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


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

Guyana Politics: A look at the 2020 landscape – By GHK Lall

 December 26, 2019


I must be optimistic; I have to be, or there is nothing. So what do I say and share with my fellow Guyanese, countrymen and countrywomen all? To be blunt, as we put the holidays behind us, I really don’t know. Or more precisely, I am at a loss as to where to start. But again, I must try.

I must find it within myself to hope that men will put the interests of this country first. There are a lot of new voices and new faces, but they fall short. I trust President David Granger to be the man and leader, who could take us places. The others are not even a pale shadow in comparison. And by that, I mean his peers and his competitors. I like Messrs. Ramkarran and Jonas, but as for the rest, I am troubled. They have too many of their own troubles. I will go with Mr. Granger, because I believe his heart is in the right place and his hands are not sticky. Both are imperatives for me.    Continue reading

A Guyana SPEAKS Special: featuring Guyana’s Oil – 29 December 2019 – London UK

Dear Friends,
Guyana joined the ranks of the world’s oil producers for the first time on Friday, 20th December 2019.  Exxon Mobil’s production of crude off the coast of Guyana was described by President David Granger as “momentous event” that is predicted to transform the economy and the lives of all Guyanese. To hear more on the topic of oil and gas, please join His Excellency Mr. F. Hamley Case at a Guyana SPEAKS Special on Sunday, 29th December (11.30-14.00) at the Classic in Tooting Bec.
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Guyana: Historic draw of first oil has arrived – December 20, 2019

President David Granger


The historic moment was announced last night by US oil major ExxonMobil and came less than five years after one of the company’s subsidiaries made a major oil find in the Liza-1 well offshore in the sprawling Stabroek Block.

Minutes before Exxon’s announcement, President David Granger delivered an address to the Nation heralding the start of oil production and assuring that petroleum revenues would be prudently managed.    Continue reading

Guyana Education: 377 more Teachers added to the Teaching System

– As Cyril Potter College of Education (CPCE) hosts 85th Graduation

Guyana’s education sector has been boosted with the inclusion of 377 qualified teachers following the 85th batch of students graduating from the Cyril Potter College of Education.

The Cyril Potter College of Education’s graduating class of 2019

The 85th Graduation ceremony themed, “Re-branding Teacher Education through verbal and visual identities” was attended by President David Granger; Minister of Education Dr. Nicolette Henry; and a number of senior Education Officers, officials and Public Servants at the National Cultural Centre (NCC) on Friday December 13. 2019.    Continue reading

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