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Dual citizen lawmakers must be replaced when Guyana Parliament meets again

Parliamentarians, who are dual citizens, would first have to be replaced before the National Assembly considers an extension of the 90-day deadline for holding general elections or monies for those polls, a public forum heard Wednesday night. Organised by the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre and held at Red House, the panel discussion on the topic “Is Guyana heading towards a ...

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President, Opposition Leader need to end stalemate over general elections preparations

Former House Speaker, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran Wednesday said the government and the opposition should agree to an election date and pave the way for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to begin polling preparations. “The solution to the problem is to have an agreement with the Leader of the Opposition for a date for elections – maybe an extended date. ...

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Vice Chancellor denies running University of Guyana broke as workers demand forensic audit

University of Guyana (UG) workers on Wednesday intensified their demand for an in-depth examination of how the institution is spending its monies at a time when there is a cutback in certain expenses, but Vice Chancellor Ivelaw Griffith denied responsibility for running the institution broke. “Of course, not! But it’s hazy and wanton to make public accusations of all kinds ...

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Tullow advances Guyana drilling programme after major ExxonMobil discoveries

Reproduced from Milbank Monitor Tullow Oil has brought forward its drilling programme in Guyana, where ExxonMobil has racked up discoveries of billions of barrels. The Dublin-listed company originally planned to start drilling wells at the end of this year, but is now set to begin in the second quarter because of the excitement over Exxon‘s nearby discoveries, Tullow CEO Paul ...

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Valerie Rodway’s music fosters ‘Guyaneseness’ President says at birth centenary ceremony

Guyana’s President David Granger Tuesday morning, reiterated the importance of arts and culture in fostering social cohesion, during a building re-dedication ceremony to commemorate the birth centenary of Mrs. Valerie Rodway, CCH, LRSM. The building located at Lot 94 Carmichael Street, Cummingsburg, Georgetown was renamed the Valerie Rodway House in honour of Rodway’s work as a musician and her contribution ...

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Labour Ministry intervenes in University of Guyana pay dispute

The University of Guyana (UG) workers’ unions are being asked to withdraw threats of industrial action to pave the way for the Labour Department to try settling a pay dispute with the administration of that publicly funded tertiary institution, Junior Labour Minister Keith Scott said. “While the Unions did not give a commitment to withdraw the threat they promised to ...

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GECOM’s Coalition-backed commissioners stayed away from meeting Carter Center officials

The Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) governing Coalition-nominated commissioners stayed away from a meeting of a fact-finding mission from the Carter Center, on the grounds that they first wanted to ensure government had approved of that non-governmental organisation’s visit to the country. Elections Commissioner Vincent Alexander argued that there was precedence even in the case of the United States Agency for ...

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GECOM mulls house-to-house registration vs claims and objections; asks Finance Ministry about using GYD$3 billion for elections

Even as Guyana’s opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated elections commissioners signaled that some progress has been made, their governing Coalition counterparts are adamant that house-to-house registration is the only means to sanitise the voters’ list of dead persons and emigrants. PPP-backed Commissioner Robeson Benn told Demerara Waves Online News that the elections could be held soon with a claims and ...

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No foreign exchange shortage but fewer US notes in circulation

The Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr. Gobin Ganga, has assured that there is no shortage of foreign currency to transact international business such as wire transfers, but there are fewer United States (US) notes circulating at cambios and commercial banks partly because the increasing number of foreign workers are buying up the bills. “There is an increase in ...

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