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GECOM’s new Claims and Objections method is “backdoor” attempt to remove names from voters list, flouts laws – former House Speaker

Former House Speaker, Ralph Ramkarran on Sunday said the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) request for all persons on the preliminary voters’ list to self-verify their existence by going to commission outposts with their registration records flouts the constitution, laws and the High Court. “It is clear that the intention behind the order requiring persons “in Guyana” whose names appear on ...

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Leading MAPM activists join PPP’s Civic

Two leading architects and activists of the Mass Action People’s Movement (MAPM), an organisation that originally opposed the introduction of parking meters in Georgetown, have decided to join the loosely-knit Civic component of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Don Singh confirmed that he and Marcel Gaskin have decided to be part of the Civic group and will push “from ...

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WPA brands cash transfer gov’t critics “ignars”; calls on Granger to clarify position

Working People’s Alliance co-leader, Economics Professor, Clive Thomas has labelled as “ignars” those in government who have rebuffed his proposed transfer of 10 percent after-tax oil revenues to households. Professor Thomas has proposed that by 2025 when Guyana’s oil production soars to about 1 million to 2.5 million barrels per day, each household should get US$5,000 every year. Guyana has ...

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OPINION: Even good news means nothing, only election news does

By GHK Lall Guyanese have neither time nor interest for any news, other than elections news. Good news, encouraging news, is wasted on us. Place it before them and heads and backs turn away. Even the government has lost focus (and its marbles) in the hysterias of a most scorching elections season. Good news, promising news, gets swallowed up, trampled ...

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All persons on preliminary voters list must go to GECOM to verify their records

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday said all persons on the preliminary voters list must go to that body to verify their registration records. “During this exercise, every person whose name appear on the Preliminary List of Electors (PLE) must visit the Registration office in their respective area with their National Identification Card to verify their registration record in ...

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“Essential to ensure free and fair elections” -US, UK, EU

The United States, United Kingdom and the European Union on Friday said they were ready to support Guyana in having free and fair general elections. “It is now essential to ensure free and fair elections which we are pleased to support with elections assistance and monitoring along with other colleagues in the international community,” their top diplomatic envoys said in ...

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Granger says elections possible in March but Parliamentary extension needed

President David Granger on Wednesday announced that general and regional council elections could be held as early as March 2020, but his administration will be seeking an extension of the life of his administration when Parliament reconvenes on October 10, 2019. “I am pleased to announce that, after discussions with Chairman of the Elections Commission and with my Cabinet, the ...

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President to address nation on elections; claims and objections begins Oct. 1

President David Granger is expected to address the nation on Wednesday. This follow’s Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting at which the issue of holding of credible General and Regional elections in Guyana at the earliest possible time was high on the agenda. Government’s Department of Public Information says the time of Granger’s address to the nation will be made known. Meanwhile, police ...

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OPINION: When tones are sharper and temperatures higher – time to tighten and stay cool

by GHK Lall Things are getting testy. I detect impatience, exasperation, and indignation from His Excellency, President David Granger. More than frustration and, more accurately, growing anger. This is from a leader, who has a well-earned reputation for unruffled calm and the disciplined strength of stoics in his words and comportment. Thus, when even a David Granger feels compelled to ...

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