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General elections to be held when GECOM is ready – Granger

Following his meeting with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday, President David Granger said both sides have agreed that regional and general elections will be held within the administrative capability of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “We have agreed that the two sides will continue to work together to engage GECOM to ensure that elections are held within the administrative capabilities ...

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“Good meeting so far” says Jagdeo on talks with Granger

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday appeared to have had somewhat successful talks, going by Jagdeo’s assessment. Emerging from a 75-minute meeting with the Guyanese leader, Jagdeo would only say preliminarily that “it was a good meeting so far”. Opposition frontbencher, Odinga Lumumba described the talks as “a good start”.¬†Attorney General Basil Williams added that the ...

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Christopher Ram asks Court to declare no-confidence motion validly passed to avoid “chaos, confusion”, jittery investment climate

Fearing a constitutional crisis and adverse impact on the investment climate if general elections are not held by March 21, 2018, well-known political commentator Christopher Ram has petitioned the High Court to immediately order the President and Cabinet to resign and for Guyanese to go to the polls. He wants the High Court to find that the no-confidence motion was ...

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Civil society organisations signal to Granger, Jagdeo time for “inclusive governance”

Hours before President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are due to meet on Wednesday, 13 civil society organisations met on Tuesday to address their deep concerns over the current political situation and called for their involvement in the process. In a joint statement they said the meeting noted that Article 13 of Guyana’s constitution establishes the country’s government ...

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City businessman denies accusing ANUG steering committee members of being dual citizens

In the wake of his resignation from A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party, city businessman Terrence Campbell said Tuesday he was harshly criticised for saying three other party executive members are dual citizens and denies ever leveling such a claim. “It is a sad misinterpretation of the wording by two Counsel,” Campbell said in reference to Attorneys-at-Law, Timothy ...

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GECOM Chairman sick leave extended; Constitution provides for temporary chair

As the Guyana President and the Opposition Leader prepare to hold talks on Wednesday on the contentious no-confidence motion, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman’s sick leave has been extended following medical advice. “Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Retired Justice James Patterson has informed that his medical leave has been extended following a visit to his doctor on 7th ...

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Attorney General asks High Court to calculate “absolute majority” in no-confidence vote; Jagdeo applies to join validity of Charrandas Persaud vote

Attorney General Basil Williams on Monday asked the High Court to find that 34 instead of 33 votes are required to pass a no-confidence motion even as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo has separately asked the Court to join proceedings challenging the validity of former government parliamentarian Charrandas Persaud’s vote because he is a Canadian. With the respondents being House Speaker ...

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No-confidence motion-poisoned-environment forces businessman out of new political party

Co-founder of A New and United Guyana (ANUAG), Terrence Campbell on Monday announced that he has resigned from the newly-formed political party because the country’s political environment has been poisoned by the no-confidence motion. “It is like a poisoned well and since last week I had great angst,” the CAMEX Ltd Managing Director told Demerara Waves Online News. Campbell said ...

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Aviation Authority orders Ogle Airport suspend protocol passes; Peter Ramsaroop denies Airport claim to accompany Charrandas Persaud to plane

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) has ordered the Eugene F. Correia ‘Ogle’ International Airport (EFCIA) to stop issuing protocol passes in the wake of their use by a Canadian High Commission security officer and a supporter of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) to escort Charrandas Persaud to a Barbados-bound plane. The EFCIA and PPP’s Peter Ramsaroop are at ...

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Peter Ramsaroop obtained Ogle Airport VIP pass to accompany Charrandas Persaud to departing plane

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporter, Peter Ramsaroop, Saturday night confirmed that he obtained a VIP pass to accompany defected government parliamentarian, Charrandas Persaud, to an airplane at the Ogle International Airport hours after Persaud had voted in favour of a no-confidence motion. An official of Ogle Airport Inc. also said Ramsaroop was seen on the tarmac and a probe was ...

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