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President, Opposition Leader meeting: High-level negotiators to be appointed if Jagdeo’s third list fails

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Monday evening  agreed to submit a third list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission and if that list fails to get President David Granger’s approval, a high-level team would iron out the difficulties. “It was also agreed that a high-level team would be assembled representing the President and the Leader ...

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No plan to delay elections- Harmon, amid Donald Ramotar’s concerns

Former President Donald Ramotar’s assertion that the governing coalition has hatched a plan to delay  the next general elections was rubbished Friday by Minister of State, Joseph Harmon. “The administration of President (David) Granger has made it clear that we have no intention of either lengthening or shortening the term of office, that at the time when elections are to ...

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Bar Association calls for swift appointment of GECOM Chairman

The Guyana Bar Association hopes that next Monday’s meeting between President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will lead to the swift appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), and suggested that the Guyanese leader’s decision could be challenged. “Although the issue of the interpretation of Article 161(2) is before the Chief Justice for her consideration, ...

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Private sector calls for “good life” promise, legislative protection of investment; govt says economy was fake

Even as the umbrella Private Sector Commission (PSC) called on government and the opposition to deliver a “good life”, Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Thursday assured that there is no feud with the private sector but said when the coalition took office more than two years ago, it was busy dismantling a fake economy. “We have had to confront ...

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No GECOM Chairman “curtailing” Commission’s work- Chief Elections Officer; Ramotar says Granger probably delaying general elections for oil cash campaigning

The Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield says the absence of a Chairman is affecting key decision-making by that elections management agency. “The absence of a Chairperson, no doubt, curtails the work of the Commission one way or the other,” Lowenfield told Demerara Waves Online News. The delay has also raised concerns by former President ...

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Governing coalition party calls on Granger administration to release ExxonMobil contract

    The Working People’s Alliance (WPA)- one of the parties in the governing coalition- has called on the Guyana government to release the contract with the United States (US) oil-giant, ExxonMobil, in the interest of transparency and accountability. “There is no justifiable reason for not publishing this contract. Seeking public comment on it is our democratic obligation. And engaging ...

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Man accused of causing girlfriend’s death granted bail

A man was Wednesday placed on bail for causing the death of his girlfriend when he appeared in the Georgetown Magistrates Court before Magistrate Fabayo Azore. Twenty year old Kenroy London of 74 Kaneville East Bank Demerara rode allegedly motorcycle CH 9730 in a manner dangerous to the public thereby causing the death of his 18- year old girlfriend Keisha Anthony ...

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GAWU calls for referendum on sugar industry

Intensifying its protests mainly in the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) stronghold of Berbice against the closure of sugar operations there, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) has called on government to hold a referendum on scaling down the Guyana Sugar Corporation (Guysuco). GAWU President, Komal Chand accused government of breaking its 2015 general election promise that the sugar ...

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GECOM Chairman’s appointment: Major legal arguments submitted ; next Court date after Granger-Jagdeo meeting

Lawyers for a city businessman seeking an interpretation of the country’s constitution on the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will have to decide on future legal action if the President and the Opposition Leader decide on someone contrary to what the High Court may view as the intended meeting. Businessman, Marcel Gaskin wants the High ...

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