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Omar Shariff fired as Permanent Secretary at MOTP

With possible money laundering charges facing him, the Government of Guyana has cut ties with Omar Shariff, who served as the Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of the Presidency. Shariff was sent on administrative leave since June, 2016 but received a dismissal letter late December, bringing his tenure to an end. In a statement issued […]

Jagdeo’s “fit and proper” nominees if not Judges, should have qualities of what is expected of a Judge

President David Granger believes that persons who are nominated for the post of Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission should have the qualities of what is expected of a Judge, if they are not qualified to be a Judge or has never served as a Judge. During a recording of the weekly, “Public Interest” television programme, […]

No choice to be made on GECOM Chairmananship until consultation completed with Opposition Leader -says Pres. Granger

President David Granger today said he does not intend to make a final decision on the GECOM Chairmanship until he would have completed full and meaningful consultation with the Opposition Leader, as required by the Constitution. Speaking to journalists this morning, the President said he does not intend to rush the process. “I am a […]

USAID local government awareness programme wraps up

USAID has brought the curtains down on its Youth and Citizens’ Participation Programme, which was done in association with Counterpart International. The project was launched just over a year ago as part of an initiative to raise awareness about local government elections in Guyana.  The elections were held last March after an absence of more […]

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