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AFC touts free education from oil earnings, wants 12 parliamentary seats again

The Alliance For Change (AFC) executive on Saturday called for oil revenues to fund the reintroduction of free education from nursery to university, and housing. “The party also unanimously approved a motion to unequivocally support free education from nursery to university and facilitate housing for all Guyanese with revenues to be derived from oil,” the party said in a statement. ...

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PPP Irfaan Ali churns out campaign promises to Berbicians

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, on Saturday announced that some retrenched sugar workers would be compensated and the two East Berbice sugar estates – Skeldon and Rose Hall-Canje – would be reopened. “The first thing we are saying to you is that we are going to reopen the estates here in Region 6 [East Berbice-Corentyne] and ...

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Town Clerk Royston King fired

The Town Clerk of Georgetown, Royston King, has been fired Wednesday after refusing to respond to questions from the Local Government Commission, emerging from the recent independent Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the City’s operations, sources said. After the CoI conducted by Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary Charles Kennard uncovered several alleged misconduct, including the lease of land that did ...

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Mining regions should be allocated some earnings, new system to address miners grievances – draft mineral policy

Administrative regions where mining is the main economic activity could get a small percentage of the earnings, if Cabinet greenlights the draft National Mineral Sector Policy Framework and Actions, officials said. Consultant and Exploration Geologist Sherwood Lowe told reporters that the recommendation was made by Region 10 Chairman Renis Morian during an outreach to stakeholders. Lowe said his report to ...

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Election date up to Granger; Jagdeo after stalemate on GECOM readiness

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo would now have to decide on a timeframe for holding general elections following last month’s passage of a no-confidence motion, after their emissaries got no clear indication from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on when elections could be held. Already, the Opposition Leader has said he would be willing to strike a ...

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No Elections Commission decision on poll readiness; deadlock on voter list clean-up

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday failed to reach consensus on a timeframe for holding general elections, the result of the passage of the no-confidence motion in December, leaving the final decision up to the politicians. A major sticking point is whether a claims and objections period should be held to remove those who should not be on ...

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More aircraft, boats for GDF; no place for low endurance soldiers – Granger

The Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces, President David Granger, on Thursday announced that the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) would be getting more aircraft, including drones, this year. Addressing the opening of the 2019 Annual GDF Officers’ Conference, Granger said some of the GYD$14 billion allocated to the GDF this year would be used to purchase “light transport aircraft” as well ...

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Greenidge, US Deputy Secretary of State discuss Guyana’s “upcoming” general elections

Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and United States Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan on Wednesday discussed Guyana’s “upcoming national elections” and security matters related to the political instability in neighbouring Venezuela, a State Department spokesman said. The Guyana Government has not definitively stated whether elections would be held this year, but both the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance ...

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Harmon, PNCR support Granger for a second term

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon has endorsed President David Granger for a second term, days after the party officially announced that Granger would be contesting the next general elections. “It is with a deep sense of pride that I endorse David Arthur Granger to be the Coalition’s Presidential Candidate for a second term,” he ...

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