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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: Fire at Lusignan Prison extinguished

Fire at Lusignan Prison – July 11, 2020

 -15 prisoners injured, no deaths,    -All prisoners accounted for

DPI, Guyana, Sunday, July 12, 2020

The Guyana Police Force (GPF) has reported that the fire which was started at the Lusignan Prison on Sunday has been fully extinguished.  Continue reading

Guyana: Travel: COVID-19:142 returned on first repatriation flight from Canada

– assure they will do all that is necessary to remain COVID-free

Westjet – Boeing 737-700

DPI, Guyana, Thursday, July 9, 2020 – By SHAQUILLE BOURNE

One hundred and forty-two (142) Guyanese returned on Thursday via WestJet Airlines. This was the first such flight from Toronto, Canada.

Tears along with expressions of joy prevailed at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) as the citizens breathed a sigh of relief to be on home soil after the COVID-19 pandemic had significantly reduced international travel.          Continue reading

COVID-19: Repatriated Guyanese thrilled to be on GT soil : ” No place like home”

Stranded Guyanese return from Miami

Minister of Health said ministry will remain in contact with returning nationals

After months of being stranded in the USA due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a decision taken by the National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) has brought the first group of Guyanese home on Saturday,

The returning nationals told DPI they were thrilled to be back home.           Continue reading

Guyana: Cassava Festival in Kwebanna – on December 14, 2019 ― ahead of Commissioning of Cassava Flour Factory

The Farmers Group along with the Hand-in-Hand Women’s Group in Kwebanna Village, Moruca sub-region, Barima/Waini, Region One, successfully concluded a one-week training exercise in preparation for the hosting of the first-ever Cassava Festival scheduled for December 14.

The session which was conducted by Hinterland Employment Youth Service (HEYS) Catering Facilitator, Margaret Cornette, saw fifty women participating in the five-day exercise.

The training targeted members of the two groups to creatively experiment with the Cassava Flour before the commissioning of the much-anticipated Cassava Flour Processing Facility.    Continue reading

Barbados PM calls on President Granger after returning from Ghana

His Excellency President David Granger, this afternoon, received a courtesy call from the Prime Minister of Barbados, the Honourable Mia Amor Mottley, at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri.          Continue reading

Guyana: Local economy can expand by 86% in 2020 – IMF

DPI, Guyana, Monday, November 4, 2019 – GovernmentMinistry of Finance,

Guyana can see its economy grow by a further 86% next year after expanding by 4.4% this year, according to the International Monetary Fund (IMF). That is 14 times the projected pace of China and driven by ExxonMobil’s discovery and production of oil.

“We’re moving from a very low base to a stratospheric leap,” Minister of Finance Winston Jordan said in an invited comment.

While Guyana’s annual gross domestic product (GDP) is $4 Billion, it will expand to about $15 Billion by 2024, according to the IMF.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics – EXPLOITING THE SENTIMENTS OF THE ELECTORATE – By Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

SHARED GOVERNANCE

Conversation Tree Blog – January 12, 2019  – by Ralph Ramkarran

In a lengthy article written in 2011 before the general elections of that year, for “Freedom House” on “Countries at the Crossroads 2011: Guyana,” Assistant Professor Joan Mars, of the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice of the University of Michigan-Flint, said: “Elections are constitutionally due to be held in 2011.

Calls by the political opposition for shared governance have not been endorsed by the ruling PPP/C administration headed by President Jagdeo; with its consistent absolute majority in parliament, the PPP/C has had little incentive to agree to share power, but the idea may be gathering momentum as a major rallying point in the forthcoming elections.“ Assistant Professor Mars, a former practising lawyer in Guyana, concluded: “The current system of majority rule should be reformed to provide for a power-sharing model that is representative of the ethnic diversity in the population.           Continue reading

Guyana: The Government’s Fall Was Always A Distinct Possibility – by Ralph Ramkarran

Ralph Ramkarran

Posted on December 22, 2018 – by Ralph Ramkarran – Conversation Tree Blog

What transpired in the National Assembly on Friday evening was always a distinct possibility, with the Government’s one seat majority. Election results mean something. In 2011, the electorate told the PPP/C that it wants that party to join in a coalition to manage the affairs of the nation. The PPP/C ignored the message. The electorate removed it from office in 2015. Then it proceeded to give the APNU+AFC coalition a mere one seat majority.

This conveyed another message – that the APNU+AFC coalition government should proceed cautiously and engage with the Opposition.             Continue reading

Guyana’s Legislature: “A Brawling Parliamentary Slum” – By Ralph Ramkarran

‘A HOWLING PACK OF LEGISLATIVE HOSTILES’ IN ‘A BRAWLING PARLIAMENTARY SLUM
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 Written by Ralph Ramkarran – Conversation Tree Blog – Saturday, 15th December 2018

Ralph Ramkarran

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A scathing editorial in the Kaieteur News last Friday shockingly castigated Members of Parliament in most un-parliamentary language, from which the headline is taken. Here is another sample: “In some respects what Guyana has is not a legislative body, but a Roach Motel overflowing with a cast of creepy characters, a real life Bates Motel horror of shocks that frightens the public. It is obvious that the great majority of members have little by way of shame or nonnegotiable moral imperatives.
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“This is a set of people paid well to perform and deliver the crass and the cheap. They like being the way they are. They do not prepare, do no research, have no pride. They falsify, they exaggerate, they dissemble and all the while revel with their fellows in what has been reduced to a brawling parliamentary slum. They care neither about the image projected nor the impressions left.”               Continue reading