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Gary Best to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving

Former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best is to be charged with causing death by dangerous driving and driving under the influence of alcohol. The Director of Public Prosecutions Chambers recommended to police that Best be charged with the offence. The DPP received the file on Tuesday and it was returned on Wednesday. His ...

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43 soldiers, police at Eteringbang did not vote last week

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has confirmed that 43 members of the Joint Services located at Eteringbang near the Guyana-Venezuela border were unable to vote last week Friday along with other members of the joint services. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward says 35 members of the police force and eight Guyana Defence Force soldiers did not vote with their colleagues, ahead ...

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Update: GECOM decides to increase number of polling places after meeting PPP

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), by a majority decision on Tuesday, has instructed the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to establish 12 additional polling places in order to address concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that there would be confusion and congestion on election day. Election Commissioners Sase Gunraj and Vincent Alexander said the 12 polling places would ...

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Caricom mounts 14-member election observer mission to Guyana

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a 14-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) observer mission has begun arriving in Guyana to monitor next Monday’s general elections. In November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Dr Karen Cummings officially informed the Caricom Secretariat of President David Granger’s proclamation that General and Regional Elections will be held on March 2. ...

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OPINION: Private polling places: there should be none

by GHK Lall Are we mad? How long has this been allowed to exist? And how come nobody saw it fit to object strenuously and ceaselessly? I am talking about this matter involving private polling stations, as in the residences of individuals and families. At current count, they have been unilaterally reduced from 166 in 2015 to 92 for the ...

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Commonwealth observers to watch counting, election results management

Coming on the heels of the United States Carter Centre calling on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to clarify to stakeholders its vote tabulation procedures, a Commonwealth Observer Mission says it will be overseeing Guyana’s vote counting and results management, and all the other aspects of next week Monday’s general elections. “On Election Day, we will observe the opening, voting, ...

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OPINION: How I plan to vote and why

by GHK Lall As I prepare to exercise the franchise in the fast approaching elections, I share with fellow Guyanese for which group my vote is to be cast and why. I do this publicly, before all, whether those of like electoral mind, those who stand on either side of the fence, or those on the fence. My elections choice ...

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82 percent of Disciplined Services members voted in general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) says 81.8 percent of eligible members of the Disciplined Services cast their ballots in early general elections on Friday. In an early Saturday morning release of statistics, GECOM spokeswoman Yolanda Ward said 8,369 of the 10,226 police, soldiers and prison service personnel voted at 86 polling places countrywide. Giving a breakdown, the GECOM official said ...

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PPP’s Irfaan Ali rubbishes Granger’s claims about polling places at private residences

Presidential candidate for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Irfaan Ali on Friday dismissed claims by President David Granger that polling places at obscure and politically biased private residences had resulted in disenfranchisement of voters when the PPP had been in government. “The polling stations that were agreed on in the past – the commission agreed on those polling ...

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Police probing reported assault that Granger calls “politically motivated”

Police Commander for Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam), Superintendent Crystal Robinson has confirmed that an incident of an assault is being investigated, but she could not immediately say whether it was politically motivated. While police said the incident occurred on Wednesday, presidential candidate of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) David Granger said the Indigenous Indian man was assaulted Thursday ...

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