No-confidence not valid; Court of Appeal rules 34 votes were needed

By a majority, the Court of Appeal this afternoon ruled that the no confidence motion against the Government of Guyana was not carried and is invalid based on an absolute majority not being attained. Chancellor Yonette Cummings and Appeal Justice Dawn Gregory, both ruled that in Guyana’s 65 member National Assembly, an absolute majority was […]

PPP protests for “Elections Now”; Opposition Leader looks at May timeline

Led by the Party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo and the Presidential Candidate, Irfaan Ali, scores of supporters of the opposition People’s Progressive Party gathered outside of the Ministry of the Presidency this midday for “elections now”. “We want elections now”, they shouted as some read out a list of Government Ministers that they want to […]

President set to name election date soon; Opposition Leader still against November timeline

President David Granger, through State Minister Joe Harmon, has informed Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo of his intention to name a date for elections soon. In a letter which was dispatched to Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo by the Minister of State on Wednesday, Mr. Harmon informed the Opposition Leader that “the President intends to shortly name […]

Former murder and robbery accused shot dead in Albouystown

A 26-year-old man who had previously been charged in connection with robberies and a murder, was shot dead in Albouystown this afternoon. Dead is Collis Collison of Better Hope, East Coast Demerara and William Street, Kitty. In an official statement, the Police said Collison was approached by another man who was brandishing a weapon. The […]

Carter Centre makes proposals for compromise on political impasse and sanitization of voters list

Officials of The Carter Centre today met with the Chairman and Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission and offered a number of suggestions and proposals that could bring an end to the current political impasse over elections. One of the suggestions being put forward by the Carter Centre, according to Commissioner Vincent Alexander, would possibly […]

GECOM Chair tells President Commission will be ready for elections by late November; Opposition nominated Commissioners object to letter

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, retired Justice, James Patterson, in a letter to President David Granger today, has indicated that the Commission will be ready to host regional and general elections by late November. The Chairman’s letter came one week after President Granger wrote to him seeking clear guidance on an election time […]

GBTI Directors freed of contempt of Court charge

Almost a year and half since contempt of Court charges were filed against the Directors of the Guyana Bank for Trade and Industry Limited, the Chief Magistrate threw out the charges today, saying that the Directors should not have been charged in the first place. The Directors were charged over their alleged refusal to provide […]

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