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Disciplined Services’ low voter turnout signals disenchantment among PNCR/APNU supporters- political scientists

The barely 40 percent turnout by police, soldiers and prison guards in the 2018 Local Government Elections is a sign that traditional supporters of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-dominated government are disenchanted, political scientists said Monday. Political Scientists, Dr. Henry Jeffrey and Dr. David Hinds, however, said doling out huge salary increases will not be  sufficient  for the incumbent ...

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39.7 percent of Disciplined Forces voted in Local Govt Elections; mixed reactions from parties

Only 39.7 percent of the 7,917 police, soldiers and prison guards, who were listed to vote last Friday in Local Government Elections (LGE) , actually voted, a senior official of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said. Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield said of the 4,693 members of the Guyana Police Force on the Disciplined Services voters’ list, only 1,938 cast ...

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Some Joint Services members couldn’t vote in Local Government Elections; to vote on Nov 12

A number of members of Guyana’s State security services were Friday unable to vote because their names were not on the voters’ list where they were stationed, but the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said provisions would be made for them to cast their ballots with the rest of the population on November 12. “I’ll be doing a coordinating meeting with ...

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House unanimously passes GYD$2.4 billion for Guysuco’s severance pay

The National Assembly Wednesday night unanimously approved  GY$2.451 billion to pay remaining severance to 4,723 sugar workers who have been laid off with the closure of several estates across the country. The results of a division (count) showed that 62 parliamentarians voted in favour of the amount after a spirited series of questions posed by the People’s Progressive Party’s Komal ...

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PPP govt spent almost GYD$100 million on medical expenses for ministers; no immediate answer on APNU+AFC govt’s total medical insurance payment

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-led administration spent almost GY$100 million on medical and dental expenses from 2012 to 2014, but Health Minister Volda Lawrence could not immediately say how much her ministry was paying in 50 percent insurance premiums for ministers and their families. In response to questions by opposition PPP parliamentarian, Juan Edghill, the Health Minister said in ...

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PNCR’s women’s arm scolds Kennard over “shut up and listen” order to City Mayor; suggests gender discrimination

In the wake of the Chairman of the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown, Retired Justice Cecil Kennard’s refusal to apologise to City Mayor Patricia Chase-Green for telling her to “shut up and listen”, the women’s arm of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR). The National Congress of Women (NCW) made it clear that it was not commenting ...

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Colombian facing extradition to US from Jamaica previously held in Guyana in connection with cocaine vessels

Former Head of Guyana’s Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU), James Singh says one of the men held in Jamaica on a United States (US) arrest warrant for alleged drug trafficking had been previously held in Guyana during the search of a vessel for cocaine which had eventually triggered a Commission of Inquiry. Current top CANU officials have said the detention of the ...

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Video: President Granger confirms recent visit to Trinidad prompted visit to Cuba for medical investigation

President David Granger has confirmed that he went earlier this month to Trinidad for additional medical consultations following the emergence of symptoms, a move that has now prompted his decision to go to Cuba for further “investigation”. He left Tuesday and is scheduled to return on November 11, one day before Local Government Elections. He recalled being given a clean ...

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“Unwell” President Granger goes to Cuba for medical “investigation”

President David Granger goes to Cuba on Tuesday for a medical “investigation”, a senior government minister confirmed. Coming on the heels of a terse announcement by the Guyana government with no stated reason for the trip, People’s National Congress Reform General Secretary, Amna Ally said the President is not expected to undergo surgery but is due for a medical test ...

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City Commission of Inquiry “properly set up”, rules Retired Justice Kennard

Retired Chancellor of the Judiciary, Cecil Kennard Monday afternoon ruled that the Commission of Inquiry into the administration of Georgetown was legally established, paving the way for Town Clerk Royston King to take the stand. “I have come to the conclusion that this inquiry was properly set up and the inquiry will now continue”, Kennard said in pointing out that ...

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