Jimmy Carter congratulates Granger

Jimmy Carter

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter issued the following statement today:

Jimmy Carter
Jimmy Carter

“I would like to congratulate President David Granger and the APNU/AFC coalition on their success in the 2015 election. I have great expectations that the new government will reach out and promote healing and reconciliation in Guyana. It is now time for all Guyanese to unite and work together to realize the great potential of their country.”

The Carter Center deployed more than 50 observers throughout all 10 regions of Guyana for the 2015 general and regional elections. Its observers remained in the country to monitor the process of tabulating and declaring results, a statement from the Carter Center said.


Three die in Vreed-en-Hoop accident

The Police say they are investigating a fatal accident which occurred about 4 this afternoon on New Road Public Road, Vreed-en-Hoop, West Bank Demerara which resulted in the deaths of the driver Deodat Mohan, 24, of Vreed-en-Hoop, WBD and its occupants Reaz Barakat, 18, Rumzight Gardens, West Coast Demerara and Telisha (only name given), 17, of Diamond Housing Scheme, East Bank Demerara.

Thousands still reeling from flooding in T&T

A Pluck Road, Woodland resident takes his cow out of a flooded area yesterday.

Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage -statement

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus GENEVA,  (Reuters) – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today following an outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

Court could be way out of GECOM Chairman impasse but decision would have to be given quickly – UK High Commissioner

UK High Commissioner to Guyana, Greg Quinn says that the impasse that has arisen over the appointment of a Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) could be addressed via the courts but if that is done a decision must be rendered speedily.

President’s reasons for rejecting nominees needed to justify Gecom appointment

The legality of President David Granger’s decision to proceed with the unilateral appointment of the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (Gecom) is being questioned and the Bar Association of Guyana yesterday said his reasons for rejecting the 18 nominees submitted by the Opposition Leader should be publicly stated to defend his actions.

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