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Guyana Politics: GECOM awaits written High Court decision; 230,000 registered so far

Photo: GECOM Chairman Claudette Singh flanked by (left to right) PPP-aligned election commissioners Robeson Benn, Bibi Shadick, and Sase Gunraj and pro-coalition commissioners Charles Corbin, Vincent Alexander and Desmond Trotman.
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The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Thursday (August 15, 2019) did not discuss the implications of the High Court judgement on house-to-house registration and related matters because commissioners were yet to obtain a copy of the written decision by Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire, an elections commissioner said.Government-appointed elections commissioner, Vincent Alexander expected the seven-member body to meet again by Monday before GECOM Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh informs President David Granger on the way forward.      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 Elections: Jagdeo resubmits 11 names for GECOM Chairman

GECOM CHAIRMAN SELECTION

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:   

Is Guyana Getting a Fair Deal for its Oil? – By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

– By Dr. Dhanpaul Narine

I recently moderated a panel discussion on oil and gas in Guyana. The panel was made up of professionals that are household names in their own right.

Dr Tarron Khemraj is a professor of Economics in Florida. He writes a column in the ‘Stabroek News’ on economics and business and his interests include oil and gas.

Dr. Jan Mangal is a graduate in off -shore technology and has a PhD from Oxford. He was an advisor to President David Granger.

Christopher Ram is an attorney that is based in Guyana. He has a television show, and is involved in civic matters in Guyana. He holds a Master’s Degree in Oil and Gas.

READ MORE: – Is Guyana getting Fair Deal for its Oil – By Dr Dhanpaul 

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

Jun 30, 2019  Features / ColumnistsMy Column – Adam Harris

Granger: We respect the CCJ’s decision – will name elections day after GECOM’s recommendation

Granger: We respect the CCJ’s decision – President says as many as 200,000 incorrect entries on current voters’ list – will name elections day after GECOM’s recommendation

Photo: President David Granger in Bartica, Region 7, yesterday.

However, there are immediate indications that the ruling Coalition is not inclined to rush into elections. Rather, according to the President, there are about 200,000 incorrect entries on the current voters’ list, which must be corrected.            Continue reading

Guyana News: Ghanaian President arrives to 21-gun salute – Updated

A full military welcome greeted Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo-Addo upon his arrival at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) at approximately 12.44 am today, June 11, 2019.

As the President descended the aircraft, the Guyana Defence Force (GDF) commenced a 21-Gun Salute and the Flag of the Republic of Ghana was unfurled, the Department of Public Information (DPI) reported.            Continue reading

GUYANA: HAPPY 53RD INDEPENDENCE TO ALL – Message from President David Granger

 — Guyana poised for transformative moment

President David Granger

– young people to benefit from window of opportunity

WITH the production of oil and gas on the horizon, Guyana is poised for another transformative moment, President David Granger said in his Independence Day address, as he placed the country’s future in the hands of young people.

“The commencement of petroleum production next year, and the transition towards becoming a ‘green’ state, will increase economic growth and provide greater resources for development. The future belongs to young people,” President Granger told the nation as it celebrates its 53rd Independence Anniversary.  Continue reading

Guyana: Indian Immigration Monument commissioned by President Granger

Indian Immigration Monument

Stabroek News  – May 05, 2019

The Indian Immigration Monument at Palmyra was today commissioned by President David Granger.

The President said in part: “The Indian Arrival Monument recalls the Indian indentured experience. It celebrates the migrants’ resistance, resilience and resourcefulness.  It attests to the immigrants’ sacrifices, struggle and the pursuit of a good life.

“Indians have made indelible contributions to the nation’s cultural, economic, political and social development. These contributions have ensured the community’s progress and has advanced the nation’s development.

“Indians, as others before them, were confronted by the abuse, cruelty and domination of plantation life and they resisted, sometimes by riots and strikes.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Ramjattan to challenge Nagamootoo for PM post

Photo: Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo (left), and Minister of Public Security, Khemraj Ramjattan

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