at right in foreground) after his stunning vote in favour of the PPP/C’s motion of no-confidence against the government. (Stabroek News file photo)
Former government MP Charrandass Persaud (at right in foreground) after his stunning vote in favour of the PPP/C’s motion of no-confidence against the government. (Stabroek News file photo)

Sunday Stabroek was reliably informed that Persaud returned here on October 9th, 2020.          Continue reading