Joseph Harmon

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Joseph Harmon said : “It appears to me and I venture to say, any right-thinking person to be a most ridiculous and nonsensical proposition,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, June 29, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “All they are waiting on now,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, June 29, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “No elections in Guyana can be determined on votes that are not valid…in my view, the CEO cannot declare anything other than valid votes and his determination in what are valid votes, we would need to see those reports of the CEO reflected in the way those votes are tallied,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There was a process of a recount which lasted for 33 days and if we were to say that work is not to be considered, even though the gazetted order requires it to be so then we will have to see what the letter says,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon claimed : “During the recount, agents of APNU+AFC made objections at the counting stations to the voting and counting of ballots by certain electors after the counting agents indicated that the said electors were recorded as having voted at the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections. Our investigations have revealed that electors were outside the jurisdiction and were recorded as voted” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “They are bearing witness firsthand to these revelations coming out every single day as these boxes are opened… the CARICOM mission will help us to determine whether in fact valid votes were cast and if what we are seeing is the will of the Guyana people,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 5, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We cannot sail calmly into the end of the recount while your concerns go unanswered and a massive fraudulent operation carried out on your electoral process. An operation which is systemic and pervasive,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon pointed out : “in box 7060 the list of electors ticked off for another station was found in this box,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “My fellow Guyanese as you can see our intervention with GECOM has been based on evidence and we require GECOM to act in a timely manner on these investigations as the cumulative impact of these irregularities and fraud has a bearing on the validity of all votes. The qualitative figure so impacted is now in excess of 92, 000,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “the NCTF is considering an extension of the current measures beyond June 3, 2020, but not a complete lockdown” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, June 1, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I want to make this very clear—that the National Corona Task Force has not considered a national lockdown. What we have before us is a consideration for the extension of the current measures beyond the third of June and this has nothing to do with a complete lockdown,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Commission ) : “Our agents have noted an alarming number of discrepancies that lead us to conclude from our preliminary reports that the results from the initial tally of votes are not credible. The declarations made and on record at the Guyana Elections Commission is that the majority of votes cast in the March 2nd, 2020 elections were cast in favour of the list of candidates for the APNU and the AFC. Questions of the credibility of the process arose and it was agreed that a recount of the valid votes will be done in all ten electoral districts. APNU and AFC made it pellucid that any recount will reveal significant irregularities committed by the PPP amounting to electoral fraud and that the result should put into serious doubt the fictitious statements presented by the PPP and shared with the international community,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “With Regions One and Two complete,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Bruce Golding ) : “Golding's partisanship and unquestionable links to the PPP compromise him, and no longer can he be considered an independent observer. He has clearly demonstrated a bias for his close associates and appears to have now become an unabashed co-conspirator of the PPP as they seek to defy the will of the Guyanese people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 15, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It appears as if this was coordinated and prearranged to deliver statements which were strikingly similar in content and style,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 15, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “What has happened to the will of the Guyanese people?” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 11, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “If you are coming from overseas, you have to be tested and you have to have a certificate that is valid, I believe, for seven days or so. If you do not have that and you get permission and you come here you have to be quarantined for 14 days,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “I believe so; I think that they can apply to come if they go through the correct procedure,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “When the application was made, the application was made for an aircraft to come, and then at the last minute we were advised that the Carter Center team will be on the aircraft, we didn’t say take them off, we didn’t say that they should come,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “All we are doing in this secretariat is being done under the general and specific guidance of the Prime Minister who is the Chairman of the Task Force. We report to him and then he reports to the Council of Ministers. We are going to do whatever is in the best interest of the people of Guyana to make sure they are safe and prepared for during this virus and after. This is about strengthening and operationalising the Task Force,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Going forward we may not have pandemics, we may have epidemics and so on but going forward that is going to be a facility for this purpose,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “I would say to you that this is not funds that have been from the government… our supporters and friends abroad have come together, put together their $100, lil $2,000 and they are paying for this. No money is coming from the government treasury,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 17, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “After every elections the President has to make a decision on what his cabinet looks like… It is a procedural matter after an election to bring to an end the engagement of all of those persons; be it advisors or be it a minister,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 17, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We had lists of the vulnerable in the past but in this pandemic, we have persons who weren’t vulnerable but have become vulnerable now. There are persons who have lost their livelihoods because of the restrictions, persons have been dismissed, persons who are at home and cannot move. We are putting in place, now, arrangements that will facilitate distribution of items and facilitate the distribution of cheques or food vouchers to allow those persons to benefit,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 17, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Not a single finger has been lifted against the president and the coalition regarding fraud,” “The people of Guyana came out based on the message from our campaign” External link

