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Govt officially asks police to probe APNU+AFC-submitted documents to GECOM

Government has formally asked the Guyana Police Force to investigate immigration records that had been provided by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to the Guyana Elections Commission to show that hundreds of persons had been overseas on general and regional election day-March 2, 2020- but persons had voted in their names. Documents from the General Registrar’s Office ...

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Surinamese companies face retaliatory action in Guyana over broken fishing licence agreement- Jagdeo

Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday accused Suriname of breaching a written agreement to grant 150 coastal fishing licences to Guyanese fisherfolk and warned that Guyana would take action against Surinamese companies if the issue was not resolved. “We’ve worked with them, they have given commitments, they gave a commitment to the Minister of Agriculture in writing that we would ...

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US to remove barriers on food; develop “common” food certification system with Caribbean

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the United States (US) have agreed to craft a single food certification regime to facilitate the free trade of agricultural produce within the region and that North American nation, President Irfaan Ali said Thursday. He made the announcement in a video release following talks he and colleague CARICOM leaders held with US Vice President Kamala ...

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CIA focusing on Chinese influence in Guyana

The United States (US) Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is paying close attention to China’s influence in Guyana and several other Caribbean countries as part of a US$67.1 billion authorised spending under the Intelligence Authorisation Act 2023. “The Committee remains concerned, among other areas, about the People’s Republic of China’s intentions and influence in the Caribbean, including in Suriname and Guyana,” ...

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Ali, other Caribbean leaders for meeting with US Vice President

Guyana’s President Irfaan Ali will  Thursday join other Caribbean leaders for a meeting with United States Vice President Kamala Harris, his office announced on Wednesday. “The meeting is a follow-up to H.E President Joseph Biden and Vice President Harris’s commitment at the recent Summit of the Americas to partner with the Caribbean to promote energy security, access to finance, and ...

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GECOM approves APNU+AFC’s request for extension of Claims and Objections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday decided to extend the Claims and Objections period by seven days, to afford eligible persons further opportunities to participate in the process, based on a request by the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC). The elections management agency said persons who are desirous of making a Claim to be included ...

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Democracy is more than free, fair elections – Western Nations

Major Western Nations  on the occasion of International Day of Democracy- to be observed on Thursday- said democracy is not limited to free and fair elections, even as they pledged to support efforts by “all” Guyanese to play a role in their country’s development. “While free, fair and inclusive elections are critical, democracies also help safeguard human rights and fundamental ...

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GECOM considers APNU+AFC’s request for extension of Claims and Objections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Wednesday decide whether to give into a request by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) for the extension of the Claims and Objections period of the continuous registration process, Chief Elections Officer Vishnu Persaud said Tuesday. “The issue was discussed was today (Tuesday) at the statutory commission meeting. It will be revisited ...

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Constitutional Reform Commission can hear recommendations to ‘clean up’ voters list

Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Anil Nandlall on Tuesday said the current constitutional provisions and laws governing elections  could be changed if the constitutional reform commission accepts such proposals. “Nothing is cast in stone. Everything can change but we must understand the process and we must understand what the law says on each of these matters,” he told ...

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Commissioners to probe 2020 general and regional elections sworn in

The Commissioners of Inquiry into alleged attempts to rig the March 2020 general and regional elections were sworn in on Tuesday before Chief Magistrate Ann Mc Lennan. They are Chairman of the Commission – Retired Justice of  Appeal of the Turks and Caicos Islands,  Stanley John; Former Attorney General, High Court Judge and Acting Justice of Appeal in the Eastern ...

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