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Court cannot instruct GECOM on election date -President

President David Granger on Thursday stressed that the court could not instruct when general elections must be held because the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is an independent agency and that his administration remained committed to “free, fair and credible” elections with an acceptable voters’ list. “The President cannot tell the Elections Commission (when elections) must …

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Chief Justice remarks CCJ indicates elections by Sept 18 or parliamentary extension

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Wednesday said the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) indicated that elections must be held by September 18 or another date if Parliament grants an extension. “The Honourable Chief Justice (ag) stated that the consequential orders of the Caribbean Court of Justice indicate that elections be held by September 18, 2019, …

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Hundreds of Lindeners participate in house-to-house registration

Hundreds of Lindeners have so far registered since the commencement of house-to-house registration on July 20, a Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) spokeswoman said. Among those who jotted down their names to be included in a new National Register of Registrants are potential first-time voters and regional officials, who are ensuring they set the example in …

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“Girls in Tech” launches Guyana chapter

Girls in Tech (GIT), a global non-profit that work to put an end to gender inequality in high-tech industries and startups will launch a Guyana chapter on August 7, the organisation said Wednesday. It is Girls in Tech’s mission to support women with the access and the community they need to succeed in the technology …

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Republic Bank (Guyana) gets new boss

Republic Bank (Guyana) Limited  on Wednesday announced the appointment of Mr. Amral Khan as Managing Director, effective August 1. He will succeed Mr. Richard S. Sammy who will be taking up a new appointment at Republic Bank in Trinidad and Tobago, the international bank said in a statement. A career banker, with over 34 years …

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Ghana helps Guyana certify helideck on Liza Destiny

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says it got technical help from its Ghanaian counterpart aviation body to certify the helicopter deck aboard the floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel, Liza Destiny, that is on its way to Guyanese waters to prepare for commercial oil production. “The inspection was conducted in collaboration with the …

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Civil Aviation to acquire modern Instrument Landing System

Pilots landing at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) are from next year expected to do so with the help of an upgraded Instrument Landing System (ILS), the Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) says. The regulatory agency and Canada’s Intelcan Technosystems Inc. signed a contract for that company to install the new system to assist …

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“Nothing negative” about Granger’s present health -Cuban medical experts

Cuban doctors, who have been monitoring President David Granger, say they are happy with his recovery from non-Hodgkins lymphoma, a type of blood cancer, and they have asked him to return in three months for another evaluation, Guyana’s Ambassador to Cuba Halim Majeed said. The Guyanese leader, who Tuesday returned to Guyana from Cuba’s Centro …

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Current voters’ list can be used to conduct free and fair elections -Chief Election Officer

Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Tuesday said he would have to conduct an exercise to determine if the voters’ list and, if refreshed, could be used to conduct a free and fair election. “That’s correct. Always has and always will,” he told reporters when asked if the list, if refreshed, could be used to …

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Chief Justice throws out Chris Ram’s request to stop house-to-house registration

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Tuesday refused political commentator, Christopher Ram’s request for an order to stop the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from continuing its now four-day old house-to-house registration process. Ram’s Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall said the judge did not grant the conservatory order in an in-Chambers hearing. He said the Chief Justice did not …

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