Irfaan Ali is PPP’s presidential candidate – doubles main competitor, Nandlall, in votes
He is facing questions over his qualifications and is before the courts on 19 fraud charges for his role in the allocation of lands as the former Housing Minister for the so-called Pradoville Two. However, all that mattered not yesterday when it came to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) choosing a presidential candidate for […]
Offshore Guyana is the crown jewel, the mother of dragons – Eco Atlantic CEO
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Eco Atlantic, Gil Holzman is excited about the future of oil in Guyana. This is especially so, since he believes that Eco and its two other partners, Tullow and Total, have bagged “an elephant-sized asset” in the Orinduik Block. Holzman made these and other comments during interviews with international media […]
Don’t follow Jagdeo… Public servants must carry out will of govt., implement budget – Harmon
By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell The APNU+AFC government continues to insist that it must be business as usual, until such time that the court pronounces on the matters before it, in relation to the no-confidence motion. On the other hand, the Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) maintains that the government can only act in a caretaker capacity. […]
Jagdeo vows to remain face of PPP throughout election
By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Guyana can rest assured that despite Irfaan Ali being chosen as the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) presidential candidate, he will not be the face of the party’s election campaign. Ali will have to share the spotlight with the party’s General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo. As Opposition Leader, Jagdeo initiated the process to premature […]
Oil spill response… Tankers should contribute to funds, have disaster relief contracts with CDC – Greenidge
Foreign Affairs Minister, Carl Greenidge, is of the firm view that the respective regulatory bodies for the looming oil sector should have tankers contribute funds towards oil spill readiness and even have contracts with the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on disaster risk management. In this regard, Greenidge said that when the time comes, his Ministry […]
Former Housing Minister under the People’s Progressive Party, Mohamed Irfaan Ali, 38, was this morning chosen to be his party’s next presidential candidate. The party, which lost the early 2015 general elections after 23 years in continuous power, was supposed to have named a candidate since last year but with early elections likely, thanks to […]
“Guyana is the gift that keeps on giving…” – Exxon’s latest well could produce 300M barrels of oil -Wood Mackenzie
ExxonMobil’s latest discovery offshore Guyana, the Pluma-1 well, could very well produce around 300 million barrels of oil equivalent of recoverable reserves. This is according to Wood Mackenzie, in its preliminary estimation of the well. Wood Mackenzie is said to be a global leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries. Specifically […]
Govt. files submissions in challenge to no-confidence motion vote count
Lawyers for the government have filed submissions in the High Court regarding its challenge to the ruling of the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Barton Scotland – that the motion of no-confidence debated on December 21, 2018, was carried by a vote of majority by all elected members. The Attorney General (AG) Basil […]
Top Cop says police have ‘corroborating statements’ in Charrandass Persaud probe – will approach Canada, if necessary, to question former MP
Police have received ‘corroboration’ from gold dealers who were interviewed during an ongoing probe into bribery and other allegations against former Member of Parliament Charrandass Persaud. Commissioner of Police Leslie James made this disclosure yesterday while telling journalists that the Force ’s investigation has “gone a significant way,” and that the police may approach Canadian […]
By Abena Rockcliffe-Campbell Tit for tat? At a press conference on Thursday, Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo told the media that the government misrepresented the occurrences of his meeting with President David Granger last week. He said that the mischief was in the joint statement that the government released. Less than 24 hours after, Minister […]
Top Cop: Charrandass Persaud probe stems from bribery report, alleged plans to move gold
Commissioner of Police Leslie James this morning said that the investigation involving former government Member of Parliament (MP) Charrandass Persaud stems from a report of bribery and alleged plans...
No agreement reached on ‘normal’ functioning of legislature, executive – Jagdeo - ‘Our position is this government should still resign. We believe they are in a caretaker capacity and that they have to prepare for elections’
Leader of the Opposition Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday refuted the claim that an agreement was reached with APNU+AFC administration for the legislature and the executive to function normally in the wake...
OPINION: An Irfan Ali Presidency would be a Jagdeo Fourth Term
In effect, I see an Ali presidency as a Jagdeo fourth term. This I think should be cause for concern for all those who would like to see a Guyana that is ethnically inclusive and a state that is untie...
