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Daily Archives: March 4, 2020

GECOM resolves vote-padding concerns, resumes verification of Region 4 votes

As supporters of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday night began congregating outside the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Region Four Returning Office, both major parties continued to claim victory in Monday’s general elections. The coalition supporters chanted intermittently their campaign slogan “Forward Ever, Backward Never,” after the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and observers, such as the ...

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Gary Best charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Former Chief of Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Rear Admiral Gary Best on Wednesday appeared in the Georgetown magistrates court charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. The former army Chief of Staff was accompanied by his Attorney Nigel Hughes. He was placed on $500,000 bail and will return to court on ...

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Region Four Returning Officer collapses, count suspended

The declaration of election results in Region Four – Demerara/Mahaica – has been further delayed because the Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo has fallen sick. Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) Public Relations Officer, Yolanda Ward could not say whether this will delay the process. Sources say the counting may resume at 1:30pm Wednesday. She, however, notes that the Returning Officer is a ...

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EU election observation mission slams APNU+AFC, PPP for lack of transparency on campaign financing

The European Union (EU) election observation mission on Wednesday raised concerns about the financing of the 2020 election campaign by Guyana’s two major political parties and their use of state resources in the run-up to polling day. Head of the EU Observer Mission, Urmas Paet said “one of the most problematic” issues was political and campaign financing. “Here is complete ...

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