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AFC sets Nov 10 to conclude negotiations with APNU

The Alliance For Change (AFC) has set a November 10 deadline to conclude negotiations with A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) for a revised political agreement that is likely to include more government jobs, AFC Chief Negotiator David Patterson said Saturday. “There are three items of which two may have to go to the high-level committee but there are two ...

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Granger likely to accept Ramjattan as March elections running mate

Alliance For Change (AFC) Leader, Khemraj Ramjattan on Thursday looked set to be accepted by President David Granger as his running mate for the March 2020 general elections, high-level sources said. The sources indicated that the AFC was unlikely to give up any seats in the 65-seat National Assembly in exchange for Ramjattan being accepted as the prime ministerial candidate. ...

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Jagdeo calls on GECOM Chairman to explain planned removal of names from voters list

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo wants the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh to explain her decision to remove more than 25,000 names from the voters list if those persons do not uplift their national identification (ID) cards within 21 days. “Right now, we are calling on the Chairman to explain her decisions. That’s all we are saying. ...

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Change Guyana political party vows to renegotiate oil contracts

The newly-formed Change Guyana (CG) political party on Tuesday vowed to renegotiate all existing contracts with oil companies to get higher royalties and suspend the award of new concessions pending those talks. Addressing CG’s launch at the Pegasus Hotel, prime ministerial candidate, Nigel Hinds made known his party’s position on the issue at a time when there is lingering debate ...

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25,000 persons risk being barred from voting if they don’t collect national ID cards

The chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Claudette Singh on Tuesday ruled that more than 25,000 persons who have not collected their national identification (ID) cards will be given 21 days to do so failing which their names would be struck off the voters list and they would not be allowed to vote. Opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-aligned elections ...

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9,500 eligible voters transfer home addresses ahead of general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says almost 4,000 additional persons have been registered and more than 9,500 eligible voters have transferred their home addresses, as the claims and objections period winds down. Spokeswoman for the electoral management agency, Yolanda Ward says 3,924 persons have added their names to the National Register of Registrants and will be qualified to vote – ...

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Guyana’s asking World Court for border judgement as possible step to UN Security Council

Guyana is seeking a judgement from the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on the validity of the Guyana-Venezuela boundary agreement, a move that could leverage Guyana to go to the United Nations (UN) Security Council if Caracas refuses to abide by that decision, Foreign Secretary Carl Greenidge said Saturday night. “We are not after an advisory opinion. It is a ...

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PNCR shrugs off failure to convict death squad members, alleged fraudsters

The People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) – the major governing APNU+AFC coalition partner – on Friday shrugged off suggestions that the incumbent coalition would find it hard to convince supporters that enough has been done to convict death squad members and alleged corrupt officials of the past administration under the PPPC. PNCR Chairperson Volda Lawrence said government could invoke the ...

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AFC indicated no decision to suspend talks; “APNU+AFC coalition remains strong” – PNCR Chairperson

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Volda Lawrence on Friday downplayed word of a rift over the Alliance For Change’s (AFC) insistence that Khemraj Ramjattan must be President David Granger’s running mate in next March’s general elections. “Despite recent reports in the media, the APNU+AFC coalition remains strong,” she told a news conference at Congress Place, the PNCR’s ...

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