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APNU+AFC eyes overseas Guyanese vote now

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is now eyeing overseas-based Guyanese to return home to vote on March 2, 2020, after at one stage insisting that the names of migrants must be removed from the voters list. APNU candidate, Ronald Bulkan declared this position Sunday night at a public meeting held at the Kitty Market Square, ...

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OPINION: To political aspirants who hedge and delay: count the cost

by GHK Lall I observe the behaviors of one new contestant or another in the run-up to elections, and there is much that is incomprehensible, so much that is of the undesirable and the distasteful, to put things mildly. From studied antics to forced last-minute decisions and delayed announcements, there is worrying as what the future holds. They throw the ...

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PPPC promises anti-crime strategy, 20,000 education scholarships, improved internet service

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Saturday hammered the incumbent coalition’s failed 2015 elections promise to deliver GYD$9,000 for a bag of rice, even as it churned out promises to solve crime, poor internet access and other woes facing its Essequibo Coast stronghold. Claiming that at least 12,000 persons attended its election campaign rally at Anna Regina, Essequibo, ...

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Guyana exports first million barrels of oil after “significant” financial risk

The first one million barrels of crude oil produced in Guyana is about to leave aboard a tanker for an ExxonMobil refinery where impurities and contaminants will be removed to set a standard for oil being produced from the Liza well located offshore, officials said. “There was also this great, big tanker that tonight (Friday)/tomorrow (Saturday) is going to load ...

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Mark Phillips selected as PPP prime ministerial candidate to address Afro-Guyanese interests

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) said it selected retired Brigadier, Mark Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate to look after the welfare of Afro-Guyanese. Former PPPC parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba told an election campaign public meeting on Thursday night that Phillips’ selection took into consideration Guyana’s socio-political and economic landscape. “His selection was very important to Afro-Guyanese to ensure ...

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GDF needs patrol vessels, helicopters for oil sector

The Guyana Defence Force (GDF) is asking for money to buy helicopters and boats to meet the challenges of an oil and gas state, even as President David Granger says the country’s oil-rich maritime zone faces a serious threat. “As the force continues this transformative process, ocean patrol vessels for the coast guard are necessary, helicopters for the air corps ...

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URP Leader, Vishnu Bandhu notifies GECOM on giving up US citizenship

The fate of the candidacy of the leader of the United Republican Party (URP), Dr Vishnu Bandhu hangs in the balance as the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield has already stated that candidates must be Guyanese citizens only at the time of declaration on Nominations Day. Lowenfield has already said the seven-member commission would decide the ...

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Fixed election date legislation coming but no-confidence motion remains humbug

Attorney General, Basil Williams says if the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition regains power in March, government will pass legislation to fix the date on which general and regional elections must be held, but he concedes that removing the no-confidence provisions from Guyana’s constitution will still be a stumbling block. Williams, speaking at a public ...

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APNU+AFC urges youths to prepare for thousands of construction jobs

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday night promised to generate thousands of jobs in the construction of bridges and houses should it be reelected at the March 2, 2020 general elections. This was made known to about 200 party faithfuls by APNU+AFC’s Volda Lawrence at a public meeting held at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara. Lawrence ...

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