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Granger invites Jagdeo to general elections-related talks

President David Granger has invited Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo to meet with him next week Wednesday to possibly explore extending the deadline by which general elections should be held and also funding for the polls. Neither Jagdeo nor Opposition Chief Whip, Gail Teixeira could be reached to ascertain whether Jagdeo would back down from his so far known reluctance to ...

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President pledges cash, “sufficient time” for GECOM to hold “credible elections”

President David Granger has told the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to begin preparations for the holding of general elections and that government would find the money to run off the polls. In response to GECOM Chairman, James Patterson’s letter about the recent decisions by the seven-member elections body, the President said, “the government of Guyana is committed to doing everything ...

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General elections likely this year – Business Minister

Minister of Business, Dominic Gaskin on Tuesday disclosed that Guyanese might go to the polls later this year to elect a new government of their choice. Addressing a forum on “Oil and Gas Development in Guyana”, at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy in Houston, Texas, Gaskin noted that elections are usually held every five years unless some constitutional ...

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“Significant” slump in business due to looming political uncertainty – Georgetown Chamber of Commerce

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) on Monday reported that its members have so far experienced a significant decline in business activity due to political uncertainty associated with the no-confidence motion. GCCI President, Deodat Indar told Demerara Waves Online News that a two-question questionnaire was administered online to its 240 members. However, Indar did not state how many ...

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Doing business with China requires tight, transparent rules – US War College Professor

Guyana should ensure there are tight regulatory frameworks when dealing with Chinese investors to minimise the possible bribery of public officials, Research Professor of Latin American Studies at the US War College Strategic Studies Institute, Dr Evan Ellis stated recently. Delivering the 11th Vice Chancellor’s Renaissance Lecture on the topic “Transnational Organised Crime and Regional Security Dynamics in Guyana and ...

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WPA is “not dead”, “young people can and should join”- Chairwoman

The Chairwoman of the Working People’s Alliance (WPA), Tabitha Sarabo-Halley has rejected claims in several circles that her political party is non-existent, but instead she has issued a call for youths to join that once vibrant organisation. “We are not dead but we have a different way in going about things,” the US-trained Political Scientist said in a recent interview. ...

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Striking RUSAL-BCGI workers refuse individual handout of gov’t hampers

MAPLE TOWN, Aroaima – Striking workers at the United Company Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Incorporated (BCGI) Friday afternoon refused to accept, individually, government relief hampers. General Secretary of the Guyana Bauxite and General Workers Union (GBGWU), Lincoln Lewis advised the workers at the Aroaima bauxite operations to let the leadership of the local union branch take control ...

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Local Gov’t Commission staff to be paid outstanding salaries

The 27 workers of Guyana’s Local Government Commission (LGC) and its commissioners would be paid their outstanding salaries, Commission Chairman Mortimer Mingo said. “The matter has been resolved,” he told Demerara Waves Online News without going into details immediately. Sources said the outstanding salaries and other emoluments for January and February 2019 would be paid “immediately”. According to the sources, ...

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US President praises Guyana’s respect for democratic institutions; cites role in Hemispheric peace

United States President, Donald Trump on Friday said his country recognizes Guyana’s systems of democracy and governance. “As your government and the people of Guyana assess the future direction of your country, know that the United States recognizes and honors Guyana’s respect for the principles and integrity of democratic governance and institutions,” Trump told President David Granger in a letter ...

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