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GECOM Chairman to step down month-end– PPP

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally will be stepping down this month-end. “Dr. Steve Surujbally, the Chairman of Guyana’s Elections Commission (GECOM), has formally indicated to the Leader of the Opposition, Hon. Bharrat Jagdeo, M.P., that he shall be resigning from that office with effect on November 30th, 2016,” ...

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PM wants GYD$80 million for constitutional reform consultations; international help pledged

Guyana is preparing the legislative and budgetary groundwork for constitutional reform  to begin next year, Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo said  Friday. He told a news briefing at his Alliance For Change (AFC) headquarters  that he has asked for approximately GYD$80 million to be set aside in the 2017 National Budget to fund the establishment of a secretariat and the holding ...

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FM Greenidge to meet incoming UN Secretary General on Venezuela border controversy

Foreign Minister, Carl Greenidge is  expected to lead a delegation to New York next week to meet with incoming United Nations Secretary General, António Guterres as part of Guyana’ s unrelenting quest to have the border controversy with Venezuela taken to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Minister Raphael Trotman told a post-cabinet briefing that the meeting would be part ...

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Opposition Leader awaits President’s move to select new GECOM Chairman

Now that the Dr Steve Surujbally is about resign from the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM),  Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he was awaiting word from President David Granger who must trigger the constitutional provision for a replacement. The President must consult the Opposition Leader on appointment a chairperson for the elections commission. “According to the Constitution, ...

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Jail drug lords, strengthen democracy and vote with US- Canadian High Commissioner

Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Pierre Giroux says Guyana needs to take several practical actions, including the arrest and conviction of drug lords, and vote with the United States (US) in international organisations to help build solidarity with the incoming Donald Trump administration. “The first thing- do arrest two or three drug lords and then you’ll see you’ll get the ...

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Gov’t must show Hamilton Green’s special contribution to Guyana to justify PM pension

by Derwayne Wills Following government’s intention to grant a Prime Minister’s pension to former Prime Minister and former Georgetown Mayor, Hamilton Green; Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said government must show special contributions to the nation made by Green to validate a Parliamentary Bill granting him alone a Prime Minister’s pension. Jagdeo, during a press conference at his party’s Freedom House headquarters, ...

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PPP’s Dharamlall’s Facebook posts about Pres. Granger “unacceptable”- Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday slammed his fellow People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Nigel Dharamlall, for several caustic posts about President David Granger on Facebook. “Unacceptable” and “reprehensible” was how Jagdeo described Dharamlall’s remarks about the Guyanese leader. They included descriptions about the President’s dental health. The Opposition Leader said criticisms about should “never get personal” and that ...

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“No” to forensic audit of parking meter contract, “Yes” to wider probe of City Hall’s finances- Deputy Mayor

The People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wants Guyana’s Auditor General to conduct a forensic audit into the parking meter project, but Deputy Mayor Sherod Duncan said that makes no sense. Duncan said assessments of the parking meter contract by the Minister of Finance and the Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs were sufficient and there was no need for ...

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