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Monthly Archives: August 2022

‘I make law-based decisions’- GECOM Chairman in response to Norton

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 12:08 by Denis Chabrol Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Tuesday dismissed suggestions that she is biased because she votes with the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC)-nominated election commissioners. Opposition Leader Aubrey Norton has repeatedly called for her to resign or face unspecified action in order to ...

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Rohee replaces Shadick as PPP-nominated GECOM Commissioner

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 10:47 by Denis Chabrol People’s Progressive Party Ciivic (PPPC)-nominee Clement Rohee was Tuesday morning sworn in as an Electionn Commissioner before President Irfaan Ali. The President said he hoped that Mr Rohee’s previous experience at the Elections Commission and public life would help to strengthen democracy. “The will of the people is the ...

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Rohee to be sworn in as GECOM Commissioner today

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 August 2022, 7:48 by Denis Chabrol Veteran People’s Progressive Party (PPP) member, Clement Rohee is Tuesday morning expected to be sworn in as a Commissioner of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to replace Ms Bibi Shadick who died last weekend, sources said. Mr. Rohee, a former General Secretary of the PPP, serves on the PPP ...

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Witness protection sought for undercover policeman who accuses senior officer of cover-up of Paper Shorts suspected killer

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2022, 22:20 by Denis Chabrol Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes on Monday formally asked President Irfaan Ali t0 provide witness protection for an undercover Guyanese policeman who has implicated at least one his colleagues of deliberately botching an investigation into the gunning down of Ricardo “Paper Shorts” Fagundes in March, 2021 in exchange for GY$30 million. ...

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Jordan recommends African Development Fund, scientific study of Afro-Guyanese socio-economic conditions

Last Updated on Monday, 15 August 2022, 10:57 by Denis Chabrol Former Finance Minister Winston Jordan on Sunday recommended the creation of an African Development Fund and urged the government-funded  International Decade for People of African Descent Assembly – Guyana (IDPADA-G) to conduct a data-driven scientific study on the social and economic plight of Afro-Guyanese. While IDPADA-G has conducted an ...

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GECOM Commissioner Bibi Shadick dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 August 2022, 16:39 by Denis Chabrol Guyana Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick died on Saturday at her residence in Georgetown, sources said. The sources said Ms Shadick, an Attorney-at-Law,suffered from pulmonary fibrosis. She was 76 years. Her colleague Commissioner, Sase Gunraj was too shocked to react to the news of her passing. A family member told ...

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Presidential Youth Advisory Council to influence govt policies, incubate policymakers

Last Updated on Saturday, 13 August 2022, 8:33 by Denis Chabrol The Presidential Youth Advisory Council, which was launched on Friday, is aimed at involving youths in crafting government policy and create the space for the emergence of new policymakers and possibly politicians. Launched on International Day of Youth, President Irfaan Ali stressed that the “diverse” group of young persons ...

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AFC identifies GECOM make-up among key areas for constitutional reform

Last Updated on Friday, 12 August 2022, 22:12 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday said it wants Guyana’s constitution to be amended to increase the make-up of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to 10 members and for political parties to join forces after general and regional elections. AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan, however, feared that a return ...

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AFC warns of “consequences” if APNU rejects nominee for Region 10 Vice Chairmanship

Last Updated on Friday, 12 August 2022, 20:49 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Friday warned  of “consequences” if the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR)-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) does not support its nominee for the post of Vice Chairman for Region 10 (Upper Demerara-Upper Berbice). AFC Leader Khemraj Ramjattan named Ms Coretta Braithwaite as ...

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Forde signals appeal of Chief Justice’s “regrettable” decision on constitutionality of Hicken’s appointment as Police Commissioner

Last Updated on Thursday, 11 August 2022, 20:18 by Denis Chabrol Attorney-at-Law Roysdale Forde on Thursday night  said he would be appealing Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire’s “regrettable” ruling that President Irfaan Ali’s appointment of Mr Clifton Hicken as acting Police Commissioner was constitutional. “The impact of this Judgment is too grave for it to be left standing. In the circumstances, ...

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