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Justice Kenneth Benjamin “very competent” for Chancellor of Judiciary; no need for comparison

President David Granger  on Friday again insisted on Justice Kenneth Benjamin as Guyana’s next Chancellor because he emerged as the best candidate for the job, but he declined to say why his pick is better than acting Chancellor Yonette Cummings-Edwards. “All persons applied, they were interviewed, their applications were evaluated and they made recommendations so I’m not going to compare ...

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Jagdeo floats idea of United Nations conducting Guyana’s general elections

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday suggested that the United Nations (UN) should run Guyana’s elections due to historical concerns about free and fair elections. “Maybe, we should just contract it out to the United Nations. It can be cheaper,” he told a news conference. Jagdeo signaled that his People’s Progressive Party was not prepared to agree to Guyana’s constitution ...

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Granger hints he’s available for 2020 general elections

President David Granger on Friday hinted that he would run again in 2020 for the nation’s top elected post if he is chosen. “I cannot answer the question at the present time. It is speculative. I’m a servant of my party  I’m a servant of the partnership, I’m a servant of the coalition and my duty is to serve and ...

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Granger prefers National Assembly to appoint GECOM; campaign financing, “ideas-sharing” could be added to agenda for talks with Jagdeo

President David Granger on Thursday signaled that he was open to adding reform of the Guyana Elections Commission and campaign financing to an agenda of proposed talks with Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, but already the Guyanese leader wants GECOM Commissioners to be appointed by the National Assembly. The President noted that ultimately there would be a role for the two ...

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“New materials” for security sector reform, says Granger at swearing in of new Police Commissioner

President David Granger on Thursday tasked newly-appointed Police Commissioner, Leslie James and his four deputies with implementing security sector reform of that civilian law enforcement agency. “In addition to his other duties, therefore, I expect the new Commissioner to lead the process of security sector reform which is aimed at ensuring that we have a highly motivated and better equipped, ...

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No views on Police Commissioner, Deputies due to lack of info- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said Thursday he did not register any views about Police Commissioner, Leslie James and the four Deputy Commissioners because of a lack of information, but said from all indications there was no role for Assistant Commissioner, David Ramnarine in the high-ranking line-up. “I did not have a positive or an adverse view to the names,” Jagdeo ...

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BREAKING: Leslie James is Guyana’s new Police Commissioner

President David Granger, today, announced that following consultations with the Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo at State House, Mr. Leslie Albert James will now serve as the Commissioner of Police with immediate effect. The Commander of Chief of the Armed Forces also noted that Mr. James will be supported by four deputy commissioners who are Mr. Lyndon Alves, ...

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New order issued to activate Judicial Review Act in keeping with Chief Justice’s order

Twelve days after issuing a  commencement order for the Judicial Review Act (JRA) from January 1, 2019 a new order has been issued to instead activate that law from July 31, 2018 in keeping with the Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire’s order. The order was published in the Official Gazette states that the previous order issued on August 15, 2018, which ...

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