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Guyana News: Ghanaian President arrives to 21-gun salute – Updated

A full military welcome greeted Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo upon his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at approximately 12.44 am today, June 11, 2019.

As the President descended the aircraft, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) commenced a 21-Gun Salute and the Flag of the Republic of Ghana was unfurled, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.            Continue reading

GUYANA: HAPPY 53RD INDEPENDENCE TO ALL – Message from President David Granger

 — Guyana poised for transformative moment

President David Granger

– young people to benefit from window of opportunity

WITH the production of oil and gas on the horizon, Guyana is poised for another transformative moment, President David Granger said in his Independence Day address, as he placed the country’s future in the hands of young people.

“The commencement of petroleum production next year, and the transition towards becoming a ‘green’ state, will increase economic growth and provide greater resources for development. The future belongs to young people,” President Granger told the nation as it celebrates its 53rd Independence Anniversary.  Continue reading

Guyana: Indian Immigration Monument commissioned by President Granger

Indian Immigration Monument

Stabroek News  – May 05, 2019

The Indian Immigration Monument at Palmyra was today commissioned by President David Granger.

The President said in part: “The Indian Arrival Monument recalls the Indian indentured experience. It celebrates the migrants’ resistance, resilience and resourcefulness.  It attests to the immigrants’ sacrifices, struggle and the pursuit of a good life.

“Indians have made indelible contributions to the nation’s cultural, economic, political and social development. These contributions have ensured the community’s progress and has advanced the nation’s development.

“Indians, as others before them, were confronted by the abuse, cruelty and domination of plantation life and they resisted, sometimes by riots and strikes.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Ramjattan to challenge Nagamootoo for PM post

Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (left), and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan

Guyana Government announces new Ministers: Resolves Dual-Citizen issue

Guyana has a new Foreign Minister.
Yesterday, President David Granger swore in Dr. Karen Cummings at the Ministry of the Presidency.
A former Junior Health Minister, Dr. Cummings will replace Carl Greenidge who was forced to resign after a recent Appeal Court ruling that barred persons with dual citizenships to be Members of Parliament, and by extension, ministers of the government.

Newly sworn-in Minister of Business, Haimraj Rajkumar, reassigned Minister, Dr Karen Cummings who now holds the portfolio of Minister of Foreign Affairs, President David Granger, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, newly sworn-in Minister of Public Service, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley and reassigned Minister Dawn Hastings-Williams, who now holds the portfolio of Minister of State.

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Guyana Politics: Sitting members of Cabinet to act for resigned ministers – gov’t

The Government of Guyana today said that the portfolios of four Ministers who resigned because of their dual citizenship will now be held by sitting members of Cabinet who previously deputised for them.

The four who resigned are Carl Greenidge, Joseph Harmon, Dominic Gaskin and Dr. Rupert Roopnaraine who held ministerial portfolios for Foreign Affairs, State, Business and Tourism and the Public Service respectively.

A statement from the government also said that President David Granger will finalize ways for the quartet to continue in government service.

A statement from the government follows:

Cabinet statement on resignation of four ministers              Continue reading

Govt. to make elections funds available ahead of CCJ rulings

President David Granger

With the recent Guyana Court of Appeal decisions, the Cabinet meetings have now restarted and it is the intention to request funds through a Bill which will be laid in the National Assembly for authorisation.

Speaking to reporters at the Ministry of the Presidency yesterday, Granger was answering questions on the state of preparedness when it comes to the Guyana Elections Commission.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Jagdeo refuses invitation to meet President

  • claims fraud in communication to GECOM

Speaking at a Press Conference at his Church Street office this afternoon, Jagdeo accused the President of sending one letter to the Guyana Election Commission  (GECOM) and releasing a different letter to the public.

“I am not going to be showing up for a PR opportunity with the President while they act as if everything is normal”, Jagdeo stressed adding that the issues which the President wishes to discuss are clear in the constitution.

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More aircraft, boats for GDF; no place for low endurance soldiers- Granger

President David Granger addressing the GDF’s 2019 Officers’ Conference.

Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, President David Granger on Thursday announced that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) would be getting more aircraft, including drones, this year.

Addressing the opening of the GDF’s 2019 Officers’ Conference, he said some of the GYD$14 billion allocated to the GDF this year would be used to purchase “light transport aircraft” as well as drones for border surveillance, inshore patrol vessels and engineering and transport equipment.         Continue reading

Guyana’s Media: President Granger highlights importance of ‘fact checking’

President highlights importance of ‘fact checking’… -at annual media brunch

Stabroek News – 07 January 2019

Photo: President David Granger addressing members of the media at his annual presidential media brunch held at state house.

Underscoring the importance of “fact checking” before publishing, President David Granger yesterday urged the local press corps to be vigilant and verify information they receive before making it public since misinformation carries the propensity for severe repercussions, even if it is later corrected.

“You must be accurate…fact check,” Granger said, in an address at his annual media brunch, which was held on January 06, 2019 at State House.      Continue reading

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