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PPP rejects Granger’s plan to deal with no-confidence motion in constitutional reform

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali and its General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo Sunday night rejected incumbent President, David Granger’s desire to amend no-confidence motion provisions of Guyana’s constitution. Addressing the launch of the PPPC’s 2020 electoral campaign at the Kitty Market Square, Ali made it clear that his party’s constitutional reform agenda would not include removing the ...

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No APNU+AFC prime ministerial candidate announced at campaign launch

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday did not announce its prime ministerial candidate, although the only indication was AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan was the second senior politician addressing the thousands of attendees at the launch of the coalition’s 2020 general elections. The two MCs for the event stayed clear on several occasions of saying ...

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Constitutional reform will target no-confidence motion provision -Granger at APNU+AFC campaign launch

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) presidential candidate, David Granger on Friday night disclosed that constitutional reform would seek to alter the no-confidence motion provisions that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) invoked one year ago. “We are going to reform the constitution so that that nonsense they tried for us in the last twelve months doesn’t happen ...

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Podcast: Highlights of launch of A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change 2020 election campaign

Guyana’s ruling coalition, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), on Friday launched its 2020 general elections campaign. In this podcast, you can hear addresses by Juretha Fernandes, Dawn Hastings-Williams, AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan and APNU Chairman and incumbent President, David Granger. The event was held at D’urban Park, Georgetown, and was attended by thousands of persons from Linden, ...

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Former army chief Mark Phillips is PPPC prime ministerial candidate

The main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says its Central Committee unanimously picked former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), retired Brigadier Mark Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate. Mr Phillips will run alongside PPP presidential candidate Irfaan Ali at the upcoming March, 2020 general elections. The PPP highlights Mr Phillips’ “long and distinguished career” of four years in ...

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Juan Edghill drops out of PPPC prime ministerial race

Staunch People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) supporter, Juan Edghill, on Friday dropped out of the campaign race to become that party’s prime ministerial candidate. Edghill, in a letter to PPP General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo, said he was ending his bid to pave the way for a consensus candidate. The other nominees are said to be University of Guyana lecturer, Hugh ...

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Irfaan Ali not banking on oil money to restart economy

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)—citing a decline in consumer spending, high unemployment and increased government borrowing—says if it wins the March general elections, it will not depend on oil revenues alone, but rather, tap into multiple revenue streams to boost the economy. PPP presidential candidate Irfaan Ali said his administration’s strategy would not depend on oil and gas revenue, ...

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Poverty fight, oil industry governance feature in politicians’ New Year messages

Politicians in Guyana broke the New Year promising to use Guyana’s expectedoil wealth to fight poverty, while ensuring the emerging petroleum sector is properly governed. Incumbent President, David Granger assured that oil revenues, estimated to begin at US$300 million per year in 2020 from the Liza Phase 1 oil field, would be used to combat poverty among all Guyanese regardless ...

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OPINION: I am not a puppet. Really? Sez who?

by GHK Lall I refer to the headline article titled, “Ali maintains he’s no Jagdeo puppet” (SN December 31). I thought for a moment that Stabroek News mixed up its calendar in mistaking Old Year’s Day for All Fools’ Day. Oh well, here I go. Everybody is due the benefit of the doubt. This is even when they themselves have ...

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