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Daily Archives: January 9, 2019

Jagdeo, Peter Ramsaroop deny prior knowledge of Charrandass Persaud ‘Yes’ vote plans

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo said Dr. Peter Ramsaroop, the man who provided security cover for former government parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud, never told him of the recalled lawmaker’s plan to vote ‘Yes’ on the no-confidence motion that prompted plans for early general elections. “No, he did not and, as I said before, Peter Ramsaroop is free to have friends wherever he ...

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Gail Teixeira, Amna Ally to meet with GECOM on election readiness

Top representatives of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and the government are to meet with the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to determine its readiness for general elections, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said Wednesday. About two and a half hours after meeting with President David Granger, Jagdeo said Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira and government Chief Whip Amna Ally are ...

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General elections to be held when GECOM is ready – Granger

Following his meeting with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Wednesday, President David Granger said both sides have agreed that regional and general elections will be held within the administrative capability of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “We have agreed that the two sides will continue to work together to engage GECOM to ensure that elections are held within the administrative capabilities ...

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“Good meeting so far” says Jagdeo on talks with Granger

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday appeared to have had somewhat successful talks, going by Jagdeo’s assessment. Emerging from a 75-minute meeting with the Guyanese leader, Jagdeo would only say preliminarily that “it was a good meeting so far”. Opposition frontbencher, Odinga Lumumba described the talks as “a good start”.¬†Attorney General Basil Williams added that the ...

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Christopher Ram asks Court to declare no-confidence motion validly passed to avoid “chaos, confusion”, jittery investment climate

Fearing a constitutional crisis and adverse impact on the investment climate if general elections are not held by March 21, 2018, well-known political commentator Christopher Ram has petitioned the High Court to immediately order the President and Cabinet to resign and for Guyanese to go to the polls. He wants the High Court to find that the no-confidence motion was ...

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