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GUYANA: Office of the President to have oversight of finance; natural resources

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The Cabinet appointments made by the President Infaan Ali did not include a Minister of Finance. It also did not assign any ministerial responsibilities to the Prime Minister.

In response to several queries, the media corps and, by extension, the general public, is being advised that the Office of the President will have oversight for the areas of Finance and Natural Resources.    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

Corruption in Guyana: A case of stealing more than one can hide – By Adam Harris

Corruption” A case of stealing more than one can hide

Adam Harris

Adam Harris

Guyana: NCN in hot water for paying OP’s phantom bloggers

Cash-strapped NCN in hot water for paying OP’s phantom bloggers

Kwame McCoy

Kwame Mc Coy

June 3, 2015 | By KNews |  Some of the persons hired to work in a shadowy unit reportedly spearheaded by Kwame Mc Coy, former Press Liaison of the Office of the President, were not even stationed there, as shocking details continue to emerge over the extent of the abuse of state resources under the previous Government.

On Monday, almost two dozen persons were given letters ending their services by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon, after it became clear that they were tasked with doing political, propaganda work for the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C).   Continue reading

Guyana: New Elections in the Air? – commentary

Guyana: New Elections In The Air?

Editor’s Note

 If the AFC does not vote for the National Budget Estimates for the Office of the President for the reasons mentioned in its Press Statement below, that would be only 7 votes in the 65 seat National Assembly. It would then depend on how APNU with its 26 seats votes. If both Opposition Parties vote against the estimates of expenditure for the Office of the President, President Ramotar will have little alternative but to call a new General Election.

A new General Election is therefore in the air depending on whether the PPP/C Government accedes to the AFC request that the Minister of Finance immediately enters into discussions with the AFC and APNU with a view to removing certain allocations, including those for NCN and GINA, from under the Office of the President’s allocation and placing them under another mutually negotiated Head. If the Government is not obliging, then new elections will also depend on if APNU joins the AFC in voting against the OP’s allocationContinue reading

Jagdeo worked at OP during Ramotar’s absence

Jagdeo worked at OP during Ramotar’s absence

JUNE 9, 2012 | BY  | F

Government has defended the presence of former Head of State, Bharrat Jagdeo, in the Office of the President (OP) saying that he was there to specifically help compile a special report on the recent budget cuts.
Responding to questions, Thursday, during his weekly post-Cabinet press briefings, Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger

File photo: Government has defended the presence of ex-Head of State Bharrat Jagdeo in the Office of the President. He was there to prepare a report for President Donald Ramotar (left) on the recent budget cuts.

Luncheon, asked for evidence that Jagdeo may have been involved in other engagements.
Jagdeo was at work in the OP during the absence of President Donald Ramotar who was recently on state business in New York and Barbados.  [more]