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Daily Archives: February 4, 2019

Venezuelans in makeshift houses on East Coast Demerara seashore to be removed

Guyanese authorities were Monday preparing to relocate a number of persons believed to be Venezuelans who have set up makeshift houses along the seashore at Non Pariel, East Coast Demerara. The Ministry of the Presidency said the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) and the International Organisation of Migration (IOM) were “standing by to render assistance in terms of relocating these displaced persons.” A ...

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International pressure mounts on Guyana over no-confidence motion

A day after the Guyana Government deemed the United Nations (UN) position on the no-confidence motion “premature”, the European Union on Monday called for the swift filing and hearing of an appeal to the High Court’s decision that the motion was validly passed. “The Delegation of the European Union welcomes the expeditious handling of the related court cases so far ...

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General elections could be held earliest in July – GECOM technical experts

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) technical experts have advised the seven-member commissioners that the earliest general elections could be held is July 2019, with the other option being in another four to six months after house-to-house registration is completed. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield told reporters Monday that he presented copies of the work-plans to members of the Operations Sub-Committee. ...

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Granger praises Harmon’s “energy and vision”

President David Granger on Sunday sought to dispel talk that he has not been on the best of terms with Minister of State Joseph Harmon over the past several months. Addressing supporters at the official opening of the brand new Region 3 headquarters of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), the party leader repeatedly lauded Harmon for his “energy and vision”. ...

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