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Elections

Guyana gov’t invites EU to observe 2025 elections

European Union (EU) Ambassador to Guyana, René Van Nes on Thursday announced that the 27-member bloc was likely to approve this country’s request for a mission to observe next year’s general and regional elections. “I’m happy to tell you that the government of Guyana has officially invited the European Union to observe the general elections of 2025 and we are ...

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President, US Secretary of State hold talks on Haiti

Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Chairman, President Irfaan Ali and United States (US) Secretary of State, Antony Blinken on Monday held talks to support Haiti’s new interim leadership and how to improve security in the violence-torn Caribbean nation, according to the State Department. “Secretary Blinken and President Ali discussed efforts to support Haiti’s Transitional Presidential Council and the Multinational Security Support mission ...

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High Court orders govt to produce records of salary talks with teachers’ union

High Court Judge, Sandil Kissoon on Tuesday ordered the Ministry of Education’s Chief Executive Officer, Saddam Hussain to produce proof that financial matters had been discussed with the Guyana Teachers’ Union (GTU) between 2019 and February 5, 2024. Attorney General Anil Nandlall undertook to provide the documents to the GTU’s lawyer, Darren Wade and lawyer for the Guyana Trades Union ...

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Public Service Coop Credit Union faction refuses to hand over election figures to govt

Member of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union (GPSCCU), Patrick Mentore has refused to immediately hand over specific figures and other information about the Special General Meeting (SGM) of that financial institution, instead saying that the matter is still before the High Court. “Relative to the requested information, we are prepared to provide same, but have been advised by ...

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Trevor Benn tops results of Public Service Credit Union elections

Members of the Guyana Public Service Cooperative Credit Union on Saturday elected a new Committee of Management. After a long-running High Court battle between two factions, the meeting was held to elect new office-bearers. In keeping with a High Court order, nine persons were barred from contesting Saturday’s elections. Polls closed at 5:30 after two 15-minute extensions to allow late ...

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Attorney General concerned about delays in trials of alleged 2020 election fraudsters; DPP asks Chancellor to assign magistrates

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs Anil Nandlall on Monday expressed concern that magistrates have found reasons not to set trial dates for several then officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) who were accused of fraud in the 2020 general and regional elections. “Magistrates after magistrates have found reasons that can’t withstand scrutiny for not proceeding to try ...

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Court of Appeal dismisses opposition efforts for High Court re-hearing of election petition

Guyana’s Court of Appeal on Monday dismissed efforts by the opposition to reinstate an election petition, agreeing with the High Court that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) had a constitutional right to order a recount of the votes cast in the March, 2020 general and regional elections. Justices of Appeal Rishi Persaud and Dawn Gregory said Section 22 of the ...

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Halt granting of Guyanese citizenship to Venezuelans, bar them from voting in elections- AFC

Worried that Venezuelans could determine the outcome of Guyana’s elections or secession of Essequibo County, the Alliance For Change (AFC) said all Venezuelans who have been granted Guyanese citizenship must be barred from voting in this country’s elections and that the opposition be integrally involved in verifying who are the recipients. “All Venezuelans granted citizenship in view of the severely ...

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Venezuelans aren’t over-running Guyana’s registration process- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday refuted claims by the parliamentary opposition of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) that large numbers of Venezuelans were being registered to vote in future general and regional elections. He provided figures to bolster his position that the registration trend and population density were similar to those in previous years. According to ...

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Haiti must fix political impasse before peace restoration, elections- Ali tells OAS

Guyana’s President, Irfaan Ali on Friday emphasised to the Organisation of American States’ (OAS) Permanent Council the need for Haiti to set up a transitional government to make way for peacekeepers and eventually the holding of elections. Echoing the need for a viable political solution, he said if there was no transitional government that enjoys the endorsement of the majority, ...

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