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Guns and colour on Disciplined Forces Local Govt voting day- candidates speak out

Concerns were Tuesday raised about the use of green table cloths at one of the polling booths at the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) and the entry of armed policemen in a polling station to vote in Local Government Elections on Tuesday. The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s (PPPC) representative, James Cole told reporters at the GDF’s Camp Ayanganna Headquarters that he was ...

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​Disciplined Forces ‘ink’ off LGE voting

Guyana’s Disciplined Services on Tuesday morning commenced voting for Local Government Elections, with a majority of them voting for the first time. The voting by the members of the joint services ahead of civilians on March 18, 2016 is expected to last throughout the day with voting starting from 6:00hrs and concluding at 18:00hrs. At the Guyana Police Force’s Sports ...

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“I will not resign at the behest of Rohee” – Ramjattan

Vice President and Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan says that he will not resign from his Ministerial portfolio. This is after People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary Clement Rohee called for President David Granger to dismiss Ramjattan. Rohee on Monday morning stated that “the Granger administration stands condemned. Heads must roll for this unforgiveable and unforgettably episode in the hierarchy ...

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“Heads must roll” – Rohee wants Ramjattan fired for Camp Street riot

Former Home Affairs Minister and Leader of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Clement Rohee says that President David Granger should take immediate steps to dismiss Public Security Minister Khemraj Ramjattan over the recent Camp Street riots. From last Wednesday, the Georgetown Prison has experienced a period of unrest which culminated with the death of 17 prisoners, and the injury of ...

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PPP worried birth certificates will be used to rig elections

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo fears that the APNU+AFC-led coalition government plans to rig future elections by setting the stage to register thousands of underage persons. Addressing hundreds of persons at Babu John, Port Mourant,  Corentyne on Sunday, March 6, 2016 in honour of late People’s Progressive Party founder-leader, Dr. Cheddi Jagan,  the Opposition Leader reasoned that the voters list could ...

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Local govt councillors must treat PPP supporters properly after LGE- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday urged supporters of his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to vote solidy at the upcoming local government elections to act as a buffer against some of central government’s discriminatory policies. At the same time, he called on PPP members, when elected councillors at the March 18, 2016 Local Government Elections (LGE), to treat supporters properly ...

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GECOM to probe procurement of local govt ballot papers

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has decided to probe the procurement of US$500,000 worth of ballot papers and other sensitive material for the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE) but the Chairman of that elections management authority, Dr. Steve Surujbally said it is too early to speak about a forensic audit. People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPP)-nominated GECOM Commissioner, Bibi Shadick told ...

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GECOM ready for free and fair local govt elections- Western diplomats

Western diplomats, preparing to observe the upcoming Local Government Elections (LGE), have given the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) high marks for preparations for the polls, but the country’s leading business organisation believes that more voter education could have been done. “We are confident that the preparations that would have been made by the Guyana Elections Commission are adequate to ensuring ...

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Guyana satisfied with UN Secretary General’s proposals to resolve border controversy

Guyana is broadly satisfied with proposals by the United Nations Secretary General,  Ban Ki Moon to resolve the border controversy with Venezuela, Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge said Wednesday. “The proposals in toto are workable. I am satisfied in toto that they are workable. Any specific element may have a problem but when you take them altogether in all the circumstances ...

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