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Cease comments on the High Court challenge to the GECOM Chairman’s appointment

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire Thursday urged lawyers for both sides in a case challenging the constitutionality of the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to stop expressing opinions in the media about the matter. She asked the parties to cease “trying the case in the court of public opinion”. Her call was issued before she set ...

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PPP threatens “major expressions of disapproval” in Parliament again

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Tuesday threatened “major expressions of disapproval” if House Speaker, Dr. Barton Scotland blocks a full debate on a GY$10 billion allocation for constitutional agencies. “If the Speaker and the government try to truncate us raising these legitimate concerns of people across Guyana and try to shield the minister from him giving explanations for him acting ...

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PPP’s GECOM Chairmanship case “irrelevant, speculative, malicious, frivolous and vexatious”- Solicitor General; Aubrey Norton, Anil Nandlall at odds

Government wants the High Court to dismiss a case by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) aimed at quashing the appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Among the grounds cited by Solicitor General, Kim Kyte is that President David Granger was not obliged to accept one of Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s 18 ...

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Ramon Gaskin signals formation of socialist political party to satisfy “needs of people”

Political commentator, Ramon Gaskin has announced that he is considering forming a labour-oriented political party aimed at radically tackling the basic needs of people and ensure that Guyana gets a fair share of foreign investments especially in the natural resources sector. “We believe that the new economy and the new model has to be predicated on satisfying needs of people. ...

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PPP supporters protest PM’s arrival at graduation ceremony

“Patterson as Gecom chairman cannot deliver!”. “Granger/ Moses can’t be trusted!”. “Granger wants to hijack Gecom!”. These are just some of the slogans while over 200 People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP) supporters uplifted placards and took to the streets earlier Thursday¬† as Guyana’s Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo made his way to deliver the feature address at the Corentyne Comprehensive Secondary ...

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State Assets Recovery Agency has 25 “solid cases” ; Attorney General says “no protection for anyone in our government and under our watch”

Guyana’s State Assets Recovery Agency (SARA) has 25 “solid cases” of officials of the previous government having properties that they acquired unlawfully using their then privileged positions, Deputy Director, Aubrey Heath-Retemyer said. Delivering a brief presentation at an Anti-Corruption Sensitisation Seminar for councillors and employees in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) organised by the Ministry of Legal Affairs, he indicated that now ...

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Jagdeo accuses Granger of “hypocrisy” over political criterion for GECOM Chairmanship

President David Granger’s disclosure that he has been a member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) for about 52 years was Wednesday sharply criticised because he had agreed to be a nominee for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission but now says the office-holder should not be politically aligned. Four days after Granger told the 5th ...

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PPP does not respect President Granger, says Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday declared that his People’s Progressive Party does not have any respect for President David Granger and assailed government on several ‘vulgarities’ including broken promises and extravagant spending of taxpayers’ dollars. “We do respect the institution of the presidency but not the person who holds that office now,” Jagdeo told a news conference in reaction ...

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“Welfare” talks with Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud begin

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Monday said he has been in discussions with substantive Police Commissioner, Seelall Persaud about his “welfare” but he declined to say whether the top cop would be removed in keeping with recommendations by a Commission of Inquiry. “I, personally, have met with Mr Seelall Persaud recently- a few weeks ago- in relation to what ...

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