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Daily Archives: December 22, 2018

Granger confirms early general elections; AFC expels Charrandas Persaud after he voted with PPP on no-confidence motion

President David Granger Saturday morning indicated that his administration would abide by the stipulations, such as early general elections, stemming from the no-confidence motion that the opposition won. “We will do everything necessary to facilitate the smooth functioning of General and Regional Elections bearing in mind the need for normal governmental functions to continue uninterrupted,” President Granger was quoted as ...

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Venezuela’s military incursion forces ExxonMobil to stop seismic data gathering

The Norwegian company, Petroleum Geo-Services, has stopped 3-D seismic oil exploration activities offshore Guyana closer to the Venezuelan border after the Venezuelan military intercepted the vessel on Saturday, ExxonMobil said. “At this time, seismic operations on the Stabroek Block offshore Guyana have been paused until they can be safely continued. Our main concern is for the safety of crew members ...

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OPINION: Time to Heal Guyana from racism after no-confidence vote

By Heal Guyana By now you may be aware that the PPP’s No-Confidence motion has been carried last (Friday) night. As a result of this, there have already been countless racist outbursts on social media, not only from known political party activists but also from normal everyday people who are angry at the recent development. Heal Guyana is currently working ...

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OPINION: No-confidence motion is a journey to nowhere

By GHK Lall Some areas of the nation have been abuzz with chatter over the no-confidence motion and its possible implications. I, for one, did view it with scant interest and even less attention. Amounted to just so much ho-hum, though possessing of much sound, but puny intensity. Frankly, much ado about nothing and not worth the focus. Now I ...

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Britain, GTUC appeal for peace; free and fair elections

Britain’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn and the Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Saturday called on Guyanese to respect government’s loss of the no-confidence vote after government back-bencher, Charandass Persaud voted with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). The Bharrat Jagdeo-sponsored no-confidence motion was approved by 33 of the 65 parliamentarians after Persaud voted in favour. Quinn observed ...

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General elections likely by March after PPP wins no-confidence vote; AFC defector faces expulsion; Jagdeo signals political cooperation with govt

Guyanese would most likely  go back to the polls in general elections before the end of March, 2019, after the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) won its no-confidence motion 33-32 Friday night when Alliance For Change (AFC) back-bencher Charrandas Persaud voted  against the government. “There may be outcomes which are not predictable or outcomes which have not been anticipated, but ...

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