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Guyana Politics: A relatively dignified December – mainly politically speaking – By GHK Lall

 December 21, 2019 – Demerara Waves – By GHK Lall

By Guyanese standards, it has been a relatively dignified December. In fact, it has been the most placid month of this stormy year. Still, I had to wait for the safety of over two thirds of the month to pass, before I am able to say that a strange quiet took hold, mostly on the political front.

I begin with that coal-pot of the raging constitutional entity called GECOM, which itself sounded reasonably becalmed. The chair herself led by example; she is not seen, only heard, like some Greek goddess of yore handing down the unique Guyanese electoral wisdoms from Olympus. I hope that things do not fly to her head, and the lady actually begins to believe (in true Guyanese fashion) that she actually is a goddess. But whenever she speaks, everybody straightens up and listens; this was what happened in December with polite listening across the political force field. The rowdy political pack named commissioners did comport themselves as adults in December, and everybody survived to tell the tale.          Continue reading

GECOM Chairman tells President General Elections possible in November 2019

PPP elections commissioners say there’s no law, policy for house-to-house registration

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), James Patterson, has informed President David Granger that general elections should be possible in November 2019 after house-to-house registration, but the opposition People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) elections commissioners said such a process is not grounded in law or policy.
The GECOM Chairman also asked the President to provide GYD$3.5 billion to conduct the general elections and 10 regional council elections later this year, as the existing funds are to be used for house-to-house registration.

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Guyana Politics: President tells GECOM to prepare for elections

President tells GECOM to prepare for elections

In his letter to GECOM, the President promised to initiate measures to provide the requested funds and to seek the approval of the National Assembly to ensure that an agreement can be reached, given both the Constitutional requirements and GECOM’s capability.        Continue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 02 December 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 02 December 2015

  • The Army will step up border patrols soon
  • Two managers at the state newspaper – Guyana Chronicle – sacked
  • Suspect in shooting being sought by Police
  • Caricom making its voice at climate summit in France
  • Tax free overtime for bauxite workers
  • Multi-million dollar lawsuit filed against Public Hospital
  • Gecom looking for staff for Local government elections
  • Sports

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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 November 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 24 November 2015

  • Another woman stabbed to death
  • European Union calls for Caribbean countries to abolish death penalty
  • US financial support for Caricom on several issues
  • A vendor shot and killed in Albouystown
  • Caricom calls for strong actions to combat climate change
  • PPP calls for GECOM Head, Dr Steve Surujbally -to go
  • Sports

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GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 12 November 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 12 November 2015

  • GECOM –  PPP on an ethnic crusade
  • Vendor granted hefty bail in Demerara Bridge mishap death
  • Private sector reaffirmed as engine of growth
  • Former GPL CEO leaves government in limbo
  • PPP now says it is concerned about maternal deaths
  • Sports

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GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 24 October 2015 – – Kaieteur News

GUYANA – LATEST NEWS – 24 October 2015  – – Kaieteur News 

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Government to slash free-for-all concessions – President Granger

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS  —  Billions of dollars in tax waivers granted annually by the previous administration to largely businesses and others were highly unsustainable for the country. It will not continue in such an uncontrolled manner under the current government, promises President David Granger. Granger said that the $63B in tax waivers quoted in the report of the Auditor […]

New GPC still to deliver on four-year-old drug contract

OCTOBER 24, 2015 | FILED UNDER NEWS – New Guyana Pharmaceutical Corporation (GPC), the previous administration’s largest supplier of drugs and medical supplies, was still benefiting from large contracts, mere days before the administration’s last financial year came to an end. This information was laid bare in the audited accounts of Government’s expenditure. The accounts were tabled in the National Assembly on Thursday […]

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Opposition Leader Jagdeo: Why the PPP/C Lost! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Opposition Leader Jagdeo: Why the PPP/C Lost! – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

Jagdeo 2015 pix

Bharrat Jagdeo

They came even in the rain. These were the diehard supporters that wanted to hear why the PPP/C lost.  It was the first time that the PPP/C would engage the Queens community after the May elections in Guyana.

Queens has long been a stronghold of the PPP/C and the memories of Cheddi Jagan meeting New Yorkers are still fresh. Cheddi was known to work the crowd and even if you didn’t agree with his politics you ended up respecting him. It is no secret that the PPP, under Cheddi, was well oiled machinery when it came to national elections.

He understood the concerns of the ordinary person and he related to them. But Cheddi left us and entrusted his successors to carry on the job. After twenty-three years in power the PPP/C lost the May 2015 elections and are now confined to the Opposition benches. What went wrong? Bharrat Jagdeo is the former President of Guyana and he is currently the Opposition LeaderContinue reading

GUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 September 2015

Capitol TV logoGUYANA – Capitol TV News Videos – 22 September 2015

  • Venezuelan Provocation
  • Breaches in employment practices under PPP
  • PPP commissioners to GECOM elections body sworn in
  • Mother seeking justice for dead child
  • Berbice River taxis off to good start
  • Sports

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GUYANA- Latest News – 10 September 2015 – various news sources

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News Reader: GUYANA: Newspapers and online news – Latest Entries

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GUYANA- Latest News –  10 September 2015 – Demerara Waves