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“If they think that they can rig the elections and have the kind of peace that we have now, they’re wrong; very, very wrong”- Jagdeo

Guyana’s Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday warned that the current level of peace would not prevail if the  2020 general and regional elections are rigged resulting in the David Granger-led coalition administration remaining in power. “There will be consequences if they think that they can rig the elections and have the kind of peace that we have now, they’re ...

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Roxanne Myers “fit and proper” to be GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer; evaluation is subjective- GECOM Chairman

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson on Wednesday said he believed that his pick of Roxanne Myers over Vishnu Persaud to be the next Deputy Chief Elections Officer was “fit and proper”. Making his position known on the issue one day after the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned GECOM Commissioners slammed his decision to cast ...

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Foreign Affairs Committee summons Immigration Minister over 20,000 Haitians, Cubans in Guyana

Immigration records show that more than 20,000 Haitians and Cubans are still in Guyana, the bulk of them having arrived here in 2017 and up to April of this year, raising concerns about “human trafficking”. The bipartisan parliamentary committee on Foreign Affairs decided to summon Minister of Foreign Affairs, Carl Greenidge and Minister of Citizenship and Immigration, Winston Felix to ...

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GECOM Chairman rejects re-employment of Vishnu Persaud as Deputy Chief Elections Officer

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice James Patterson on Tuesday used his casting vote to reject the re-hiring of Vishnu Persaud as Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DECO), a move the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has condemned. “I have great fears that we cannot rely on informed rational fair judgements of the chair of the Elections ...

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PNCR General Secretary hospitalised, prepares for overseas medical checks

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Amna Ally was admitted to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Monday, ahead of her departure for overseas medical attention. Government’s Department of Public Information said Ally, who is Minister of Social Protection, went to the Georgetown Public Hospital on Monday after “complaining of feeling unwell”. She is due to leave Guyana ...

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Solicitor General, Anil Nandlall differ on whether former GRDB Deputy General Manager’s fraud case is stayed

Disagreement surfaced Monday afternoon over whether the High Court decided that a fraud case against former Deputy General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Madanlall Ramraj has been stayed, with Guyana’s Solicitor General, Kim Kyte saying that the State complied with Justice Navindra Singh’s order to produce a report. “No stay was granted. We complied with the Order. The ...

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PPP appeals High Court’s decision on GECOM Chairman’s appointment

Three days after the High Court ruled that the President of Guyana can rightfully ignore the Opposition Leader’s nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Monday filed an appeal, saying that decision was wrong on several grounds. PPP Executive Secretary, Zulficar Mustapha, through his battery of lawyers, wants the ...

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International Decade of People of African Descent-Guyana must be scrapped, replaced

Representatives of several African groups from across Guyana on Sunday agreed by majority to call for the country coordinating mechanism for the Decade for People of African descent to be scrapped and a new body established over concerns about its formation and decision-making. When the vote was taken, 36 persons showed their hands for the mechanism officially named the International ...

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PPP to appeal High Court decision on GECOM Chairman’s appointment

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday said it would appeal the High Court’s refusal to order President David Granger to appoint one of Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s 18 nominees for the position of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “We will be filing an appeal to challenge this decision in our ultimate quest to secure constitutional compliance. ...

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PPP failed to prove GECOM Chairman is PNCR-aligned; Court cannot order President to pick an Opposition Leader’s nominee- Chief Justice

The High Court on Friday discarded all of People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Executive Secretary, Zulficar Mustapha’s grounds to scrap the appointment of Retired Justice James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), including one that he was a pallbearer of People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Leader Desmond Hoyte. Mustapha, through his lawyer Anil Nandlall, had stated that Justice ...

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