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Daily Archives: June 2, 2017

“Every member of the list suggested must conform to the criteria…”- Granger, as he calls on Jagdeo to produce third list of nominees for GECOM Chairman

President David Granger said that Leader of the Opposition, Mr. Bharrat Jagdeo must submit a list that matches the criteria set out in keeping with Article 161 (2) of the Constitution of Guyana for the selection of a ‘fit and proper’ person to fill the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). The Head of State made these ...

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Granger rejects second list of GECOM nominees ; Jagdeo warns of “other consequences for which the President will be responsible”

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo says President David Granger has rejected a second list of nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Jagdeo reiterated his warning that legal action and other steps would be taken if Granger goes ahead and names a Chairperson unilaterally. “The Leader of the Opposition hereby assures that should the President proceed along ...

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Shake-up at CANU looms now that Commission of Inquiry Report is in

Minister of State, Joseph Harmon on Friday signaled that a major shake-up at the Customs Anti-Narcotics Unit (CANU) is likely, but he refused to say whether the substantive Head, James Singh would be returning to head that law enforcement entity. Harmon declined to divulge details of the report of a Commission of Inquiry into the arrival of  shipping vessel in ...

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No decision on referendum to scrap buggery law – Harmon

The Guyana government has not discussed or decided to take the scrapping of buggery laws to a referendum, a move that appears to have allayed some fears by one of Guyana’s gay rights organisations. “This is not an issue that has been ventilated at Cabinet and Cabinet has made no decision on that matter and so the question of a referendum, when ...

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Govt drops charges against Chenapau residents arrested for illegally mining at Kaieteur National Park

The Ministry of Natural Resources on Friday announced that government has decided to drop charges against 20 persons arrested for alleged illegal mining at the Kaieteur National Park. “It has been decided that as an act of good faith Government will not prosecute the charges against the more than 20 persons arrested on Sunday May 28, 2017 for mining within ...

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Royalty on ExxonMobil-produced oil doubled; Guyana assures production licence will be granted this month

  In the wake of a prolonged wait by ExxonMobil for various regulatory approvals before making its Final Investment Decision (FID), the Guyana government Thursday publicly assured the company that it would be granted a production licence this month. “Following reviews of the technical and environmental aspects of the Liza Project – Development Plan that was submitted by Esso Exploration ...

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