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Guyana’s international civil aviation compliance increases further

Guyana’s latest civil aviation rating has moved up to nearly 77 percent, Director-General of the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA), Retired Lieutenant Colonel, Egbert Field said Sunday in New York. He told an election campaign fundraising meeting that from 2007 Guyana’s compliance with International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) rules and regulations was 44 percent, but by 2016, due to “political ...

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APNU+AFC New York supporters told “pay your own” airfares to Guyana to vote

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) has told governing coalition supporters in the United States that they will have to pay their own airfares to return home to vote in general elections on March 2. Addressing a fund-raising town hall meeting in Brooklyn, New York, Chairman of the PNCR’s New York Group, Errol Lewis said supporters would begin travelling to ...

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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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