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OPINION: What was feared already coming to a head

By GHK Lall What was feared is already coming to pass and in the worst way possible. What has been written about, and predicted about, and gone against the grain about, in more than one public forum, has unfolded in less than 24 hours since the CCJ went public. To refresh memories, the questions posed repeatedly in the last seven ...

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Opposition proposes CCJ orders early elections with existing voters’ list, new GECOM Chairman

Lawyers for Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo and allied parties are proposing that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) issue orders to allow for specific timeframes for appointing a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), and the holding of general elections within 90 days with the existing voters’ list. They made the disclosure on Friday at a public forum ...

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Coalition preparing for Court again if GECOM blocked from creating clean voters’ list

With the backing of just under 100 supporters, the governing coalition on Friday signaled that it was prepared to mount a legal challenge to any attempt to block the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from preparing for general elections that are expected this year now that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that the six-month-old no-confidence motion was validly ...

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Jagdeo: President Granger peddled “lie” about youths being off voters list; ready to submit nominees for new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday accused President David Granger of lying to the nation by claiming that youths who recently turned 18 years would be unable to vote to justify the Guyanese leader’s insistence on house-to-house registration to create a fresh voters’ list before the next general elections. “This is a total lie. It’s beneath the President to so ...

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ANUG questions constitutionality of James Patterson as GECOM Chairman

Even as President David Granger indicated that he would be seeking the advice of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) before naming an elections date, A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party on Wednesday questioned whether James Patterson was actually the Chairman of the elections management authority. “If Mr. Patterson has not been appointed, as the Caribbean Court has found, ...

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PPP not overreacting to Jordan’s non-violent “war” comments; police, ethnic relations watchdog alerted

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said his party was not overreacting to Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s assertion that the governing coalition was now in a period of “war” now that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that last December’s no-confidence motion was valid. The Opposition Leader’s office, through Gail Teixeira, has since ...

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Nagamootoo is “royalty” and the “best prime minister” – Harmon

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon on Tuesday declared that Moses Nagamootoo is “the best prime minister”, days after the Alliance For Change (AFC) overwhelmingly endorsed party leader, Khemraj Ramjattan to be President Granger’s number two man. Addressing a government outreach at Bartica, Harmon described Nagamootoo as “royalty” and went on to laud him. “The best ...

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Gov’t in defiance mode: “no registration, no election” – Jordan, Nagamootoo

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan indicated that regardless of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ruling that the no-confidence motion was validly passed and any orders that might be issued, government will not be going to the polls with the existing voters’ list. “Notwithstanding the ruling today and not withstanding all the consequential orders, we will be here until the elections ...

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Investors walking away from “scrap iron” sugar estates -Finance Minister

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says investors have been walking away from buying any of the four shuttered sugar estates, an indication that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is fooling supporters that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will reopen them if his party wins the next general elections. “How you are going to open back those four estates that is scrap iron ...

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Western nations urge “all sides” to respect CCJ ruling

Key western nations on Tuesday urged Guyanese to respect the judgments on the no-confidence motion and the appointment of the Elections Commission Chairman by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled and it is important that all sides respect that ruling. We also encourage all to come to an agreement on the way ...

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