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 […]

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 […]

ERC finds no evidence of ethnicity being a factor in GECOM’s hiring practice

The Ethnic Relations Commission has completed its report into the complaint by the three opposition nominated members of the Guyana Elections Commission about the hiring practices of the Guyana Elections Commission and the hiring of the Deputy Chief Elections Officer. The Commission found no evidence that supported the Opposition nominated Commissioners’ contention that GECOM was […]

President urges collaboration and not confrontation to address current political situation

In an address to the nation on Friday afternoon, President David Granger assured that it remains his desire that credible elections be held in the shortest possible time. The President said he will continue to ensure that his government’s actions are consistent with the Constitution and he is assuring the nation of credible electoral process. […]

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