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Guyana Politics: Toshao Chairman upbraids Opposition for disrespecting President Granger

Chairman of the National Toshaos Council (NTC), Nicholas Fredericks

However, while heading to the podium, a small number of opposition leaders refused to stand.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: We have not been idle! More work to do… give us the chance! – President Granger.

Linden PNC 62nd Anniversary Rally

The PPP gambled and lost: It hid its political agenda behind the Constitution – By Dr. David Hinds

  Kaieteur News – 29 September 2019 – By Dr. David Hinds

This past week, President David Granger announced that general and regional elections would be held on March 2, 2020. The initial announcement had left some breathing space for the naysayers to continue their narrative of gloom and doom. The statement appeared to suggest that that date depended on the PPP going to the National Assembly to facilitate the extension of the life of the government.

When historians and other analysts look back on the last nine months, one conclusion that should be most apparent is that the PPP gambled and lost. That party had very carefully plotted its way back to power while the Coalition government was asleep. They stunned the Coalition by convincing one of its parliamentarians to join them in the no-confidence vote last December.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Hooliganism and lawlessness will not be tolerated – President

A scene from the protest yesterday (Terrence Thompson photo)

President David Granger today said that every lawful measure will be taken to guarantee the safety of Ministers of Government and to prevent a breakdown of law and order in the country.

He made the statement in a Ministry of the Presidency release today on the protests by the opposition PPP outside the Pegasus Hotel yesterday.

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

Guyana Politics: Letter to the President by GECOM Chair regarding Elections

Letter to the President by GECOM Chair

ELECTIONS BY THE END OF FEBRUARY 2020

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has said that it will be ready to conduct General and Regional Elections by the end of February 2020.

In a letter of yesterday’s date to President David Granger, retired justice Claudette Singh who chairs the commission noted that she was cognizant of the fact that both the President and the Nation have been anxiously awaiting information on GECOM’s readiness to conduct credible elections in the shortest possible time.

Here is the letter sent today by GECOM Chair, retired justice Claudette Singh to President David Granger: 

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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

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