Voter turn out in Georgetown was less than 30%; APNU wins majority for City Hall

The nation’s capital city saw a voter turn out of 28% at yesterday’s local government elections. According to the Guyana Elections Commission, of the 119,000 eligible voters in the Georgetown municipality, just over 28,000 of them cast their ballots at Monday’s elections. A Partnership for National Unity, which is mostly supported by the People’s National […]

Members of Local Government Commission take oath of office

Members of the first ever and long-awaited Local Government Commission took their oath of office on Monday, with assurances from the President that his government remains respectful of the Constitution. President David Granger said the ceremony signifies the government’s commitment to good governance, respect for the constitution and enforcing local democracy. He also believes that it demonstrates […]

Surujbally believes “fit and proper” person with legal background would be win for Elections Commission

With the President and the Opposition still to find common ground over the qualifications for the Elections Commission Chairman job, the outgoing Chairman of GECOM, Dr. Steve Surujbally believes that whoever is chosen must be “fit and proper” for the job in keeping with the Constitutional requirements. He said if that person comes with a […]

Charles Ramson Jr. likely to resign from Parliament after granted UK’s Chevening Scholarship

Member of Parliament for the People’s Progressive Party Civic, Charles Ramson Jr. is likely to tender his resignation from the National Assembly as he prepares to take up the Chevening Scholarship that has been offered by the British Government. Ramson, who is an Attorney, is one of more than ten young Guyanese who applied for and […]

Rain dampens PPP midday protest outside GECOM Headquarters

Just over two dozen People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters picketed outside the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) head office in Georgetown on Tuesday as the party continues to reject its defeat at the 2015 national elections. Light midday showers dampened the planned protest action that lasted just under one hour and saw the absence of several […]

PPP protests delay in Elections Petition hearing

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has raised concerns over the delay by the Judiciary with respect to the hearing of the Elections Petition filed by the Party which challenges the outcome of the 2015 General and Regional elections. PPP General Secretary Clement Rohee described the situation as both troubling and worrisome that a date […]

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