ABCnews Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Not a single finger has been lifted against the president and the coalition regarding fraud,” “The people of Guyana came out based on the message from our campaign” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Not a single finger has been lifted against the president and the coalition regarding fraud,” “The people of Guyana came out based on the message from our campaign” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Not a single finger has been lifted against the president and the coalition regarding fraud,” “The people of Guyana came out based on the message from our campaign” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “The behaviour and conduct of the PPP leaders and their enforcers is totally and wholly unacceptable, and is to be condemned in the strongest possible terms, and I do so unequivocally” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I call on the PPP leadership to exercise restraint and not to further contribute to an atmosphere of fear, intimidation and hostility which they have created at the GECOM office. There are reports of GECOM staff being fearful for their lives and safety as a result of the conduct of the PPP and their associates,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, March 6, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “This is absurd to think that a colonel in the Guyana Defence Force would seek to represent oil matters. This is a soldier who has no operational mandate over that process. I strongly believe that if this person is so convicted in what he says, that he doesn’t have to hide behind a veil and should come out of the dark and show his face,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, February 28, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon declared : “It’s a ridiculous assertion… because we are not using the state’s funds,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “When we first came into office, … President (David Granger) met with Minister Winston Felix and myself and gave us some clear directions on what he sees to be the services that should be available to the Guyanese public, especially with regard to passports and birth certificates. Since then, the Minister has gone on a crusade to ensure that the vision of the President is actually put into practice. He has restructured and reorganised not only the Central Passport Office but the way also in which we deal with birth certificates. No longer can you just walk into somewhere and print a birth certificate and turn up somewhere with it. All of our systems started to receive reviewing and revamping and I want to commend the Department of Citizenship for the job they have done,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, February 14, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “You have made Guyana safe for all of our people, investing heavily in Guyana Police Force and Guyana Defence Force by equipping them and reorganising them to make our people feel safe. You have made Guyana safe again,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Nicholas Maduro ) : “When everyone was saying Venezuela this and that, you went to the UN and stood there next to Nicholas Maduro. That arbitration award was final and we are prepared to test the matter, shows you are Guyanese to the bone and I salute you again,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about David Arthur Granger ) : “We are at the top of our game because of the leadership of David Arthur Granger. I salute you sir, because you have made our country proud, make every Guyanese proud. No matter where in the world Guyanese are, they are proud because of what has happened in our country over past four and a half years,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Mr. President I salute you for taking six political parties and make it work as a coalition. You defied conventional logic which says coalition doesn’t work and proven to the world that coalition can work. When distant voices were saying that coalition can’t last, we should separate, you said we are better together,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I want to send this message to our First Lady, Sandra Granger, on behalf of all of the people of Region Three and the rest of the world. Thank you to her for standing by you through thick and thin, through sickness and health. We who serve with you as ministers, we know what time you wake up because by 03:00hrs you have a telephone call, a cell phone message, cell phone pin and all of that. While some people are asleep, you are awake. Those who know what time he goes to bed find out what time he wakes up,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “There is a process which would have started, in many cases, six months, three months before and so Mr Jagdeo is fully aware of that, having been a Minister of Finance himself and therefore I think what he is trying to do is to create a situation which is seeking to say we are acting illegal,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, January 20, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained ( about Permanent Secretaries ) : “It actually requires at the first stage for the Permanent Secretaries in the Ministries to identify in their budgetary allocations these contracts. After that there is an evaluation committee that actually responds to a tender which is put out to the public for contractors to bid for these contracts. That evaluation committee does its work, makes its recommendation, and it goes to the National Procurement and Tender Board Administration. When the National Procurement and Tender Board Administration makes its recommendation, it is sent to the Minister of Finance for him to present it to the Cabinet for noting,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 17, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “These promises in very many cases bear no semblance to reality. For the PPP now, in their manifesto, to say they would reopen the sugar estates, I would like to know on what information basis they are going to do that” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, January 13, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This blank statement that we will reopen sugar estates, when you examine it, when you go into the details you will see how fake this promise is. And it is not something that any right thinking Guyanese can take on face value,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, January 13, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have always preached unity of our people; we have preached social cohesion. In fact, when we came into office, we made a whole ministry out of social cohesion, because it is our belief that social cohesion is what we need in this country for it to be developed in an equitable way,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, December 30, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This blank statement that we will reopen sugar estates,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “it is our intention to correct that” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Strategy ) : “There are several things there in our manifesto that is actually being done. Our manifesto will, to some extent, be a continuation of these programmes that we are doing. With the manifestations of how we see Guyana developing in the next decade, a manifestation of how our Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) will affect the way in which governance takes place,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “The mining syndicate initiative has been responsible for giving hundreds of small miners greater access to land. Four mining lotteries were held this year alone, which gave out over 500 mining blocks to small miners. The Guyana Mining School and the technical institutes have trained over 700 young miners in various techniques, including mapping, mined out pits, pit preparation and safety,” “The government over the last two years or so has spent over $4 billion on hinterland roads. Miners, foresters and residents in regions 1, 8, 9, 10 are singing the praises of the government for the roads which we have done in these communities” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “They speak of VAT as if it is something that the APNU AFC just brought in. We have to remind people that this was something that was brought in by the PPP. They speak about tax concessions, and we have to remember that the VAT was introduced by the PPP, at 16%. When we came into office we reduced VAT in an incremental way to where it is right now,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon expressed : “You can go to the law and you can find what they are saying here already in writing, debated and passed in the National Assembly. We have a SWF which is an Act and incorporates all of the things that they have here. So to repeat it as if this is something new is really warming up food that has been there already. We done cook this food, we have it on the table,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon asked : “These promises in very many cases bear no semblance to reality. For the PPP now in their manifesto to say they would reopen the sugar estates, I would like to know on what information basis they are going to do that,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “The PNCR recognising that the PPP’s intent to use a flawed list, immediately objected, and called for house-to-house registration to cleanse the old and padded list. After the old list was retired, GECOM began the process of house-to-house registration. Thousands of Guyanese were registered in this exercise; several of them were young people who turned 18 years of age since the last elections,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Irfan Ali ) : “Moreover the tens of thousands who have changed their particulars? Why dishonest Irfaan Ali and the PPP are seeking to deny the young people of Guyana the right to vote?” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “it is our intention to correct that” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 29, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Sea defence is a major sap on the resources of the country, especially on the budgetary allocations,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 29, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We cannot get away from climate change and escape the fact that there is a rise in sea levels… every time there is a high tide, you can see water meters above the wall… so unless we keep building the wall higher, there must be consideration as to what we are going to do going forward,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 29, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It will manage the wealth of Guyana for the present and future benefit of the people and for the sustainable development of the country,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There was some history with respect to this particular airline and therefore, when the application came, it took some amount of due diligence to come to the point of deciding…We were always concerned about its history and the fact that we do not want to have Guyanese people stranded again, having bought tickets and stranded here or in New York…We wanted to ensure that these things are put in place. So the question of the bond is one sure way of satisfying that requirement,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “I am excited because I want to continue to serve the people of this country. I believe that there is a certain quality which I have that can help the president in running this country in a proper way, and I believe that I have something to offer the people of Guyana,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There was some history with respect to this particular airline, and therefore, when the application came, it took some amount of due diligence to come to the point of deciding… But, we were always concerned about its history and the fact that we do not want to have Guyanese people stranded again, having bought tickets and stranded here or in New York… We wanted to ensure that these things are put in place. So, the question of the bond is one sure way of satisfying that requirement that if in fact, that were to happen, we will be in a position to charter aircraft to get people to their destination,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, November 15, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This priority and importance are reflected in our government’s programme in support of our senior citizens; a programme about which we are extremely proud,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 1, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “We must strive to reach that place where there is zero discrimination based on age, the welfare of our senior citizens is a matter of concern for us all; we have a collective responsibility to establish and sustain an environment of safety and security for all the vulnerable sections of our society, including our senior citizens,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 1, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We are very pleased to have the Caribbean Premier League return to Guyana in 2019. The tournament has made a huge impact, showcasing our beautiful country to viewers around the world as well as creating jobs locally,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon maintained : “We are two different administrations. The PPP because they were in power for 23 years felt that they could do anything. We are law abiding, we act within the confines and the constraints of the constitution. Therefore whatever we do can stand any level of scrutiny,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, September 9, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “These are matters that were budgeted for in our 2019 budget… The costs associated with these outreaches are part of our budget,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, September 9, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It was recognised that there was a view that people needed to see their Government Ministers more. They wanted to be in touch with them. When we came into office, we recognised that there was sort of an expectation created by the previous Administration that only if you see a Minister that you can get things done,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, September 9, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “It was dormant for a long time before we came into office,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “We have reconstituted that commission; we have provided them with the financial resources necessary for the work; we have provided them with facilities for the offices to do their work; we have guaranteed the independence of this commission,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told ( about Commission ) : “We have already said as a government and the parties in the coalition that we respect the decision of the elections commission, and we believe that the Chairman [sic] of the Commission, and her commissioners should be given every opportunity to do their work,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “What I can say to you is that I have heard no credible, practical and efficient alternative to what the elections commission is suggesting,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Commission ) : “The President has made it clear that he is not going to dissolve Parliament nor name a date for elections until such time that he is advised by the Guyana Elections Commission that it is ready for credible elections,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon declared : “Every Guyanese person will have an opportunity to get their names on the list,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “In our view it is one of the safest ways of ensuring you have a list of electors reflective of the population of Guyana,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “In so far as the house-to-house is concerned, the statement said house-to-house is legal. Many of us picketed for house-to-house registration because we were convinced, that that OLE was not clean,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “I cannot clarify because the discussions have not started. We expect that sometime this week or next week, we will commence those discussions, and so I cannot say what is on the table…because we haven’t really started the discussion,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We are looking at the revision right now,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Depending on what information is given to the chief justice she will take whatever steps are necessary… we respect that there is a hierarchy of courts, but we trust that we will not have to go all the way,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, August 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We are looking at the revision right now,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, August 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The board found that the letters to the three public servants were unlawful. And having regard to its findings, recommended that the letters of termination be immediately withdrawn,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Depending on what information is given to the chief justice she will take whatever steps are necessary…we respect that there is a hierarchy of courts, but we trust that we will not have to go all the way,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is in the interest of the Guyanese African communities to ensure that there is no return to the rampant corruption, nepotism and racial discrimination that existed between the years 1992 and 2015, all of which perpetrated a system that resulted in the marginalisation and oppression of large sections our country, especially the African Guyanese communities,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, August 2, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This morning (Wednesday) you will see that the distribution of these titles has nothing to do with which political party you represent, this is a distribution of titles to deserving Guyanese…We’re on the right path…this is not the end because 209 out of 1010 [land titles] is still a far way to go,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I would like to see, when I go back into that area again, the children are not playing football on the street; that the little boys are not liming at the sides of the street; that we can provide facilities that will help them to live and to play in safe spaces that a developed country like ours can provide… So the introduction of street lights and lights in the homes, the introduction of water, the development of roads in the community and the fact that we will have to have some other open spaces, parks where your children can play, becomes more important,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This morning you will see that the distribution of these titles has nothing to do with which political party you represent, this is a distribution of titles to deserving Guyanese…We’re on the right path…this is not the end because 209 out of 1010 [land titles] is still a far way to go,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “As far as I am aware there will be matches,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “What I can say is, the President’s understanding of the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice is that in the ‘hammering-out’ process, that he will make submissions, and that he expects that the submissions will receive consideration by the leader of the opposition by a list that is consensual that would come to him,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Both the President and Opposition Leader committed to selection of a chair of GECOM in the fastest possible time,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon expressed : “We have had this motion laid by one of the back-benchers of the National Assembly, and we have been deliberating on that matter from the time that motion was laid. We said that we [the government] were also going to wait on the study that was conducted by the Public Health Ministry and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), and another study that was done by CARICOM,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “At the end of it we agreed that at this stage, the plenipotentiaries, that is to say the representatives of the President and the leader of the opposition, have gotten to a point where they believe that our two principals should meet, that is the President and the leader of the opposition,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 12, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We believe that this process is in keeping with the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, it is in keeping with the exhortation of the Caribbean Court of Justice, and we believe that this process is required to produce a consensual approach to find a list of six names that the President will not find unacceptable. We believe that this is an important process and we are committed to it and we are committed to continued engagement with the leader of the opposition and his team,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 12, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “These are people who have offered themselves for public service. These are citizens of quality and they have offered themselves for public service, and it is now for the teams that are meeting to hammer out and in the hammering out process some will fall off and some will remain,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Of the 11 names, four have been shortlisted, two are under active consideration and five of those names were rejected,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “This afternoon the President suggested eight names to be considered as well in this hammering out process, and we agreed that we will look at those and tomorrow at 4 o clock we will meet again, at which time the real hammering out will start with respect to finding six names,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “It removes incarceration as a penalty. In the present system under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Control Act, the magistrates do not have a discretion. Once you are found guilty, they have to sentence you and so this is why many of our prisons are piling up with young men who could have been doing something more beneficial to this society, but they are piled up in there because of this,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “I believe it is something which the Judiciary can, in fact, take notice of. We are not saying they have to do it, but we are saying they can take notice of it…” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Women, in particular, …must understand that the state will offer them the protection once they are harassed by anyone. This is a clear position which we have,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained ( about Commission ) : “In fact, the President indicated that he would like this process to be completed within days. So what that means, is that the two sides will have to be engaged in what the CCJ calls hammering out the names of persons to arrive at a list of six, which the Leader of the Opposition will present to His Excellency and from which he will choose one person to be named the chairman of the Elections Commission,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 5, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have seen nothing in the ruling of the CCJ which says that the Cabinet should not meet, and in fact, Article 106 (7) speaks to the President and the government remaining in office,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 5, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have a president, we have a government that is functioning and it is the responsibility and duty of this government to ensure that an environment is there which allows for foreign companies to operate in this country, and operate under the conditions of peace,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 5, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “So, we will await the clarification from the CCJ on that matter,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, July 5, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : ”Conversation was basically in a cordial manner,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 5, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have always preached unity of our people; we have preached social cohesion. In fact, when we came into office, we made a whole ministry out of social cohesion, because it is our belief that social cohesion is what we need in this country for it to be developed in an equitable way,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, July 1, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We believe Guyana belongs to all of us; we believe that all Guyanese must enjoy a good life,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, July 1, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Those issues that you’ve noted about scholarships we will address them. I would like you to follow that up and get that information to us and we will make the necessary information so that people can get that information,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, June 21, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “Sometimes the players themselves in the industry, even though you say to them keep these exchanges away from the media and let us deal with them in-house, sometimes you wake up and look into the newspapers and it’s there…Cabinet has already given guidance and certainly will look at it again,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, June 17, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We respect the independence of these boards once appointed. My understanding is that the board took a decision with respect to the termination of Mr Duncan and therefore it will require another board to determine if Mr Duncan can return to work or stay dismissed. It is a question for the board and this has been our position all along,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “It was successfully installed across the Demerara River and was tested and energised on Wednesday June 12… it is supplying about five megawatts of power from Vreed-en-Hoop to eastern Demerara-Berbice interconnect system,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “With all the recent efforts there was very little load shedding on Wednesday June 12 and none since Thursday June 13,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “The President came out very firmly in support of us on the Venezuela issue, and has committed in the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and in any other fora where Ghana is represented to push Guyana’s case for a resolution of this matter at the ICJ,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “We are talking about capacity; capacity building. We are talking about (building) the capacity of the Department of Energy. Ultimately, the President has spoken about the establishment of a Ministry of Energy, and so this is really going to require an expanded level of talent of persons and their skills,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “This visit is cementing the relationship, which was developed between our two countries. The diplomatic relations started in 1979 between Guyana and Ghana, but because the legal framework for getting things done was never firmly established, I believe that we are now in a better position to move forward,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon asserted : “The President came out very firmly in support of us on the Venezuelan issue and has committed that in the Organisation of African Unity and in any other forum where Ghana is represented, to push Guyana’s case for a resolution of this matter at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and to ensure that Guyana gets what it rightfully deserves,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Under the guidance of His Excellency, the President, we’ve had to establish a States Land Sales Committee that will ensure that there is transparency in the disposing of these assets because, in our modern history, this will be the largest transfer of assets by the State to the private sector,” “So, it is important that we ensure all of the processes are transparent; that they’re open and, therefore, there can’t be claims that this person got something at one price and the other person got something at another price,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, June 3, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Advisories are advisories and its advice to the citizens of a country from their government. It is not something we can say we are happy about because every time an advisory comes out, people think twice about travelling to your country. They think twice about if it is a good time to invest. Is it a good time to do this? Is it a good time to do that?” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Sovereign Wealth Fund ) : “What the minister said was that it would be placed in the Consolidated Fund at the appropriate time. I believe now, based on what is happening with our budget, what is happening with the nearing of first of oil in Guyana, what is happening with the fact that we have established and made law the SWF [Sovereign Wealth Fund]—it is now an Act of parliament—that it is the opinion of the honourable minister that it is indeed a correct time for that funds to be placed in the Consolidated Fund,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “Rice and cattle farmers will therefore have better access to approximately 40,000 acres of rice land and 10,000 heads of cattle. This will see a reduction in the cost of production and transportation during harvesting land preparation,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “From the level of the Cabinet, I would wish to give the assurance to all our citizens including all those persons who are abroad and are making decisions to travel to Guyana, that Guyana is a safe place, it’s a safe place to live, it’s a safe place to work, it’s a safe place to invest, and that is the word I would wish to give to all the persons who might be thinking twice as a result of the advisory,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “There is a better cadre of senior officers, there is a better cadre of intelligence officers, who are now ensuring that police operations are intelligence-led and intelligence driven, so it is the intelligence which is provided to the police that has allowed them to confront gangs,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “As far as I am aware there will be matches,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Association ) : “The government takes this allegation very seriously because what it seeks to do [and what] it is saying is that on the appointments made by His Excellency that due diligence was not done in that regard. I wish to say a few things: firstly, I personally know Mr. Poonai, S.C., I have worked with him over these years. In fact, when I was President of the Bar Association in 2007 and the years preceding that, I worked with Mr. Poonai in other matters particularly in the land courts of Guyana. So to say that he has been involved in court matters in Canada is quite erroneous. Secondly, I am aware that Mr. Poonai was never admitted to practice law in Canada,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, May 24, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “They were there based on a decision of Cabinet after a long and careful deliberation of the issues related to the matter at the CCJ,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, May 17, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The system of governance which we practise must be inclusionary so that the people themselves can have a say in the way in which their affairs are governed,” “The people themselves can actually shape the way their government functions. So, these outreaches are part of shaping the way your government functions. They are a way of making sure that we are reflective of what we say we are and that is a government by the people, of the people and for the people” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “We’ve already done the survey and the feasibility study for the highway. We’ve also done the survey and the feasibility study for the Linden to Lethem Highway and I believe that some of the phases in it has already benefitted from financing. So, this is a work in progress,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “She is the Minister of State and that is one of the departments that fall within the remit of the Minister of State within the Ministry of the Presidency,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, May 3, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “I wrote to [the president] and said I have commenced the process of renunciation of US citizenship and therefore by the time we come around to the next elections, I will go back into the Parliament” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “I did not choose to resign in place of renunciation. I want to make that very clear because some of my supporters, some people all over the country, they say ‘why did you resign? Why you didn’t give back the American people their passport?’ Well, I gave up the passport but I had to resign so that the processes can go on,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I wrote His Excellency, the President, that I have commenced the process of renunciation of US citizenship and therefore by the time we come around to the next elections, I’ll be ready to go back in to the parliament,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “People are responding to these outreaches, and what it means, is that, taking the government to the people is a very important aspect of the way in which we conduct government business,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 26, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “Of course there are always these reports which seem to suggest that there may be some levels of corruption at the lower level in relation to the services provided to people,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 26, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “But I think that it has been a very rewarding morning so far and it is basically against a backdrop of an opposition that is telling people stay away from these exercises. This is for their benefit. This is basically dealing with the issues that affect them in their daily lives,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 26, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The Bartica Regatta has grown from strength to strength, and has taken its place among the top tourist and entertainment attractions in Guyana’s social calendar,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, April 22, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Your government is committed to continuing this process of development; of building our infrastructure not only in Bartica, but all across Region Seven and all across our country,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, April 22, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There are some recommendations that have been made by the [CoI] into…the deaths which occurred but there has been no formal ruling on compensation as yet,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon replied : “When did you realise that you were sitting illegally in the National Assembly by virtue of being a dual citizen,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, March 31, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “No, it [the sitting] can’t be exclusive [because] there [is] other business to be conducted in the National Assembly. There are some legislation, which has to be tabled,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The attorneys representing the State will advise the government with respect to the situation with members of the government that are dual citizens, so in that regard I will say that this matter is still engaging the attention of the courts and cabinet has not made a ruling on it,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The decisions will be made in the public’s interest,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is expected that this will be achieved through sharing best-practices and national resilient building strategies,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The question of dual citizenship, this is matter which is hot in the media right now and therefore, I believe it is important that we clarify this matter. I must say to you that this matter has engaged the attention of the High Court of Guyana, it has engaged the attention of the Court of Appeal and it is also a matter which has been appealed to the Caribbean Court of Justice as one of the grounds for appeal. In that regard, the attorneys representing the State will advise the Government with respect to the situation with Members of the Government that are dual citizens so in that regard, I will say that this matter is still engaging the attention and Cabinet has not made a ruling on it. In that regard, it is contemplated that on April 11th, 2019 when the National Assembly sits, that all the members of the Government side will be there” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Commission ) : “House-to-house registration means that when the enumerators from the Guyana Elections Commission go to your house, that you should be there. And therefore if you reside overseas and you are not here at the time when the enumerators go to your house, then you cannot be considered to be on the list of the names of the electors,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained ( about David Granger ) : “The philosophy of our coalition, the philosophy of President David Granger is that we must guarantee and provide a good life for all of the citizens of this country; and that life means different things to different people. To you here today bringing water into this community is that good life, to other persons who might have been accustomed to having water in their communities, maybe fixing the pipe for them, would be something for them; but to you, because water is being provided to your homestead for the first time in so many years, this is in fact the government bringing to you that good life that we promised,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The President has written the Leader of the Opposition and said to him today that he has received the advice of the elections commission and that he is prepared to name a date within the confines of the advice which has been given,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There is no crisis. A Chinese philosopher once said that ‘where some people see crisis, others see opportunity’. I believe we have an opportunity now based on what has happened in the National Assembly to have a fresh look at the way in which we work together to develop our country,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon summed up ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “He [Jagdeo] wants to be a third-term president without having the obligations of a president,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “He’s running crazy and this is all because of what is happening offshore,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon promised : “He is not the President and he’s not going to threaten the people of this country. He’s not going to threaten public servants because, to the extent that he threatens them and those threats are acted upon…there will be consequences for his actions,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We should not be cowed by language that seeks to evoke unnecessary ire and emotions of people. It is unnecessary and we believe it is intended to create division among our people,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “Guyanese people are smart and they know the type of political leadership they have had. So try to get the facts and analyse it for yourself. Don’t believe the fake news. Guyana is not in a crisis. Guyana has a strong stable Government, which respects the Constitution, respects the rule of law and will never damage that,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, March 18, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “What this represents is government’s commitment to providing quality services to the people of Guyana, irrespective of where they are; on the coast, hinterland or anywhere. The quality of service we provide must be the same everywhere and that’s a commitment we made to the people when we assumed office. We said that there would be no distinction between the coast and the hinterland and so… what is happening here today is part of a process that has been undertaken by the government. We have made that commitment to this country that we will look after the ordinary man and to the extent to which government services would be provided to as near as possible to people where they live,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 15, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "While we look at climate change, while we look at sustainable livelihoods, we have a forest that is so inaccessible, but the areas that are accessible are also threatened," External link

