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Western diplomats urge all abide by Caribbean Court ruling

The United States, Britain, and the European Union (EU) on Monday urged all the players in Guyana to abide by the “definitive” orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) related to the holding of general elections. “The Caribbean Court of Justice – Guyana’s Supreme Court – has spoken. It is important for the rule of law that all invoked ...

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Call elections now with existing voters’ list – Caribbean political scientist

Political Scientist, Peter Wickham has recommended that President David Granger call general elections soon without house-to-house registration. Appearing on a News Talk Radio Guyana post-Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) order panel discussion, Wickham said A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition had contested previous elections, including the 2015 polls that it won, with the same list. “I personally ...

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Gov’t recognises its “caretaker” role

The Guyana government Saturday acknowledged that it’s a caretaker government, in keeping with the findings of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). At the same time, government said Cabinet would continue to function. “The Government accepts that it is an ‘interim’ government but emphasises that Cabinet has not stopped functioning and government must continue to provide public services. The Constitution ...

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Caribbean Court says Granger’s gov’t in “caretaker” mode, elections must be determined locally

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Friday ruled that it is for Guyana’s President, Opposition Leader, Parliament and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to determine when General Elections should be held. On the appointment of a GECOM chair, the CCJ urged that, as a matter of the greatest public importance, “the President and the Leader of the Opposition should, ...

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Guyana gov’t asks Caribbean Court to leave elections up to Parliament, GECOM, President, Opposition Leader

The Guyana government wants the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to rule that it cannot direct when general elections should be held and that if Parliament fails to extend the timeframe, the President should name elections date after a new Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is appointed and advises him of its readiness. “If this Court orders that ...

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Gov’t in defiance mode: “no registration, no election” – Jordan, Nagamootoo

Finance Minister, Winston Jordan indicated that regardless of the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) ruling that the no-confidence motion was validly passed and any orders that might be issued, government will not be going to the polls with the existing voters’ list. “Notwithstanding the ruling today and not withstanding all the consequential orders, we will be here until the elections ...

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Jagdeo, Granger lock horns on elections after house-to-house registration

Even as Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo expects that practically general elections should now be held in three months, President David Granger Tuesday afternoon vowed that general elections would be held only after a new voters’ list is created from house-to-house registration. “We cannot proceed on the current list of voters. It is outdated and corrupted. It may hold as many ...

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“Chase them out!” – Jagdeo urges PPP supporters after March 21; Ramotar, others no-show at Jagan memorial event

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Sunday put the incumbent government on notice that they would be chased out of Berbice if they cling on to power beyond March 21, 2019 without calling general elections. “We are going here in Berbice and right across Guyana, when the ministers or Granger or Nagamootio, come here after the 21st of March to say ...

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Aubrey Norton, Anil Nandlall differ on national unity formula

Executive members of Guyana’s two major political parties at the weekend differ on the route that should be taken to achieve national unity, with the People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) Aubrey Norton citing Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo as the major stumbling block. But, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member, Anil Nandlall countered, saying that principle instead of personality should be ...

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