Politics

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. […]

Chief Magistrate throws out “mickey mouse” private charges against GECOM Chairman and Government nominated Commissioners

Chief Magistrate Ann McClennan this morning threw out the private criminal charges filed against the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission and the three Government nominated Commissioners. The Chief Magistrate said the private charges were frivolous, a waste of the Court’s time and an abuse of the Court. The charges were filed by local engineer […]

Government condemns Jagdeo over statement about the President

The Government of Guyana has strongly condemned the Opposition Leader for statements he made at his Thursday press conference that after March 21, President David Granger will no longer be President. In a statement on Thursday night, the Government said the Opposition Leader’s utterances are malicious and intended to create confusion amongst the populace, adding […]

New US Ambassador encourages genuinely free and fair elections

The new US Ambassador to Guyana, Sarah Ann Lynch, presented her credentials to President David Granger this morning, and promised that the US Government will continue its work and cooperation with Guyana. She said the US and Guyana “share a spirit of community with dynamic expatriate and diaspora communities and we both know the importance […]

President writes GECOM requesting its work plan and financial needs to allow proclamation of elections date

President David Granger has written to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission requesting that the Commission presents him with a work programme in the shortest possible time. In a letter to Justice James Patterson this morning, the President said it is essential that he is informed of the Commission’s readiness to deliver credible elections […]

Civil Society Forum calls on President and Opposition Leader to recognise their responsibilities to the Constitution

The recently formed Civil Society Forum, which has brought together a number of religious and non-governmental organisations is calling on the President and the Opposition Leader to recognise their responsibilities to honour the Constitution and uphold the law. The statement comes against the backdrop of the two leaders not being able to reach any agreement […]