globalissues Friday, March 8, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The President has instructed that GECOM be advised about an early meeting; I will follow that up today (Wednesday) to determine when best, but it’s going to have to be done within the next three to four days so that we can get from GECOM their readiness to deliver credible elections,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon commented : “We have always said that the President is prepared to engage with the leader of the opposition on any matter of national interest. We consider this to be one such matter and, therefore, that is why the President invited him. So, it is our hope that after mature consideration, the leader of the opposition will change that stance which he has taken today and attend the meeting” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We have to start cleaning up this place. From today or tomorrow, we are going to start cleaning it up because I have already told Member of Parliament, Mr. Jermaine Figuiera that we will rebuild it bigger and better than how it was. This is an important community for us and the President was here himself, I was here to hand over equipment and sports gear some time ago so I know what has been lost. The Police and Fire will do their investigations but irrespective of what the outcome is, we have to move on, so I am going to make a commitment to ensure that some of the requirements for rebuilding, that we can start getting it from next week. Don’t be sad and down, we are going to rebuild,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, March 4, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “One would expect that under normal decency and by virtue of democratic behaviour, the Leader of the Opposition would respond to the President indicating whether he would attend that meeting or not, but not to hear in the Media that he has said that he is not attending,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, March 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “So it is our hope that after mature consideration, the Leader of the Opposition will change that stance which he has taken today and attend the meeting,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, March 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “There are two letters. The first letter is an acknowledgement of the chairman of GECOM’s letter. The second letter refers to the first letter. So how could you now say that this is something that is doctored when you, the author of the letter, acknowledges that you sent one and this is the second one I am sending?” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about David Arthur Granger ) : “I have never heard anyone level such an accusation against President David Arthur Granger, a Christian man, who espouses and practices Christian values; who understands the Bible,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon concluded ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “I cannot be responsible for Mr. Jagdeo’s comprehension of simple chronology and simple English language. If he takes the time enough to read, he would be able to understand. So, take it to the international community; take it wherever you want to take it; you would only be embarrassing yourself because people would be able to read and understand exactly what the President is saying” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “We have always said that the President is prepared to engage with the Leader of the Opposition on any matter of national interest. We consider this to be one such matter and, therefore, that is why the President invited him. So it is our hope that after mature consideration, the Leader of the Opposition will change that stance which he has taken today and attend the meeting,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We made it very clear that the workers must be treated in a respectful manner, and that at all times, our labour laws must be upheld. This government takes this matter seriously at the earliest possible time and therefore we as a government will do whatever necessary to ensure that this happens,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is an error to accept that advice (offered by Jagdeo), the budget programme continues. The persons who are meant to implement the programmes must recognize that they have a duty to act in an efficient manner and have those programmes implemented,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is time for us to unite and cooperate, it is time for the small man to become the real man, this is the time our future is bright, it is our time, this is our time,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “What we are doing here today is to help you improve your quality of life, because if you want to go to the bank to do your house or do something to improve your life, you will now have a piece of paper that can show ownership. It is about giving power to you, so that you can make decisions for you, your family and your community,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Guyana is proud of you and the success you have achieved. You are one of us and you have placed the Golden Arrowhead on the map and we. therefore say congratulations,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, February 24, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “It was indeed a great achievement, not only for Guyana, but the entire Latin America and the Caribbean. It reinforces Guyana’s commitment to environmental protection generally and in particular, the issues of combating desertification, land degradation and drought. It also provided an opportunity for Latin America and the Caribbean to put forward regional perspectives on matters relating to the Convention to Combat Desertification. In addition to everything else, facilities were provided for the simultaneous translation of the proceedings into six languages. It was therefore no small task to plan and implement the arrangements to ensure a smooth conduct of the event,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “Jagdeo needs to understand that he is not the President and that the government will not sit on its hands while employees are being threatened,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is noted that there is a judgement of the Court that was made with respect to the Cabinet and that judgement is appealed but we do not have a stay of the judgement as yet and, therefore, we have not held Cabinet meetings as such… Ministerial plenaries are chaired by the President and includes all of the ministers and therefore has all of the powers that a Cabinet can have,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This year, there are 47 awards for the Guyana School of Agriculture and 167 for the University of Guyana. You represent the best of those who applied for scholarships, since the system now in place for selection of scholarship awardees is transparent and meritocratic. Scholarship awards since 2015 has to be viewed within the context of our government’s policy on education and our regard for the education sector. There can be no doubt about our government’s commitment to the education and training of our young and not so young people,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, February 11, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “You have the Government’s support to promote the sport. Despite our limitations, we have done well in this sport in Guyana and further afield. So this is an important day and I hope when we look back a few years from now, we can be proud of ourselves,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I believe that this is an important day in the history of the federation and in many years to come we may look back at today; and when we look back at the facilities on D’Urban Park, I would like to say that it was a job well done,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about David Granger ) : “Last year, the President of FIFA visited and he met with President David Granger and the President of FIFA made a commitment to help Guyana to achieve certain goals as it relates to football. At that point, President Granger committed to ensuring that what is needed at the level of the government will be done. So this collaboration is testimony to that commitment. We are keeping our bargain this morning. This activity of declaring that area for Sports not only benefits the GFF but in our negotiations, we insisted that the public has access to these facilities that the GFF would maintain. I believe that the infrastructure for these two sports has been an inhibitor in allowing for our players to achieve success and so I really want to see this facility utilised for the benefit for our young men and women and we can see an incremental increase in the number of people who play these sports and their successes,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 9, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I would say that it is a statement that I believe has no basis right now because as a government we have always respected the constitution. We have always respected the law, so there was no need for a warning at this point in time as far as I am concerned,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, February 4, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “There is no restriction on the work of the government. There is no interim government, there is no caretaker government, the constitution speaks about a government and therefore the government shall function as it normally should,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, February 4, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We in the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are confident of his candidature as we have seen the appreciation of the Guyanese electorate for the work he has done over the years,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, February 4, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "Guyana is fully committed to the protection and conservation of its natural patrimony, including its land resources. Our record of environmental protection and conservation of land and its resources provides a global model for good practice," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We in the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are confident of his candidature as we have seen the appreciation of the Guyanese electorate for the work he has done over the years,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "That will now allow for them to have potable water all year round and that's a major development for those communities," External link

