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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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Granger-led coalition “likely” to win next “close” election -US Congress report

The United States Congressional Research Service (CRS), a think-tank for the United States (U.S.) Congress, says some analysts believe that the David Granger-led coalition is likely to win next year’s general elections. “Past general elections in Guyana suggest the 2020 race will be close, but some analysts contend the APNU/AFC’s multiparty and cross-ethnic coalition is likely to sustain the Granger ...

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Dominica’s opposition refuses to recognise PM Skerrit gov’t; calls on supporters to “rise up” against rigged elections

Leader of Dominica’s opposition United Workers Party (UWP), Lennox Linton says he does not recognise the administration of Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit because last Friday’s general elections were rigged as a result of the importation of thousands of overseas-based Dominicans to vote. The UWP Leader indicates that it is now time to continue the struggle for fresh elections that must ...

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Dominica PM wins elections, promises to start electoral reform within first 100 days

Incumbent Prime Minister, Roosevelt Skerrit Friday night claimed victory for his Dominica Labour Party (DLP) and he immediately announced that an electoral reform commission would be appointed within the first 100 days of his new five-year term. “The people of the Commonwealth of Dominica have spoken and I want to thank them for giving the Dominica Labour Party a resounding ...

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Time to revisit CARICOM; Trinidad & Tobago “predatory” on Guyana’s emerging oil sector -Robert Persaud

Former Guyana government minister, Robert Persaud on Tuesday called for the 15-nation Caribbean Community (Caricom) Single Market and Economy (CSME) to be revisited. “The time has come for us to revisit the Treaty of Chaguaramas. The time has come for us to redefine what do we want, mean of want out of Caricom and, Guyana, we must start that conversation ...

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PODCAST: Guyana Bureau of Statistics conducting Household Budget and Living Standard Survey

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics is currently conducting its Household Budget and Living Standards Survey to ascertain the quality of life among Guyanese and the value of a basic basket of goods. News-Talk Radio 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News spoke with Deputy Chief Statistician, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Misenga Baird on this second edition of “Statistics for Daily Life”. “Statistics ...

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PODCAST: “Statistics for Daily Life” – Caribbean Statistics Day 2019

The Guyana Bureau of Statistics will be joining the rest of the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) in observing Caribbean Statistics Day 2019 on October 15 under the theme, “Building the Resilience of the Caribbean Community”. On Thursday, News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News hosted the Deputy Director of the Bureau, Ian Manifold and Statistician, Keshauna Sertimer. They gave ...

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