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President Granger returns on Tuesday from Cuba; to be monitored by doctors

President David Granger is expected to return to Guyana on Tuesday after receiving treatment in Cuba for cancer, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo announced Monday. Nagamootoo said Granger’s condition would be monitored by his physicians. The Cuban embassy in Guyana said Granger has “received the first round of chemotherapy treatment and, according to the medical team, has responded very well.” The ...

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2019 National Budget date announced

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan announced that Monday, November 26, 2018 is the date on which the 2019 National Budget would be presented. He made the announcement at the commencement of Monday’s sitting of the National Assembly. Jordan’s announcement came one day after he indicated in a letter to the media that government employees would receive increases in salaries for 2019 ...

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Guyana files documents with International Court of Justice to prove jurisdiction on border controversy with Venezuela

Guyana on Monday filed documents at the International Court of Justice (ICJ) outlining why it believes that Netherlands-based body has a right to hear its case to settle the controversy with Venezuela over the 1899 Arbitral Tribunal Award. “Guyana has no doubt that the Court has jurisdiction to resolve the controversy that has plagued its relations with Venezuela and undermined ...

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Jagdeo to take Harmon to Ethnic Relations Commission over targeting of alleged saboteurs of govt’s work

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday announced that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would be complaining to the Ethnic Relations Commission (ERC) about Minister of State, Joseph Harmon’s threat against opposition supporters and councillors who sabotage government operations. Jagdeo told a news conference that he was not taking lightly Harmon’s announcement, which appeared to be an attempt to “justify the ...

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“No more Mr. Nice Time”: APNU targets PPP supporters, NDCs that sabotage government- Harmon

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has vowed that People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-majority local development councils and PPP supporters, who work in government agencies, would no longer be allowed to undermine the administration and discriminate against coalition support bases. Addressing a Local Government Elections Thank You rally at ‘C’ Field Sophia playground, he said it was time for A Partnership for ...

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PNCR/APNU admits disenchantment caused low voter turnout; whips up death squad fears to galvanise 2020 votes

Reeling from the effects of a poor turnout at Local Government Elections, the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated coalition Saturday night admitted for the first time that some of its supporters were disenchanted and opted to stay away. “Sophia, you know, that the PPP won this constituency. They won this constituency by a few votes because some people were very upset ...

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AFC “still a credible force” in Guyana, but sugar estate closure caused some “fallout”

The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday conceded that it lost some political support due to the necessary closure of a number of loss-making sugar estates, but claimed that its 10 percent share of the popular vote  at last Monday’s Local Government Elections still makes it a “credible force”. “What is irreplaceable in the analysis is that if you call it ...

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APNU+AFC confident all MPs will vote against Jagdeo’s no-confidence motion

The governing coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday said it was extremely confident that all of its 33 parliamentarians would vote down an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion against the government. Hours later, government called off Friday’s sitting of the National Assembly and prepared for a meeting of government parliamentarians. AFC Executive Member, David Patterson vowed ...

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GECOM, APNU+AFC haggle over responsibility for voter education amid low turnout

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday announced a”meagre” 36 percent turnout at Monday’ Local Government Elections, saying the Ministry of Local Government failed to sufficiently educate voters about local elections. Official results show of the 573, 923 voters, only 208,534 cast ballots. GECOM’s claim has since been rejected by A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) from which Local Government ...

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APNU+AFC says “united and strong” after joint leaders’ meeting

The governing coalition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) says its remains “united and strong”. “The leaders of the two parties jointly reaffirm that the Coalition remains united and strong,” they said in a statement. The assurance followed a meeting by leaders of the two political organisations, hours after Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo filed a no-confidence motion ...

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