globalissues Friday, February 1, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “That will now allow for them to have potable water all year round and that’s a major development for those communities,” External link

ipsnews Friday, February 1, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “This is what we want to replicate in every part of this country where people can be assured that drought will never be a factor which they have to consider in planning their lives, in planting their crops, in managing the land which they have again,” External link

ipsnews Friday, February 1, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "Some people might find it difficult to appreciate that in a country like Guyana, a part of the tropical rainforest, that you can still have portions of this land which have drought," External link

globalissues Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : "They are dealing with how to sustainably harvest water so that it can be utilised for farming and other domestic purposes," "In the period of drought, we are now looking at the question of utilisation of wells" External link

globalissues Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Some people might find it difficult to appreciate that in a country like Guyana, a part of the tropical rainforest, that you can still have portions of this land which have drought,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “They are dealing with how to sustainably harvest water so that it can be utilised for farming and other domestic purposes,” “In the period of drought, we are now looking at the question of utilisation of wells” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "Guyana is fully committed to the protection and conservation of its natural patrimony, including its land resources. Our record of environmental protection and conservation of land and its resources provides a global model for good practice," External link

globalissues Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Guyana is fully committed to the protection and conservation of its natural patrimony, including its land resources. Our record of environmental protection and conservation of land and its resources provides a global model for good practice,” External link

ipsnews Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We therefore, have a deep appreciation for our unique position and the crucial nature of our responsibility in relation to the preservation of our land cover and the protection of our environment. We are, as well, fully aware of the importance of the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification to the environmental health and well-being of our planet; a process to which we are fully committed and to which we have continued to meet all of our technical and financial obligations,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We in the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are confident of his candidature as we have seen the appreciation of the Guyanese electorate for the work he has done over the years,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, January 28, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is an error to accept that advice (offered by Jagdeo), the budget programme continues. The persons who are meant to implement the programmes must recognize that they have a duty to act in an efficient manner and have those programmes implemented,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is usually not prudent to be making pronouncements on matters which are before the Courts and which can in fact have the tendency of seeking to influence the direction in which the Court goes. So, I would reserve any comments on this matter until the Court has made its ruling,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “it would be appreciated if you indicate the matters you wish to place on the agenda for the said meeting” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, January 7, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “it would be appreciated if you indicate the matters you wish to place on the agenda for the said meeting” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We respect the constitution, we respect the ruling of the national assembly, we respect the ruling of the courts and we will use all of these available means that are at our disposal to ensure that we bring clarity to the situation. The speaker said this has never happened before in Guyana and so what we also need to do is set a precedent as to how matters of this nature will be dealt with in the future,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 4, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “PPP has not been shy in approaching the courts whenever they feel that there is something that is wrong…So I don’t see why they should be afraid…that, that is an option which we may exercise if it becomes necessary,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “I think Mr. Jagdeo is hallucinating. He is attempting to detract from the madness that is taking place in his party, trying to find a presidential candidate that he is comfortable with. He is trying to deflect the public’s scrutiny of what is going on there,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon pointed out : “The Government wishes to give the full assurance to you the citizens that all necessary measures to ensure your safety and security are in place and that, in this regard, you go about your business in a confident manner,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:07:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon declared : “How dare you Mr no marriage?” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, December 22, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We are in compliance and there is no requirement for age… the employees provide a particular skill we are looking for and therefore that requirement of being under the age of 45 is not applicable…” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained ( about Stephen Campbell ) : “This is not a new project. This is work that will make the presidential complex better secured and prevent the effects of flooding. In 2015 we encountered flooding which caused the loss of documents on the bottom floor because the revetment was poor…. We are ensuring the presidential complex looks presidential. This project also covers Castellani House and BIDFORD, now the Stephen Campbell House which accommodates the Ministry of Citizenship…” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We are trying to make the Presidential complex look Presidential,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told ( about Christopher Ram ) : “Mr. Ram hasn’t resigned from anything. Mr. Ram was working on some committee, that has no pecuniary benefits, with the Attorney General,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:34:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told ( about Christopher Ram ) : “Mr. Ram was working on a committee that had no pecuniary benefits to the attorney general,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “That is when you would know if in fact he is making a very serious decision,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is hoped that all of the issues that have been unresolved over all these years, that we will be able to bring closure to them and resolve these issues in relation to land,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “His Excellency did elaborate a little more on that and he identified the three ‘Is’ which is to say that the person must be a person of integrity, the person must be a person who is independent and the person must be someone who is impartial,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “His Excellency indicated to the Leader of the Opposition that he sent a letter to the Acting Chancellor and the Chairman of the JSC asking them to provide some additional information and based upon that he is going to exercise his judgement,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have to adopt a proactive programme instead of a treatment approach. Our small population relative to land space and the concentration of our population on our narrow coastal lands afford us a unique opportunity to pursue land management and development including land degradation neutrality in ways that will ensure sustainability of our resources,” External link

gina Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is hoped that all of the issues that have been unresolved over all these years, that we will be able to bring closure to them and resolve these issues in relation to land,” External link

gina Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “all appointments of ministers are made by the President. A Minister’s job is to assist the President in the function of his office in a particular ministry so all Ministers, their job is to carry out some of the duties that belong to the President, so it is the President’s responsibility to appoint Ministers” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated ( about Freddie Kissoon ) : “Mr. Kissoon should clearly speak to those ministers that he referred to in his article and find out from them what the true facts are,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon maintained : “All of these recommendations were made by the AFC…” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Dominic Gaskin ) : “Minister Gaskin is an executive member of the AFC; he was the treasurer of the AFC when we went into elections; he was always a high-ranking member of that party, so it has nothing to do with him being the son-in-law of the President. This is a very subtle attempt to put a label of nepotism unto the President and we must roundly reject it, that’s my position,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Last year, in our performance as ministries, our public sector infrastructure programme, the completion rate was miserably low. Some claimed that they were new in the work, some weren’t sure what was expected and some were just ambivalent about the consequences of not doing things at the right time. So our performance last year was not good and we have to do better this year. You have to provide a service to the people and the State gives you a budget to do so, but if at the end of the year you can only show 15, 20 or 30 per cent completion, then something is wrong. We will have to make changes,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, March 6, 2017 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “The conference was briefed that the matters in relation to GuySuCo are ongoing. It was also informed that a process of consultation with the Opposition, trade unions and other workers’ representatives had been concluded and the options which were advanced by the government, and proposals submitted by GAWU (Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union) will form the basis of a White Paper that will be laid in the National Assembly shortly,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “she [Minister Lawrence] has gone around to some of the units where procurement is taking place and has actually seen for herself what is happening, and we can expect some radical changes where those things are concerned” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, March 3, 2017 2:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It was agreed that the information relevant to this issue will be disseminated so that the nation can be sensitised about the controversy, especially with regards to Guyana’s position,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, March 3, 2017 2:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “This paper will include the method of construction we hope to use and will focus more on indigenous and more on our local contractors before we actually go outside,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, March 3, 2017 1:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “and we want to discourage this practice of accumulating large amounts of leave and then asking for payment in lieu. So we are trying to ensure that all public officers get their leave during that year,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:02:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Mr Singh ) : “This is the practice that we have embraced since we came into office and, therefore, Mr. Singh, who had some leave accumulated, has been asked to go on leave with effect from today and Major General Michael Atherly will be heading CANU. This has been communicated to the Minister of Public Security, who is the person responsible for CANU, but public officers have always been encouraged to take their leave and we want to discourage this practice of accumulating large amounts of leave and then asking for payment in lieu. So we are trying to ensure that all public officers get their leave during that year,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “The wheels of justice turn slowly but surely,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “That he could only receive, the lowest of marks from any independent evaluation through his tolerance of crime, racism and dismal social progress,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “Mr Jagdeo should be the last person talking about filing cases against anybody,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Now this is a company that (has) already provided, in fact they are the company that provided the scanner, they provided the training and this is an ongoing contract so it is not a new contract,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “not only cover just one port, but all of the ports-of-entry and exits in the country, so this is a part of a process of ensuring that we can cover these major activities that’s taking place,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister of social protection1.52%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
minister21.97%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
minister of finance0.76%EN08/13/201713/08/2017
state minister9.09%EN07/02/201702/07/2017
secretary34.85%EN06/17/201717/06/2017
cabinet secretary21.21%EN06/17/201717/06/2017
general secretary of apnu0.76%EN05/29/201729/05/2017
secretary of apnu0.76%EN05/29/201729/05/2017
chairman of gnba0.76%EN02/22/201722/02/2017
deputy0.76%EN01/30/201730/01/2017
national disasters management coordinator0.76%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
disasters management coordinator0.76%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
coordinator0.76%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
aide3.03%EN10/15/201615/10/2016
attorney general0.76%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
foreign affairs and cabinet secretary0.76%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
spokesman0.76%EN06/19/201619/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Joseph HarmonEN100.00%


 
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Joseph Harmon said : “It appears to me and I venture to say, any right-thinking person to be a most ridiculous and nonsensical proposition,” External link

antiguaobserver Monday, June 29, 2020 5:31:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “All they are waiting on now,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, June 29, 2020 8:18:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “No elections in Guyana can be determined on votes that are not valid…in my view, the CEO cannot declare anything other than valid votes and his determination in what are valid votes, we would need to see those reports of the CEO reflected in the way those votes are tallied,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There was a process of a recount which lasted for 33 days and if we were to say that work is not to be considered, even though the gazetted order requires it to be so then we will have to see what the letter says,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 17, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon claimed : “During the recount, agents of APNU+AFC made objections at the counting stations to the voting and counting of ballots by certain electors after the counting agents indicated that the said electors were recorded as having voted at the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections. Our investigations have revealed that electors were outside the jurisdiction and were recorded as voted” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, June 7, 2020 7:42:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “They are bearing witness firsthand to these revelations coming out every single day as these boxes are opened… the CARICOM mission will help us to determine whether in fact valid votes were cast and if what we are seeing is the will of the Guyana people,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, June 5, 2020 9:42:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We cannot sail calmly into the end of the recount while your concerns go unanswered and a massive fraudulent operation carried out on your electoral process. An operation which is systemic and pervasive,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon pointed out : “in box 7060 the list of electors ticked off for another station was found in this box,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “My fellow Guyanese as you can see our intervention with GECOM has been based on evidence and we require GECOM to act in a timely manner on these investigations as the cumulative impact of these irregularities and fraud has a bearing on the validity of all votes. The qualitative figure so impacted is now in excess of 92, 000,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 3, 2020 8:48:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “the NCTF is considering an extension of the current measures beyond June 3, 2020, but not a complete lockdown” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, June 1, 2020 7:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I want to make this very clear—that the National Corona Task Force has not considered a national lockdown. What we have before us is a consideration for the extension of the current measures beyond the third of June and this has nothing to do with a complete lockdown,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 31, 2020 4:28:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Commission ) : “Our agents have noted an alarming number of discrepancies that lead us to conclude from our preliminary reports that the results from the initial tally of votes are not credible. The declarations made and on record at the Guyana Elections Commission is that the majority of votes cast in the March 2nd, 2020 elections were cast in favour of the list of candidates for the APNU and the AFC. Questions of the credibility of the process arose and it was agreed that a recount of the valid votes will be done in all ten electoral districts. APNU and AFC made it pellucid that any recount will reveal significant irregularities committed by the PPP amounting to electoral fraud and that the result should put into serious doubt the fictitious statements presented by the PPP and shared with the international community,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, May 26, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “With Regions One and Two complete,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, May 26, 2020 8:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Bruce Golding ) : “Golding's partisanship and unquestionable links to the PPP compromise him, and no longer can he be considered an independent observer. He has clearly demonstrated a bias for his close associates and appears to have now become an unabashed co-conspirator of the PPP as they seek to defy the will of the Guyanese people,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 15, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It appears as if this was coordinated and prearranged to deliver statements which were strikingly similar in content and style,” External link

