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Jardine-Waddell removed as Foreign Ministry Director-General; several ambassadors to be recalled

The Guyana government on Monday announced that Audrey Jardine-Waddell has been removed from the post of Director-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and that the post is scrapped and replaced by a Permanent Secretary. The new Permanent Secretary of the Foreign Ministry is Charlene Phoenix who has been appointed from 2nd December, 2019. Phoenix, who joined the Foreign Ministry ...

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OPINION: Manifestos: exhibitions in political pornography 

by GHK Lall What is a manifesto, other than a collection of words and a rush of marketing messages? What is a manifesto, besides being a piece of paper made to mean something, especially that which the circumstances demand? Give the people what they want to hear, what sells, and the rest usually takes care of itself. As I see ...

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Nominations Day for general elections is January 10, 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has named January 10, 2020 as Nominations Day for parties to submit the names of candidates to contest the March 2, 2020 general elections. In a newspaper notice, GECOM asked political parties to apply for approval of their symbols no later than December 13, 2020 “to facilitate timely consideration by the commission and provide a ...

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PPP’s Irfan Ali appeals to PNCR-led coalition supporters for a hearing

Presidential candidate for the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC), Irfaan Ali on Friday appealed to non-traditional supporters to give him and his party a hearing and eventually cast their ballots for the party that last ruled Guyana for 23 unbroken years. In clear reference to Afro-Guyanese – that segment of the country’s population that has largely supported the People’s National ...

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PPP will put GECOM, power sharing on constitutional reform agenda

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Friday promised to include power sharing and an overhaul of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) in constitutional reform should it win next year’s general elections, a day after one of Guyana’s more vocal private sector organisations flayed the elections management authority for the prolonged delay in holding general elections. Speaking at the unveiling ...

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Former Jamaica PM: Time for Guyana to change law for small companies to bid for gov’t contracts; no room for corruption

Former Jamaica Prime Minister, Portia Simpson-Miller Thursday night called on Guyana to put systems in place for small businesses to benefit from the expected economic boom. In an address to the Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s (GCCI) awards ceremony, Mrs Simpson-Miller said allowing small businesses to participate in the economy and a transparent economic process should do well for ...

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Parliament unlikely to be dissolved by December 2 -Harmon

Parliament is unlikely to be dissolved by December 2, 2019 because more cash may have to be approved for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct general elections scheduled for March 2, 2020, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said Thursday. “It would appear so to me,” when asked whether Parliament would not be dissolved against the ...

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OPINION: Queen Elizabeth fired her own son; nobody getting fired here

by GHK Lall “Step back from public duties for the foreseeable future.” That’s what His Royal Highness, Prince Andrew announced that he was going to do. In these politically disinfected and perfumed times, that’s the sweet syrupy version of what went down last week. I believe this royal rogue was “fired” by his mother. I really have little patience and ...

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