Guyana: Nandlall disappointed at loss of presidential candidacy, but pledges to work with Ali
(NEWS ROOM) — Even though he is disappointed at losing the vote to become presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), former attorney general, Anil Nandlall has thrown his support ...
Tint policy review report presented to Cabinet – Harmon
He noted that the survey was aimed at reviewing the policy by which vehicle tint permits are issued in Guyana. Minister of State Joseph Harmon “The main purpose was to solicit the views of citizens on ...
Retired Brigadier Phillips, among others, touted for PPP prime ministerial candidate
Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Sunday suggested he is “available” to enter the political arena. When asked whether he has been approached t...
Pride log three-day win, as exciting finishes loom, elsewhere - West Indies Championship
At the same time – Guyana Jaguars lower-order batting defied another destructive spell from off-spinner Rahkeem Cornwall to leave Leeward Islands Hurricanes to pursue 291 for victory at the Guyana Nat...
This story is developing and will be updated. Irfaan Ali was today chosen as the PPP/C’s presidential candidate for the next general elections. The former housing minister defeated former attorney gen...
Seamers to the fore as West Indies put up their Dukes
They were also keen to play on slower, lower surfaces, such as in Guyana, in the hope of negating England's seamers and exploiting a perceived weakness in their batting. But Johnny Grave, the CWI chie...
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Descendants of indentured labourers want government to look into the issues facing PIOs
Like Khalil Rahman Ali, a writer who moved to the UK from Guyana. The principal characters of his historical novel Sugar's Sweet Allure are shown as travelling through Varanasi and Allahabad. Suriname ...
Illegal use of CARICOM Secretary General on social media being investigated
GEORGETOWN – The Guyana-based Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat Friday said it is investigating reports of the illegal use of the picture of its Secretary General Irwin LaRocque on the social ...
— handpicks fraud-accused as presidential candidate in dubious ‘election’ SCANDAL-tarred former housing minister Irfaan Ali was on Saturday handpicked by Bharrat Jagdeo to be the PPP’s presidential candidate in a process that the party described as an election, but condemned as a farce by some of its own supporters. In a statement, the party said
–PPP supporters hammer alleged handpicking of Ali as presidential candidate GRASSROOT supporters of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) are outraged over the election of Irfaan Ali as the party’s presidential candidate. They are now calling on the ex-government minister to step down, contending that his ‘baggage’ will ‘sink’ the party’s chances of winning the
— Aishalton residents urged at launch of International Year of Indigenous Languages RESIDENTS of Aishalton, Deep South Rupununi were told to ensure the preservation of indigenous languages as government and the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) officials visited the community to launch International Year of Indigenous languages. The event , which was
– businesses must adapt to stay profitable – “¡ZAPATOS! … ¡ZAPATOS MAS!” (Shoes! More Shoes!) FOR someone with basic knowledge of Spanish, the words above would be easily recognised. However, in a general way, conversation between local sales girls and Cubans in a typical store would pass by like a blur. On Saturdays, ‘Lucky Star’,
THE government will continue to function in its normal capacity, Minister of State Joseph Harmon said as he shut down calls by the opposition to have the David Granger administration reduced to a ‘caretaker’ government. “There is no provision in our constitution that limits the exercise of the power of the government to anything and
…as political parties gear up for new polls …hailed as superior candidate in likely crowded field PRESIDENT David Granger will be the APNU+AFC Coalition’s presidential candidate for the next General and Regional Elections, top sources within the A Partnership for National Unity and Alliance For Change have confirmed. The Guyana Chronicle has been reliably informed
Five held with guns, drugs during raid at Blackwater Creek
RANKS attached to the Joint Services, who were conducting patrols in the Blackwater Creek and Cuyuni River last Wednesday and Thursday arrested five persons (three Venezuelans and two Guyanese) with drugs, guns, ammunition and grenades. The police reported that, on Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at about 13:30hrs, the lawmen intercepted a boat, conducted a search
Charrandass under probe for bribery, gold smuggling
…to be questioned, extradited if necessary …Top cop says investigations have gone to a significant stage FORMER Member of Parliament, Charrandass Persaud, is being investigated for alleged bribery and the illegal movement of gold from the State of Guyana, Commissioner of Police Leslie James confirmed on Friday. The police chief during a news conference at
