Category Archives: Guyana elections

GUYANA: CJ throws out election petition case over failure to serve Granger on time

– orders GECOM to hand over SOPs in 2nd matter

Chief Justice (Ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire.

 Jan 19, 2021 – Kaieteur News – Failure to comply with a fundamental principle in legal procedure has led to one of the election petition cases being thrown out of the High Court. Chief Justice (Ag) Roxane George-Wiltshire, yesterday dismissed election petition (99/P) for procedural non-compliance of service on leader of the A Partnership for National Unity +Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) party and former President, David Granger.

The Chief Justice (CJ) nonetheless agreed to continue hearing the other election’s petition case (88/P) which was filed on behalf of Claudette Thorne and Heston Bostwick to challenge the legitimacy of the elections report which allowed for Dr. Irfaan Ali to be sworn in as President.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: A neighbourly old tale of race relations – By Dennis Nichols

In Guyana, ‘old time story’ is a phrase that can be interpreted a couple of different ways. One relates to an argument or feud between families or friends that could date back several generations. Another is the recall of an amusing or striking event that happened in the past and left an indelible impression on your mind.

The following can be described as a mixture of both, with a bearing on Guyana’s political and social history. It relates to a time when, in Charlestown, Georgetown, I first became aware of the amalgam of races in our capital city, and a few memorable encounters.    Continue reading

GUYANA 2020: GREG QUINN – On Five Eventful Years in Georgetown – on YouTube – Nov 19. 2020

REMINDER  ………..  REMINDER

GREG QUINN is leaving Guyana after five eventful years as British High Commissioner there. They have been eventful. What are his takeaways: —– About this Event – FREE 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH – 19.00 GMT

GREG QUINN UK HIGH COMMISSIONER – Subject: GUYANA 2020

Greg Quinn arrived as Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to Guyana in 2015.Since then it has been eventful. Three Presidents and two election seasons including the five month ‘hiatus’ in 2020. He was one of the three leading diplomats who refused to accept any election rigging. Greg has made his mark in many ways ‘back home’. What is he taking away from Guyana to the UK?     REGISTER BELOW Continue reading

GUYANA: Guyanese want a new way of doing politics – By Geoffrey Da Silva

Letter: By Geoffrey Da Silva

Guyanese are dissatisfied with the way democracy is working. They want a new way of doing politics. In addition to regular, free, fair and transparent elections and freedom of expression, Guyanese want inclusive governance so that citizens, the press and the diaspora can participate in reviewing and implementing national policies, programs and plans.

In the 2011, 2015 and 2020 elections, many Guyanese changed the way they traditionally voted. It is estimated that at least 35,000 swing’ voters (equivalent to 5 seats in the National Assembly) cast their ballots, not primarily for party or ethnicity, but for politicians who they want to practice power with good character.          Continue reading

GUYANA 2020: GREG QUINN – On Five Eventful Years in Georgetown – Watch on YouTube

Greg Quinn

REMINDER  ………..  REMINDER

GREG QUINN is leaving Guyana after five eventful years as British High Commissioner there. They have been eventful. What are his takeaways: —– About this Event – FREE 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH – 19.00 GMT

GREG QUINN UK HIGH COMMISSIONER – Subject: GUYANA 2020

Greg Quinn arrived as Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to Guyana in 2015.Since then it has been eventful. Three Presidents and two election seasons including the five month ‘hiatus’ in 2020. He was one of the three leading diplomats who refused to accept any election rigging. Greg has made his mark in many ways ‘back home’. What is he taking away from Guyana to the UK?            Continue reading

GUYANA 2020: GREG QUINN – On Five Eventful Years in Georgetown – Watch on YouTube

Greg Quinn

GREG QUINN is leaving Guyana after five eventful years as British High Commissioner there. They have been eventful. What are his takeaways: —– About this Event – FREE 

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 19TH – 19.00 GMT

GREG QUINN UK HIGH COMMISSIONER – Subject: GUYANA 2020

Greg Quinn arrived as Her Majesty’s High Commissioner to Guyana in 2015.Since then it has been eventful. Three Presidents and two election seasons including the five month ‘hiatus’ in 2020. He was one of the three leading diplomats who refused to accept any election rigging. Greg has made his mark in many ways ‘back home’. What is he taking away from Guyana to the UK?            Continue reading

GUYANA: Harmon promises `serious resistance’ if Local Gov’t Elections not held next year

Joseph Harmon

By

Leader of the Opposition Joseph Harmon today said that there will be “serious resistance” by the APNU+AFC coalition if Local Government Elections (LGE) are not held next year as mandated by law.

“…..Local Government Elections must be held so that communities can choose their leaders. Since the APNU+AFC came into office in 2015, we had two Local Government Elections in 2016 and 2018. The next LGE is due in 2021,” Harmon said.          Continue reading

A Summary Of USA – Guyana Relations In Light Of ‘Oil’ And ‘2020’ Vision – by Nigel Westmaas

Introduction

The geo-political situation in the region and Guyana-US relations have attained a new level of intensity and focus amid the Exxon/Mobil contract. The 2020 elections and the apparent need of the Guyanese state (no matter the occupant) to “make good” with United States foreign policy and ideological orientation in the Caribbean region has shadowed the election and the aftermath. One dimension of this new situation has to do with the “tale of two contracts”. In 2019 the PPP announced that they had contracted Mercury LLC to assist in “strategic consulting” for the 2020 elections.        Continue reading

GUYANA POLITICS: Charrandass Persaud back in Guyana

Former government MP Charrandass Persaud (at right in foreground) after his stunning vote in favour of the PPP/C’s motion of no-confidence against the government. (Stabroek News file photo)
Former government MP Charrandass Persaud (at right in foreground) after his stunning vote in favour of the PPP/C’s motion of no-confidence against the government. (Stabroek News file photo)

Sunday Stabroek was reliably informed that Persaud returned here on October 9th, 2020.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Police want to question PNCR Chairman Volda Lawrence

-APNU+AFC alleges `psychological terrorism’

 in CrimeElectionsNewsPolitics October 10, 2020

Volda Lawrence
Volda Lawrence

Chairman of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) Volda Lawrence has been asked to report to the Criminal Investigation Department next Monday at 10 AM, the opposition coalition said Saturday.

Initially, she was asked to do so Saturday afternoon, but an A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) spokesman said the date has been changed.          Continue reading