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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 ...

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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 ...

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Prospect of Guyanese citizenship revocation now a PPP campaign issue

President David Granger’s reference to his constitutional right to revoke the Guyanese citizenship from persons who are nationals of other countries is now being used by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to galvanise overseas-based supporters to return home to vote in next month’s general elections. Addressing a campaign rally in Stewartville, West Coast Demerara, on Sunday evening, PPP presidential candidate, ...

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OPINION: Opposition Leader a proven master spinner without equal

by GHK Lall I am astonished that the honorable leader of the opposition—left the intellectuals and academics, the authorities and experts, and the pundits and powers—took to the microphones and cameras mid last week to target me by name in one of his Academy award press conferences. I was hailed a “government spinner.” I am wondering whether to be impressed ...

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National cyclist Jude Bentley dies in accident with vehicle driven by former GDF Chief of Staff Gary Best

Well-known Guyanese cyclist, Jude Bentley, was early Saturday morning killed on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of the Russian Embassy turn. Witnesses at the scene say the vehicle, driven by former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best, struck down Bentley. Divisional Police Commander Edgar Thomas confirmed that Best was driving the ...

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High Court asked to order Jagdeo produce Irfaan Ali’s qualifications

Two citizens have asked the High Court to order the Representative of the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) list of candidates, Bharrat Jagdeo to produce the academic qualifications of presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali in light of concerns that one of them might be fake. Attorney-at-Law, Stephen Lewis, for the applicants Dianna Deravinne Rajcumar and Phillip Marcus, wants the High Court to declare ...

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Ballot paper arrives under tight security

Ballot paper and other sensitive materials for the March 2, 2020 general elections Friday morning arrived under tight police security at the headquarters of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The arrival and offloading of the shipping container of materials was witnessed by GECOM Chairman, Claudette Singh and the six other election commissioners as well as the Chief Elections Officer, Keith ...

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