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No National Holiday for Local Govt Elections; schools to close early for Easter

The Guyana government has ruled out declaring Friday March 18, 2016  a National Holiday to allow Guyanese to vote in Local Government Elections. That position was made known by Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman on Wednesday, March 9, 2016. “There is no indication that this will be declared a National Holiday. Traditionally, local government elections are not treated the ...

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Camp Street Prison like a “warzone” – CoI Chairman

  Chairman of the recently constituted Commission of Inquiry (CoI) into the Camp Street riot, Justice James Patterson has described the scene at Guyana’s main penitentiary as similar to that of a warzone. Patterson at a press conference on Wednesday pointed out that the team of Commissioners visited the Prison on Tuesday afternoon and saw the aftermath of the three ...

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Disciplined Services balloting clean; hiccups point to need for more voter education- US Embassy observers

American Embassy observers have given Tuesday’s balloting in Local Government Elections by members of the Disciplined Services a clean bill of health but say a number of areas need to be addressed ahead of voting by civilians next week Friday. “The Embassy team of observers found nothing to question the integrity or credibility of this critical phase of the voting ...

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Disciplined Forces Local govt voting smooth, but turnout appeared low

Voting in Local Government Elections (LGE) by members of the Disciplined Services across the country on Tuesday appeared smooth, according to assessments by several parties and groups except the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC). Reports are that voting was smooth and calm in Linden, Berbice and Essequibo. The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) also reported that except for minor glitches ...

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Cultural hurdles need to be addressed for gender equality – President

As Guyana joined the rest of the world in observance of International Women’s Day, President David Granger declared that over the last forty years Guyana has made significant progress but some hurdles remain. The President made the comment at a Women’s conference at the Arthur Chung International Conference Center (ACICC). Granger told the room filled with women that Guyana, for ...

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It’s quite absurd! – Granger dismisses call to fire Ramjattan

President David Granger has out rightly dismissed a call from the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to relieve Vice President Khemraj Ramjattan of his duties as Public Security Minister. PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee on Monday condemned the Government for last week’s prison riot saying that the hierarchy of the security sector should be fired. “The Granger administration stands condemned. Heads ...

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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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