Tag Archives: President David Granger

Guyana Politics: Audio Interview: AFC’s Dominic Gaskin on Elections 2020

Dominic Gaskin

Dominic Gaskin discusses elections and future in politics

Former Minister of Business and AFC Executive Dominic Gaskin discusses the pre and post March 2nd event, his future in politics and the relationship with his father-in-law and former President David Granger, among other issues.

Guyana Elections: Granger signals election petition- says GECOM has to proceed with declaration

David Granger
David Granger

President David Granger today signalled that an election petition will be filed, a likely sign that APNU+AFC has accepted that GECOM’s declaration will be the result recount which shows a win for the PPP/C.

A statement from the Ministry of the Presidency follows:    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: I will accept any declaration without condition – President Granger

 Jul 31, 2020  Kaieteur NewsBy Kemol King

– Harmon says court erred, maintains only ‘valid votes’ count

Pres. David Granger

President David Granger has said that he will accept any declaration of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh SC, CCH and that such acceptance is not conditional.

He was, at the time, responding to questions during the commissioning of the new Infectious Diseases Hospital, recently retrofitted out of the Ocean View Hotel property at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.

The question pointed to the President – leader of APNU+AFC – was, given the party’s stance on valid votes, whether he would accept a declaration which includes votes he considers invalid.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Granger rejects recount figures; wants ‘declaration’ based on valid votes

President David Granger

 – Latest coalition statement signals departure from prior commitments

A statement issued by the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Coalition yesterday outlined the clear position of their leader, de facto President David Granger that he will not be accepting any declaration based on the figures derived from the National Recount. This represents the most significant departure yet from prior commitments made by Granger,

“We maintain,” the statement said, “that the Elections Commission can only make a ‘declaration’ based on valid votes. The recount process which was conducted, painstakingly, for thirty-three days revealed massive irregularities and extensive fraud which cannot be foisted on the Guyanese people to contrive an outcome that betrays the will of the electorate.”      Continue reading

APNU+AFC has no reasonable basis on which it could claim to have won – Dominic Gaskin

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Dominic Gaskin

AFC Executive and former Minister of Business in the APNU+AFC government, Dominic Gaskin tonight said that there was no reasonable basis on which the governing coalition can  claim to have won more votes than the PPP/C in the March 2nd elections and he said claims of fraud have been “grossly exaggerated”.

In a statement on his Facebook page, Gaskin, who is the son-in-law of President David Granger, also charged that APNU+AFC has no intention of relinquishing control of government.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP rules out returning to Parliament to approve cash for govt; says state of emergency impossible

Jagdeo and Granger (file photo)

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday ruled out returning to Parliament to  approve funds for government spending if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) invalidates the March  2, 2020 general and regional elections.

“For the avoidance of doubt, the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) wishes to make it abundantly clear that it will never return to Parliament or support the convening of Parliament unless the true results of the 2nd March 2020 elections, as recently recounted, is lawfully declared by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM),” the PPP said in a statement.      Continue reading

Granger’s slow, ineffective decision-making cost APNU+AFC elections- Caribbean pollster

Peter Wickham

Wickham, who heads the Caribbean Development Research Services (CADRES), believed that the coalition should have called the election shortly after the December, 2018 no-confidence motion instead of worrying unnecessarily about a bloated voters’ list. He recalled that soon after the passage of that motion, a poll shown that the Granger-led administration had enjoyed a 2 percent advantage and should have called the election immediately.        Continue reading

Guyana: New Berbice passport office commissioned in New Amsterdam

The new passport office in New Amsterdam, Berbice.

DG Harmon was at the time officially declaring open the Department of Citizenship’s $57.5M Immigration office in Canje, New Amsterdam, East Berbice-Corentyne (Region Six).

At the simple ceremony, Harmon said Government has a responsibility to ensure that State services are available to all citizens, regardless of geographic location, political affiliation or any other factor. He noted that this was the first vision outlined by President David Granger when he assumed office in May 2015.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: APNU+AFC launches `ambitious, agreeable and attainable’ manifesto

Granger: `It is not a campaign manifesto it is a contract. An agreement with the people of Guyana for the next five years and beyond’

President David Granger (centre) with the manifesto
President David Granger (centre) with the manifesto

On the occasion of its 5th anniversary as a coalition, the governing APNU+AFC launched its manifesto for the March 2, 2020 General and Regional Elections promising among other things conditional cash transfers, non-custodial sentences for the possession of small quantities of marijuana and constitutional reform,  the latter of which it failed to deliver as per its 2015 pledge.

Speaking at the launch President David Granger described the manifesto as “ambitious, agreeable and attainable”.          Continue reading

Guyana Defence Force (GDF) `fit for role’ – President Granger

A section of the participating Officers at this year's Annual Officers' Conference of the Guyana Defence Force. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)
A section of the participating Officers at this year’s Annual Officers’ Conference of the Guyana Defence Force. (Ministry of the Presidency photo)

An excerpt of the President’s address follows:

The Defence Force has effected organisational change in order to better identify and deter threats to territorial integrity and the national patrimony. The past five years have witnessed the Force’s regularization, reorganization and recapitalization.          Continue reading