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Khemraj Ramjattan available for Prime Ministerial candidacy

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Sunday said he would accept the nomination for the prime ministerial candidate for the incumbent APNU+AFC coalition to contest the next general elections. “I would certainly accept the nomination,” he told reporters briefly at the official opening of the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) new West Demerara regional headquarters. The PNCR ...

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No plan to resign, will exhaust appeals – Granger; Harmon deems UN official’s position against gov’t “premature”

President David Granger on Sunday vowed not to resign and that government would remain in office while the controversial no-confidence motion case is appealed right up to the Caribbean Court of Justice and after the next general elections are held. Addressing the official commissioning of his People’s National Congress’ Region 3 (West Demerara) headquarters at Vreed-en-Hoop, Granger promised that government ...

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APNU+AFC on election campaign trail in Linden

Several government ministers were on a fan-out exercise in several communities across Linden, making promises and highlighting achievements as the three-year-old coalition gears up to seek a second straight term in what could very well be early general elections. Decked out in their parties’ political colours of gold for the Alliance For Change (AFC) and green for the People’s National ...

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GECOM disagrees with PPP commissioner on work plan submission deadline

Differences over when the optional general election work plans prepared by the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) should be submitted to an operations sub-committee emerged on Saturday. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPPC) elections commissioner, Sase Gunraj, who co-chairs the operations sub-committee, claimed that the seven-member Commission agreed on Friday that the work plan would have been presented to the elections commissioners ...

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Gail Teixeira likely to give up Canadian citizenship

Long-time People’s Progressive Party (PPP) parliamentarian Gail Teixeira could soon renounce her Canadian citizenship, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Friday. This in wake of Thursday’s High Court ruling that Guyana parliamentarians holding dual citizenship is unconstitutional. “I spoke with Gail Teixeira and she said to me she is prepared to give up her Canadian citizenship so clearly this ruling has implications ...

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PPP threatens court action for GECOM to hold elections

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, on the heels of a favourable High Court ruling on last month’s no-confidence motion, has threatened to move to the court to force the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hold elections with the present voters’ list by March 19. “We are exploring now whether we can go to the courts to direct GECOM to fulfill its ...

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High Court rules no-confidence motion valid; Attorney General applies for stay

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Thursday ruled that the no-confidence motion was validly passed. “The ruling of the Speaker that the no-confidence debated in the National Assembly on December 21st, 2018 was carried by a vote of a majority of all of the elected members of the National Assembly is thus lawful and valid, being in accordance with the requirements” ...

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Canada blocks Irfaan Ali from travelling

People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, who has been charged with a total of GYD$174 million in land sales fraud, has been blocked from travelling to Canada, he said Wednesday. Ali had been scheduled to leave Guyana on Tuesday for a series of meetings in Toronto, but one day before his departure, he said the Canadian High Commission ...

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GECOM Secretariat to advise Commission on general elections timeline

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday unanimously agreed that the administration would provide clear timeframes on the earliest and latest general and regional elections could be held, a decision the commissioners said marked some progress in resolving a one-week long stalemate. Opposition-nominated People’s Progressive Party (PPP) elections commissioner, Bibi Shadick said, after minutes of several meetings were considered, ...

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OPINION: What if the actuality of the presidency? Real possibilities!

By GHK Lall As I pause occasionally to ponder the announcement of that presidential candidate, the first struggle is to overcome the sweeping distaste. Nevertheless, I encourage thoughtful, rational citizens to look beyond their disbelief, beyond the candidate, and beyond cult leader control and ask: what if? What if the improbability of ascendancy to the presidency? What if the actual ...

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