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Daily Archives: March 5, 2019

President agrees to meet Opposition Leader; Jagdeo says talks will be “one more good-faith” attempt

President David Granger has agreed to meet with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday to discuss several issues he raised including setting an election date before the current voters’ list expires on April 30. “The content of these letters has been conveyed to His Excellency the President who advises that he is prepared to meet with you on Wednesday March ...

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Jagdeo’s 56-day election deadline to Granger unworkable – Elections Commissioners

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s plan to wrest general elections within the next 56 days from President David Granger is already being regarded as impractical even if there was an acceptable voters’ list, the ruling coalition-backed elections commissioners said Tuesday. However, opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) elections commissioner Robeson Benn still has his eyes set on general elections within the constitutionally-mandated ...

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Gov’t asked to buy helicopter for search and rescue; ExxonMobil/Bristow helicopter support being explored

The Guyana government is being asked to fund the purchase of a heavy-lift helicopter to assist in search and rescue (SAR) operations, but meanwhile hopes that ExxonMobil’s helicopter service provider will be able to provide emergency assistance, a top official of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) said Tuesday. GCAA Director-General, Egbert Field said a stakeholder group, which includes his ...

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Pilots, domestic airlines face licence revocation; public urged to “See Something, Say Something. Step Up, Save a Life”

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) threatens to revoke pilots and operators’ licences if they are found culpable of breaching regulations, even as that regulatory authority is asking Guyanese to lodge anonymous complaints whenever they see any suspicious activity in the aviation sector on the ground or in the air. GCAA Director-General, Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said he Monday ...

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OPINION: Democracy & Elections: Navigating Guyana’s muddy waters

By Professor Evan Ellis From February 19 through 27, I traveled to Georgetown, Guyana, to speak with individuals in the government and the private sector about the nation’s security challenges and internal dynamics. The country is in a potentially explosive political crisis with at least some similarities to the polarized situation in Washington, DC. In the midst of legal battles ...

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