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High Court says can hear case against GECOM; agrees elections report must be scrapped

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Sunday ruled that the High Court has jurisdiction to hear related cases involving several now “absolute” orders against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) must not be declared unless they are verified using the same process as the other nine regions have. Sunday’s decision effectively puts a brake on the ...

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GECOM says will abide by laws, procedures

Even as the European Union (EU) said the electoral situation in Guyana has taken a “serious turn”, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has signalled its intent to comply with the law to properly declare the results of the March 2 general elections. “While it is unfortunate how things have escalated, it is the intention of the Guyana Elections Commission to ...

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OPINION: Reach across the political divide

by Retired Major General Joseph Singh I hold no brief for any political party but am interested in working, like many others, towards achieving an outcome from the current 2020 Elections challenges, that may not satisfy everyone but which at the very least, complies with the Rule of Law and the Guyana Constitution, and one which is respectful of basic ...

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OPINION: Stop the violence, burden of Guyana’s future rests with GECOM Chairman

by Christopher Ram The descent into sporadic but geographically widespread violence following last Monday’s general and regional elections is a most regrettable and dangerous development in this country. Our political leaders must elevate the national interest above that of their party. This requires empathy, understanding and courage in order to protect our country’s hard won but still developing democracy. Those ...

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PPP election commissioners to boycott GECOM meetings until court cases end

The three pro-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) election commissioners Saturday night vowed to boycott all meetings of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) until the court rules on whether the Region Four election results must be verified before they are declared. “We will not respond to any such or further invitations from the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield or Chairman of Guyana ...

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High Court will Sunday make important ruling concerning election results case

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire will at 1:30 Sunday afternoon rule on whether she has jurisdiction to hear a case concerning High Court orders for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to verify the Region Four election results before they are declared. With Monday being a holiday, she said the next court date could possibly be Tuesday depending on her decision on ...

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Chief Justice promises swift hearing of High Court orders for GECOM to verify votes before declaring results

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Saturday, in an emergency High Court hearing, promised to swiftly consider a request by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to throw out orders for it to verify Region Four results before making a declaration. “I will try to work as assiduously as possible…because, as you know, the nation awaits,” she said, even as she urged ...

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Protester shot dead while chopping policemen in Guyana post-election violence

A protester at Cotton Tree Public Road, West Coast Berbice, was shot dead by police after he was seen chopping two other policemen who fled after their ammunition ran out while trying to disperse People’s Progressive Party (PPP) supporters angered at the declaration of unverified results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica). “The ranks were then attacked by a group of men ...

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