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CCJ asked to order general elections in Guyana soon with updated voters’ list; Judge frowns on slothfulness of judicial system

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyer, on Thursday asked the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to issue an order to hold general elections in the shortest possible time if the regional law lords find that the no-confidence motion was validly passed. Senior Counsel, Douglas Mendes asked the court to be “stingy” with the time within which general elections ought ...

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CCJ judge cites need for consultations between President, Opposition Leader on GECOM Chairman appointment

Trinidad and Tobago Senior Counsel, Douglas Mendes on Wednesday urged the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to find that President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo should have consulted before submitting nominees for the post Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). And already one of the CCJ Judges, Winston Anderson, has indicated that there should be some form ...

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OP-ED: Unwarranted attacks on the integrity of civil engineers must stop

by James McAllister The article, “Questionable Engineers Estimates costing Guyana billion$”, in the April 19th edition of the Kaieteur News, is another attempt by the media to distort and peddle misinformation. Accusations of corruption and incompetence were leveled against engineers. This is not the first time such accusations have been leveled against engineers by people who know little of what ...

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Jagdeo says fundraising helping pay top US lobbying firm; shuts down media persistence on deal

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday defended his party’s decision to hire a United States (US) public relations lobbying firm, Mercury Public Affairs, for $34 million to make out a solid case for free and fair elections in Guyana, saying that he was not concerned at all about its blemishes. “All the PPP wants ...

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PPPC’s Irfaan Ali: “I’m an honest candidate”…”I stand completely by all my qualifications out there”

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali continues to maintain that his academic credentials are above board, telling reporters on Thursday, “I’m an honest candidate. …I am very comfortable with my qualifications.” However, he provided few details including whether he used a suspicious paper from a virtually unheard of West Coast Demerara institution to register for his first ...

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Minister Hughes “relinquished” day-to-day running of private company amid fresh concerns about conflict of interest

Minister of Public Telecommunications Cathy Hughes’ private business links, as an elected official, have again come under sharp scrutiny, forcing her to state categorically that she has taken a back seat from her company, Videomega Productions. “In May 2015 upon my assumption of the role of Minister of Tourism I relinquished any involvement in the day to day running of ...

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