jamaicaobserver Friday, May 15, 2020 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “What has happened to the will of the Guyanese people?” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, May 11, 2020 6:05:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “If you are coming from overseas, you have to be tested and you have to have a certificate that is valid, I believe, for seven days or so. If you do not have that and you get permission and you come here you have to be quarantined for 14 days,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, May 10, 2020 9:35:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “I believe so; I think that they can apply to come if they go through the correct procedure,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “When the application was made, the application was made for an aircraft to come, and then at the last minute we were advised that the Carter Center team will be on the aircraft, we didn’t say take them off, we didn’t say that they should come,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, May 10, 2020 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “All we are doing in this secretariat is being done under the general and specific guidance of the Prime Minister who is the Chairman of the Task Force. We report to him and then he reports to the Council of Ministers. We are going to do whatever is in the best interest of the people of Guyana to make sure they are safe and prepared for during this virus and after. This is about strengthening and operationalising the Task Force,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, April 26, 2020 9:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Going forward we may not have pandemics, we may have epidemics and so on but going forward that is going to be a facility for this purpose,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:13:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “I would say to you that this is not funds that have been from the government… our supporters and friends abroad have come together, put together their $100, lil $2,000 and they are paying for this. No money is coming from the government treasury,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 17, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “After every elections the President has to make a decision on what his cabinet looks like… It is a procedural matter after an election to bring to an end the engagement of all of those persons; be it advisors or be it a minister,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, April 17, 2020 10:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We had lists of the vulnerable in the past but in this pandemic, we have persons who weren’t vulnerable but have become vulnerable now. There are persons who have lost their livelihoods because of the restrictions, persons have been dismissed, persons who are at home and cannot move. We are putting in place, now, arrangements that will facilitate distribution of items and facilitate the distribution of cheques or food vouchers to allow those persons to benefit,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 17, 2020 10:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Not a single finger has been lifted against the president and the coalition regarding fraud,” “The people of Guyana came out based on the message from our campaign” External link

ABCnews Sunday, March 15, 2020 10:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Not a single finger has been lifted against the president and the coalition regarding fraud,” “The people of Guyana came out based on the message from our campaign” External link

click2houston Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:18:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Not a single finger has been lifted against the president and the coalition regarding fraud,” “The people of Guyana came out based on the message from our campaign” External link

eagletribune Saturday, March 14, 2020 7:03:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Not a single finger has been lifted against the president and the coalition regarding fraud,” “The people of Guyana came out based on the message from our campaign” External link

