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Daily Archives: October 20, 2017

Granger under fire for “political mistake” of unilaterally appointing GECOM Chairman

Political analyst, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran and Political Scientist, David Hinds Friday expressed disappointment in President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission. Hinds lamented that Granger’s move does not send the right signal to Guyanese about “holding the country together” and consensus building on key subjects like the oil industry and  constitutional reform, among ...

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AFC will guard against electoral fraud; did not help select new GECOM Chairman but justifies swift appointment

The Alliance For Change (AFC), one of the parties in the governing coalition, Friday said it would guard against electoral practices, and that it was not involved in selecting  Retired Justice James Patterson as the next Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “The AFC holds GECOM to the highest standards of electoral integrity and will stridently challenge any threats to the ...

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Private Sector forecasts political, economic gloom after Granger’s unilateral appointment of GECOM Chairman

Guyana’s Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Friday warned that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would result in political and economic instability. “The decision of the President to act unilaterally and independently of the submissions of the Leader of the Opposition poses a clear threat to democracy and will inevitably divide the ...

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Guyana’s Air Traffic Controllers prepare for oil and gas sector… It’s World Air Traffic Controllers Day

As Guyana joins the rest of the world in observing World Air Traffic Controllers Day, the Director General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCCA), Retired Lt. Col. Egbert Field said that entity is preparing for the growth of the country’s oil and gas sector. “With the imminent rise of the Oil and Gas Sector on our horizon, the challenge ...

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Former Rice Board General Manager, Board Director on more fraud charges

Former General Manager of the Guyana Rice Development Board, Jagnarine Singh and a former Board Director of that semi-autonomous state-owned agency were Friday arraigned on 34 additional fraud charges. Former Director, Ricky Ramraj and Singh were each granted GYD$1 million bail by Chief magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. The Special Organised Crime Unit of the Guyana Police Force said the two  ...

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Former New GMC General Manager, engineer’s wife walk free from fraud charges

Former General Manager of the New Guyana Marketing Corporation (NGMC), Nizam Hassan and the wife of a Ministry of Agriculture Engineer were freed of fraud charges because of a lack of evidence. Chief Magistrate, Ann Mc Lennan on Friday ruled that the case against Hassan and Felicia De Souza-Madramootoo be dismissed because the prosecution failed to provide evidence to support ...

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