Category Archives: Guyana elections

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

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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

Guyana Politics: Claudette Singh accused of facilitating abuse of GECOM staffers’ rights

Kaieteur News – The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Justice (Rt’d) Claudette Singh, is accused of facilitating the abuse of the rights of GECOM staffers’ by the

GECOM Chairperson, Justice (R’td) Claudette Singh.

Guyana Police Force (GPF).Leader of the Parliamentary Opposition, Joseph Harmon, during a press conference yesterday said that the arrest and charges that are being laid against several GECOM officials and staffers by the GPF, in relation to electoral fraud committed during the March 2, 2020, General and Regional Elections, amount to harassment by the forceContinue reading

GUYANA: GECOM ARRESTS: Jamaica Gleaner Newspaper warns President Ali about arrests

JAMAICA | GLEANER EDITORIAL WARNS GUYANA’S PRESIDENT IRFAAN ALI TO TREAD WITH CARE

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica, October 1, 2020 – Jamaica’s Daily Gleaner newspaper has weighed in on what has become an untenable situation in the Republic of Guyana, where the Chief Electoral Officer for the Guyana Elections Commission, as well as a number of his colleagues, have been arrested on private criminal charges because the then PPP opposition party was not pleased with the manner in which the election tally was being conducted.

The Gleaner’s editorial is important, in that it has noted its concern over what is potentially an inflammable situation, and has signalled to the rest of the Caribbean community the need to pay attention to the situation which threatens to further polarise the already fragile ethnic balance in that important CARICOM member state.

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