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Submitting a third list of GECOM nominees almost impossible; much depends on Jagdeo- Granger meeting – Nandlall

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will find it virtually impossible to submit a third list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and much will depend on a meeting between him and President David Granger later this month, a top opposition party official said Sunday. “Finally, finding another six names in compliance with the President’s ...

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“Every member of the list suggested must conform to the criteria…”- Granger, as he calls on Jagdeo to produce third list of nominees for GECOM Chairman

President David Granger said that Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo must submit a list that matches the criteria set out in keeping with Article 161 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana for the selection of a ‘fit and proper’ person to fill the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Head of State made these ...

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Granger rejects second list of GECOM nominees ; Jagdeo warns of “other consequences for which the President will be responsible”

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says President David Granger has rejected a second list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Jagdeo reiterated his warning that legal action and other steps would be taken if Granger goes ahead and names a Chairperson unilaterally. “The Leader of the Opposition hereby assures that should the President proceed along ...

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GPHC unable to account for tax payers’ millions …Finance Director says his job “not for the finance per-se”

The Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation (GPHC) is unable to give a definitive position on why many of its Annual Finance Statements are not being filed—months after they are legally required according to the Public Corporations Act—and further is unable to say whether monies it was supposed to return to the treasury were in fact returned. This situation was only compounded ...

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Trinidadian man charged with ganja possession, trafficking

A 31- year old Trinidadian was Monday morning arraigned on a charge of being in possession of marijuana for the purpose of trafficking. The charge alleges that on May 28, 2017 at Mandela Avenue, Georgetown,  Cornelius Thomas of South Trinidad had in his possession 834 grammes of marijuana in his possession for the purpose of trafficking. When asked to respond to ...

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Virtual ban on fuel to Kaieteur National Park aims to “choke” illegal mining; Chenapau residents protest arrest of fellow villagers for illegal mining

As residents of Chenpau on Monday protested the arrest of more than 20 persons mainly from that Amerindian village for allegedly illegally mining at the Kaieteur National Park, authorities are contemplating prohibiting the landing of fuel at the airstrip on that protected area to “choke” mining. Minister of Natural Resources, Raphael Trotman said his ministry has recommended to the National ...

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Govt is pro-business but “not transparent” about oil contracts ; Jagdeo “salivating” over oil revenues

Transparency and effective planning to use massive oil revenues are among the major issues facing Guyana as the country prepares for first oil by 2020, according to a senior official of a United Kingdom-headquartered independent risk consultancy. Speaking at the 26th La Jolla Energy Conference being held in California, Control Risks’ Senior Analyst for the Andean Region, Raul Gallegos praised ...

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PM’s luxury ride raises eyebrows in Parliament Committee

The Office of the Prime Minister last year paid Beharry Automotive Sales Limited a total of $22M for three vehicles, payments which were made using money allocated to be spent the previous year as well as paid up front only for delivery to be made nine months later. “Everything is wrong about this transaction and it falls on the lap ...

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“We cannot discourage whistle-blowers”- says Bulkan on transfer of nurse who exposed PNCR Councillor’s access to painkiller

In the wake of the transfer of a nurse in Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) following her public disclosure that a well-known pro-government official had been accessing a very strong painkiller, Minister of Communities Ronald Bulkan said people who disclose misdeeds should be encouraged. “We cannot discourage whistle-blowers. We need to promote persons out there who are prepared, who have the courage to ...

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