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GECOM seeks to shorten deadlines to hold elections this year – governing coalition

Top representatives of the governing coalition were told by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh that she hopes to be ready for elections late this year. Shortly after a meeting with the seven-member commission, leader of the coalition’s delegation, Volda Lawrence told reporters that GECOM would seek to shorten some administrative deadlines to be ...

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OPINION: 18 years later: the legacy of 9/11

By GHK Lall It is eighteen years later. For me, over here now in sunstroke Guyana, it is yesterday. That terrible day so long ago has ushered in a few things, which roil over there today, and are yet to climax. Outlooks started to change there and then; inexorably hardened to where things are now. I heard some of them ...

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Chief Elections Officer admitted to Caribbean Heart Institute

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield was Tuesday afternoon admitted to the Caribbean Heart Institute (CHI), well-placed sources disclosed. The sources said Lowenfield already underwent a series of tests as doctors continue to monitor his condition. He reportedly left Tuesday afternoon’s meeting with the Guyana Elections Commission prematurely after complaining of feeling unwell. This is the second time in about ...

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Jagdeo cautiously optimistic about GECOM meeting outcome

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo earlier Tuesday emerged from a meeting with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) guardedly optimistic about the next steps. Mr. Jagdeo said he and his delegation from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) expressed concern about several issues. He says the solution is to move swiftly to claims and objections. He said he and his delegation went through ...

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BREAKING: JetBlue flying to Guyana from next April

JetBlue on Tuesday announced it is again expanding its large Latin America and Caribbean network with new nonstop service between New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Guyana’s Cheddi Jagan International Airport (GEO). Flights will operate daily on JetBlue’s new A321neo aircraft beginning April 2, 2020 with seats available for purchase in the U.S. starting today. “Guyana service ...

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Spending oil money impossible before elections – Finance Minister

Due to the failure of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the Private Sector Commission (PSC) to nominate representatives to sit on an oversight committee to manage Guyana’s Natural Resources Fund (NRF), also known as the Sovereign Wealth Fund, Finance Minister Winston Jordan says government will be unable to spend the monies until after general elections. He said if ...

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Crime Chief cleared of criminal conduct – Police Commissioner

Deputy Police Commissioner, Lyndon Alves has been cleared of any criminal offence, but Police Commissioner Leslie James suggested that his resumption of duty would depend on clearing up of some administrative matters. “He has been cleared of any criminal conduct,” James told reporters. Pressed on when Alves would be back on the job, the Police Commissioner would only say that ...

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Chief Elections Officer says elections possible in March; PPP demands polls in November

The Chief Elections Officer and team on Friday told the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission that the earliest the machinery can be ready for general elections is next year March. The government-nominated elections commissioners appear not to be challenging that timeframe. Vincent Alexander, one of the three government-nominated election commissioners says he will not object to a March timeframe. “I have ...

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