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Daily Archives: Friday, 20 October 2017, 22:19

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

Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017, 22:19 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017, 19:56 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017, 15:04 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017, 14:51 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017, 14:31 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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

Last Updated on Friday, 20 October 2017, 14:20 by Denis Chabrol 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 ...

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