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Broomes’ absence from Granger-led Bartica outreach raises eyebrows

Junior Minister, Simon Broomes’ failure to participate in President David Granger’s recent outreach to the town of Bartica has raised concerns, well-placed sources said. High-level government political leaders are reportedly taken aback that her absence could have been interpreted as somewhat disrespectful to the Guyanese leader, especially since she is very popular and active in that town as a gold ...

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Jagdeo ready to meet Granger every day to appoint new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has told President David Granger that he is ready for daily meetings to reach agreement on the appointment of a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), following Monday’s resignation of James Patterson because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruled that he was appointed unconstitutionally. “l wish on behalf of the Leader of the ...

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Crime Chief sent on leave to facilitate probe

Deputy Commissioner of Police, Lyndon Alves has been sent on leave to pave the way for an investigation, but acting Deputy Police Commissioner Nigel Hoppie declined to say whether the move had anything to with swirling allegations in Berbice. “Mr. Lyndon Alves has been sent on leave to facilitate an investigation,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. Hoppie could not ...

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GECOM Chairman resigns

President David Granger Tuesday morning met former Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Justice (Ret’d) James Patterson, who has since demitted office. Government’s Department of Public Information reported that President Granger thanked Justice Patterson for his service over the past 20 months. The former GECOM Chair resigned on Monday thereby rendering that post vacant. The decision by the former ...

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Jagdeo draws “red lines” on elections with existing voters’ list; appointing new GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday ruled out agreeing to extending the deadline by which general elections should be held, hours after a lawyer for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) told the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that a new house-to-house-generated voters list would not be ready until December 25. “What is non-negotiable is I going back to Parliament to ...

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Caribbean Court gives Granger, Jagdeo more time to find consensus on elections date; GECOM says general elections not possible until after Christmas

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Monday gave President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as well as their lawyers more time to possibly arrive at a consensus, even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said elections would not be possible until after December 25. President of the CCJ Justice Adrian Saunders said the Court would issue its ...

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LIVE COVERAGE: Consequential orders on Caribbean Court of Justice decisions on no-confidence motion, GECOM Chairmanship

Caribbean Court of Justice post-judgment hearing on consequential orders and costs in two sets of cases from Guyana. Last Tuesday the Court determined that the process that was followed in the appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission was flawed and in breach of the Constitution. In the second set of cases, the CCJ determined, among other things, ...

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WPA prefers Granger-Jagdeo agreement on cleaning voters’ list over CCJ-ordered claims and objections

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA)—a vocal partner in the governing coalition—on Sunday urged President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to hammer out an agreement to clean up the voters’ list by either house-to-house registration or a claims and objections period. WPA executive member, Professor David Hinds told Demerara Waves Online News that while he was not optimistic that ...

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