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Mark Phillips selected as PPP prime ministerial candidate to address Afro-Guyanese interests

The opposition People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) said it selected retired Brigadier, Mark Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate to look after the welfare of Afro-Guyanese. Former PPPC parliamentarian, Odinga Lumumba told an election campaign public meeting on Thursday night that Phillips’ selection took into consideration Guyana’s socio-political and economic landscape. “His selection was very important to Afro-Guyanese to ensure ...

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URP Leader, Vishnu Bandhu notifies GECOM on giving up US citizenship

The fate of the candidacy of the leader of the United Republican Party (URP), Dr Vishnu Bandhu hangs in the balance as the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield has already stated that candidates must be Guyanese citizens only at the time of declaration on Nominations Day. Lowenfield has already said the seven-member commission would decide the ...

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Fixed election date legislation coming but no-confidence motion remains humbug

Attorney General, Basil Williams says if the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition regains power in March, government will pass legislation to fix the date on which general and regional elections must be held, but he concedes that removing the no-confidence provisions from Guyana’s constitution will still be a stumbling block. Williams, speaking at a public ...

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APNU+AFC urges youths to prepare for thousands of construction jobs

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday night promised to generate thousands of jobs in the construction of bridges and houses should it be reelected at the March 2, 2020 general elections. This was made known to about 200 party faithfuls by APNU+AFC’s Volda Lawrence at a public meeting held at Uitvlugt, West Coast Demerara. Lawrence ...

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GECOM approves 11 parties to contest elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has approved 11 political parties to contest the March 2, 2020 elections, even as the elections management agency decides on what do with leader of the United Republican Party (URP), Dr Vishnu Bandhu who falsely declared that he is not a dual citizen, commissioners said Tuesday. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said nine of the 11 ...

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APNU+AFC targets 40-seat victory in March polls on record of achievements

City Mayor, Ubraj Narine Monday night said the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) wants to win the upcoming general elections by 40 seats, even as other coalition speakers listed a series of achievements to justify their party’s re-election. Addressing about 100 persons in Tiger Bay/West End, a depressed Georgetown community nestled in between Rosemary Lane and ...

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Christian political party calls for return of death penalty, cat-o’-nine tails to fight crime

The People’s Republic Party (PRP), a mainly Christian political party, says if it gets its way in the governance of Guyana, it will bring back the death penalty and flogging to help stem killings and other serious crimes. “It will be a means of deterring people from going down that line,” PRP Leader, Timothy Norton said, while recalling that the ...

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PPPC’s Mark Phillips, APNU+AFC’s Winston Jordan differ on bonus for joint services

Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Sunday night promised police and soldiers that they would once again get their one-month tax-free bonus salary and a well-equipped police force to fight crime if the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) wins the March general elections. “We will return the payment of bonus to ...

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PPP’s Mark Phillips slams Joseph Harmon over racial remark

The prime ministerial candidate for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Sunday fired back at General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon for suggesting he is a token Black because he is on the PPP’s slate. Addressing thousands of supporters at a rally in Albion, Corentyne, Berbice, Phillips said everyone is free ...

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