Chamber of Commerce hails start of process to remove senior GECOM Officials

One day after PPP nominated Commissioners on the Guyana Elections Commission initiated a process to remove Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, Deputy Chief Elections Officer, Roxanne Myers, and Returning Officer for Region 4, Clairmont Mingo, the Georgetown Chambers of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is hailing the move. In a release issued this morning, the GCCI […]

PPP lashes out at groups objecting to IRI’s involvement in electoral reform

The governing People’s Progressive Party has not taken kindly to statements made by several organizations that have rejected the International Republican Institute’s (IRI) involvement in a project to reform Guyana’s electoral laws and process. The Guyana Human Rights Association, The African Cultural and Development Association (ACDA), the Working People’s Alliance and the recently formed Electoral […]

Guyanese mature enough to fix electoral laws without foreign intervention -says Fmr. President Granger

With Guyana currently examining electoral reform with the help of the US State Department and the International Republican Institute, former President David Granger believes that while the country’s electoral laws must be seriously re-examined, he believes Guyanese are mature enough on their own to conduct their affairs without foreign intervention. The US Embassy recently announced […]

US State Department supporting electoral reform project for Guyana

An 18-month project to strengthen the capacity of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and the Attorney General’s Chambers regarding electoral processes is being supported by the US Department of State. The project also seeks to encourage civil society organizations (CSOs) to advocate for electoral reform in accordance with regional and international standards. The project will be implemented […]

EU prepared to assist Guyana with electoral reform

With the two main political parties in Guyana both expressing interest in reforming the country’s electoral system, the Head of the EU Observer Mission for the 2020 elections believes it is something that the European Union could possibly lend assistance. In its final report of the March 2020 elections, the EU Observer Mission offered 26 […]

$1.1B set aside in Budget for Local Gov’t elections this year

The Government of Guyana will make $1.1 Billion available to the Guyana Elections Commission, (GECOM) for the holding of Local Government Elections Commission, (LGE) later this year, according to Governance Minister, Gail Teixiera. Ms. Teixeira was at the time responding to questions by Opposition Members during the consideration of the budget estimates in the Committee […]

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