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AFC will guard against electoral fraud; did not help select new GECOM Chairman but justifies swift appointment

The Alliance For Change (AFC), one of the parties in the governing coalition, Friday said it would guard against electoral practices, and that it was not involved in selecting  Retired Justice James Patterson as the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “The AFC holds GECOM to the highest standards of electoral integrity and will stridently challenge any threats to the ...

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Private Sector forecasts political, economic gloom after Granger’s unilateral appointment of GECOM Chairman

Guyana’s Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Friday warned that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would result in political and economic instability. “The decision of the President to act unilaterally and independently of the submissions of the Leader of the Opposition poses a clear threat to democracy and will inevitably divide the ...

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Guyana’s Air Traffic Controllers prepare for oil and gas sector… It’s World Air Traffic Controllers Day

As Guyana joins the rest of the world in observing World Air Traffic Controllers Day, the Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said that entity is preparing for the growth of the country’s oil and gas sector. “With the imminent rise of the Oil and Gas Sector on our horizon, the challenge ...

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Age not a stumbling block for new “apolitical” GECOM Chairman; Granger scoffs at Jagdeo’s non-cooperation vow

President David Granger Thursday night defended the swearing in of 84-year old Retired Justice James Patterson as the new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, and  both gentlemen dismissed suggestions that age could be a major humbug in dealing with the political rigours of the job. Granger explained why he thought Patterson was “fit and proper” to head the elections ...

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PPP embarks on non-cooperation with govt after Granger’s unilateral appointment of GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said President David Granger has informed him that he has decided to appoint Retired Justice James Patterson as the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), sparking off a decision by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to refuse to cooperate with the government. “Right now this government will not get our cooperation on any issue ...

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President Granger set to appoint a GECOM Chairman outside of Opposition Leader’s list

President David Granger is Thursday evening set to swear in a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, after rejecting Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s three lists containing a total of 18 names. Sources said the man tipped to be sworn in by the President is a retired judge, apparently in keeping with Granger’s long-held view that the person should be ...

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Former Rice Board General Manager, and Director face 32 fraud charges

Former Managing Director of the Guyana Rice Development Board (GRDB), Jagnarine Singh and a former director of that agency, Madanlall Ramraj were Thursday charged with allegedly defrauding that entity of more than GYD$8 million. Attorney-at-Law, Glen Hanoman, who is representing Singh, said also facing the joint charge is former GRDB accountant, Peter Ramcharran who is facing extradition proceedings in Canada based ...

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Public servants wage increases announced

The Guyana government on Thursday announced new wage increases for 2017. The range is eight percent for those earning between GYD$55,555  to GYD$99,999; six percent for those earning GYD$100,000 to GYD$299,999; five percent for those at the moment whose salaries are GYD$300,000 to GYD$499,999 ; four percent for those earning GYD$500,000 to GYD$699,999 ;  two percent if your salaries are now GYD$700,000 to GYD$799,000 and half percent for those ...

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Politics of gold mining: Trotman, Broomes and Blocks…to cap or not to cap syndicates’ mining blocks

Small-scale gold miners, who have banded themselves together in syndicates, on Thursday demanded that they be given more than 10 mining blocks, at a meeting that clearly pitted Junior Minister of Natural Resources, Simona Broomes against Senior Minister, Raphael Trotman. Chairman of the National Mining Syndicate (NMS), Renwick Solomon restated that the syndicates do not want the number of blocks ...

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