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President remains in office until next elections if no PPP support for House extension -AG

Attorney General Basil Williams Monday night said President David Granger would remain in office and call elections if the opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) refuses to give its parliamentary support to extend the timeframe within which general elections must be held following last December’s no-confidence motion. “Let’s assume they don’t go and get the two-thirds extension…We have always argued ...

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OPINION: Prisoner’s Dilemma and a call to extend and reform

Guyana’s political establishment is faced with a version of the Prisoner’s Dilemma. By Terrence R. Blackman (PhD) and Thomas B. Singh (PhD) July 11, 2019 The Prisoner’s Dilemma is a well-known concept in modern game theory. It is a paradox in decision analysis in which two players, each acting in her own self-interest, will fail to produce the optimal outcome.  ...

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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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Jagdeo says fundraising helping pay top US lobbying firm; shuts down media persistence on deal

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday defended his party’s decision to hire a United States (US) public relations lobbying firm, Mercury Public Affairs, for $34 million to make out a solid case for free and fair elections in Guyana, saying that he was not concerned at all about its blemishes. “All the PPP wants ...

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Harmon, Nandlall differ on house-to-house registration disenfranchising overseas-based Guyanese

The Guyana government on Friday rubbished claims that thousands of overseas-based Guyanese could be disenfranchised if their names are removed from the current voters’ list through house-to-house registration. Minister of State, Joseph Harmon said overseas-based Guyanese could not be registered if they are not at their residences when enumerators of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) conduct registration. “If you reside ...

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PPP’s Lumumba to give up US citizenship – Jagdeo

Long-serving People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba, has been added to the list of opposition lawmakers who would be giving up his foreign citizenship, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Wednesday. He also accused the coalition administration of being “duplicitous” by failing to remove its dual citizenship members from the House as a matter of political goodwill in accordance ...

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Private sector, Granger at odds over impact of political uncertainty on businesses

Guyana’s private sector and President David Granger on Wednesday disagreed over the impact of the unsettled no-confidence motion on the business environment. “I do not know how valid that perception is but, as far as I’m concerned, the government has done nothing to engender any disorder or any despair in the business community so I don’t want to say whether ...

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