AG tells court: Speaker failed to follow precepts in constitution
ARGUING that there was a miscalculation of majority when the motion of no-confidence was put to a vote on December 21, 2018, Attorney General Basil Williams in his submission to the High Court, contended that the Speaker of the National Assembly Dr. Barton Scotland failed to follow the precepts as stipulated by the constitution. In
A Cuban, who is currently in police custody for threatening to bomb the United States Embassy, appeared on Friday, January 18, 2019, before Senior Magistrate Leron Daly, after being charged for overstaying in Guyana. Hunyarys Reygagd had the charge read to him, with the aid of an interpreter. The charge read that between December 14,
…promises to get tough on corruption By Jarryl Bryan Former Housing and Water Minister Irfaan Ali, who was also the Tourism, Industry and Commerce Minister, has emerged as the choice of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for presidential candidate after its Central Committee voted on Saturday at Freedom House. Ali was elected through secret ballot, […]
New presidential candidate brings youth, financial skills to table – Jagdeo
…cites grassroots work, performance in Housing and Water Ministries as election factors With the election of former Housing and Water Minister Irfaan Ali as the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, General Secretary (GS) Bharrat Jagdeo has affirmed that he brings a lot to the table. Speaking with the media on Saturday after the election, […]
Salaries for LGC Commissioners, employees delayed – source
The Local Government Commission (LGC) has been in the limelight over the past weeks for several decisions and operating procedures, which raised eyebrows and questions into its function. However, another development surfaced on Saturday when an informed source revealed that salaries for employees of the constitutional body are yet to be paid. Guyana Times was […]
Nandlall, Vindhya Persaud pledge commitment to Party’s victory
PPP presidential election Former Attorney General Anil Nandlall and People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament, Dr Vindhya Persaud did not secure the presidential candidature, but the pair is committed to seeing the Party to victory at the next General and Regional Elections. Nandlall, in an interview shortly after the vote, said, “Naturally, I am […]
Two masked gunmen on Saturday carried out a brazen daylight robbery on a Timehri, East Bank Demerara home, leaving the wife of a businessman traumatised. Reports are two armed men attacked Veronica Jadunauth of Lot 5 Reid’s Avenue, Timehri as she was entering her home at about 11:30h. The gunmen forced their way into the […]
Lawyers call for urgent public review of St Kitts-Nevis economic citizenship programme
By Caribbean News Now contributor BASSETERRE, St Kitts — Leading activist and legal figures in St Kitts and Nevis have called for the government to address fraudulent practices surrounding the nation’s citizenship by investment (CBI) programme. During the most recent edition of WINN FM’s ‘Inside the News’ talk show, lawyer and former government minister Dwyer […]
COPA Airlines to connect Suriname to Avianca, Turkish and United airlines’ networks
By Ray Chickrie Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — On July 6, COPA Airlines, a member of the global Star Alliance network, will commence direct flights between Panama City and Paramaribo, Suriname, connecting this city with 80 other COPA destinations through its Panama City hub. This development is significant for Suriname, which has been […]
By Caribbean News Now contributor PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Sandals Resort International announced on Tuesday that it is pulling out of its planned resort project in Tobago. Sandals CEO, Gebhart Rainer, explained at a press conference that the main reason behind the company’s decision to withdraw from the project was negative publicity. Describing the […]
Surinamese rice exporter killed execution style in Guyana
By Ivan Cairo Caribbean News Now contributor PARAMARIBO, Suriname — The body of a male of East Indian descent that was discovered with a single bullet wound to the head on Monday in Guyana is said to be that of Nitinder Oemrawsingh, a rice exporter from neighbouring Suriname. While Guyanese police are still awaiting official […]
CARPHA urges region to prepare for the possibility of a severe outbreak of dengue fever
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — The last major regional outbreak of dengue occurred in 2009. Since then, the region has experienced two large outbreaks of mosquito-borne diseases, chikungunya in 2014 and zika in 2016, which are unlikely to reoccur soon. Disease modelling, however, predicts that another regional outbreak of dengue may occur in the near […]