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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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OPINION: The CCJ has delivered the Solomonic decision

By GHK Lall The first thing that I will say about the CCJ’s decision is that it is Solomonic. Profound, and makes me want to stand straight and remove hat in recognition of the kind of wisdom revealed that is unknown in this country. The critical may look upon this and see a non-decision. I see otherwise. In one fell ...

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Jagdeo, Granger lock horns on elections after house-to-house registration

Even as Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo expects that practically general elections should now be held in three months, President David Granger Tuesday afternoon vowed that general elections would be held only after a new voters’ list is created from house-to-house registration. “We cannot proceed on the current list of voters. It is outdated and corrupted. It may hold as many ...

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CCJ rules no-confidence motion properly passed with 33 votes

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed with a majority of 33 of the 65 seats of the National Assembly. CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders said nothing prohibited then government parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud from voting against a measure but he could still be recalled and the vote would still be ...

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Caribbean Court finds Granger’s appointment of GECOM Chairman “flawed”

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was “flawed” and that the President and the Opposition Leader should meet before to arrive at a list of six acceptable nominees from which one person would be selected. “In view of the imposition ...

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AFC’s Ramjattan as prime ministerial candidate a non-negotiable with APNU

The Alliance For Change’s (AFC) endorsement of party leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, as its prime ministerial candidate for the governing coalition, will not be changed. AFC General Secretary, David Patterson told reporters shortly after his party’s executive was elected at its National Conference on Saturday that the Cummingsburg Accord, a political agreement with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), provides for ...

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BREAKING: AFC approves Ramjattan for prime ministerial candidate

The Alliance For Change delegates at their National Conference on Saturday voted overwhelmingly for Khemraj Ramjattan to be that party’s prime ministerial candidate, a party spokesman said. Earlier Saturday, Ramjattan was voted in unopposed as the AFC leader. If A Partnership for National Unity agrees, that will mean Ramjattan will replace incumbent Moses Nagamootoo. Nagamootoo left the conference before the ...

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David Patterson back as AFC General Secretary

Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson was Saturday afternoon returned as General Secretary of the Alliance For Change (AFC). He clinched 155 of the more than 250 votes cast for that post. The other contenders were Beverley Alert, Leonard Craig, and Michael Carrington. Incumbent Marlon Williams did not contest for the post of General Secretary. Patterson previously served as General Secretary ...

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Ramjattan is AFC leader, Trotman is Chairman

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Saturday elected Khemraj Ramjattan as its leader and Raphael Trotman as its Chairman, a party spokesman disclosed. Their election followed a decision by other contenders for both posts to withdraw from the race. Ramjattan and Trotman, who co-founded the AFC with the late Sheila Holder, have over the years switched posts of leader and ...

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Sharma being reassigned to Public Infrastructure Ministry

Minister Jaipaul Sharma has been shifted from the Ministry of Finance to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure as its Junior Minister, sources said. Asked for the reason, the source would only say the move was “to enhance public administration”. Sharma, as Junior Finance Minister, had been named as having met with representatives of the Princess Group that at the time ...

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