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Daily Archives: February 18, 2015

General elections to cost more than GUY$2 billion

Guyana’s upcoming general and regional elections are expected to cost more than GUY$2 billion, according to Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield. He told reporters after a news conference that the cost to hold the May 11, 2015 poll would be around GUY$2.4 billion, about the same cost of that of the November 2011 election. Lowenfield said the Guyana Elections Commission ...

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GECOM exploring ways to deal with bloating of voters’ list

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is considering ways of preventing the voters list from being bloated with the names of dead persons and migrants, apart from conducting a new house-to-house registration in a few years from now. GECOM Chairman, Dr. Steve Surujbally told a news conference that these include taking steps to use death announcements in the newspapers, radio and ...

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New call centre in Guyana to create 1,500 jobs

Teleperformance on Tuesday announced that it is opening a customer care facility in Georgetown, Guyana later this April.  Teleperformance says its new multichannel contact center will enhance its ability to provide high-quality customer care, sales, and technical support solutions to its clients in English from a nearshore location. The custom-built campus will be located in the heart of downtown, near Georgetown’s historic ...

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Jagdeo set to hit the election campaign trail

Former President Bharrat Jagdeo appears set to hit the campaign trail on the Corentyne early next month, even as his ruling People’s Progressive Party (PPP) mulls a petition for him to be named prime ministerial candidate. PPP General Secretary, Clement Rohee told a news conference on Tuesday that the party would likely respond to the petition during the campaign for ...

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