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Foreign Minister rails against international calls for Guyana to abide by constitution

US. Congressman Gregory W. Meeks welcomes Granger’s setting of elections date Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings on Wednesday rubbished calls by intergovernmental organisations – the Commonwealth of Nations, the Organisation of American States (OAS) and the European Union – as well as the United States and United Kingdom for President David Granger to abide by Guyana’s constitution. “All this ...

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Russia, Guyana officials to meet on claim of British military base in Essequibo River

Guyana has written to Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergey Lavrov expressing concern about false information that has been peddled that Britain has set up a military base in Guyana to destabilise Venezuela. Mr. Greenidge says Mr. Lavrov has since replied. Mr. Greenidge says he expects the issue will be resolved in another couple of weeks, but he declined to say whether ...

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Regional information card for Venezuelan migrants

Guyana has joined 32 other Latin American and Caribbean countries in signing on to the creation of an Information Card for Regional Mobility for Venezuelan migrants, the Ministry of the Presidency said Tuesday. Legal Officer, Frontiers Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dianna Khan and Officer-in-Charge of Ports of Entry, Immigration Department of the Guyana Police Force, Assistant Superintendent, Jeanette Prince ...

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AFC, APNU in key talks over choosing PM candidate

The Alliance For Change (AFC) and A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) are locked in tight deliberations over whether their almost five-year old political agreement should be changed to give the President the opportunity to choose his presidential candidate this time around, well-placed sources said. Officially, representatives of APNU and AFC have refused to comment on the ongoing negotiations that ...

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Granger constitutionally declares March 2, 2020 as general elections date

Amid mounting international pressure to end “political uncertainty”, President David Granger at midnight Monday proclaimed March 2, 2020 as the date for general and regional council elections. “The President, by the power vested in him by Article 61 of the Constitution of Guyana, to by proclamation, appoint the day for an election under Article 60 (2) appoints 2nd March 2020 ...

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GECOM revokes controversial claims and objections order and reverts to customary system

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Monday backed down from a gazetted plan for all eligible electors in the country to take their records to a commission location for verification, and instead reverted to the customary Claims and Objections process. GECOM Chairman, Justice (Rtd.) Claudette Singh’s National Registration (Residents) Order of September 26 had required all 646, 625 persons, once ...

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Gov’t “actively” considering proposed direct cash transfers of oil money to households – Foreign Minister

Foreign Affairs Minister, Karen Cummings has said the Guyana government has been actively considering the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) proposal of direct cash transfers of some oil revenues to Guyana’s households. “I would say it’s in progress. We are still continuing how we are going to actually do this cash transfer so I don’t want to give myself liberty right ...

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MAPM’s Gaskin says no talks yet with PPP; “independence”, “change” are key

The Mass Action People’s Movement’s (MAPM) Marcel Gaskin on Sunday said he has so far not held any talks with the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) or the Civic component but he did not rule out joining the Civic in certain conditions. Gaskin said those conditions include having a certain degree of “independence” and the PPP’s commitment to reform “If ...

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Fallout in MAPM after top activists eye PPP’s Civic

There has been a fallout in the Mass Action People’s Movement (MAPM) after two leading activists, Don Singh and Marcel Gaskin, appeared poised to join the Civic component of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Gaskin told Demerara Waves Online News that it was “regrettable” that he was not contacted for a comment because “up to this point I have ...

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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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