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Jagdeo says Irfaan Ali is constitutionally “deemed” President; no reference to Chief Elections Officer

Bharrat Jagdeo (left) and Irfaan Ali.

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday said Guyana’s constitution clearly provides for the People’s Progressive Party’s presidential candidate, Dr. Irfaan Ali to be declared President.

“It has already been established now that the PPP’s list has the most votes and, therefore, Irfaan Ali is already deemed the President of Guyana. It’s awaiting that section of the Constitution  which says that the Chair of GECOM shall now declare him so as far as we are concerned all of the shenanigans  to prevent the declaration, it will not work because that is the Supreme Law of the country,” Jagdeo said.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP virtually endorses WPA’s cash transfers to poor: Hinds warns APNU of losing votes

Oil rig

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday virtually endorsed the Working People’s Alliance’s (WPA) proposal of direct cash transfer of some projected oil revenues, but preferring to target the poor and needy instead of all just over 200,000 households across Guyana.

“In fact, in our manifesto, we are going to be talking about conditional transfers, targeted transfers to vulnerable groups right at the beginning. We have to help single parents, we have to help children, we have to help the older people first and as our capacity grows and we get more money – we constantly have to see that it’s sustainable though.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Claudette Singh appointed new GECOM Chairperson

Guyana: Stabroek News- 26 July 2019.

President David Granger presenting retired judge Claudette Singh with her Commission of Appointment as Senior Counsel in 2017. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

Following a meeting with Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, President David Granger has appointed retired judge Claudette Singh as the new Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM).            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP urges supporters to boycott house-to-house registration

– PPP: To seek injunction to halt process

– Govt. and Opposition clash over role of President in GECOM’s chair selection

Workers of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) fanned out yesterday across the country to start house-to-house registration but the Opposition has called on its supporters to not cooperate.

 Bharrat Jagdeo

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, in a Facebook video yesterday, hours after, signaled intentions to approach the courts tomorrow for an injunction to halt the registrations.

It will mean both the Government and the Opposition are defiantly standing on opposite grounds on an issue that has heavily divided the nation.  Continue reading

GECOM to begin house-to-house registration on July 20. 2019

– Opposition Leader says it is illegal according to CCJ orders

There is another development now that is likely to pit the Coalition Government and the Opposition on another collision course.

GECOM, in a recent publication in the Official Gazette, announced that it will start house-to-house registrations from Saturday, July 20, 2019. The exercise is set to conclude on October 20.        Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Jagdeo resubmits 11 names for GECOM Chairman


Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo yesterday submitted to the Ministry of the Presidency 11 names of persons who were originally nominated for Chairmanship of GECOM and who have agreed to have their names resubmitted.

The submission of the names follows a meeting on Wednesday between President David Granger and Jagdeo on a new Chairman of GECOM following a ruling on June 18 by the Caribbean Court of Justice that the appointment of Justice (Retired) James Patterson was illicit.

The eleven are:   

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Guyana Politics: We will not attend Parliament; CCJ will rule in our favour – Jagdeo

  • The National Assembly meets today at 2pm, but the aisle usually held by the parliamentarians from the Opposition, the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), will be empty.

The Public Buildings – Parliament

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo held a press conference yesterday, during which he informed journalists that the party will not be attending Parliament.

Jagdeo said that he doesn’t think that any sitting of the parliament should address any of these major issues, “especially before the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules definitively” on the cases that sprung from the No-Confidence motion which was voted on, on December 21, 2018.

Attorney-at-Law Sanjeev Datadin, who is representing expelled Alliance For Change (AFC) parliamentarian Charandass Persaud, had filed a court action to the CCJ, intending to block the National Assembly’s sitting, but that request was declined by the Caribbean Court yesterday.          Continue reading

PPP dual-citizenship MPs to resign, Adrian Anamayah will not renounce US nationality

PPP ‘s Adrian Anamayah and Oppostion Leader Bharrat Jagdeo

said his People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) Members of Parliament (MPs), who are holders of dual citizenship, would be resigning and only one of them has informed that he would not be renouncing his American citizenship.

Jagdeo said that person is backbencher, Attorney-at-law Adrian Anamayah. “He has explained to me that there are family obligations and other issues so he will not renounce because of those commitments…,” he said.            Preview (opens in a new tab) Continue reading

Guyana Politics: CCJ Sets May 10, 2019 for Hearing Appeal on No-Confidence Motion

Caribbean Court Of Justice Sets Date For Hearing Appeal From Guyana’s Opposition Leader On No-Confidence Motion – Date is May 10, 2019

PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad and Tobago, March 29, 2019 (CMC) –  The Trinidad and Tobago-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), today, set May 10, to hear the two appeals — filed by Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, and Christopher Ram, a lawyer and accountant — regarding the ruling of the Court of Appeal in Guyana, which invalidated a motion of no confidence that had passed, successfully, in the National Assembly, on December 21, last year.

“This matter is urgent and should be treated as such and, therefore, the timelines, set out in the rules, should be abridged,” CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders, told a case management conference that started at 11AM today. (March 29, 2019).      Continue reading

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