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PPP-nominated GECOM Commissioner loses High Court challenge to boundary demarcation

High Court Judge, Gino Persaud Friday afternoon threw out People’s Progressive Party’s Bibi Shadick’s efforts to block the holding of local government elections for numerous neighbourhood councils on the grounds that local government minister, Ronald Bulkan did not first issue an order containing several key pieces of information. In handing down his judgement, Justice Persaud said Shadick’s Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, ...

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Guyana needs broad-based national development policy to spend oil money- Trinidad Opposition Leader

Former Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago, Kamla Persad-Bissessar  Thursday night urged Guyana to formulate a broad-based national development policy to spend expected “massive” oil wealth on developing the country over the next 200 years. Addressing the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association Awards and Dinner, the Opposition Leader also warned Guyana against establishing a state oil company because firing workers ...

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President “recovering well” but clinical analyses “incomplete”- govt

President David Granger is resting comfortably at an official residence following an intensive series of tests by specialist doctors immediately after he arrived in Cuba on Tuesday, October 30, 2018, the Ministry of the Presidency said. The President is receiving treatment at the Centro de Investigaciones Medico Quirugicas (CIMEQ) in Havana, the statement added. The Ministry of the Presidency added that “Clinical ...

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Disciplined Services’ low voter turnout signals disenchantment among PNCR/APNU supporters- political scientists

The barely 40 percent turnout by police, soldiers and prison guards in the 2018 Local Government Elections is a sign that traditional supporters of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated government are disenchanted, political scientists said Monday. Political Scientists, Dr. Henry Jeffrey and Dr. David Hinds, however, said doling out huge salary increases will not be  sufficient  for the incumbent ...

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39.7 percent of Disciplined Forces voted in Local Govt Elections; mixed reactions from parties

Only 39.7 percent of the 7,917 police, soldiers and prison guards, who were listed to vote last Friday in Local Government Elections (LGE) , actually voted, a senior official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield said of the 4,693 members of the Guyana Police Force on the Disciplined Services voters’ list, only 1,938 cast ...

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Some Joint Services members couldn’t vote in Local Government Elections; to vote on Nov 12

A number of members of Guyana’s State security services were Friday unable to vote because their names were not on the voters’ list where they were stationed, but the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said provisions would be made for them to cast their ballots with the rest of the population on November 12. “I’ll be doing a coordinating meeting with ...

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House unanimously passes GYD$2.4 billion for Guysuco’s severance pay

The National Assembly Wednesday night unanimously approved  GY$2.451 billion to pay remaining severance to 4,723 sugar workers who have been laid off with the closure of several estates across the country. The results of a division (count) showed that 62 parliamentarians voted in favour of the amount after a spirited series of questions posed by the People’s Progressive Party’s Komal ...

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PPP govt spent almost GYD$100 million on medical expenses for ministers; no immediate answer on APNU+AFC govt’s total medical insurance payment

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration spent almost GY$100 million on medical and dental expenses from 2012 to 2014, but Health Minister Volda Lawrence could not immediately say how much her ministry was paying in 50 percent insurance premiums for ministers and their families. In response to questions by opposition PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, the Health Minister said in ...

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