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PradoVille 2 established in response to violent crime wave – Robeson Benn

A former People’s Progressive Party (PPP) cabinet  member on Wednesday said he told police investigators that top government officials were allocated lands at PradoVille 2 (Goedverwagting-Plaisance) because of the deadly crime wave at the time that had resulted in the shooting death of then Agriculture Minister, Satyadeow Sawh. Former Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn said he told agents of ...

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PPP’s GECOM Commissioner takes Bulkan, Chief Elections Officer to Court over local govt constituency changes, omissions

Guyana Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick on Monday moved to the High Court to quash Local Government Minister, Ronald Bulkan’s decision to hold elections for numerous neighbourhood councils without first issuing an order order containing several vital pieces of information. This move by Shadick, who is an Attorney-at-Law and an elector in constituency one in Georgetown, comes against the backdrop of ...

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Dismissal letter to Guyana Chronicle’s Finance Comptroller withdrawn; PM Nagamootoo orders probe into spending, info leak

Less than one day after the Finance Comptroller of the Guyana National Newspapers Limited (GNNL) was issued a dismissal letter by the General Manager,  a decision has been taken to rescind that correspondence, the Prime Minister’s Office said in a statement. The rescinding of the letter followed a high-level meeting at Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo’s offices with General Manager Sherod ...

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Justice Kenneth Benjamin “very competent” for Chancellor of Judiciary; no need for comparison

President David Granger  on Friday again insisted on Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Guyana’s next Chancellor because he emerged as the best candidate for the job, but he declined to say why his pick is better than acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards. “All persons applied, they were interviewed, their applications were evaluated and they made recommendations so I’m not going to compare ...

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Jagdeo floats idea of United Nations conducting Guyana’s general elections

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday suggested that the United Nations (UN) should run Guyana’s elections due to historical concerns about free and fair elections. “Maybe, we should just contract it out to the United Nations. It can be cheaper,” he told a news conference. Jagdeo signaled that his People’s Progressive Party was not prepared to agree to Guyana’s constitution ...

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Granger hints he’s available for 2020 general elections

President David Granger on Friday hinted that he would run again in 2020 for the nation’s top elected post if he is chosen. “I cannot answer the question at the present time. It is speculative. I’m a servant of my party  I’m a servant of the partnership, I’m a servant of the coalition and my duty is to serve and ...

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Granger prefers National Assembly to appoint GECOM; campaign financing, “ideas-sharing” could be added to agenda for talks with Jagdeo

President David Granger on Thursday signaled that he was open to adding reform of the Guyana Elections Commission and campaign financing to an agenda of proposed talks with Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, but already the Guyanese leader wants GECOM Commissioners to be appointed by the National Assembly. The President noted that ultimately there would be a role for the two ...

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“New materials” for security sector reform, says Granger at swearing in of new Police Commissioner

President David Granger on Thursday tasked newly-appointed Police Commissioner, Leslie James and his four deputies with implementing security sector reform of that civilian law enforcement agency. “In addition to his other duties, therefore, I expect the new Commissioner to lead the process of security sector reform which is aimed at ensuring that we have a highly motivated and better equipped, ...

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No views on Police Commissioner, Deputies due to lack of info- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday he did not register any views about Police Commissioner, Leslie James and the four Deputy Commissioners because of a lack of information, but said from all indications there was no role for Assistant Commissioner, David Ramnarine in the high-ranking line-up. “I did not have a positive or an adverse view to the names,” Jagdeo ...

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