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Daily Archives: April 15, 2020

PPP accuses gov’t of spending taxpayers money to defend APNU+AFC in US; Harmon defends decision for gov’t, country

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Wednesday accused government of spending thousands of United States (US) dollars of taxpayers’ money to pay an American lobbying firm to defend A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) against claims of electoral process, but a top government official fired back, saying that government has a legitimate right to defend Guyana’s image. ...

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Elections Commissioner Alexander proposes 8 recount workstations; Commissioner Gunraj sticks with 20

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is now tasked with determining whether to use eight, five or 20 computer workstations for a national recount of ballots cast the March general elections. Pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander said his proposal for eight counting stations was tabled after he and other election commissioners, GECOM Chairman Retired Justice Claudette Singh, Chief Elections Officer Keith ...

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Start date for national vote recount “likely” today

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday afternoon indicated that a date for the start for the national recount of votes cast in March’s general elections is likely to be decided soon and that the exercise could be finished by April 30, 2020. These indications came from GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh and pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander shortly ...

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OAS elections observer mission calls for removal of biased persons from national vote recount

The Organisation of American States (OAS) election observer mission on Wednesday frowned on Guyana’s Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield’s proposed 156-day duration for a recount of votes cast in general elections in March. The Chief of the OAS Observer Mission, former Prime Minister of Jamaica, Bruce Golding also issued a call for the removal of biased persons from the recount ...

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“Follower”, “Big Life” charged with Republic Gardens home invasion, robbery

Two men were Wednesday arraigned on armed robbery charges in connection with a home invasion at Republic Gardens, East Bank Demerara. The offences were committed on Ryan Rajmangan and Nicholas Prince at Lot 335 Republic Gardens on April 9, 2019. Godfrey “Follower” Lynch, 25, of 54 Fifth Street, Albertown and Anthony “Big Life” Johnson, 20, of 89 Second Street, Agricola, ...

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One dead, one injured after car slams into cow

An occupant died and the driver was severely injured Tuesday night when the car they were travelling in slammed into a cow. The accident occurred at about 9pm on the Good Hope Public Road, East Coast Demerara. The dead man has been identified as 32-year-old Rakesh Singh of Lot 46 Village, Corentyne, Berbice. Hospitalised is 24-year-old Kelron Benjamin of 114 ...

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