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Oil futures – Democracy wins in Guyana and Suriname – The Economist

The neighbours’ new presidents have contrasting challenges

The Americas-  Aug 8th 2020 edition – The Economist

Mr Ali had a minuscule lead on election day, but a disputed tally by the chief elections officer gave victory to Mr Granger. A drawn-out recount and legal battles followed. It looked as if Mr Granger, a former army brigadier, was determined to remain in office. He relented under pressure from other countries such as the United States and Britain, the former colonial power, plus regional organisations such as the Caribbean Community. Independent media and Guyana’s private sector lobbied for Mr Granger to go. His supporters plan a court fight, but have little prospect of success.

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Caribbean 2020: Voters Tough Choices in Elections in Six Countries

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VOTERS TOUGH CHOICES

Six key Caribbean Community nations will hold general elections this year and in at least three of them, the economy and racial tensions will be key campaign issues. Also in the same three — Guyana, Suriname and Trinidad — the incumbents face tough reelection battles from upstart opposition parties or groups. Voting along ethnic lines has traditionally been a key factor in these three and could determine outcomes.

Guyana which just weeks ago became one of the world’s newest crude oil exporters, will most likely go to the polls first among the seven with the March 2 date set by incumbent President David Granger since last year. Parliament has already been dissolved.          Continue reading

Guyana to benefit from Solar Alliance Summit held in New Delhi India

President Granger in front row, sixth from right, at the Solar Alliance Summit in New Delhi, India.

By Ray Chickrie -Caribbean News Now contributor – 

NEW DELHI, India — Guyana President David Granger, who is attending the first International Solar Alliance Summit in New Delhi, India, reiterated that “climate change is a real threat,” and he praised India and France for “demonstrating important leadership” on the issue by taking the “solar energy” initiative. He also said that Guyana will benefit from technology transfer from the solar energy alliance group.      Continue reading