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Monthly Archives: June 2019

Jagdeo’s overture to Granger a “starting point” for consensual GECOM Chairman – WPA

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2019, 18:24 by Writer The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Saturday welcomed Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s willingness to allow President David Granger to float names for the possible appointment of a new chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but cautioned against whittling away Jagdeo’s constitutional role. “We think that’s a starting point and ...

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Jagdeo open to President suggesting instead of submitting names for GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2019, 17:56 by Writer The Opposition Leader on Saturday dismissed the President’s position that he is also entitled to submit nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but says he is flexible on unofficially discussing names that may be submitted by the Guyanese leader. “Notwithstanding and in an effort ...

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After CCJ ruling gov’t, opposition in fresh squabble over procedure for appointing GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Saturday, 29 June 2019, 17:56 by Writer The Guyana government and the opposition on Saturday appeared to be on a collision course again over the appointment of a Chairman of the elections commission. Government says President David Granger can also submit six nominees for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). In a letter ...

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Lands and Surveys to call in police for information leak to Opposition Leader Jagdeo

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2019, 16:38 by Writer Chief Exeutive Officer of the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC), Trevor Benn on Friday assured he was not personally involved in any corrupt land transactions, and said police would be called in to probe how unauthorised maps got into the hands of the “gentleman” who displayed them at a ...

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Argentina says Guyana’s LGBTI community needs receptive police, hate crime laws

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2019, 8:44 by Writer Argentina, which chairs the 40-nation Equal Rights Coalition (ERC) that fights for the human rights of gays and bisexuals, wants Guyanese police to make reporting hate crimes easier and for the South American nation to pass legislation outlawing such crimes. The need for such measures was contained in a letter ...

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Minister Broomes not being restricted – President’s Ministry

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2019, 7:44 by Writer The Ministry of the Presidency says Minister Simona Broomes is not being restricted in doing her work in the areas of youth unemployment and training, following a meeting between her and President David Granger. The Ministry of the Presidency refutes any suggestions that Minister Broomes is being curtailed from executing ...

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Guyana Defence Force Skyvans arrive

Last Updated on Friday, 28 June 2019, 5:04 by Writer Almost one year after they were purchased by the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), two used Skyvan planes arrived Thursday and are expected to go into regular operation very soon unlike the two Britten-Norman Islander planes that remain grounded since they arrived, sources said. The army did not officially announce the ...

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AFC wants new GECOM Chairman in two weeks, extension to allow fresh voter registration

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 June 2019, 7:26 by Writer The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Tuesday called for the appointment of a new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman in two weeks. “The Party now believes that the process of appointing a new Chairman should be undertaken with the utmost urgency and concluded within two weeks,” said that party which ...

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