Category Archives: Guyana elections

Guyana Politics: Coalition unveils development plans for next decade at GMSA luncheon

President David Granger on Thursday afternoon, attended the Guyana Manufacturing and Services Association (GMSA)’s annual business luncheon held at the Pegasus Hotel.

President David Granger responds to questions posed by some members of the business community. Also photographed are Minister of Public Security, Mr. Khemraj Ramjattan, (left of President), Mr. Clinton Williams, President of the GMSA, and Minister of Public Infrastructure, Mr. David Patterson (backing camera).

Part of the gathering at the GMSA luncheon

Despite a short delay during which protesters interrupted his presentation, the President, who was the guest speaker, outlined the ten major sectors of development which will aid economic development at the launch of the Decade of Development: 2020-2029.  Continue reading

OPINION: Elections now is a road to hell; still opportunity for reason to prevail – By GHK Lall

–By GHK Lall –  Demerara Waves – September 19, 2019

Elections now! It is clearly an insistence that promises to drag this society from the dark gutter to a deep grave. I believe that the hard, clashing visions and passions are so heated, with matters ever poised at a dangerous pitch, that the clamors are unwise. I hold this position, and it is mine only, regardless of the source of the calls for elections at all costs, and in the soonest time; whether such source is local or a broad-based and pivotal foreign one.

I submit that should there be movement on something resembling elections now, then Guyana would go from comedy to circus to crisis. In terms of the latter, it would be an existential one. What say any Constitution then? What would be the credibility and acceptability of any such elections from any loser? I inquire calmly and politely also: what would be the extent, reach, and effectiveness of any winner?          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Hooliganism and lawlessness will not be tolerated – President

A scene from the protest yesterday (Terrence Thompson photo)

President David Granger today said that every lawful measure will be taken to guarantee the safety of Ministers of Government and to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the country.

He made the statement in a Ministry of the Presidency release today on the protests by the opposition PPP outside the Pegasus Hotel yesterday.

A statement by the Ministry of the Presidency follows:                  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Letter to the President by GECOM Chair regarding Elections

Letter to the President by GECOM Chair

ELECTIONS BY THE END OF FEBRUARY 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has said that it will be ready to conduct General and Regional Elections by the end of February 2020.

In a letter of yesterday’s date to President David Granger, retired justice Claudette Singh who chairs the commission noted that she was cognizant of the fact that both the President and the Nation have been anxiously awaiting information on GECOM’s readiness to conduct credible elections in the shortest possible time.

Here is the letter sent today by GECOM Chair, retired justice Claudette Singh to President David Granger: 

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Guyana Politics: GECOM seeks to shorten deadlines to hold elections this year – governing coalition

Also: Jagdeo: GECOM Chair said working for elections before end of year  (see below)

In picture: David Patterson and Cathy Hughes of the Alliance For Change, Tabitha Sarabo-Halley of the Working Peoples Alliance, Jaipaul Sharma of the Justice For All Party, and Volda Lawrence and Amna Ally of the People's National Congress Reform.Top representatives of the governing coalition were told by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh that she hopes to be ready for elections late this year.

Shortly after a meeting with the seven-member commission, leader of the coalition’s delegation, Volda Lawrence told reporters that GECOM would seek to shorten some administrative deadlines to be ready for general elections this year.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Liberty & Justice Party: Leader Lenox Shuman Shares Ideas from LJP Manifesto – Video

Guyana Politics:

LIBERTY & JUSTICE PARTY’S LENOX SHUMAN SHARES IDEAS FROM LJP’S MANIFESTO

Guyanese Online: Entries List for September 13, 2019

Here is the Guyanese Online List of Entries for September 13, 2019

Click links below for list of entries:

Previous lists are at the link below:

https://guyaneseonline.net/2018/03/15/guyanese-online-entries-from-january-1-2018-click-links-to-view/

Contracts approved by Caretaker Govt. will be deemed invalid – PPP’s Jagdeo

Bharrat Jagdeo

Kaieteur News – 13 September 2019 – Source

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP), according to its General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, will not recognise as valid, the contracts handed out by the Caretaker A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) Government, as its powers have been vastly reduced, following its defeat on December 21, 2018, by a Motion of No Confidence in the National Assembly.

The Opposition Leader is confident that with him at the helm of the party and Mohamed Irfaan Ali as its presidential nominee, it will win the upcoming General and Regional Election.       Continue reading

March 2020 is earliest possible time for elections – GECOM Commissioners

According to GECOM, the merger of that data with the National Register of Registrants (NRR) would be followed by an extensive period of claims and objections, but the timeframe for that is unclear.

Otherwise, GECOM discussed the production of new identification (ID) cards, which are very different in configuration, material and design, from the cards currently in circulation.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: GECOM’s Final Count for H2H Registration is 370,740

…GECOM to discuss results from fact-finding mission in Jamaican on merger

TODAY, the high-level team that journeyed to Jamaica on a fact-finding mission to assess the available options of cross-matching the data gathered from the just concluded House-to-House Registration with the National Register of Registrants Database, will deliver a presentation to Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on its findings.

On Monday, the Elections Commission’s Public Relations Officer (PRO) Yolanda Warde told the Guyana Chronicle that 370,740 Guyanese registered during the House-to-House Registration exercise which came to a close on Saturday, August 31, 2019 in keeping with a unilateral decision taken by the Chairman of GECOM, Justice (Ret’d) Claudette Singh, to shorten the period initially allotted for the exercise.            Continue reading

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