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Daily Archives: August 3, 2020

Full cabinet to be appointed this week- President Ali

With four ministers already appointed to serve the new People’s Progressive Party (PPP) government, President Dr. Irfaan Ali announced earlier Monday that the full cabinet appointment and establishment of various ministries will be made during the course of this week. The new Guyanese head of state made this disclosure when he met staff at the Ministry of the Presidency, the ...

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Carter Centre calls for Guyana’s leaders, civil society to get on with constitutional reform

The Carter Centre has urged Guyanese politicians from both ends of the political divide to work towards ensuring that electoral and constitutional reform is a top priority and that all these matters are settled before the next round of elections. The Centre made this statement on Monday while commending the Guyana Elections Commission and Chairperson Retired Justice Claudette Singh for finalizing the ...

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GDF pledges “loyalty” to “democratically elected” government, Commander-in-Chief

Just over one month after Brigadier Godfrey Bess was appointed acting Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force by then President David Granger, he on Monday directed officers and ranks to respect Dr. Irfaan Ali as the democratically elected President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. “As Chief-of-Staff (Acting), I pledge the Guyana Defence Force loyalty to the Constitution ...

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New “young” coalition leadership emerges and won’t accept nonsense- Harmon

General Secretary of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon has said that new and energetic young people have emerged to take over the helm of the coalition to engage in “aggressive politics” against the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-led administration. “During the past campaign that we had, we have discovered , new leadership ...

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AFC welcomes peaceful transition of power

The Alliance for Change (AFC) on Monday welcomed the peaceful transition of power from A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) The party said it was satisfied that a peaceful transition of government has occurred, asserting that it confirms our people and the nation’s commitment to the constitution and the processes and institutions ...

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DPP drops private criminal charges against GECOM Chairman

Private criminal charges filed against Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Retired Justice Claudette Singh have been dismissed by the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP). This information was confirmed with DPP’s Communication Officer Liz Rahaman on Monday who shared the official letter from the DPP’s office sent to the Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan in this regard. The ...

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OPINION: Guyana elections 2020: The Long Good Bye

By Paul Sanders – New York, July 2020 In the beginning was the word. The writing was on the wall. Scribbled by the PPP after its downfall, the APNU-AFC followed the script of self-destruct; conceptualized and orchestrated its own demise. From the very day of its inauguration. How stupid can that be? A collaboration that was forged to dismantle the ...

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Bandit killed after robbing family

Police say 21-year old Dominic Downer of Walter Terrace, La Penitence, Georgetown was shot dead shortly after robbing a family at their Nandy Park, East Bank Demerara home of cash, jewelry and cell phones. Police say they are looking for Downer’s accomplice. Downer was shot dead by a public spirited citizen, who is a licensed firearm holder,  during an armed ...

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Soldier among three killed in Corentyne road accident, policeman fails breathalyser test

A Guyana Defence Force soldier is among three persons killed in a three-vehicle smash-up late last night on the Whim Public Road, Corentyne, East Berbice.  He is Quacy Lewis who also lived at Springlands, Corentyne, Berbice. The others, who died, are 21-year old Jessica Leitch of Rose Hall Town, and 25-year old Reon Moriah of 8 Circle Street, Corriverton, Berbice. ...

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