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Gov’t cannot promise year-end bonuses to public servants

President David Granger on Wednesday hinted that public servants might not receive bonuses this year due to the political stalemate following last year’s validly-passed no-confidence motion. “I cannot, at this point in time say whether funds will be available for payments of [sic] public servants. So, I am not saying no but after the next Cabinet meeting, the Minister of ...

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No foreign investigator will find Charrandass Persaud was bribed to vote for no-confidence motion -Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has stridently defended former government backbencher, Charrandass Persaud who created an almost one-year-old political crisis in Guyana by voting for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion that was eventually validated by the Caribbean Court of Justice. President David Granger reportedly said international investigators would be hired to ascertain whether Persaud was paid to vote for the motion that ...

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Jagdeo woos overseas Guyanese to return home to vote

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is encouraging overseas-based Guyanese to return home and vote in next March’s general elections, even as his party vigorously resists the planned removal of names from the voters’ list because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) cannot locate those persons. Mr Jagdeo was addressing a packed audience at a fund-raising event in Toronto, Canada, organised by the ...

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AFC sets Nov 10 to conclude negotiations with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has set a November 10 deadline to conclude negotiations with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for a revised political agreement that is likely to include more government jobs, AFC Chief Negotiator David Patterson said Saturday. “There are three items of which two may have to go to the high-level committee but there are two ...

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Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as March elections running mate

Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday looked set to be accepted by President David Granger as his running mate for the March 2020 general elections, high-level sources said. The sources indicated that the AFC was unlikely to give up any seats in the 65-seat National Assembly in exchange for Ramjattan being accepted as the prime ministerial candidate. ...

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Jagdeo calls on GECOM Chairman to explain planned removal of names from voters list

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo wants the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh to explain her decision to remove more than 25,000 names from the voters list if those persons do not uplift their national identification (ID) cards within 21 days. “Right now, we are calling on the Chairman to explain her decisions. That’s all we are saying. ...

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Change Guyana political party vows to renegotiate oil contracts

The newly-formed Change Guyana (CG) political party on Tuesday vowed to renegotiate all existing contracts with oil companies to get higher royalties and suspend the award of new concessions pending those talks. Addressing CG’s launch at the Pegasus Hotel, prime ministerial candidate, Nigel Hinds made known his party’s position on the issue at a time when there is lingering debate ...

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25,000 persons risk being barred from voting if they don’t collect national ID cards

The chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh on Tuesday ruled that more than 25,000 persons who have not collected their national identification (ID) cards will be given 21 days to do so failing which their names would be struck off the voters list and they would not be allowed to vote. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned elections ...

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