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Big turnout in Region Four key to election victory -Granger in appeal for heavy voting

Presidential candidate for the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger Friday night appealed to eligible voters in Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) to ensure a more than 80 percent turnout at the polls on March 2, as he was dissatisfied with their participation in 2015. “Tonight, my comrades, you have to win the battle of numbers,” he ...

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PPP challenges GECOM explanation on changes to particulars of 91,000 voters

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has challenged the legal basis for the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) changing of particulars of 91,000 electors stemming from the July-August house-to-house registration exercise, disagreeing that the information is unintentionally incorrect. GECOM says the Commissioner of Registration, Keith Lowenfield, who is also the Chief Elections Officer, is legally empowered under Regulation 37 of the ...

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RUSAL workers block Berbice river over layoff of 140 workers; union cites political interference

Workers at the Russian Aluminium (RUSAL)-controlled Bauxite Company of Guyana Inc. (BCGI) have blocked the upper Berbice River to demand the reinstatement of 140 workers who were laid off from Thursday and the settlement of other grievances, their union said. At a meeting called by the Chief Labour Officer and BCGI, the union said it also advised that it would ...

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GECOM says it’s legal to change addresses of 91,000 house-to-house registrants

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has defended its decision as legal to change the addresses of persons who were registered during the July-August, 2019 house-to-house exercise. “The Commission is urging the electorate to be extremely vigilant of the attempts by a few to create confusion, mischief and derail the level of public confidence in GECOM to conduct free, fair, transparent ...

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Nigel Hughes laments failure to pass oil laws, regulations

Petroleum industry lawyer, Nigel Hughes has flayed the incumbent David Granger-led administration for not putting much-needed legislation and regulations in place to govern Guyana’s oil and gas sector ahead of production and exportation. He was Tuesday night addressing a symposium organised by the Youth and Oil Association under the theme “Empowering our future, developing our resources, and strengthening policies”. Mr. ...

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Granger takes dig at PPP over closure of sugar estates

President David Granger on Wednesday took a sharp dig at the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) over the closure of sugar estates and laying off of thousands of workers. He was addressing the formal opening ceremony of the Diamond-Grove Magistrates Court, East Bank Demerara, which he said has been built to ease the caseload on the Providence Magistrates Court and serve ...

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Granger assures US Congressmen of “free and fair” elections, “no disorder or lawlessness”

President David Granger Wednesday afternoon assured a visiting United States congressional delegation that the March 2 general and regional elections would be free and fair and that there would be no unrest. A government statement quoted the President as saying that the congressional team was assured that “there would be no disorder or lawlessness and could look forward to Guyana ...

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GECOM removes Shuman, Bandhu, Leung as candidates because of dual citizenship

Three candidates, found to be dual citizens on Nominations Day, will be removed from the list of candidates for the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Elections Commissioner, Bibi Shadick and Vincent Alexander say that’s one of the decisions by the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) at its meeting held on Tuesday. “I understand that the lists were gazetted ...

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Granger in “good health” -latest evaluation in Cuba

After being diagnosed with non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, more than a year ago, President David Granger’s doctors in Cuba say he is in good health and there is no sign of cancer. The President completed a follow-up medical evaluation in Havana, Cuba, on January 20, following a previous evaluation in October, 2019 which revealed that his cancer was ...

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APNU+AFC eyes overseas Guyanese vote now

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) is now eyeing overseas-based Guyanese to return home to vote on March 2, 2020, after at one stage insisting that the names of migrants must be removed from the voters list. APNU candidate, Ronald Bulkan declared this position Sunday night at a public meeting held at the Kitty Market Square, ...

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