Daily Archives: Thursday, 20 February 2020, 23:17

PPP accuses GECOM of attempting to disenfranchise its supporters; calls for international help

Last Updated on Friday, 21 February 2020, 6:36 by Writer The opposition People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) on Thursday accused the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) of discriminating against its supporters by reducing the number of private residences that will be used as polling places. “We consider this latest development as yet another attempt by GECOM to frustrate voters, suppress and hinder ...

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Sir Shridath Ramphal appeals for national unity ahead of elections, World Court hearings on border controversy case

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 February 2020, 19:10 by Writer A leading member of Guyana’s legal team in the world court’s case on the border controversy with Venezuela on Thursday appealed for national unity as the country heads into general elections and prepares for oral hearings in The Hague in the Netherlands. Sir Shridath Ramphal, who is one of the ...

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Carter Centre calls on GECOM to clarify vote tabulation procedures, allow party scrutineers and observers

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2020, 17:26 by Writer The Carter Centre on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to make clear the procedures for tabulating results of the March 2 general elections. “The Carter Center has been discussing the tabulation procedures with GECOM’s secretariat and feels that the procedures in place appear to follow the legal ...

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Updated: Cuban butcher shot dead while going to work

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2020, 15:58 by Denis Chabrol A Cuban man was shot dead Thursday morning on Cummings streets, Georgetown while he was on his way to work. Police identified the man as 34-year old Otredis Duarte Gonzales,  who is a butcher employed at Rossignol Butchery on Church Street. Investigators say the attackers are identifiable. Duarte Gonzales, ...

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Tax reductions, incentives being considered -Finance Minister

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 February 2020, 6:44 by Writer Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Wednesday announced that the value added tax (VAT) is likely to be reduced to 12 percent as part of an overall package of tax reductions and concessions on building materials and certain productive sectors. Jordan, who has been on the 2020 election campaign trail, told ...

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