beaumontenterprise Saturday, March 14, 2020 6:40:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “The behaviour and conduct of the PPP leaders and their enforcers is totally and wholly unacceptable, and is to be condemned in the strongest possible terms, and I do so unequivocally” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 12, 2020 8:59:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I call on the PPP leadership to exercise restraint and not to further contribute to an atmosphere of fear, intimidation and hostility which they have created at the GECOM office. There are reports of GECOM staff being fearful for their lives and safety as a result of the conduct of the PPP and their associates,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, March 6, 2020 7:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “This is absurd to think that a colonel in the Guyana Defence Force would seek to represent oil matters. This is a soldier who has no operational mandate over that process. I strongly believe that if this person is so convicted in what he says, that he doesn’t have to hide behind a veil and should come out of the dark and show his face,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, February 28, 2020 9:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon declared : “It’s a ridiculous assertion… because we are not using the state’s funds,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 15, 2020 9:43:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “When we first came into office, … President (David Granger) met with Minister Winston Felix and myself and gave us some clear directions on what he sees to be the services that should be available to the Guyanese public, especially with regard to passports and birth certificates. Since then, the Minister has gone on a crusade to ensure that the vision of the President is actually put into practice. He has restructured and reorganised not only the Central Passport Office but the way also in which we deal with birth certificates. No longer can you just walk into somewhere and print a birth certificate and turn up somewhere with it. All of our systems started to receive reviewing and revamping and I want to commend the Department of Citizenship for the job they have done,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, February 14, 2020 9:34:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “You have made Guyana safe for all of our people, investing heavily in Guyana Police Force and Guyana Defence Force by equipping them and reorganising them to make our people feel safe. You have made Guyana safe again,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Nicholas Maduro ) : “When everyone was saying Venezuela this and that, you went to the UN and stood there next to Nicholas Maduro. That arbitration award was final and we are prepared to test the matter, shows you are Guyanese to the bone and I salute you again,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about David Arthur Granger ) : “We are at the top of our game because of the leadership of David Arthur Granger. I salute you sir, because you have made our country proud, make every Guyanese proud. No matter where in the world Guyanese are, they are proud because of what has happened in our country over past four and a half years,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Mr. President I salute you for taking six political parties and make it work as a coalition. You defied conventional logic which says coalition doesn’t work and proven to the world that coalition can work. When distant voices were saying that coalition can’t last, we should separate, you said we are better together,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I want to send this message to our First Lady, Sandra Granger, on behalf of all of the people of Region Three and the rest of the world. Thank you to her for standing by you through thick and thin, through sickness and health. We who serve with you as ministers, we know what time you wake up because by 03:00hrs you have a telephone call, a cell phone message, cell phone pin and all of that. While some people are asleep, you are awake. Those who know what time he goes to bed find out what time he wakes up,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 2, 2020 10:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “There is a process which would have started, in many cases, six months, three months before and so Mr Jagdeo is fully aware of that, having been a Minister of Finance himself and therefore I think what he is trying to do is to create a situation which is seeking to say we are acting illegal,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, January 20, 2020 9:12:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained ( about Permanent Secretaries ) : “It actually requires at the first stage for the Permanent Secretaries in the Ministries to identify in their budgetary allocations these contracts. After that there is an evaluation committee that actually responds to a tender which is put out to the public for contractors to bid for these contracts. That evaluation committee does its work, makes its recommendation, and it goes to the National Procurement and Tender Board Administration. When the National Procurement and Tender Board Administration makes its recommendation, it is sent to the Minister of Finance for him to present it to the Cabinet for noting,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 17, 2020 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “These promises in very many cases bear no semblance to reality. For the PPP now, in their manifesto, to say they would reopen the sugar estates, I would like to know on what information basis they are going to do that” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, January 13, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This blank statement that we will reopen sugar estates, when you examine it, when you go into the details you will see how fake this promise is. And it is not something that any right thinking Guyanese can take on face value,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, January 13, 2020 11:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have always preached unity of our people; we have preached social cohesion. In fact, when we came into office, we made a whole ministry out of social cohesion, because it is our belief that social cohesion is what we need in this country for it to be developed in an equitable way,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, December 30, 2019 9:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This blank statement that we will reopen sugar estates,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 7, 2019 8:36:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “it is our intention to correct that” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, December 1, 2019 11:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Strategy ) : “There are several things there in our manifesto that is actually being done. Our manifesto will, to some extent, be a continuation of these programmes that we are doing. With the manifestations of how we see Guyana developing in the next decade, a manifestation of how our Green State Development Strategy (GSDS) will affect the way in which governance takes place,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, December 1, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “The mining syndicate initiative has been responsible for giving hundreds of small miners greater access to land. Four mining lotteries were held this year alone, which gave out over 500 mining blocks to small miners. The Guyana Mining School and the technical institutes have trained over 700 young miners in various techniques, including mapping, mined out pits, pit preparation and safety,” “The government over the last two years or so has spent over $4 billion on hinterland roads. Miners, foresters and residents in regions 1, 8, 9, 10 are singing the praises of the government for the roads which we have done in these communities” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “They speak of VAT as if it is something that the APNU AFC just brought in. We have to remind people that this was something that was brought in by the PPP. They speak about tax concessions, and we have to remember that the VAT was introduced by the PPP, at 16%. When we came into office we reduced VAT in an incremental way to where it is right now,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon expressed : “You can go to the law and you can find what they are saying here already in writing, debated and passed in the National Assembly. We have a SWF which is an Act and incorporates all of the things that they have here. So to repeat it as if this is something new is really warming up food that has been there already. We done cook this food, we have it on the table,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon asked : “These promises in very many cases bear no semblance to reality. For the PPP now in their manifesto to say they would reopen the sugar estates, I would like to know on what information basis they are going to do that,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “The PNCR recognising that the PPP’s intent to use a flawed list, immediately objected, and called for house-to-house registration to cleanse the old and padded list. After the old list was retired, GECOM began the process of house-to-house registration. Thousands of Guyanese were registered in this exercise; several of them were young people who turned 18 years of age since the last elections,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Irfan Ali ) : “Moreover the tens of thousands who have changed their particulars? Why dishonest Irfaan Ali and the PPP are seeking to deny the young people of Guyana the right to vote?” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, November 30, 2019 12:38:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “it is our intention to correct that” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 29, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Sea defence is a major sap on the resources of the country, especially on the budgetary allocations,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 29, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We cannot get away from climate change and escape the fact that there is a rise in sea levels… every time there is a high tide, you can see water meters above the wall… so unless we keep building the wall higher, there must be consideration as to what we are going to do going forward,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 29, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It will manage the wealth of Guyana for the present and future benefit of the people and for the sustainable development of the country,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, November 21, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There was some history with respect to this particular airline and therefore, when the application came, it took some amount of due diligence to come to the point of deciding…We were always concerned about its history and the fact that we do not want to have Guyanese people stranded again, having bought tickets and stranded here or in New York…We wanted to ensure that these things are put in place. So the question of the bond is one sure way of satisfying that requirement,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “I am excited because I want to continue to serve the people of this country. I believe that there is a certain quality which I have that can help the president in running this country in a proper way, and I believe that I have something to offer the people of Guyana,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:01:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There was some history with respect to this particular airline, and therefore, when the application came, it took some amount of due diligence to come to the point of deciding… But, we were always concerned about its history and the fact that we do not want to have Guyanese people stranded again, having bought tickets and stranded here or in New York… We wanted to ensure that these things are put in place. So, the question of the bond is one sure way of satisfying that requirement that if in fact, that were to happen, we will be in a position to charter aircraft to get people to their destination,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, November 15, 2019 8:03:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This priority and importance are reflected in our government’s programme in support of our senior citizens; a programme about which we are extremely proud,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 1, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “We must strive to reach that place where there is zero discrimination based on age, the welfare of our senior citizens is a matter of concern for us all; we have a collective responsibility to establish and sustain an environment of safety and security for all the vulnerable sections of our society, including our senior citizens,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, November 1, 2019 7:45:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We are very pleased to have the Caribbean Premier League return to Guyana in 2019. The tournament has made a huge impact, showcasing our beautiful country to viewers around the world as well as creating jobs locally,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, September 15, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon maintained : “We are two different administrations. The PPP because they were in power for 23 years felt that they could do anything. We are law abiding, we act within the confines and the constraints of the constitution. Therefore whatever we do can stand any level of scrutiny,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, September 9, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “These are matters that were budgeted for in our 2019 budget… The costs associated with these outreaches are part of our budget,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, September 9, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It was recognised that there was a view that people needed to see their Government Ministers more. They wanted to be in touch with them. When we came into office, we recognised that there was sort of an expectation created by the previous Administration that only if you see a Minister that you can get things done,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, September 9, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “It was dormant for a long time before we came into office,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “We have reconstituted that commission; we have provided them with the financial resources necessary for the work; we have provided them with facilities for the offices to do their work; we have guaranteed the independence of this commission,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, September 8, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told ( about Commission ) : “We have already said as a government and the parties in the coalition that we respect the decision of the elections commission, and we believe that the Chairman [sic] of the Commission, and her commissioners should be given every opportunity to do their work,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “What I can say to you is that I have heard no credible, practical and efficient alternative to what the elections commission is suggesting,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, September 7, 2019 10:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Commission ) : “The President has made it clear that he is not going to dissolve Parliament nor name a date for elections until such time that he is advised by the Guyana Elections Commission that it is ready for credible elections,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, September 7, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon declared : “Every Guyanese person will have an opportunity to get their names on the list,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “In our view it is one of the safest ways of ensuring you have a list of electors reflective of the population of Guyana,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “In so far as the house-to-house is concerned, the statement said house-to-house is legal. Many of us picketed for house-to-house registration because we were convinced, that that OLE was not clean,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 29, 2019 11:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “I cannot clarify because the discussions have not started. We expect that sometime this week or next week, we will commence those discussions, and so I cannot say what is on the table…because we haven’t really started the discussion,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, August 20, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We are looking at the revision right now,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, August 13, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Depending on what information is given to the chief justice she will take whatever steps are necessary… we respect that there is a hierarchy of courts, but we trust that we will not have to go all the way,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, August 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We are looking at the revision right now,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, August 12, 2019 10:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The board found that the letters to the three public servants were unlawful. And having regard to its findings, recommended that the letters of termination be immediately withdrawn,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, August 8, 2019 9:24:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Depending on what information is given to the chief justice she will take whatever steps are necessary…we respect that there is a hierarchy of courts, but we trust that we will not have to go all the way,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 8, 2019 8:26:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is in the interest of the Guyanese African communities to ensure that there is no return to the rampant corruption, nepotism and racial discrimination that existed between the years 1992 and 2015, all of which perpetrated a system that resulted in the marginalisation and oppression of large sections our country, especially the African Guyanese communities,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, August 2, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This morning (Wednesday) you will see that the distribution of these titles has nothing to do with which political party you represent, this is a distribution of titles to deserving Guyanese…We’re on the right path…this is not the end because 209 out of 1010 [land titles] is still a far way to go,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I would like to see, when I go back into that area again, the children are not playing football on the street; that the little boys are not liming at the sides of the street; that we can provide facilities that will help them to live and to play in safe spaces that a developed country like ours can provide… So the introduction of street lights and lights in the homes, the introduction of water, the development of roads in the community and the fact that we will have to have some other open spaces, parks where your children can play, becomes more important,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, August 1, 2019 1:01:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This morning you will see that the distribution of these titles has nothing to do with which political party you represent, this is a distribution of titles to deserving Guyanese…We’re on the right path…this is not the end because 209 out of 1010 [land titles] is still a far way to go,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, August 1, 2019 9:51:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “As far as I am aware there will be matches,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, July 27, 2019 8:07:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “What I can say is, the President’s understanding of the ruling of the Caribbean Court of Justice is that in the ‘hammering-out’ process, that he will make submissions, and that he expects that the submissions will receive consideration by the leader of the opposition by a list that is consensual that would come to him,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, July 18, 2019 9:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Both the President and Opposition Leader committed to selection of a chair of GECOM in the fastest possible time,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Wednesday, July 17, 2019 8:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon expressed : “We have had this motion laid by one of the back-benchers of the National Assembly, and we have been deliberating on that matter from the time that motion was laid. We said that we [the government] were also going to wait on the study that was conducted by the Public Health Ministry and Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), and another study that was done by CARICOM,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, July 13, 2019 7:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “At the end of it we agreed that at this stage, the plenipotentiaries, that is to say the representatives of the President and the leader of the opposition, have gotten to a point where they believe that our two principals should meet, that is the President and the leader of the opposition,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 12, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We believe that this process is in keeping with the Constitution of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana, it is in keeping with the exhortation of the Caribbean Court of Justice, and we believe that this process is required to produce a consensual approach to find a list of six names that the President will not find unacceptable. We believe that this is an important process and we are committed to it and we are committed to continued engagement with the leader of the opposition and his team,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 12, 2019 10:21:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “These are people who have offered themselves for public service. These are citizens of quality and they have offered themselves for public service, and it is now for the teams that are meeting to hammer out and in the hammering out process some will fall off and some will remain,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, July 10, 2019 10:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Of the 11 names, four have been shortlisted, two are under active consideration and five of those names were rejected,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, July 10, 2019 9:39:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “This afternoon the President suggested eight names to be considered as well in this hammering out process, and we agreed that we will look at those and tomorrow at 4 o clock we will meet again, at which time the real hammering out will start with respect to finding six names,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, July 9, 2019 11:47:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “It removes incarceration as a penalty. In the present system under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substance Control Act, the magistrates do not have a discretion. Once you are found guilty, they have to sentence you and so this is why many of our prisons are piling up with young men who could have been doing something more beneficial to this society, but they are piled up in there because of this,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “I believe it is something which the Judiciary can, in fact, take notice of. We are not saying they have to do it, but we are saying they can take notice of it…” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:41:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Women, in particular, …must understand that the state will offer them the protection once they are harassed by anyone. This is a clear position which we have,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, July 6, 2019 9:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained ( about Commission ) : “In fact, the President indicated that he would like this process to be completed within days. So what that means, is that the two sides will have to be engaged in what the CCJ calls hammering out the names of persons to arrive at a list of six, which the Leader of the Opposition will present to His Excellency and from which he will choose one person to be named the chairman of the Elections Commission,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 5, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have seen nothing in the ruling of the CCJ which says that the Cabinet should not meet, and in fact, Article 106 (7) speaks to the President and the government remaining in office,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 5, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have a president, we have a government that is functioning and it is the responsibility and duty of this government to ensure that an environment is there which allows for foreign companies to operate in this country, and operate under the conditions of peace,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 5, 2019 8:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “So, we will await the clarification from the CCJ on that matter,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, July 5, 2019 8:19:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : ”Conversation was basically in a cordial manner,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, July 5, 2019 12:54:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have always preached unity of our people; we have preached social cohesion. In fact, when we came into office, we made a whole ministry out of social cohesion, because it is our belief that social cohesion is what we need in this country for it to be developed in an equitable way,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, July 1, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We believe Guyana belongs to all of us; we believe that all Guyanese must enjoy a good life,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, July 1, 2019 10:55:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Those issues that you’ve noted about scholarships we will address them. I would like you to follow that up and get that information to us and we will make the necessary information so that people can get that information,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, June 21, 2019 10:54:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “Sometimes the players themselves in the industry, even though you say to them keep these exchanges away from the media and let us deal with them in-house, sometimes you wake up and look into the newspapers and it’s there…Cabinet has already given guidance and certainly will look at it again,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, June 17, 2019 7:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We respect the independence of these boards once appointed. My understanding is that the board took a decision with respect to the termination of Mr Duncan and therefore it will require another board to determine if Mr Duncan can return to work or stay dismissed. It is a question for the board and this has been our position all along,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, June 16, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “It was successfully installed across the Demerara River and was tested and energised on Wednesday June 12… it is supplying about five megawatts of power from Vreed-en-Hoop to eastern Demerara-Berbice interconnect system,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “With all the recent efforts there was very little load shedding on Wednesday June 12 and none since Thursday June 13,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 15, 2019 9:13:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “The President came out very firmly in support of us on the Venezuela issue, and has committed in the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) and in any other fora where Ghana is represented to push Guyana’s case for a resolution of this matter at the ICJ,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “We are talking about capacity; capacity building. We are talking about (building) the capacity of the Department of Energy. Ultimately, the President has spoken about the establishment of a Ministry of Energy, and so this is really going to require an expanded level of talent of persons and their skills,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “This visit is cementing the relationship, which was developed between our two countries. The diplomatic relations started in 1979 between Guyana and Ghana, but because the legal framework for getting things done was never firmly established, I believe that we are now in a better position to move forward,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, June 12, 2019 11:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon asserted : “The President came out very firmly in support of us on the Venezuelan issue and has committed that in the Organisation of African Unity and in any other forum where Ghana is represented, to push Guyana’s case for a resolution of this matter at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) and to ensure that Guyana gets what it rightfully deserves,” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, June 12, 2019 9:58:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Under the guidance of His Excellency, the President, we’ve had to establish a States Land Sales Committee that will ensure that there is transparency in the disposing of these assets because, in our modern history, this will be the largest transfer of assets by the State to the private sector,” “So, it is important that we ensure all of the processes are transparent; that they’re open and, therefore, there can’t be claims that this person got something at one price and the other person got something at another price,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, June 3, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Advisories are advisories and its advice to the citizens of a country from their government. It is not something we can say we are happy about because every time an advisory comes out, people think twice about travelling to your country. They think twice about if it is a good time to invest. Is it a good time to do this? Is it a good time to do that?” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Sovereign Wealth Fund ) : “What the minister said was that it would be placed in the Consolidated Fund at the appropriate time. I believe now, based on what is happening with our budget, what is happening with the nearing of first of oil in Guyana, what is happening with the fact that we have established and made law the SWF [Sovereign Wealth Fund]—it is now an Act of parliament—that it is the opinion of the honourable minister that it is indeed a correct time for that funds to be placed in the Consolidated Fund,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:18:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “Rice and cattle farmers will therefore have better access to approximately 40,000 acres of rice land and 10,000 heads of cattle. This will see a reduction in the cost of production and transportation during harvesting land preparation,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “From the level of the Cabinet, I would wish to give the assurance to all our citizens including all those persons who are abroad and are making decisions to travel to Guyana, that Guyana is a safe place, it’s a safe place to live, it’s a safe place to work, it’s a safe place to invest, and that is the word I would wish to give to all the persons who might be thinking twice as a result of the advisory,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “There is a better cadre of senior officers, there is a better cadre of intelligence officers, who are now ensuring that police operations are intelligence-led and intelligence driven, so it is the intelligence which is provided to the police that has allowed them to confront gangs,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, June 1, 2019 9:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “As far as I am aware there will be matches,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 29, 2019 6:16:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Association ) : “The government takes this allegation very seriously because what it seeks to do [and what] it is saying is that on the appointments made by His Excellency that due diligence was not done in that regard. I wish to say a few things: firstly, I personally know Mr. Poonai, S.C., I have worked with him over these years. In fact, when I was President of the Bar Association in 2007 and the years preceding that, I worked with Mr. Poonai in other matters particularly in the land courts of Guyana. So to say that he has been involved in court matters in Canada is quite erroneous. Secondly, I am aware that Mr. Poonai was never admitted to practice law in Canada,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, May 24, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “They were there based on a decision of Cabinet after a long and careful deliberation of the issues related to the matter at the CCJ,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, May 17, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The system of governance which we practise must be inclusionary so that the people themselves can have a say in the way in which their affairs are governed,” “The people themselves can actually shape the way their government functions. So, these outreaches are part of shaping the way your government functions. They are a way of making sure that we are reflective of what we say we are and that is a government by the people, of the people and for the people” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “We’ve already done the survey and the feasibility study for the highway. We’ve also done the survey and the feasibility study for the Linden to Lethem Highway and I believe that some of the phases in it has already benefitted from financing. So, this is a work in progress,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, May 4, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “She is the Minister of State and that is one of the departments that fall within the remit of the Minister of State within the Ministry of the Presidency,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, May 3, 2019 9:49:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “I wrote to [the president] and said I have commenced the process of renunciation of US citizenship and therefore by the time we come around to the next elections, I will go back into the Parliament” External link

