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US President Joe Biden sends 51st Republic Day Congratulations to Guyana

US President Joe Biden today said he looks forward to working with Guyana on addressing security concerns that threaten the “shared interest” of the two countries.

In a message to President Irfaan Ali to mark Guyana’s 51st anniversary as a republic, Biden also expressed the desire for a stronger relationship founded on “shared principles of good governance, prosperity, and security”.          Continue reading

GUYANA: The Flooding of the Success squatters – Stabroek News Editorial

While the squatters at Success were slowly being submerged under water and the police were firing pellet rounds, President Irfaan Ali was at the Providence Stadium in dream mode. He was attending the opening of a two-day exercise for the distribution of land titles called ‘Dream Realised’ held by the Ministry of Housing and Water.

Addressing himself to the squatters he said, “My brothers and sisters at Success… we want you to own your homes too; that is why we sent the housing team so many times to see you. We want to help you. We are going to move as fast as possible in this programme but I am appealing to Guyanese let us do it the right way.”          Continue reading

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, to visit Guyana this week

  Sep 13, 2020 Kaieteur News

A September 11, 2020 correspondence between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Guyana Defence Force has made its way into the public and it indicates that the United States Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, will visit Guyana between Thursday, September 17 to Friday, September 18, 2020.

US Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo

He will be the highest, serving ranking US official to visit Guyana.

A meeting with President Irfaan Ali is likely, though it is unclear what the purpose of the Secretary’s visit is.  Continue reading

Berbice Murders: President visits families of murdered West Berbice teens

President Irfaan Ali (right) visiting with the family of Isaiah Henry today. (Office of the President photo)
President Irfaan Ali (right) visiting with the family of Isaiah Henry  

President Irfaan Ali today (September 11, 2020) met with the families of the three youths who were recently killed on the West Coast Berbice.

A release from the Office of the President today said that he assured the families that everything possible will be done to bring the perpetrators to justice.

The killings last weekend of Isaiah and Joel Henry triggered major unrest along the West Coast Berbice. Haresh Singh was murdered on Wednesday.    Continue reading

PROTESTS: Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon condemns President’s “rape” accusations

Joseph Harmon

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon on Thursday condemned President Irfaan Ali’s claims that protesters against the killing of three youths had also raped innocent people.

“There are no known police reports of any rape associated with recent protest actions. Yet Mr. Ali, in his statement, among other charges said ‘raping people’s children has nothing to do with justice.’ What rape Mr. Ali? This is a figment of your speechwriter’s imagination,” Mr. Harmon said.        Continue reading

GUYANA: GYD$25,000 per household for COVID-19 relief- President Ali

President Dr. Irfaan Ali

President Irfaan Ali on Monday announced that government would be providing a GYD$25,000 in relief to each household due to the adverse impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19.

In an address to the Annual General Meeting of the Private Sector Commission, he said in addition to the disbursement of funds to the health and education sectors, the household assistance would be provided. “We are working on a household intervention of about $25,000 per household,” Dr. Ali said.        Continue reading

Guyana Govt fends off criticism over hiring of former Canadian provincial premier to review Payara oil well

Alison Redford

Minister of Natural Resources  Vickram Bharrat on Sunday shrugged off concerns about Canadian consultant Alison Redford being at the helm of a team that has been hired to review work done on ExxonMobil’s Field Development Plan for the Payara oil field because she has been fingered in alleged misuse of public funds in her home country.

“Some of the criticism I think is a bit unfair. It is politically driven and there are people, who are behind it too  with probably different interests at the same time,” Mr, Bharrat said. “We have confidence in the Canadians and they recommended her so we’re willing to work with her,” he  added. The Natural Resources Minister said President Irfaan Ali would have to be first satisfied with the documents that he would be signing.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Charges against Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali dismissed

Pres. Irfaan Ali

CMC- Georgetown – Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan Friday dismissed 19 fraud-related charges against President Irfaan Ali over the sale of state lands in the “Pradoville 2” Housing Scheme.

The charges against Ali detail offences alleged to have occurred between the period of September 2010 and March, 2015, when he was housing minister in a previous People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) government, and involved house lot allocations to six former Cabinet members, including the now Vice-President, Bharrat Jagdeo, former cabinet secretary Dr Roger Luncheon and four former government ministers, Priya Manickchand, Dr Jennifer Westford, Robert Persaud and Clement Rohee.

Guyana Government: PPP/C Ministerial Cabinet 2020 – photos

Search still on for Finance Minister   

With consultations still ongoing in an effort to identify a Minister of Finance, the PPP/C government will in the meantime utilise the skills of former President and current Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on financial matters, President Irfaan Ali announced on August 5, 2020.

No portfolio was assigned for Prime Minister Mark Phillips yesterday when President Irfaan Ali named 19 ministers of his government but he stated that when that area of responsibility is made public it would reflect one that is “weighty.”

SEE PHOTOS BELOW  Continue reading

APNU-AFC: Granger and Ramjattan criticize the PPP/C’s Cabinet

Kaieteur News – August 6, 2020

The David Granger/Khemraj Ramjattan-led APNU+AFC coalition yesterday went on a tirade against the governing People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) following the appointment of the new Cabinet at the Arthur Chung International Conference Centre.

The coalition made it clear that it sees the appointment as a “rubberstamp” Cabinet under the “authoritarian” control of Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo.
The coalition hurled insults at Jagdeo, and challenged the legitimacy of the Cabinet of President Irfaan Ali.

Read the full statement below:     Continue reading