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AFC touts free education from oil earnings, wants 12 parliamentary seats again

The Alliance For Change (AFC) executive on Saturday called for oil revenues to fund the reintroduction of free education from nursery to university, and housing. “The party also unanimously approved a motion to unequivocally support free education from nursery to university and facilitate housing for all Guyanese with revenues to be derived from oil,” the party said in a statement. ...

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PPP Irfaan Ali churns out campaign promises to Berbicians

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali, on Saturday announced that some retrenched sugar workers would be compensated and the two East Berbice sugar estates – Skeldon and Rose Hall-Canje – would be reopened. “The first thing we are saying to you is that we are going to reopen the estates here in Region 6 [East Berbice-Corentyne] and ...

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Election date up to Granger; Jagdeo after stalemate on GECOM readiness

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo would now have to decide on a timeframe for holding general elections following last month’s passage of a no-confidence motion, after their emissaries got no clear indication from the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on when elections could be held. Already, the Opposition Leader has said he would be willing to strike a ...

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No Elections Commission decision on poll readiness; deadlock on voter list clean-up

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday failed to reach consensus on a timeframe for holding general elections, the result of the passage of the no-confidence motion in December, leaving the final decision up to the politicians. A major sticking point is whether a claims and objections period should be held to remove those who should not be on ...

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Greenidge, US Deputy Secretary of State discuss Guyana’s “upcoming” general elections

Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge and United States Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan on Wednesday discussed Guyana’s “upcoming national elections” and security matters related to the political instability in neighbouring Venezuela, a State Department spokesman said. The Guyana Government has not definitively stated whether elections would be held this year, but both the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance ...

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Harmon, PNCR support Granger for a second term

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon has endorsed President David Granger for a second term, days after the party officially announced that Granger would be contesting the next general elections. “It is with a deep sense of pride that I endorse David Arthur Granger to be the Coalition’s Presidential Candidate for a second term,” he ...

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Chief Elections Officer to inform GECOM about readiness timelines

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday asked the Chief Elections Officer to come up with timelines for holding the next general elections before the Commission could meet with the opposition and government representatives and inform them of its readiness. The three Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C)-nominated election commissioners, Robeson Benn, Sase Gunraj, and Bibi Shadick told reporters that GECOM’s ...

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Teixeira, Chandrapal back PPP/C Irfaan Ali presidential candidacy

Top People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) executive members Gail Teixeira and Indra Chandrapal have come out in full support of Irfaan Ali as their party’s presidential candidate. “Irfaan Ali won a democratic process and will receive the full support of his comrades,” said Chandrapal. On Monday night, she described Frank Anthony, who pulled out of the race last week Saturday because ...

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Frank Anthony is “the epitome of decency, integrity and commitment”- Indra Chandrapal as calls mount for withdrawal of Irfan Ali candidacy

As the fallout continues among People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters over the election of Irfan Ali as its presidential candidate, veteran women’s activist Indra Chandrapal Monday night stopped short of saying that Frank Anthony was the best candidate although he and Dr. Vindhya Persaud said they dropped out because they knew they would have been defeated. “You are the epitome ...

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Oil money for large-scale investments; 50,000 jobs for youths – PPP/C presidential candidate in sneak-preview of elections manifesto

Opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali Sunday night announced that US$500 million in oil revenues would be pumped into agriculture. “We already have a plan and programme that will see more than US$500 million invested in Guyana from Year One under the next People’s Progressive Party/Civic government. We did this before without oil and gas and we’ll ...

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