stabroeknews Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “I did not choose to resign in place of renunciation. I want to make that very clear because some of my supporters, some people all over the country, they say ‘why did you resign? Why you didn’t give back the American people their passport?’ Well, I gave up the passport but I had to resign so that the processes can go on,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I wrote His Excellency, the President, that I have commenced the process of renunciation of US citizenship and therefore by the time we come around to the next elections, I’ll be ready to go back in to the parliament,” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, May 1, 2019 8:38:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “People are responding to these outreaches, and what it means, is that, taking the government to the people is a very important aspect of the way in which we conduct government business,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 26, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “Of course there are always these reports which seem to suggest that there may be some levels of corruption at the lower level in relation to the services provided to people,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 26, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “But I think that it has been a very rewarding morning so far and it is basically against a backdrop of an opposition that is telling people stay away from these exercises. This is for their benefit. This is basically dealing with the issues that affect them in their daily lives,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, April 26, 2019 10:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The Bartica Regatta has grown from strength to strength, and has taken its place among the top tourist and entertainment attractions in Guyana’s social calendar,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, April 22, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Your government is committed to continuing this process of development; of building our infrastructure not only in Bartica, but all across Region Seven and all across our country,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, April 22, 2019 10:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There are some recommendations that have been made by the [CoI] into…the deaths which occurred but there has been no formal ruling on compensation as yet,” External link

stabroeknews Tuesday, April 2, 2019 9:37:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon replied : “When did you realise that you were sitting illegally in the National Assembly by virtue of being a dual citizen,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, March 31, 2019 12:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “No, it [the sitting] can’t be exclusive [because] there [is] other business to be conducted in the National Assembly. There are some legislation, which has to be tabled,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, March 30, 2019 10:08:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The attorneys representing the State will advise the government with respect to the situation with members of the government that are dual citizens, so in that regard I will say that this matter is still engaging the attention of the courts and cabinet has not made a ruling on it,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The decisions will be made in the public’s interest,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 8:44:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is expected that this will be achieved through sharing best-practices and national resilient building strategies,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The question of dual citizenship, this is matter which is hot in the media right now and therefore, I believe it is important that we clarify this matter. I must say to you that this matter has engaged the attention of the High Court of Guyana, it has engaged the attention of the Court of Appeal and it is also a matter which has been appealed to the Caribbean Court of Justice as one of the grounds for appeal. In that regard, the attorneys representing the State will advise the Government with respect to the situation with Members of the Government that are dual citizens so in that regard, I will say that this matter is still engaging the attention and Cabinet has not made a ruling on it. In that regard, it is contemplated that on April 11th, 2019 when the National Assembly sits, that all the members of the Government side will be there” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Commission ) : “House-to-house registration means that when the enumerators from the Guyana Elections Commission go to your house, that you should be there. And therefore if you reside overseas and you are not here at the time when the enumerators go to your house, then you cannot be considered to be on the list of the names of the electors,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, March 30, 2019 7:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained ( about David Granger ) : “The philosophy of our coalition, the philosophy of President David Granger is that we must guarantee and provide a good life for all of the citizens of this country; and that life means different things to different people. To you here today bringing water into this community is that good life, to other persons who might have been accustomed to having water in their communities, maybe fixing the pipe for them, would be something for them; but to you, because water is being provided to your homestead for the first time in so many years, this is in fact the government bringing to you that good life that we promised,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, March 24, 2019 9:04:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The President has written the Leader of the Opposition and said to him today that he has received the advice of the elections commission and that he is prepared to name a date within the confines of the advice which has been given,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “There is no crisis. A Chinese philosopher once said that ‘where some people see crisis, others see opportunity’. I believe we have an opportunity now based on what has happened in the National Assembly to have a fresh look at the way in which we work together to develop our country,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon summed up ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “He [Jagdeo] wants to be a third-term president without having the obligations of a president,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “He’s running crazy and this is all because of what is happening offshore,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon promised : “He is not the President and he’s not going to threaten the people of this country. He’s not going to threaten public servants because, to the extent that he threatens them and those threats are acted upon…there will be consequences for his actions,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We should not be cowed by language that seeks to evoke unnecessary ire and emotions of people. It is unnecessary and we believe it is intended to create division among our people,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 21, 2019 9:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “Guyanese people are smart and they know the type of political leadership they have had. So try to get the facts and analyse it for yourself. Don’t believe the fake news. Guyana is not in a crisis. Guyana has a strong stable Government, which respects the Constitution, respects the rule of law and will never damage that,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, March 18, 2019 10:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “What this represents is government’s commitment to providing quality services to the people of Guyana, irrespective of where they are; on the coast, hinterland or anywhere. The quality of service we provide must be the same everywhere and that’s a commitment we made to the people when we assumed office. We said that there would be no distinction between the coast and the hinterland and so… what is happening here today is part of a process that has been undertaken by the government. We have made that commitment to this country that we will look after the ordinary man and to the extent to which government services would be provided to as near as possible to people where they live,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 15, 2019 7:52:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "While we look at climate change, while we look at sustainable livelihoods, we have a forest that is so inaccessible, but the areas that are accessible are also threatened," External link

globalissues Friday, March 8, 2019 9:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “The President has instructed that GECOM be advised about an early meeting; I will follow that up today (Wednesday) to determine when best, but it’s going to have to be done within the next three to four days so that we can get from GECOM their readiness to deliver credible elections,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 7, 2019 9:29:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon commented : “We have always said that the President is prepared to engage with the leader of the opposition on any matter of national interest. We consider this to be one such matter and, therefore, that is why the President invited him. So, it is our hope that after mature consideration, the leader of the opposition will change that stance which he has taken today and attend the meeting” External link

guyanachronicle Wednesday, March 6, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “We have to start cleaning up this place. From today or tomorrow, we are going to start cleaning it up because I have already told Member of Parliament, Mr. Jermaine Figuiera that we will rebuild it bigger and better than how it was. This is an important community for us and the President was here himself, I was here to hand over equipment and sports gear some time ago so I know what has been lost. The Police and Fire will do their investigations but irrespective of what the outcome is, we have to move on, so I am going to make a commitment to ensure that some of the requirements for rebuilding, that we can start getting it from next week. Don’t be sad and down, we are going to rebuild,” External link

stabroeknews Monday, March 4, 2019 10:10:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “One would expect that under normal decency and by virtue of democratic behaviour, the Leader of the Opposition would respond to the President indicating whether he would attend that meeting or not, but not to hear in the Media that he has said that he is not attending,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, March 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “So it is our hope that after mature consideration, the Leader of the Opposition will change that stance which he has taken today and attend the meeting,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, March 3, 2019 7:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “There are two letters. The first letter is an acknowledgement of the chairman of GECOM’s letter. The second letter refers to the first letter. So how could you now say that this is something that is doctored when you, the author of the letter, acknowledges that you sent one and this is the second one I am sending?” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about David Arthur Granger ) : “I have never heard anyone level such an accusation against President David Arthur Granger, a Christian man, who espouses and practices Christian values; who understands the Bible,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon concluded ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “I cannot be responsible for Mr. Jagdeo’s comprehension of simple chronology and simple English language. If he takes the time enough to read, he would be able to understand. So, take it to the international community; take it wherever you want to take it; you would only be embarrassing yourself because people would be able to read and understand exactly what the President is saying” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “We have always said that the President is prepared to engage with the Leader of the Opposition on any matter of national interest. We consider this to be one such matter and, therefore, that is why the President invited him. So it is our hope that after mature consideration, the Leader of the Opposition will change that stance which he has taken today and attend the meeting,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, March 1, 2019 10:15:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We made it very clear that the workers must be treated in a respectful manner, and that at all times, our labour laws must be upheld. This government takes this matter seriously at the earliest possible time and therefore we as a government will do whatever necessary to ensure that this happens,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, February 26, 2019 9:22:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is an error to accept that advice (offered by Jagdeo), the budget programme continues. The persons who are meant to implement the programmes must recognize that they have a duty to act in an efficient manner and have those programmes implemented,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, February 26, 2019 8:39:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is time for us to unite and cooperate, it is time for the small man to become the real man, this is the time our future is bright, it is our time, this is our time,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “What we are doing here today is to help you improve your quality of life, because if you want to go to the bank to do your house or do something to improve your life, you will now have a piece of paper that can show ownership. It is about giving power to you, so that you can make decisions for you, your family and your community,” External link

guyanachronicle Sunday, February 24, 2019 10:25:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Guyana is proud of you and the success you have achieved. You are one of us and you have placed the Golden Arrowhead on the map and we. therefore say congratulations,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, February 24, 2019 8:33:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated : “It was indeed a great achievement, not only for Guyana, but the entire Latin America and the Caribbean. It reinforces Guyana’s commitment to environmental protection generally and in particular, the issues of combating desertification, land degradation and drought. It also provided an opportunity for Latin America and the Caribbean to put forward regional perspectives on matters relating to the Convention to Combat Desertification. In addition to everything else, facilities were provided for the simultaneous translation of the proceedings into six languages. It was therefore no small task to plan and implement the arrangements to ensure a smooth conduct of the event,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 23, 2019 9:46:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “Jagdeo needs to understand that he is not the President and that the government will not sit on its hands while employees are being threatened,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 16, 2019 10:53:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is noted that there is a judgement of the Court that was made with respect to the Cabinet and that judgement is appealed but we do not have a stay of the judgement as yet and, therefore, we have not held Cabinet meetings as such… Ministerial plenaries are chaired by the President and includes all of the ministers and therefore has all of the powers that a Cabinet can have,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 16, 2019 9:26:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “This year, there are 47 awards for the Guyana School of Agriculture and 167 for the University of Guyana. You represent the best of those who applied for scholarships, since the system now in place for selection of scholarship awardees is transparent and meritocratic. Scholarship awards since 2015 has to be viewed within the context of our government’s policy on education and our regard for the education sector. There can be no doubt about our government’s commitment to the education and training of our young and not so young people,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, February 11, 2019 9:23:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “You have the Government’s support to promote the sport. Despite our limitations, we have done well in this sport in Guyana and further afield. So this is an important day and I hope when we look back a few years from now, we can be proud of ourselves,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, February 9, 2019 8:09:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I believe that this is an important day in the history of the federation and in many years to come we may look back at today; and when we look back at the facilities on D’Urban Park, I would like to say that it was a job well done,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 9, 2019 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about David Granger ) : “Last year, the President of FIFA visited and he met with President David Granger and the President of FIFA made a commitment to help Guyana to achieve certain goals as it relates to football. At that point, President Granger committed to ensuring that what is needed at the level of the government will be done. So this collaboration is testimony to that commitment. We are keeping our bargain this morning. This activity of declaring that area for Sports not only benefits the GFF but in our negotiations, we insisted that the public has access to these facilities that the GFF would maintain. I believe that the infrastructure for these two sports has been an inhibitor in allowing for our players to achieve success and so I really want to see this facility utilised for the benefit for our young men and women and we can see an incremental increase in the number of people who play these sports and their successes,” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, February 9, 2019 4:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “I would say that it is a statement that I believe has no basis right now because as a government we have always respected the constitution. We have always respected the law, so there was no need for a warning at this point in time as far as I am concerned,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, February 4, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “There is no restriction on the work of the government. There is no interim government, there is no caretaker government, the constitution speaks about a government and therefore the government shall function as it normally should,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, February 4, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We in the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are confident of his candidature as we have seen the appreciation of the Guyanese electorate for the work he has done over the years,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, February 4, 2019 10:06:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "Guyana is fully committed to the protection and conservation of its natural patrimony, including its land resources. Our record of environmental protection and conservation of land and its resources provides a global model for good practice," External link

