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Monthly Archives: November 2019

Nominations Day for general elections is January 10, 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has named January 10, 2020 as Nominations Day for parties to submit the names of candidates to contest the March 2, 2020 general elections. In a newspaper notice, GECOM asked political parties to apply for approval of their symbols no later than December 13, 2020 “to facilitate timely consideration by the commission and provide a ...

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PPP’s Irfan Ali appeals to PNCR-led coalition supporters for a hearing

Presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Irfaan Ali on Friday appealed to non-traditional supporters to give him and his party a hearing and eventually cast their ballots for the party that last ruled Guyana for 23 unbroken years. In clear reference to Afro-Guyanese – that segment of the country’s population that has largely supported the People’s National ...

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PPP will put GECOM, power sharing on constitutional reform agenda

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday promised to include power sharing and an overhaul of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in constitutional reform should it win next year’s general elections, a day after one of Guyana’s more vocal private sector organisations flayed the elections management authority for the prolonged delay in holding general elections. Speaking at the unveiling ...

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Former Jamaica PM: Time for Guyana to change law for small companies to bid for gov’t contracts; no room for corruption

Former Jamaica Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller Thursday night called on Guyana to put systems in place for small businesses to benefit from the expected economic boom. In an address to the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) awards ceremony, Mrs Simpson-Miller said allowing small businesses to participate in the economy and a transparent economic process should do well for ...

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BREAKING: Firebomb attack on Transport and Harbours headquarters

There was a firebomb attack on the headquarters of the Transport and Harbours Department on Battery Road in Kingston, Georgetown, early Friday morning, sources said. There was only minor damage to a window and areas of a wall and floor. Firefighters reportedly responded promptly to a call at about 1 a.m. and extinguished the fire at the decades-old wooden colonial ...

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Gov’t slams Republic Bank for customer delays; calls for “manual facility”

The Guyana government on Thursday took Republic Bank to task over the long delays customers are experiencing in transacting business, even as the Trinidad-headquartered financial institution admitted that there are problems with its upgraded system and promised to fix them by mid-December. Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan would be taking ...

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Parliament unlikely to be dissolved by December 2 -Harmon

Parliament is unlikely to be dissolved by December 2, 2019 because more cash may have to be approved for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct general elections scheduled for March 2, 2020, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said Thursday. “It would appear so to me,” when asked whether Parliament would not be dissolved against the ...

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Fighting Richard Ishmael students apologise to each other

Minister of Education Dr Nicolette Henry on Thursday met with the entire student population of Richard Ishmael Secondary School along with the teachers in connection with a recent beating of a schoolgirl by a schoolboy at that school. “In addition, the students that were involved in the fight met with the Minister of Education were made to apologize to each ...

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Republic Bank hopes to fix problems by mid-December; apologises for customer delays

Republic Bank Guyana on Thursday apologised for prolonged delays being experienced by customers, saying an upgrade did not go according to plan and that it expects to fix all problems by mid-December. Following is a full statement from Republic Bank. “On November 4, 2019 the Bank completed the conversion to its new banking systems which involved the conversion of over ...

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Owner of Kosmos at MovieTowne, bodyguard die in accident

The owner of Kosmos Grill & Lounge at Movietowne in Guyana and a police officer died in a road accident early Tuesday night on the Rupert Craig Highway in the vicinity of Yokohma vehicle dealership at Sophia in Greater Georgetown. Official sources confirmed the identities of the two men as 37-year-old Dillon De Ramos of 85 Dennis Street in Campbellville, ...

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