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Daily Archives: May 9, 2015

Official declaration of election results expected latest Wednesday- GECOM Chairman

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally on Saturday said official results of next Monday’s general and regional elections might be declared by next Tuesday or Wednesday. “If everything goes well…I am saying that Tuesday at very best Wednesday morning but more important you persons in the media that only GECOM has a legitimate right to make ...

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Mother, son shot in home invasion

A woman and her son were early Saturday morning shot and injured by armed bandits Police said about 2:45 AM Saturday May 09, 2015, three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun, broke into a home at Cadet Lane, South Ruimveldt, where they confronted Mai Venezuela, 39 years, and her son Devon Venezuela, 19 years.  The victims put up ...

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Attorney Saphier Hussain’s small political party has big plans for UG

National Independent Party (NIP) Presidential Candidate Saphier Hussain says his party will work to grant the University of Guyana (UG) administrative and financial autonomy if it is voted into the National Assembly in the May 11th elections. Speaking to UG students in the George Walcott Lecture Thursday afternoon during a series of engagements between political parties and students, Hussain said ...

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OPINION: The reckless desperation of the ruling party: when cow ah guh a slaughterhouse….

The calls from various circles are for the cleaning up a real nasty campaign. Call again. Guyanese (and foreigners) can call again unsuccessfully, as one struggling, increasingly desperate side is not listening. For a frenzied PPP has accumulated a record of practiced malice that is premeditated and calculated; there is no stopping it now. This is the damning picture that the ...

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Let these be the last tribal elections- Human Rights Assoc.

There exists no compact between voters and candidates in our electoral system: we vote for lists of largely anonymous people. Voters are more influenced by what they see rather than what they hear or read and, regrettably, what they tend to see is race. To this extent our electoral system encourages clannish or tribal behavior. The more closely the electoral ...

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Women and Gender Equality Commission speaks on Elections 2015

On the eve of Guyana’s Elections, the Women & Gender Equality Commission urges all the political  parties and women in particular who are candidates to lead by example. They must demonstrate tolerance of opinions and perspectives and uphold with respect the freedom of association and the constitutional right of all Guyanese to vote for the party of their choice; and ...

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GDF soldiers being deployed for elections

Soldiers, trained in internal security, are being deployed across the country to support the police before, during and after elections in ensuring stability, the Guyana Defence Force said Friday night. “Currently, our troops are being deployed to various parts of the country to deal with any circumstance that require our involvement and support for the provision and maintenance of peaceful ...

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