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PPPC consolidating East Indian support base

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo was Friday morning unequivocal that his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) is first appealing to its traditional East Indian support base before reaching across to other segments of the society for political support-base. “There is no hidden agenda here. Everyone knows where the bulk of the support of the two parties come from – APNU and ...

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Jagdeo says “unintentional” still registered as “President” and ‘living’ at State House

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo’s occupation was given as “President” and his address as 52-53 Main Street, Georgetown when he went to cast his ballot, although he lives at north Goedverwagting, East Coast Demerara. President David Granger said he voted at Enterprise Primary School, D’urban Backlands, Georgetown because State House at North Cummingsburg is not his permanent residence. Jagdeo dismissed questions about ...

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Very low turnout at Local Govt Elections

Voters were Friday morning trickling in to polling stations across several areas of Guyana to vote in Local Government Elections for the first time since 1994. “The process is fast and smooth. Lines are short and people are going in but it is not the kind of build-up like General Elections,” a resident on the East Bank Demerara who just ...

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Pres Granger casts ballot in historic LGE

Guyana’s Head of State David Granger was the first person to cast his ballot in a historic Local Goverment Elections (LGE) on Friday. The President along with First Lady Sandra Granger voted at Enterprise Primary School in Durban Backlands. Speaking to the media shortly after his ballot was cast, the President said that he believes the energy around LGE is ...

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Granger says PPP Regional Chairmen snub him; Rohee denies it’s orchestrated

Guyana’s President David Granger says the Chairmen of People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-controlled Regional Councils are disrespecting him by failing to turn up on his visits to those regions. “It’s worse than eye-pass. These people are dividing the country, they are trying to destroy the country and when you go to vote (in Local Government Elections) on Friday, think unity, ...

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APNU+AFC intensifies push for local gov’t domination

As the days remaining before Guyana hosts Local Government Polls, President David Granger has reaffirmed the APNU+AFC Coalition’s push for control of both central and local government authorities. Backed by Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, the duo delivered a resounding call for persons to cast their ballots in favour of the coalition’s candidates in the upcoming elections. Addressing a sizeable crowd ...

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PPP denies abusing State resources

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday denied abusing state resources for electioneering purposes, even as it leveled a similar charge against the 10-month old coalition administration ahead of next week’s Local Government Elections. “I could say one thing that when we were in government- and I was involved in a lot of these arrangements- normally we pay for ...

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Chris Ram concerned about Camp Street CoI proceedings

President of the Guyana Bar Association (GBA) Chris Ram has raised some concerns about the manner in which the Commission of Inquiry into the Camp Street riots is proceeding. Ram raised the concerns after the first day of hearings for the CoI during which two inmates from the prison gave their accounts of what happened in the three day unrest ...

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Time to ban voting without ID cards, passports- PPPC

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) on Thursday vowed to push for voting without cards and passports to be outlawed, amid concerns that hundreds of security forces personnel voted without national identification cards. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee told a news conference that the party was found it increasingly intolerable that the folio, which contains pictures and identification data, was ...

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