Elections

Oil and Gas Department being established for Audit Office

The Audit Office of Guyana is in the process of establishment an Oil and Gas Department, Minister of Parliamentary Affairs and Governance, Gail Teixeira informed the Committee of Supply today as it began consideration of  the 2023 Budget.  Approximately $1.117B has been budgeted for the Audit Office to facilitate recurrent expenditure while another $25M has […]

Mahipaul accuses Government of limiting resources for Regions governed by Coalition majority councils

The Opposition has accused the Government of targeting those regions that have an APNU+AFC majority council in place. Opposition Member Ganesh Mahipaul told the Budget debate on Monday that there has been a reduction in the allocations for regional development works for the three Regional Democratic Councils controlled by the APNU+AFC. He noted that there […]

Preparations for Local Government Elections grind to a halt; GECOM still discussing constituency boundaries

Preparations for the highly anticipated Local Government Elections appear to be at a standstill, as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is still locked in discussions on the demarcation of several constituency boundaries. The move became necessary to correct the ‘unlawful’ formation of constituencies by the Minister of Local Government, Nigel Dharamlall. “We are still to […]

GAWU, FITUG and Private sector bodies heap praises on Budget 2023

Dubbing it a people centered budget designed to stimulate economic activities and enhance the country’s infrastructure, at least two trade unions and the main private sector bodies are singing the praises for the $781.9B National Budget. In a statement today, the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU) which represents the majority of sugar workers, […]

Lowenfield and Mingo choose to remain silent in appearance before Elections COI

Former Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield and former Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo appeared before the Elections Commission of Inquiry (COI) today and invoked their right to remain silent. The embattled officials who are currently facing criminal charges in the Magistrates’ Court in relation to allegations of electoral fraud, were summoned before the Commission […]

President rolls out plan to see sustained economic growth and development in Guyana throughout 2023

Reflecting on the last year as one which saw the Government moving forward with an aggressive infrastructure and economic development plan, President Irfaan Ali has announced that this new year will see sustained economic growth along with increased opportunities for citizens and businesses. “In 2023, we shall roll out policies, programmes, and projects to ensure […]

Dharamlall acted outside jurisdiction to altered and formed Constituencies for LGE -says GECOM Chair

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice Claudette Singh has ruled that the Minister of Local Government Nigel Dharamlall acted outside of his jurisdiction when he combined and subdivided areas to form constituencies for the Local Government Elections. “Having reviewed extracts from Order No. 50 of 2022, the Chairperson explained that it is […]

High Court clears way for Roxanne Myers’ lawsuit against Jagdeo and others to proceed

The High Court has shut down attempts by Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo, Liberty and Justice Party Leader, Lenox Shuman and two other high-profile government officials to block a series of lawsuits filed against them by former Deputy Chief Elections Officer (DCEO), Roxanne Myers, over their alleged defamation of her character during and after the 2020 […]

GECOM Chairman recalls day of chaos, bomb threat, premature declaration and needing a moment, in testimony to Elections CoI

A fidgety Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, retired Justice Claudette Singh appeared before the Elections 2020 Commission of Inquiry this morning and testified that she became overwhelmed after the Returning Officer for Region Four, Clairmont Mingo declared the region’s results before a final tabulation of the votes. Between repeatedly glancing at her wristwatch to […]

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