US Secretary of State and President Ali discuss democracy in Venezuela

US Secretary of State and President Ali discuss democracy in Venezuela

GEORGETOWN, Guyana -The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo has been given assurances by the Guyananese government that it supports democracy in Venezuela. “We support and respect the need for free and fair elections in our hemisphere, Guyana’s President, Dr. Irfaan Ali told a signing ceremony with Pompeo last Friday, adding “with urgency, we […]

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Guyanese man fatally stabbed outside Toronto mosque

Police are searching for a man who fatally stabed  the 58-year old volunteer caretaker of a Toronto mosque  on Saturday. Guyana-born Mohammed -Aslim Zafis was reported to have been outside the International Muslim Organization  (IMO))  mosque controlling access to the building, when he was attacked by a man who ran away after stabbing him in […]

Pompeo on two day visit to Guyana

Pompeo on two day visit to Guyana

GEORGETOWN – The United States Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo, is due to make to two-day visit here , a senior Guyana government official has confirmed. He is expected to arrive in Guyana on Thursday Pompeo was critical of the David Granger administration after the disputed March 2 regional and general elections and Washington threatened […]

President Ali says government committed to racial harmony

President Ali says government committed to racial harmony

GEORGETOWN, Guyana — The ruling People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) said on Monday  it was committed to easing racial tension in the country and appealed to citizens to do everything possible to follow its lead. President Ali said race conflict is a very important issue not only for his new government but for all Guyanese. “The […]

Guyana Returning Officer arrested for electoral fraud

Guyana Returning Officer arrested for electoral fraud

Guyana Police arrested the Returning Officer (RO) of Region Four, Clairmont Mingo, and his assistant, Carolyn Duncan, on elections forgery charges. Mingo’s arrest comes just five days after the Department of Public Prosecution (DPP) announced that a comprehensive investigation will commence into allegations of electoral fraud committed by Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield, and […]

Guyana Police launch elections probe

Guyana Police launch elections probe

GEORGETOWN – The Guyana Police Force (GPF) says it has launched a “comprehensive” investigation against the Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield and the Returning Officer for Region Four, Clairmont Mingo, in relation to the disputed March 2, 2020 regional and general election. The police in a brief statement said that it received “formal reports” against […]

Fraud Charges Against Guyana’s President Ifraan Ali Dismissed

Fraud Charges Against Guyana’s President Ifraan Ali Dismissed

GEORGETOWN, Guyana – Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on 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 […]

UK-based group urges Guyana to renegotiate oil deal

UK-based group urges Guyana to renegotiate oil deal

GEORGETOWN, Guyana  – The United Kingdom-based, anti-corruption organization Global Witness on Monday called on the new Government here to immediately investigate and renegotiate the US-owned oil giant Exxon’s exploitative oil license to ensure the country has the funds needed to rebuild after divisive elections and a debilitating novel coronavirus pandemic. In a statement, Global Witness […]

What next for Guyana?

What next for Guyana?

By Dr, David Hinds After the controversial declaration of the Indian dominated-PPP as the winner of Guyana’s March 2, 2020 elections, many expected a resort to protests by supporters of the outgoing African-dominated APNU+AFC Coalition. But this did not materialize. Many of the Coalition supporters took to social media instead to vent their anger against […]

Ali outlines vision for Guyana at inauguration

Ali outlines vision for Guyana at inauguration

  GEORGETOWN – The Guyana government says it will establish a Petroleum Commission to ensure that the oil and gas sector is not subjected to undue political interference. “More importantly, we will ensure that every cent of the revenues from the sector is accounted for, as well as every cent of it that is spent,” […]

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