Internet Radio

Elections

Disciplined services early voting today

Early voting on Friday in Guyana’s general elections is underway by members of the disciplined services ahead of the nationally-scheduled date for polling because they will be required to maintain law and order while civilians vote on March 2 and the country awaits the results which can take as many as five days. The Guyana Elections Commission says 10,226 personnel ...

Read More »

PPP accuses GECOM of attempting to disenfranchise its supporters; calls for international help

The opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Thursday accused the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of discriminating against its supporters by reducing the number of private residences that will be used as polling places. “We consider this latest development as yet another attempt by GECOM to frustrate voters, suppress and hinder voting and create possible confusion on Elections Day,” the PPP ...

Read More »

Sir Shridath Ramphal appeals for national unity ahead of elections, World Court hearings on border controversy case

A leading member of Guyana’s legal team in the world court’s case on the border controversy with Venezuela on Thursday appealed for national unity as the country heads into general elections and prepares for oral hearings in The Hague in the Netherlands. Sir Shridath Ramphal, who is one of the two persons authorised to act on behalf of the Guyana ...

Read More »

Carter Centre calls on GECOM to clarify vote tabulation procedures, allow party scrutineers and observers

The Carter Centre on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to make clear the procedures for tabulating results of the March 2 general elections. “The Carter Center has been discussing the tabulation procedures with GECOM’s secretariat and feels that the procedures in place appear to follow the legal provisions. However, the Center is concerned that the procedures have ...

Read More »

Tax reductions, incentives being considered -Finance Minister

Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Wednesday announced that the value added tax (VAT) is likely to be reduced to 12 percent as part of an overall package of tax reductions and concessions on building materials and certain productive sectors. Jordan, who has been on the 2020 election campaign trail, told a sod-turning ceremony for two internationally-branded hotels, that corporation and ...

Read More »

GECOM cuts back on private homes as polling places

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has cut back on using private homes as polling places for the March 2, 2020, general elections, but election commissioners from across the political divide are at odds over whether this would inconvenience voters. Pro-opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) commissioner, Sase Gunraj said GECOM’s decision to reduce the number of private homes as polling stations ...

Read More »

Three small parties won’t trade lawmaking seats for gov’t positions; consensus key to parliamentary voting

Three of Guyana’s small parties have agreed that their parliamentarians will not join the governing party in exchange for ministerial or other governmental office. In a memorandum of understanding (MOU), A New and United Guyana (ANUG), Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and The New Movement (TNM) agreed that they will “not give a minority government a majority.” ANUG, LJP and ...

Read More »

The Citizenship Initiative party releases campaign donations, expenses

The Citizenship Initiative (TCI) political party today released figures on its campaign financing since it launched last October, in what is believed to be the first such public disclosure by any of Guyana’s political parties. In what appeared to be a fairly detailed breakdown, the party said it got GY$2.5 million in donations and spent just over GY$2 million. The ...

Read More »

Granger urges youths not to smoke, cultivate certain plants

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) presidential candidate, David Granger, Sunday night sought to discourage youths from planting what he strongly suggested to be marijuana and instead get into value-added agriculture and pursue educational opportunities. Urging youths against idleness like smoking and ‘liming’, he said Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice) has a number of worthwhile job opportunities in ...

Read More »