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EU, UK, US call for “mature election campaign” after “smooth and efficient” Nominations Day

The European Union (EU) , United Kingdom (UK) and the United States (US) on Saturday said after a “smooth and efficient” Nominations Day on Friday, it is now time for a hassle-free election campaign towards polling day on March 2, 2020. “We also urge all parties to promote and support a peaceful and mature election campaign – one where everyone, ...

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Four arrested for Essequibo Coast “Papersman” killing

Police say they have arrested four persons as they probe the killing of newspaper vendor, Shawn “Papersman” Mannilall. Investigators said the 48-year-old businessman of Parcel 61, Queenstown, Essequibo Coast, was shot dead by one of two armed bandits at about 8 o’clock Friday night, January 10, 2020 at his home. “Initial investigation revealed that the deceased and his family were ...

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Small parties failed to agree on coalescing

Several small political parties that have emerged within the past year will be contesting the March 2020 general elections individually as efforts to coalesce collapsed. A New and United Guyana (ANUG) and the Federal United Party (FED-UP) submitted several lists of candidates to the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday, one day after FED-UP had disclosed that they had agreed ...

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Tony Vieira, Deodat Indar among new faces on PPP list

Former harsh critic of the People’s Progressive Party, Tony Vieira is among the new faces on that party’s list of candidates for the 2020 general elections. “A lot of people who are in Parliament are on there so we have a combination of folks who have been a long time with us and a lot of new faces,” said PPP ...

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Nagamootoo back on APNU+AFC list along with GTU General Secretary, other new faces

Moses Nagamootoo is back on the list of candidates for A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), although he is not the coalition’s prime ministerial candidate this time around. The coalition’s prime ministerial candidate and Deputy Leader of the List is Khemraj Ramjattan. The presidential candidate and Representative of the List is David Granger. General Secretary of the People’s ...

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ANUG and FED-UP coalesce; Change Guyana, Citizenship Initiative still in talks

Two of Guyana’s small political parties, A New and United Guyana (ANUG) and Federal United Party (FED-UP) are coalescing to contest the March 2, 2020 general elections, according to FED-UP executive member Chandra Sohan. Sohan told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that voters would have to look for the name, ANUG+FED-UP on the ballot paper. He added ...

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Parties already lining up for Nomination Day; major changes expected in APNU+AFC list

Friday is Nomination Day for general elections that are less than 60 days away. Already, parties are lining up outside Umana Yana in Kingston, Georgetown, where they will be submitting candidates from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Friday. Traditionally, City Hall has been the seat for Nomination Day but due to the dilapidated condition of that building, the elections commission ...

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Free education, other promises will be phased in because Granger administration is “splurging” funds -Jagdeo

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday that if his party wins the March 2020 general elections, it would be hard-pressed to deliver swiftly on all of its promises because the Granger administration has been spending billions of dollars hoping to win votes. He added that if the Granger administration regains power, Guyanese ...

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Police on hunt for Turkish former boss of Princess Ramada Hotel

Former General Manager of the Princess Ramada Hotel, Ugur Turetgen is wanted by Guyanese police to assist their probe into alleged fraud and immigration violation. No details were provided. Turetgen’s last known address was given by police as Track ‘B’ Block ‘Z’, Providence, East Bank Demerara which is the same address for the Princess Hotel. Police said “all information will ...

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East Demerara road will eventually be extended to Rosignol

The Guyana government has received an extension on a loan from the Exim Bank of India for the East Coast Demerara road to be widened and upgraded all the way to Mahaica, East Coast Demerara, Public Infrastructure Minister, David Patterson says. Government’s Department of Public Information reported that the decision will see expansion works being extended from the original end-point ...

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