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Daily Archives: March 8, 2017

Granger tells Jagdeo qualities of nominees for GECOM Chairman

President David Granger on Wednesday identified the three major qualities of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the Presidential Ministry said in a statement. They were disclosed in a meeting he held with Opposition Leader, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo- the second round of talks held in just over a week to discuss the much talked-about ...

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Guyana prepares for Electronic Visa (E-Visa) and Work Visa System

Guyana, concerned about bogus immigration stamps in foreigners’ passports and human trafficking, is moving to introduce an Electronic Visa (E-Visa) and Work Visa System as part of the implementation and development of a modern visa issuance policy and system. The Ministry of the Presidency’s Department of Citizenship and Immigration says Guyana has received assistance from the European Union (EU) and the ...

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Gov’t to launch inquiry into land titling issues

The government will soon launch an inquiry to address issues of land allocation, land management and land titling, Minister of State Joseph Harmon announced Wednesday. Minister Harmon said President David Granger is expected to make the announcement within the coming week of the establishment of a Lands Commission. This Commission will be tasked with examining and making recommendations to resolve ...

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SOCU’s UK adviser defends arrest of Jagdeo, Luncheon; PPP denies it fixed house lot deals

The Financial Investigation expert attached to the Guyana Police Force’s Special Organised Crime Unit (SOCU), Dr Sam Sittlington on Wednesday defended the decision to arrest former Head of the Presidential Secretariat, Dr. Roger Luncheon and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo. “This is a police investigation, this is not a PPP (People’s Progressive Party) investigation. The police dictate where they interview the ...

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SOCU questions more former PPP ministers

It’s Day Two of questioning of former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) ministers by the Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) about how they acquired seaside lands allegedly at below market prices. Former Education Minister, Priya Manickchand left SOCU’s headquarters shortly before 10 AM. She did not discuss details of her more than one-hour long questioning, saying ...

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