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Gov’t achieved “certain big things” but no guarantee promises won’t be broken again -WPA

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Elections, News, Politics August 16, 2019   The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Friday  admitted not doing enough to push the government to address failed promises such as constitutional reform, collective bargaining and award of contracts to small contractors, but could offer no guarantees that there would not be a repeat…

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Carl Greenidge, WPA executive members clash on direct cash transfers from oil money

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Business, Economy, News, Oil & Gas, Politics, Race and Politics, SocialAugust 12, 2019 Former Foreign Minister Carl Greenidge has confirmed that the Guyana government does not favour direct cash transfers into the hands of ordinary Guyanese on the grounds that it will encourage unemployment, a position that was roundly rejected by Chairman of the Buxton…

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WPA urges new GECOM Chair to resist “pressures” to scrap house-to-house registration

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Civil Society, Constitution, Elections, Legal, Mass Media, News, Parliament, PoliticsJuly 28, 2019 The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Sunday called on the new Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Chairperson to resist pressure for halting house-to-house registration, amidst incessant calls by the opposition for elections to be held swiftly with a claims and objections period to update the existing…

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Court cannot instruct GECOM when elections must be held -President

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Business, Courts, News, Politics July 25, 2019 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….

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Call elections now with existing voters’ list – Caribbean political scientist

Posted by: Denis  Chabrol in Constitution, Elections, Law, Legal, News, Parliament, Politics July 14, 2019 Political Scientist, Peter Wickham has recommended that President David Granger call general elections soon without house-to-house registration. Appearing on a News Talk Radio Guyana post-Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) order panel discussion, Wickham said A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition had contested…

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Jagdeo’s overture to Granger a “starting point” for consensual GECOM Chairman – WPA

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Courts, News, Politics June 29, 2019 The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Saturday welcomed Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo’s willingness to allow President David Granger to float names for the possible appointment of a new  Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), but cautioned against whittling away Jagdeo’s constitutional role. “We think…

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WPA prefers Granger-Jagdeo agreement on cleaning voters’ list over CCJ-ordered claims and objections

posted by: Denis Chabrol in Courts, News, Politics June 23, 2019 The Working People’s Alliance (WPA)- a vocal partner in the governing coalition- on Sunday urged President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo to hammer out an agreement to clean up the voters’ list by either house-to-house registration or a claims and objections period. WPA…

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WPA won’t be part of elections rigging; calls for national unity government and end to “old” politics

Posted by: Denis Chabrol in Civil Society, Elections, News, Politics June 12, 2019 As the Working People’s Alliance (WPA) observes the 39th assassination anniversary of its co-leader, Dr. Walter Rodney, that party vowed that it would not be part of any plot to rig the upcoming general elections and that it knows of no such plans to…

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