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GECOM mulls house-to-house registration vs claims and objections; asks Finance Ministry about using GYD$3 billion for elections

Even as Guyana’s opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated elections commissioners signaled that some progress has been made, their governing Coalition counterparts are adamant that house-to-house registration is the only means to sanitise the voters’ list of dead persons and emigrants. PPP-backed Commissioner Robeson Benn told Demerara Waves Online News that the elections could be held soon with a claims and ...

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No foreign exchange shortage but fewer US notes in circulation

The Governor of the Bank of Guyana, Dr. Gobin Ganga, has assured that there is no shortage of foreign currency to transact international business such as wire transfers, but there are fewer United States (US) notes circulating at cambios and commercial banks partly because the increasing number of foreign workers are buying up the bills. “There is an increase in ...

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Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission rules against Shipping Association of Guyana in price fixing complaint

The Competition and Consumer Affairs Commission (CCAC) has ruled unanimously against the Shipping Association of Guyana (SAG) in a price fixing case brought by a privately-owned transportation service, that regulatory agency said Tuesday. The CCAC’s decision brings to an end proceedings stemming from a 2017 complaint against SAG by businessman Mahindranauth Jaikarran, owner of JD Transport Services. The complainant provides haulage ...

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Tax disclosure waivers needed for Extractive Industries Transparency process

As Guyana prepares its first Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) report on monies spent by 35 petroleum and mining companies and received by government, a UK-based firm that has been hired to match earnings and expenses says the companies will be asked to authorise the Guyana Revenue Authority (GRA) to release confidential tax information. Hired independent administrator for Guyana’s EITI ...

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Carter Centre team meets GECOM, APNU delegation

The US-based Carter Center has dispatched a fact-finding mission to Guyana at a time when the Government, the Opposition and their election commissioners are at a stalemate over giving the go-ahead to prepare for general elections. Earlier Monday, the Carter Center mission met with the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, James Patterson and the ...

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UG student in alleged bomb threat remanded to prison

The University of Guyana (UG) student, who allegedly issued bomb threats against that tertiary institution, was Monday refused bail on a charge under the Telecommunications Act. Sheliza “Dianne” Jafeerally, 25, of Cummings Lodge, Georgetown, and a Sales Consultant at Yello Media Group, pleaded not guilty to the offence that on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 by means of a public telecommunications ...

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Wanted: Man who allegedly knifed Capoey excavator operator to death

Guyanese police on Monday issued a wanted bulletin for a prime suspect in the stabbing death of an excavator operator at Capoey Village, Essequibo Coast. Investigators want to question Carl “Ralph” Welcome Jnr. for the murder of of Shervin Melville between 16th and 17th December, 2018. Anyone with information that may lead to the arrest of Carl Welcome Jnr. C/D “Ralph” is asked to ...

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Education, ethnic impact statements can address race, ethnicity and wealth gaps

Two US-based political science professors have strongly recommended education and ethnic impact assessments to close wealth gaps among Guyana’s races, and constitutional reform to help Guyana resolve decades-old politically charged differences. However, former President Donald Ramotar of the People’s Progressive Party said Guyana has more of a class rather than a race problem and he instead accused the People’s National ...

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