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PPP not overreacting to Jordan’s non-violent “war” comments; police, ethnic relations watchdog alerted

People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali on Wednesday said his party was not overreacting to Finance Minister Winston Jordan’s assertion that the governing coalition was now in a period of “war” now that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled that last December’s no-confidence motion was valid. The Opposition Leader’s office, through Gail Teixeira, has since ...

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Nagamootoo is “royalty” and the “best prime minister” – Harmon

Chairman of A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), Joseph Harmon on Tuesday declared that Moses Nagamootoo is “the best prime minister”, days after the Alliance For Change (AFC) overwhelmingly endorsed party leader, Khemraj Ramjattan to be President Granger’s number two man. Addressing a government outreach at Bartica, Harmon described Nagamootoo as “royalty” and went on to laud him. “The best ...

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Gov’t in defiance mode: “no registration, no election” – Jordan, Nagamootoo

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan indicated that regardless of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ruling that the no-confidence motion was validly passed and any orders that might be issued, government will not be going to the polls with the existing voters’ list. “Notwithstanding the ruling today and not withstanding all the consequential orders, we will be here until the elections ...

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Investors walking away from “scrap iron” sugar estates -Finance Minister

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan says investors have been walking away from buying any of the four shuttered sugar estates, an indication that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo is fooling supporters that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will reopen them if his party wins the next general elections. “How you are going to open back those four estates that is scrap iron ...

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Western nations urge “all sides” to respect CCJ ruling

Key western nations on Tuesday urged Guyanese to respect the judgments on the no-confidence motion and the appointment of the Elections Commission Chairman by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has ruled and it is important that all sides respect that ruling. We also encourage all to come to an agreement on the way ...

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OPINION: The CCJ has delivered the Solomonic decision

By GHK Lall The first thing that I will say about the CCJ’s decision is that it is Solomonic. Profound, and makes me want to stand straight and remove hat in recognition of the kind of wisdom revealed that is unknown in this country. The critical may look upon this and see a non-decision. I see otherwise. In one fell ...

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Jagdeo, Granger lock horns on elections after house-to-house registration

Even as Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo expects that practically general elections should now be held in three months, President David Granger Tuesday afternoon vowed that general elections would be held only after a new voters’ list is created from house-to-house registration. “We cannot proceed on the current list of voters. It is outdated and corrupted. It may hold as many ...

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CCJ rules no-confidence motion properly passed with 33 votes

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that last December’s no-confidence motion was validly passed with a majority of 33 of the 65 seats of the National Assembly. CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders said nothing prohibited then government parliamentarian Charrandass Persaud from voting against a measure but he could still be recalled and the vote would still be ...

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Caribbean Court finds Granger’s appointment of GECOM Chairman “flawed”

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Tuesday ruled that President David Granger’s unilateral appointment of James Patterson as Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) was “flawed” and that the President and the Opposition Leader should meet before to arrive at a list of six acceptable nominees from which one person would be selected. “In view of the imposition ...

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AFC’s Ramjattan as prime ministerial candidate a non-negotiable with APNU

The Alliance For Change’s (AFC) endorsement of party leader, Khemraj Ramjattan, as its prime ministerial candidate for the governing coalition, will not be changed. AFC General Secretary, David Patterson told reporters shortly after his party’s executive was elected at its National Conference on Saturday that the Cummingsburg Accord, a political agreement with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU), provides for ...

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