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Candidates embroiled in dual citizenship saga to remain on lists -GECOM

The three candidates for next month’s general and regional council elections, who had been caught up in the saga over their eligibility because of their dual citizenship status, will not be removed from their lists, a spokeswoman for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) said Wednesday. “The commission decided yesterday that they will remain on the list,” Yolanda Ward told News-Talk ...

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Shuman challenges GECOM to take him to court to prove citizenship

The leader of the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), Lenox Shuman says by his actions, his candidacy is constitutional, and if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) thinks otherwise, that elections management agency should go to the High Court for an order to remove him as a candidate. Attorney-at-Law Kalam Yassin told the GECOM Chairman, Claudette Singh, that if GECOM feels ...

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GECOM removes Shuman, Bandhu, Leung as candidates because of dual citizenship

Three candidates, found to be dual citizens on Nominations Day, will be removed from the list of candidates for the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick and Vincent Alexander say that’s one of the decisions by the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at its meeting held on Tuesday. “I understand that the lists were gazetted ...

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GECOM approves 11 parties to contest elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has approved 11 political parties to contest the March 2, 2020 elections, even as the elections management agency decides on what do with leader of the United Republican Party (URP), Dr Vishnu Bandhu who falsely declared that he is not a dual citizen, commissioners said Tuesday. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said nine of the 11 ...

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Dual national ministers reassigned to top jobs

The Ministry of the Presidency on Tuesday announced that the three dual-citizenship holders who resigned their ministerial posts have been given top jobs. Mr. Carl Greenidge has been appointed Foreign Secretary at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs with responsibility for the Department of Frontiers and Territorial Integrity and the Department of Trade and Economic Cooperation. Mr. Dominic Gaskin has been ...

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Junior Health Minister now Foreign Affairs Minister; Patterson-Yearwood reassigned “in the public interest”

Junior Health Minister Dr. Karen Cummings was Thursday elevated to the post of Minister of Foreign Affairs, following Carl Greenidge’s resignation because he is a Guyanese-Briton and the Courts of have ruled that it is unconstitutional for dual citizenship holders to be parliamentarians. Cummings took the oath of office before President David Granger at the Ministry of the Presidency. “I ...

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Harmon appointed Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency

Former Minister of State, Joseph Harmon has been appointed Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, even as he goes through the process to give up his American citizenship, the state-run Department of Public Information said Tuesday night. This is believed to be the first time that government has given any indication of the new appointments of Harmon, Carl Greenidge, ...

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BREAKING: Governing coalition names replacements for dual citizenship MPs

The governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has identified four candidates to replace the four ministers whose parliamentary role is unconstitutional because they hold dual citizenship. Party sources, however, say it is unclear whether any of the new lawmakers will be appointed ministers. Those expected to he sworn in on Friday when the National Assembly meets again ...

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PPP dual-citizenship MPs to resign, Adrian Anamayah will not renounce US nationality

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Members of Parliament (MPs), who are holders of dual citizenship, would be resigning and only one of them has informed that he would not be renouncing his American citizenship. Jagdeo said that person is backbencher, Attorney-at-law Adrian Anamayah. “He has explained to me that there are family obligations and ...

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