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Negotiators send back GECOM chair issue to Granger, Jagdeo

Political negotiators for the government and opposition Thursday evening decided to ask President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to consider a total of 13 nominees to further shortlist them down to six from which the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would be picked. The 13 names include eight that Granger suggested to Jagdeo and five ...

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PPP asks CCJ to order swift appointment of GECOM Chair, general elections on Sept 18 with same voters list

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyers, have asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to order that President David Granger name September 18 as election day, and his party wants the regional court to order that a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be appointed in three days. “In order to facilitate such an election, the President shall ...

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PPP questions whether Granger’s reps authorised on eligibility of GECOM Chair nominees

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is likely to pull out of talks with the governing coalition on selecting a new Chairman for the Guyana Elections (GECOM) if government does not clarify whether the list of 18 nominees first has to be distilled by President Granger’s representatives, sources said. “Unless we get clarity, I’m ending the engagement,” a source said. ...

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3 of 5 suspected bandits arrested with alleged stolen items

Three of five suspected bandits were arrested and “almost all of the stolen items” have been recovered, the Guyana Police Force said. Efforts are being made to arrest the other suspects. Those in custody are all residing in Charlestown, Georgetown, police said. The armed robbery was committed at Recht door Zee, West Bank Demerara about 7 pm on Monday. “The ...

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Opposition Leader threatens to pull out from ‘bad faith’ talks with President to select new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Monday night said he was prepared to nominate more persons for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman, but threatened to pull out of talks with President David Granger if there is bad faith. “We are acting in good faith but if the government does not act in good faith, then we will be put ...

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President submits James Patterson, 7 others for GECOM Chair

President David Granger has submitted eight names to the Parliamentary opposition for its consideration, as the two sides continue the search for a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), government’s Department of Public Information reported Monday night. The eight persons nominated by the Head of State are retired justices Stanley Moore and Claudette La Bennet, Economist Dr. Aubrey Armstrong, ...

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President blocks imprisonment of Finance Minister; GRA claims GYD$527m in taxes from Dipcon

President David Granger on Monday blocked Finance Minister Winston Jordan from going to jail for 21 days for contempt of court for failing to pay Dipcon Engineering Services Limited US$2.2. million plus costs in keeping with a court order that dated back to 2009 under the previous administration. “Now, therefore, by virtue of the powers vested in me under Article ...

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