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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:   

Guyana Politics: The race drum is out in Jagdeo’s hands – By Adam Harris

Jun 30, 2019  Features / ColumnistsMy Column – Adam Harris

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

Guyana Politics: Court of Appeal invalidates No-Confidence Vote; Gov’t stays in Office

—Jagdeo tones down call for polling date – Will Appeal to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ)

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo Friday night appeared to tone down calls for President David Granger to announce an early election date after Guyana’s Court of Appeal ruled that the no-confidence motion was not validly passed.

He, however, said his People’s Progressive Party (PPP) would continue to demand that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) be in a state of readiness for  early polls because the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) could soon decide whether Friday’s decision by the Appeal Court that last December’s no-confidence motion needed 34 instead of 33 votes was valid.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Jagdeo flayed for ‘crass’ display

— Prime Minister Nagamootoo and Ralph Ramkarran urge maturity

Bharrat Jagdeo

Guyana Chronicle – March 4, 2018:  FORMER PPP executive and former Speaker of the National Assembly, Ralph Ramkarran, has criticised Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s announcement that he will turn down a meeting on election matters with President David Granger on March 6 on election matters.

Jagdeo last Thursday at his weekly press briefing, cited two letters which were sent to Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairman by the President, saying they were doctored, and as such, he will ignore the President’s invitation.

Minister of State Joseph Harmon has already refuted the claims made by Jagdeo as malicious, deceitful and bewildering.      Continue reading

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