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PPP boycotts regional consultative committee launch; Granger calls move “pettiness”

Chairmen of the seven People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-controlled administrative regions on Friday boycotted the launch of National Regional Development Consultative Committee (NRDCC), a move that angered government. Three mayors from the predominantly PPP towns also did not attend the inaugural NRDCC meeting that was held at the Marriott Hotel. The PPP said the Regional Chairmen, Vice Chairmen, Mayors and ...

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New list of nominees for GECOM Chairman likely- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Friday said he would possibly hold another round of consultations to arrive at a new list of six nominees for the chairmanship of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but much depends on the outcome of a planned meeting with Attorney General, Basil Williams. “After that meeting should I have to submit a new list, I would ...

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Guyana-born freight forwarder, Indian companies eye investing in sugar industry

Two Indian companies – one  an alloy steel casting manufacturer for sugar factories and another specialised in sugar production- as well as a United States (US)-based company owned by a Guyana-born American freight forwarder are interested in investing in the ailing Guyana Sugar Corporation (GuySuco), even as government said Thursday it was becoming impatient waiting on proposals from the opposition ...

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Jagdeo agrees to send envoy to Attorney General to discuss GECOM Chairmanship issue

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday night said he would be sending an envoy to meet with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to iron out disagreements over the constitutional requirements for appointing a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). Jagdeo was responding publicly to President David Granger’s formal request for the Opposition Leader to send someone of ...

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Granger to Jagdeo: Send representative to meet Attorney General on GECOM Chairmanship controversy

President David Granger on Wednesday asked Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to send a representative to meet with Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams to iron out concerns about the constitutionality of the six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. The President suggested to Jagdeo that he picks someone to meet with Basil Williams ...

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Granger to send Jagdeo reasons for deeming GECOM Chairman nominees unacceptable

President David Granger is Wednesday expected to dispatch his reasons to Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo for deeming his list of nominees for the post of Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman “unacceptable.” “He will get the letter today. As I said it is essentially a constitutional matter. The matter is dealt with clearly in the constitution. I myself did not feel ...

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AFC supports Red House lease revocation; accuses PPP of playing on Cheddi Jagan emotionalism

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday unconditionally backed President Granger’s revocation of the lease of the State-owned Red House to the Cheddi Jagan Research Centre, charging that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) was attempting to score cheap political points off Jagan’s name. Ramjattan, who was expelled from the PPP several years ago, said late ...

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Previously appointed GECOM Chairmen constitutional; Court can’t compel President to give reasons for rejecting nominees

Leader of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Khemraj Ramjattan on Friday disagreed with President David Granger’s assertion that the selection process for previous Chairmen of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was illegal, while at the same time saying that a President’s decision is final and cannot be challenged successfully in the Court. “ “If that is what the president is saying, ...

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