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Opposition leader warns of street protests over GECOM Chairman appointment

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday warned that Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) supporters would engage in street protests if President David Granger unilaterally appoints a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). He said Guyana’s constiution does not provide for the President to go ahead and appoint a Chairman on his own. “We will not take that sitting down. We ...

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1950s: World leaders pressured by British Government against easing Burnham, Cheddi tensions

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo today said there were world leaders in the 1950s who were facing pressures from the British government when they attempted to bridge tensions in Guyana between the major political leaders. The first Vice-President made a Ghana Day address today to a gathering at the People’s National Congress (PNC) headquarters, Sophia. Nagamootoo said both former Presidents Cheddi ...

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City Hall earns quarter million GYD$ in first month of metered parking

City Hall earned a paltry sum of just over GYD$250,000 from the controversial parking meter system, even as Cabinet remains worried about the political implications of the deal between the Mayor and City Council and Smart City Solutions (SCS), according to well-placed sources. Sources said the virtual boycott orchestrated by the Movement Against Parking Meters (MAPM) has seen the city ...

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Indentureship Centennial hears rallying call for East Indian Uprising 

by Gary Eleazar The Indo-Guyanese population has been called on, to rise up and protect the gains made in the 100 years since the abolition of indentureship, particularly when it comes to the rice and sugar industries and to fend off the frontal, targeted attacks by the ruling administration. The audacious charges were made by Indo-Guyanese leaders that gathered under ...

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Court rejects Royston King legal challenge, moves ahead with parking meter case

Justice Brassington Reynolds ruled this afternoon against an application made by Georgetown Town Clerk Royston King disputing the High Court’s power to continue hearing legal challenges against the parking meter regime. The Court can now move ahead with the challenge brought by Mohendra Arjune, who is represented by Attorney Kamal Ramkarran. Additionally, Justice Reynolds heard another request today, which would ...

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Jagdeo weighs in on Granger’s failure to appoint JSC-recommended judges

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said President David Granger’s apparent failure to heed the advice of the Judicial Service Commission (JSC) and appoint several judges to the Court of Appeal and High Court is feeding perception that the Guyanese leader prefers to await the advice of a new commission when it is appointed. “The Leader of the Opposition adverted to a ...

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PNCR General Secretary denies parking meter fees funding his political party

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Oscar Clarke has rubbished claims by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo that earnings from parking meters are helping to finance that political party. “The PNC is not benefiting in any way financially or otherwise from this project,” he told Demerara Waves Online News. The PNCR General Secretary is an elected Councillor of ...

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Jagdeo to submit more names to Granger for GECOM Chairman

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has  told President David Granger that he would be submitting another list of six names from which he is expected to pick one as the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) said in a statement. “In the interest of moving the process forward, today, the Leader of the Opposition wrote to ...

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Political parties positioning for GECOM Chairmanship ahead of “serious” 2020 general elections

Guyana’s two major parties are seeking to install someone of their choice Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) ahead of “historic” general elections in 2020, outgoing Chairman of the country’s elections management authority, Dr. Steve Surujbally said Tuesday. Surujbally, who had since August 2016 told President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo that he was preparing to leave the ...

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