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GECOM discusses removing 20,000 names from national register; ticking off names of previously registered persons

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is discussing the possibility of removing the names of at least 20,000 persons from the National Register of Registrants (NRR) because they have not uplifted their national identification (ID) cards over the years, and also ticking off the names of thousands of others who were previously registered as part of a heightened vigilance. However, ...

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ACDA to ask Granger, other presidential candidates to suspend award of more oil concessions

The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA) plans to write President David Granger, the opposition and all other political aspirants to lobby them for support to suspend the award of oil concessions until steps are taken to award Guyanese concessions. The call was again made on Saturday at an annual ceremony to commemorate the loss of millions of lives of ...

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Coalition to promise tax breaks in 5-year manifesto

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says the governing coalition’s general election campaign will not be pegged on the immediate benefits of oil money next year, but will list a number of tax concessions leading up to 2025 as more oil revenues pour in. He says lower individual, corporate, value-added and other taxes will find their way into the manifesto of the ...

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“APNU is not against cash grants” from oil revenues but more information needed -Granger; WPA ready to negotiate modified proposal

President David Granger on Wednesday sought to dispel concerns that he is opposed to direct cash transfer of some oil revenues to Guyanese, even as the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) signaled that it was ready to modify its proposal with other political parties in A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) whenever those talks begin. “There has been a lot of ...

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Harmon applies to give up American citizenship: “I believe there is a certain quality which I have that can help the President in running this country in a proper way”.

Joseph Harmon, who resigned earlier this year from his position as Minister of State because he is the holder of dual nationalities, says he has already applied to give up his United States (US) citizenship. He told reporters on the sidelines of a People’s National Congress Reform 62nd anniversary rally in Linden that he more than one month ago finished ...

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Granger woos Linden to vote for PNCR-led coalition

President David Granger Saturday evening appealed to residents of Linden to again vote solidly for his People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated coalition, citing a number of achievements including an end to drugs-related killings. “We deserve another five years to conduct, to carry on the work we have started,” he told about 1,500 supporters at the PNCR’s 62nd anniversary rally outside ...

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Recent voter registrants to be posted for claims/objections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has decided that a list of persons whose fingerprints were captured in the July-August house-to-house registration exercise will be posted up at a later date during the claims and objections period, an elections commissioner said Friday. The claims and objections period began on October 1 and will last for 49 days. The fingerprints of 370,000 ...

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PPP virtually endorses WPA’s cash transfers to poor, needy; Hinds warns APNU of losing votes

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday virtually endorsed the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) proposal of direct cash transfer of some projected oil revenues, but preferring to target the poor and needy instead of all just over 200,000 households across Guyana. “In fact, in our manifesto, we are going to be talking about conditional transfers, targeted transfers to vulnerable ...

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BREAKING: Ramjattan as PM pick not automatic – Granger

President David Granger on Thursday said the selection of his prime ministerial running mate was not automatic, and depends on the outcome of negotiations between A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC) on a review of their political agreement, the 2015 Valentine’s Day Cummingsburg Accord. “I cannot say now, who I would be running with, ...

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Foreign Minister rails against international calls for Guyana to abide by constitution

US. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks welcomes Granger’s setting of elections date Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings on Wednesday rubbished calls by intergovernmental organisations – the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the European Union – as well as the United States and United Kingdom for President David Granger to abide by Guyana’s constitution. “All this ...

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