Nine more ministers appointed

–juniors to understudy seniors, says Granger

New ministers sworn in yesterday: From left are Jaipaul Sharma, who is Junior Finance Minister; Valerie Garrido-Lowe, who is Junior Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister; Raphael Trotman, Minister of Governance; Dominic Gaskin, Minister of Business; Sydney Allicock, Indigenous Peoples’ Affairs Minister; Khemraj Ramjattan, Second Vice-President and National Security Minister; President David Granger; Prime Minister and First Vice-President Moses Nagamootoo; Noel Holder, Minister of Agriculture; Keith Scott, Junior Minister of Infrastructure; and Winston Felix, Minister of Citizenship.

Nine new ministers were yesterday appointed for the new APNU+AFC administration and there is at least one still to be sworn in, which would swell the number to 25, but President David Granger said the junior appointees would be understudying their seniors in order to Leading the nine who were sworn in yesterday at the Ministry of the Presidency was AFC leader and attorney Khemraj Ramjattan, who was appointed second vice-president and Minister of Public Security. 0

Young mother knifed to death, best friend held


A young mother was on Thursday night knifed to death and police have arrested her best friend for the crime. Lloyda Thomas, 20, called “Renita,” of Lot 338 Sunflower Close, South Ruimveldt, was stabbed multiple times about her body during the altercation at Versailles, West Bank Demerara. 0

Addressing the needs of poor is ‘priority’ for Communities Ministry

-Bulkan promises to free local organs of oppressive control

Ronald Bulkan

Improving the lives of ordinary Guyanese citizens, especially the poor, is a “priority” for newly-appointed Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan. Speaking to Stabroek News shortly after he was sworn in as minister on Wednesday, Bulkan also reiterated the new administration’s promise to convene early local government elections, while saying that in the interim the “oppressive hand” of central government would be lifted from local democracy organs. 0

Baishanlin donates $1M to clean-up efforts

-plans to adopt part of D’Urban Park

Baishanlin International Forest Development yesterday donated $1M to the government-led clean-up efforts which started at Independence Arch last Sunday. Managing Director Chu Hongbo presented the cheque to Chief Coordinator Laurie London in the presence of Assistant Coordinator Bobby Vieira, 0

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