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Jagdeo deflects questions on whether existing voters’ list advantageous to PPP

Last Updated on Friday, 5 July 2019, 7:15 by Writer As Guyana’s governing coalition and the opposition remain at loggerheads over whether there should be house-to-house registration to create a new voters’ list, General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party Bharrat Jagdeo brushed off suggestions that the existing voters’ list is more advantageous to his party. Asked whether the PPP ...

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Jagdeo, Granger make some progress on appointing new GECOM Chairman

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 July 2019, 21:07 by Writer Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Thursday afternoon emerged from what he said were promising talks with President David Granger on appointing a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). “We had a relatively productive engagement”, Jagdeo said, adding that they both expected that it should be settled “in a matter ...

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Drug treatment court to be established; Twelve Tribes Rasta group opposes immediate marijuana legalisation

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 July 2019, 16:42 by Writer Even as the Twelve Tribes of Israel Rastafarian group urged government not to legalise marijuana, the Guyana government announced that a drug treatment court would be established and would work closely with three government ministries. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo in making the announcement at a government outreach at Golden Grove, ...

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House lot applicants have to wait another year -Ferguson

Last Updated on Thursday, 4 July 2019, 15:26 by Writer East Coast Demerara residents would have to wait until another 18 months to receive house lots, as the Central Housing and Planning Authority (CHPA) continues to grapple with a backlog of more than 40,000 applications, Junior Housing Minister Annette Ferguson said Wednesday. Addressing a government outreach at Golden Grove, East ...

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