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President calls on opposition parties to contest Local Government Elections

Last Updated on Friday, 21 October 2022, 8:27 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali  Thursday night appealed to opposition political parties to contest the March 13, 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE) as part of the process to improve the conditions in towns and villages but already Georgetown Mayor Ubraj Narine has hinted that his People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership ...

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AFC to boycott local govt elections over bloated voters list; APNU remains tight-lipped

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2022, 21:41 by Denis Chabrol The Alliance For Change (AFC) on Thursday night said it would be boycotting the March 2023 Local Government Elections (LGE) over concerns about a padded voters list, but the People’s National Congress Reform-led A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) stayed clear of saying what it would do. “If we ...

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BREAKING: March 13, 2023 is Local Government Elections

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2022, 17:19 by Denis Chabrol Minister of Local Government Nigel Dharamlall on Thursday named March 13 as the day Guyanese would go to the polls to elect councillors for 10 towns and 70 neighborhood councils The following statement was issued: The Government of Guyana is committed to the upholding of democracy and believes that ...

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GPSU, in GY$3 million lawsuit, asks High Court to compel govt to engage in collective bargaining

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2022, 17:06 by Denis Chabrol The Guyana Public Service Union (GPSU) is asking the High Court to compel the government to engage in meaningful collective bargaining, a process the union said has not been properly held for a number of years. “We would like the court to recognise that the government has an obligation ...

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APNU+AFC rejects govt consultation on electoral laws but 157 organisations set to participate

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2022, 15:24 by Denis Chabrol As the Guyana government prepares to hold a national stakeholder consultation on Guyana’s draft electoral laws, the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Thursday again rubbished the move saying it would not address the real problems such a clean voters list, accurate results and high ...

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Unauthorised release of election petition decision negatively impacted CCJ, says Regional Court

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 October 2022, 11:07 by Denis Chabrol Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The Caribbean Court of Justice, like some other apex courts, has a practice of sending advance copies of its judgments to all the lawyers representing the parties to a case. Typically, these advance copies are provided to each counsel within 24 hours of ...

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BREAKING: Jagdeo, govt win case to strike out key opposition election petition but CCJ chastises Attorney General’s premature release of decision

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 12:37 by Denis Chabrol The People’s Progressive Party Civic’s Representative of the List of Candidates Bharrat Jagdeo and the Guyana government on Wednesday secured victory at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) that the High Court’s dismissal of an opposition election petition could not be appealed. The CCJ found that Chief Justice Roxane ...

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Fire guts section of Guyana Stores Universal Building

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 October 2022, 9:44 by Denis Chabrol An early Wednesday morning fire gutted the eastern end of Guyana Stores’ Universal Building, and fire fighters are being hailed for their work in containing the blaze despite a heavy wind and combustible materials. Fire Chief Gregory Wickham said after the fire service received a call at about 1:29 ...

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PNCR member calls for inquiry into Georgetown District elections; says time for fairness, honesty, democracy

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2022, 21:40 by Denis Chabrol People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) member Annette Ferguson has written to all Central Executive Committee (CEC) members asking for a probe into alleged “irregularities” at the recently-held Georgetown District elections. “The time has come for the PNCR to rise to the occasion of practicing fairness, honesty and being democratic ...

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Guyana ready to “fully support” Haiti

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 October 2022, 17:15 by Denis Chabrol President Irfaan Ali said Guyana is poised to assist violence and cholera-stricken Haiti, even as the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) was continuing to discuss any peacekeeping role. “The humanitarian crisis there is immense now and we are ready to fully support…Cholera is on the rise. It’s just devastating to ...

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