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GECOM Chairman Claudette Singh flanked by (left to right) PPP-aligned election commissioners Robeson Benn, Bibi Shadick, and Sase Gunraj and pro-coalition commissioners Charles Corbin, Vincent Alexander and Desmond Trotman

 

President David Granger is Thursday scheduled to meet with the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), ahead of a possible announcement of an elections date in December, officials confirmed.

A well-placed official said the talks are slated for 10 am at the Ministry of the Presidency and is linked to his imminent naming of an election date.

 

Demerara Waves Online News has learnt that Guyanese might be going to the polls around mid-December.

That’s three months later than September 18, the date the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says the elections must now be held since the Caribbean Court of Justice validated last December’s no-confidence motion. That political party is maintaining that it would not give its support for a two-thirds parliamentary extension of the life of the government.

Noting that the parliamentary recess lasts from August 10 to October 10, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon, said the naming of an election date this month depends on the political situation. “Whether in fact the President will do anything with respect to the Parliament will be determined by the issues which arise politically and which will be addressed at the appropriate time,” he said.

Indications are that the Guyanese leader will be seeking an update from the Commission and the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on the status of house-to-house registration and preparations for general and regional elections.

GECOM had already stated at the start of house-to-house registration that preparations for an early poll had also begun.

 

It is unclear whether the pro-coalition election commissioners will back down from their original position that the registration exercise is absolutely necessary for a credible voters list and free, fair and transparent elections or they will agree to reactivate and scour the existing list of registrants through an intensive claims and objections period.

After their first meeting with recently-appointed GECOM Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh, the pro-coalition trio did not commit itselfto clinging to house-to-house registration as the only means of cleaning up the voters list. “The issue of sanitisation of the list is not a matter in question. At the moment, whenever the issues reach the table, the commissioners will look at all the factors at that point in time and determine what is the best way forward. At the moment, that matter is in progress, being executed, and at the time when we are faced with making a decision, all the factors will be taken into consideration at that time…The Chairman will make a determination of that,” elections commissioner Vincent Alexander has said.

Earlier Wednesday, Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon gave no immediate indication of whether he envisaged an appeal if the High Court next week rules that the house-to-house registration exercise will collide with the holding of electionsby September 18, 2019 timeframe within which Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire has already said elections should be held.

 

Attorney General Basil Williams said if the PPP does not support an extension of the life of the government, the President would remain in office until general and regional elections are held.

President Granger has acknowledged, in keeping with the Caribbean Court of Justice’s decision that validated the no-confidence motion, that his administration is in “caretaker” mode and would not, among other things, pass a National Budget for next year.

Since coming to office in May, 2015, the Granger-led administration has tabled and passed the next year’s national budget late in the last quarter of the preceding year.

Harmon on Wednesday said the interim status of the government has also seen a cut in non-essential overseas travel by the President ministers and no signing of new deals that would bind the administration after the next general elections.

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I saw on the PPP FB page that BJ learned of this meeting from the media. The Chairwoman of GECOM never saw it fit to inform the opposition nor offer a similar invitation!

what you think?

It seems GECOM reaches its target with the H2H registration in helping this hapless Government rig the election. 

The new Chairwoman has not suspended the registration pending a review, but sat in office for almost a week and allowed the illegal registration to continue. 

While all this is going on. PNC is busy spending millions in Linden and forget Berbice is part of Guyana. 

Baseman posted:

I saw on the PPP FB page that BJ learned of this meeting from the media. The Chairwoman of GECOM never saw it fit to inform the opposition nor offer a similar invitation!

what you think?

Interesting. First slap in BJ face. 

The kick in his balls coming soon. 

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Base, in your view, what options does the PPP have now.

Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Not only is the swing voters BJ turning off, but PPP supporters will stay away from the polls, that’s the vibes from the PPP strong hold areas. 

 

ksazma posted:

Why is that fool Alexander calling Singh Chairman? Doesn’t he have enough common sense to know she is a chairwoman? 

No he does not. He studied at sophia university!!

ksazma posted:

Why is that fool Alexander calling Singh Chairman? Doesn’t he have enough common sense to know she is a chairwoman? 

How about “Chairperson”. This is neutral language for both genders.

Dave posted:

It seems GECOM reaches its target with the H2H registration in helping this hapless Government rig the election. 

The new Chairwoman has not suspended the registration pending a review, but sat in office for almost a week and allowed the illegal registration to continue. 

While all this is going on. PNC is busy spending millions in Linden and forget Berbice is part of Guyana. 

GECOM Chairwoman, awaiting the Court verdict of Ram's challenge to H2H.

Django posted:
Dave posted:

It seems GECOM reaches its target with the H2H registration in helping this hapless Government rig the election. 

The new Chairwoman has not suspended the registration pending a review, but sat in office for almost a week and allowed the illegal registration to continue. 

While all this is going on. PNC is busy spending millions in Linden and forget Berbice is part of Guyana. 

GECOM Chairwoman, awaiting the Court verdict of Ram's challenge to H2H.

Ok . Thanks. 