allafrica Saturday, February 2, 2019 4:41:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We in the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are confident of his candidature as we have seen the appreciation of the Guyanese electorate for the work he has done over the years,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 2, 2019 8:56:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "That will now allow for them to have potable water all year round and that's a major development for those communities," External link

globalissues Friday, February 1, 2019 7:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “That will now allow for them to have potable water all year round and that’s a major development for those communities,” External link

ipsnews Friday, February 1, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “This is what we want to replicate in every part of this country where people can be assured that drought will never be a factor which they have to consider in planning their lives, in planting their crops, in managing the land which they have again,” External link

ipsnews Friday, February 1, 2019 12:29:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "Some people might find it difficult to appreciate that in a country like Guyana, a part of the tropical rainforest, that you can still have portions of this land which have drought," External link

globalissues Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : "They are dealing with how to sustainably harvest water so that it can be utilised for farming and other domestic purposes," "In the period of drought, we are now looking at the question of utilisation of wells" External link

globalissues Wednesday, January 30, 2019 7:47:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Some people might find it difficult to appreciate that in a country like Guyana, a part of the tropical rainforest, that you can still have portions of this land which have drought,” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “They are dealing with how to sustainably harvest water so that it can be utilised for farming and other domestic purposes,” “In the period of drought, we are now looking at the question of utilisation of wells” External link

ipsnews Wednesday, January 30, 2019 11:50:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : "Guyana is fully committed to the protection and conservation of its natural patrimony, including its land resources. Our record of environmental protection and conservation of land and its resources provides a global model for good practice," External link

globalissues Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:58:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “Guyana is fully committed to the protection and conservation of its natural patrimony, including its land resources. Our record of environmental protection and conservation of land and its resources provides a global model for good practice,” External link

ipsnews Tuesday, January 29, 2019 7:04:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We therefore, have a deep appreciation for our unique position and the crucial nature of our responsibility in relation to the preservation of our land cover and the protection of our environment. We are, as well, fully aware of the importance of the implementation of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification to the environmental health and well-being of our planet; a process to which we are fully committed and to which we have continued to meet all of our technical and financial obligations,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, January 29, 2019 9:02:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We in the A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are confident of his candidature as we have seen the appreciation of the Guyanese electorate for the work he has done over the years,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, January 28, 2019 7:12:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is an error to accept that advice (offered by Jagdeo), the budget programme continues. The persons who are meant to implement the programmes must recognize that they have a duty to act in an efficient manner and have those programmes implemented,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Sunday, January 20, 2019 8:42:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is usually not prudent to be making pronouncements on matters which are before the Courts and which can in fact have the tendency of seeking to influence the direction in which the Court goes. So, I would reserve any comments on this matter until the Court has made its ruling,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 19, 2019 8:11:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “it would be appreciated if you indicate the matters you wish to place on the agenda for the said meeting” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Monday, January 7, 2019 9:57:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “it would be appreciated if you indicate the matters you wish to place on the agenda for the said meeting” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, January 5, 2019 8:40:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We respect the constitution, we respect the ruling of the national assembly, we respect the ruling of the courts and we will use all of these available means that are at our disposal to ensure that we bring clarity to the situation. The speaker said this has never happened before in Guyana and so what we also need to do is set a precedent as to how matters of this nature will be dealt with in the future,” External link

guyanachronicle Friday, January 4, 2019 7:34:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “PPP has not been shy in approaching the courts whenever they feel that there is something that is wrong…So I don’t see why they should be afraid…that, that is an option which we may exercise if it becomes necessary,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “I think Mr. Jagdeo is hallucinating. He is attempting to detract from the madness that is taking place in his party, trying to find a presidential candidate that he is comfortable with. He is trying to deflect the public’s scrutiny of what is going on there,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, December 29, 2018 9:43:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon pointed out : “The Government wishes to give the full assurance to you the citizens that all necessary measures to ensure your safety and security are in place and that, in this regard, you go about your business in a confident manner,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Tuesday, December 25, 2018 8:07:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon declared : “How dare you Mr no marriage?” External link

stabroeknews Saturday, December 22, 2018 2:17:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We are in compliance and there is no requirement for age… the employees provide a particular skill we are looking for and therefore that requirement of being under the age of 45 is not applicable…” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained ( about Stephen Campbell ) : “This is not a new project. This is work that will make the presidential complex better secured and prevent the effects of flooding. In 2015 we encountered flooding which caused the loss of documents on the bottom floor because the revetment was poor…. We are ensuring the presidential complex looks presidential. This project also covers Castellani House and BIDFORD, now the Stephen Campbell House which accommodates the Ministry of Citizenship…” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We are trying to make the Presidential complex look Presidential,” External link

guyanachronicle Tuesday, December 11, 2018 7:28:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told ( about Christopher Ram ) : “Mr. Ram hasn’t resigned from anything. Mr. Ram was working on some committee, that has no pecuniary benefits, with the Attorney General,” External link

stabroeknews Sunday, October 29, 2017 9:34:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told ( about Christopher Ram ) : “Mr. Ram was working on a committee that had no pecuniary benefits to the attorney general,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “That is when you would know if in fact he is making a very serious decision,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, October 28, 2017 8:32:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is hoped that all of the issues that have been unresolved over all these years, that we will be able to bring closure to them and resolve these issues in relation to land,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “His Excellency did elaborate a little more on that and he identified the three ‘Is’ which is to say that the person must be a person of integrity, the person must be a person who is independent and the person must be someone who is impartial,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon noted : “His Excellency indicated to the Leader of the Opposition that he sent a letter to the Acting Chancellor and the Chairman of the JSC asking them to provide some additional information and based upon that he is going to exercise his judgement,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 12:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “We have to adopt a proactive programme instead of a treatment approach. Our small population relative to land space and the concentration of our population on our narrow coastal lands afford us a unique opportunity to pursue land management and development including land degradation neutrality in ways that will ensure sustainability of our resources,” External link

gina Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It is hoped that all of the issues that have been unresolved over all these years, that we will be able to bring closure to them and resolve these issues in relation to land,” External link

gina Thursday, March 9, 2017 10:20:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “all appointments of ministers are made by the President. A Minister’s job is to assist the President in the function of his office in a particular ministry so all Ministers, their job is to carry out some of the duties that belong to the President, so it is the President’s responsibility to appoint Ministers” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated ( about Freddie Kissoon ) : “Mr. Kissoon should clearly speak to those ministers that he referred to in his article and find out from them what the true facts are,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon maintained : “All of these recommendations were made by the AFC…” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Dominic Gaskin ) : “Minister Gaskin is an executive member of the AFC; he was the treasurer of the AFC when we went into elections; he was always a high-ranking member of that party, so it has nothing to do with him being the son-in-law of the President. This is a very subtle attempt to put a label of nepotism unto the President and we must roundly reject it, that’s my position,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 9, 2017 7:14:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Last year, in our performance as ministries, our public sector infrastructure programme, the completion rate was miserably low. Some claimed that they were new in the work, some weren’t sure what was expected and some were just ambivalent about the consequences of not doing things at the right time. So our performance last year was not good and we have to do better this year. You have to provide a service to the people and the State gives you a budget to do so, but if at the end of the year you can only show 15, 20 or 30 per cent completion, then something is wrong. We will have to make changes,” External link

guyanachronicle Monday, March 6, 2017 1:23:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “The conference was briefed that the matters in relation to GuySuCo are ongoing. It was also informed that a process of consultation with the Opposition, trade unions and other workers’ representatives had been concluded and the options which were advanced by the government, and proposals submitted by GAWU (Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union) will form the basis of a White Paper that will be laid in the National Assembly shortly,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Saturday, March 4, 2017 1:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “she [Minister Lawrence] has gone around to some of the units where procurement is taking place and has actually seen for herself what is happening, and we can expect some radical changes where those things are concerned” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, March 3, 2017 2:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “It was agreed that the information relevant to this issue will be disseminated so that the nation can be sensitised about the controversy, especially with regards to Guyana’s position,” External link

kaieteurnewsonline Friday, March 3, 2017 2:25:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon explained : “This paper will include the method of construction we hope to use and will focus more on indigenous and more on our local contractors before we actually go outside,” External link

stabroeknews Friday, March 3, 2017 1:57:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “and we want to discourage this practice of accumulating large amounts of leave and then asking for payment in lieu. So we are trying to ensure that all public officers get their leave during that year,” External link

guyanachronicle Thursday, March 2, 2017 2:02:00 PM EAT

Joseph Harmon said ( about Mr Singh ) : “This is the practice that we have embraced since we came into office and, therefore, Mr. Singh, who had some leave accumulated, has been asked to go on leave with effect from today and Major General Michael Atherly will be heading CANU. This has been communicated to the Minister of Public Security, who is the person responsible for CANU, but public officers have always been encouraged to take their leave and we want to discourage this practice of accumulating large amounts of leave and then asking for payment in lieu. So we are trying to ensure that all public officers get their leave during that year,” External link

stabroeknews Thursday, March 2, 2017 4:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon told : “The wheels of justice turn slowly but surely,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “That he could only receive, the lowest of marks from any independent evaluation through his tolerance of crime, racism and dismal social progress,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon stated ( about Bharrat Jagdeo ) : “Mr Jagdeo should be the last person talking about filing cases against anybody,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon said : “Now this is a company that (has) already provided, in fact they are the company that provided the scanner, they provided the training and this is an ongoing contract so it is not a new contract,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT

Joseph Harmon added : “not only cover just one port, but all of the ports-of-entry and exits in the country, so this is a part of a process of ensuring that we can cover these major activities that’s taking place,” External link

guyanachronicle Saturday, February 18, 2017 10:27:00 AM EAT



Key Titles and Phrases Count Lang Last Seen
minister of social protection1.52%EN10/27/201727/10/2017
minister21.97%EN08/14/201714/08/2017
minister of finance0.76%EN08/13/201713/08/2017
state minister9.09%EN07/02/201702/07/2017
secretary34.85%EN06/17/201717/06/2017
cabinet secretary21.21%EN06/17/201717/06/2017
general secretary of apnu0.76%EN05/29/201729/05/2017
secretary of apnu0.76%EN05/29/201729/05/2017
chairman of gnba0.76%EN02/22/201722/02/2017
deputy0.76%EN01/30/201730/01/2017
national disasters management coordinator0.76%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
disasters management coordinator0.76%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
coordinator0.76%EN10/22/201622/10/2016
aide3.03%EN10/15/201615/10/2016
attorney general0.76%EN09/23/201623/09/2016
foreign affairs and cabinet secretary0.76%EN08/05/201605/08/2016
spokesman0.76%EN06/19/201619/06/2016
Names Lang Count
Joseph HarmonEN100.00%


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