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GECOM gets green-light to adjust recount hours, no quarantine for foreigners

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will possibly work a 10-hour work day for the national recount and the CARICOM high-level team and international observers will no longer have to be quarantined for 14 days. Sources have confirmed to News Talk Radio Guyana that communications to the GECOM Chairperson Justice Claudette Singh informed the seven-member commission that the National COVID-19 Task ...

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No curfew extension for GECOM’s national recount; foreign scrutineers, observers must be quarantined for 14 days

The National COVID-19 Task Force has ruled out allowing a recount of general election votes after 6pm. Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo, who chairs the Task Force, says in the government-controlled Guyana Chronicle newspaper that Guyana Elections Commission was told to adjust its 10-hour work hour schedule from 6am to 5pm. Writing in his column, “My Turn”, in the government-controlled Guyana ...

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GECOM reinvites CARICOM as site visit planned for national vote recount venue

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Tuesday invited the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to again send a team to help scrutinise the recount of votes that were cast in last month’s general elections, election commissioners confirmed. “We have taken a decision to reengage them. They have been communicated with. We do not, as yet, have a feedback as far as ...

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GECOM agrees to recall CARICOM team to “validate” recount; Chief Elections Officer to craft plan

The seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has agreed that a Caribbean Community (CARICOM) high-level team should return to “validate” the recount of last month’s general election votes, even as the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield prepares a recount plan, elections commissioner Vincent Alexander said Monday. “We have decided today that our preference in terms of an external body to give ...

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Trinidad’s Prime Minister has “a problem” with loose misinterpretation of CARICOM-supervision of recount; supports return of team

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley on Monday expressed concern that Guyana’s Court of Appeal in effect ruled that the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) breached Guyana’s laws by agreeing to supervise a recount of the country’s votes cast in last month’s general elections although the stated intention was never to interfere in the process. Recalling that the informal ...

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Trinidad’s Prime Minister concerned about CARICOM headquarters in politically unstable Guyana

Trinidad and Tobago’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley is very disappointed and very concerned about the political situation in Guyana, saying that political instability in the country of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) headquarters would not be good. Rowley shied away from giving his position on what would be CARICOM’s position if David Granger is sworn in again under a ...

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CARICOM Chairperson says “forces” don’t want Guyana election votes counted

The Chairperson of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Tuesday night that there is a deliberate effort to thwart the will of Guyana’s electorate by avoiding a total national recount of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general elections. Hours after a Guyana High Court injunction blocked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from going ...

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High Court blocks CARICOM-supervised recount of Guyana’s general election votes

Even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) finetuned legal issues to kick-start the Caribbean Community (Caricom)-supervised recount of votes cast in general elections more than two weeks ago, the High Court on Tuesday granted an injunction blocking that exercise. High Court Judge Franklyn Holder granted a mandatory order to restrain the Chief Elections Officer from embarking upon the recount agreement ...

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Granger says GECOM-CARICOM recount accord needed; Jagdeo suspicious

President David Granger Sunday afternoon said the Caribbean Community’s  (Caricom) supervision of a national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections depends on an agreement between that regional organisation and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), a move that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo sees as a sinister plot. “I am not sure that they want to delay ...

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CARICOM team awaits GECOM approval to supervise national recount; ballot boxes being moved to central location

As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Sunday morning began moving ballot boxes to its Kingston headquarters, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) independent team was awaiting approval from the commission to supervise the national recount, sources said. Sources said the Commission was awaiting word from GECOM Chairmam, Claudette Singh to convene a meeting later Sunday to formally grant approval for the recount. ...

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