Dave posted:
Baseman posted:

I saw on the PPP FB page that BJ learned of this meeting from the media. The Chairwoman of GECOM never saw it fit to inform the opposition nor offer a similar invitation!

what you think?

Interesting. First slap in BJ face. 

The kick in his balls coming soon. 

On Granger’s feet rests Jagdeo’s head. My predictions are coming true, one by one.

Dave posted:
Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Not only is the swing voters BJ turning off, but PPP supporters will stay away from the polls, that’s the vibes from the PPP strong hold areas.

 

Dave, I do not agree with your assessment. I have travelled Guyana extensively since the ncv and I think that the support of the ppp has solidified in spite of having Irfan as the candidate.  Things are bad for lots of people, the afc has lost credibility and has lost its supporters, some of the undecided have come to the PPP because of the government’s response to losing the ncv, and they do not trust a new third party, in spite of the supposedly guarantees offered. My opinion.

Sheik101 posted:
Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Base, in your view, what options does the PPP have now.

You asking a PNC man to give PPP options? Well that’s audacious.

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Dondadda posted:
Dave posted:
Baseman posted:

I saw on the PPP FB page that BJ learned of this meeting from the media. The Chairwoman of GECOM never saw it fit to inform the opposition nor offer a similar invitation!

what you think?

Interesting. First slap in BJ face. 

The kick in his balls coming soon. 

On Granger’s feet rests Jagdeo’s head. My predictions are coming true, one by one.

Guys please don’t listen to lies.  The PPP Commissioners led by Bibi Shadick are involved in this meeting.

Bibi Haniffa posted:
Sheik101 posted:
Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Base, in your view, what options does the PPP have now.

You asking a PNC man to give PPP options? Well that’s audacious.

Giving pep talk to a women’s group about “Women in Wall Street”, when you are just the coffee maker.... that’s audacious!

Baseman posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Sheik101 posted:
Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Base, in your view, what options does the PPP have now.

You asking a PNC man to give PPP options? Well that’s audacious.

Giving pep talk to a women’s group about “Women in Wall Street”, when you are just the coffee maker.... that’s audacious!

A coffeemaker is still a job. Once you make an honest living, there is nothing to be ashamed about. No job is too menial. Someone has to do it.

Bibi Haniffa posted:
Sheik101 posted:
Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Base, in your view, what options does the PPP have now.

You asking a PNC man to give PPP options? Well that’s audacious.

Why u always on dat guy bone. Yuh like mek trouble nah?

Dave posted:
Baseman posted:

I saw on the PPP FB page that BJ learned of this meeting from the media. The Chairwoman of GECOM never saw it fit to inform the opposition nor offer a similar invitation!

what you think?

Interesting. First slap in BJ face. 

The kick in his balls coming soon. 

It’s on the PPP FB page where BJ said he “read the Demerara Waves report” and he will also be requesting a similar meeting!

I cannot post it from work!

Baseman posted:

I saw on the PPP FB page that BJ learned of this meeting from the media. The Chairwoman of GECOM never saw it fit to inform the opposition nor offer a similar invitation!

what you think?

Jagdeo is no longer a logical person. Everything in his mind is suspicious. Then he injected his belief in the media and his dhall belly supporters on GNI accepted it as words inspired by God. The coolie mentality kicks in.

Prince posted:
Baseman posted:

I saw on the PPP FB page that BJ learned of this meeting from the media. The Chairwoman of GECOM never saw it fit to inform the opposition nor offer a similar invitation!

what you think?

Jagdeo is no longer a logical person. Everything in his mind is suspicious. Then he injected his belief in the media and his dhall belly supporters on GNI accepted it as words inspired by God. The coolie mentality kicks in.

A moron analyzing coolies and politicians in Guyana. God help us. Hope he doesn't try to run for public office.

skeldon_man posted:
Baseman posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Sheik101 posted:
Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Base, in your view, what options does the PPP have now.

You asking a PNC man to give PPP options? Well that’s audacious.

Giving pep talk to a women’s group about “Women in Wall Street”, when you are just the coffee maker.... that’s audacious!

A coffeemaker is still a job. Once you make an honest living, there is nothing to be ashamed about. No job is too menial. Someone has to do it.

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Sheik101 posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Sheik101 posted:
Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Base, in your view, what options does the PPP have now.

You asking a PNC man to give PPP options? Well that’s audacious.

Why u always on dat guy bone. Yuh like mek trouble nah?

She miss the big bone!!   That’s why!!

Sheik101 posted:
Bibi Haniffa posted:
Sheik101 posted:
Baseman posted:

When I say Guyana is on the precipice of a crisis never witnessed before, people (like Prince) say nuff talk!

I tell you this, the stakes have never been higher and the conflict in Guyana will take of regional and international dimension.  Prepare for the long haul!

The PNC have the GDF as their strategic hedge however, I do not believe the PPP are without options.

I don’t blame BJ except for having a donkey for President, which turned off a lot of swing voters.  This makes Granger’s job easier!

Base, in your view, what options does the PPP have now.

You asking a PNC man to give PPP options? Well that’s audacious.

Why u always on dat guy bone. Yuh like mek trouble nah?

Still? Nahhhhh!