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Businessman asks court to review Granger’s eligibility criteria for GECOM Chairmanship

Businessman, Marcel Gaskin has moved to the High Court to challenge the constitutionality of President David Granger’s rejection of Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM. In court papers filed by Attorney-at-Law, Glenn Hanoman, the businessman wants the High Court to declare whether the list of nominees to be ...

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Govt calls in police to prevent City Hall from clamping vehicles ; new suspension order is “done deal”

Government has formally suspended the bylaws governing the parking meter project and has called in national police to prevent the Georgetown City Council and operatives of Smart City Solutions (SCS) from booting/clamping vehicles “The Minister of Public Security, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan was also instructed to advise the Commissioner of Police to ensure that as of Wednesday, March 22, 2017 citizens ...

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Granger’s qualities of a GECOM Chairman can backfire on him- GTUC President

The Guyana Trades Union Congress (GTUC) on Tuesday confirmed that it is among several organisations that are deeply concerned that President David Granger has barred activists from being eligible to become  the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). General Secretary of the GTUC, Coretta Mc Donald warned that Granger’s conditionality could backfire on him if he has to ...

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Vehicle clamping heightens as Gov’t suspension yet to take effect

Vehicle clamping was visibly heightened in the capital city today, March 21, as central government’s recent order to suspend the parking meter regime is yet to take effect. Despite an expectation that the parking meter by-laws would be suspended at an extraordinary statutory meeting of city council on Monday, the Council instead voted to consider the position made by Communities ...

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GECOM Chairman must not be an activist or associated with any political party- Granger

President David Granger said a Chairman of the  Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) must preferably not only be a judge or eligible to be judge but must not be an activist or member of any political party. The Opposition Leader’s Office said, despite the concerns about the characteristics, Jagdeo urged representatives of Civil society organisations on Tuesday to respond by March 27, ...

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Police, Prisoners caught in raucous at Georgetown Magistrates’ Court

Police officers at the Georgetown Magistrates Court this morning, March 21, struggled to keep three raucous inmates under control, as they refused to be placed in the holding cells at the police outpost. Murder accused Orin Arthur, Yuri Vaswyck, and Steven Prescott were uncontrollable, as one of the men, Arthur, made clear his demands that he wants to see his ...

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Stolen hunting dogs turning up in Guyana …hunter says he has evidence of the racket

(TRINIDAD EXPRESS).- PRIZED hunting dogs are being “dog-napped” from Trinidad, trafficked off the island, and sold to Guyanese hunters to track down wild meat which is then illegally sold to Trinidadians. This is the claim being made by local hunter Ramsaran Teeluck who traveled to Guyana last week in search of his hounds. The 66-year-old deer hunter of Penal Rock Road, ...

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APNU-aligned City Councillor questions Town Clerk’s authority to hold talks with minister, seek legal advice on suspending metered parking

A Partnership for National Unity (APNU)-aligned Georgetown City Councillor, Alfred Mentore said Town Clerk, Royston King’s legal opinion on the implications of a ministerial order for City Hall to suspend the parking meter bylaws was not approved by Council. “We didn’t order that opinion. The Council didn’t order that opinion. That is an opinion ordered by the Town Clerk and we ...

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Small Business Bureau to provide easier, smaller loans to farmers, others

The way in which small businesses, including farmers, can easier draw down funding from the government-run Small Business Bureau is to be overhauled because Norway’s financing is beset by cumbersome conditions, says Minister of State Joseph Harmon. Speaking with residents at Wales-Patentia at a recent outreach to meet with sugar industry workers and residents, he said President David Granger has ...

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