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ACDA, PPP, small parties back calls for national recount of votes

The African Cultural and Development of Association (ACDA) on Thursday said it was committed to resolving Guyana’s current political impasse through a national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections, but said the winner must share the political power. “A verified recount of all electoral districts as legally permitted under the Constitution, under the ...

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Police cordon off embassies in Guyana

Police on Wednesday cordoned off the American, British and Canadian embassies in Georgetown. Well-placed sources say the law enforcement agency was responding to threats against the diplomatic missions including calls for the envoys to leave Guyana. In recent days, the American, British, Canadian and European Union envoys as well as other foreign observers have been heavily criticised for their comments ...

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OPINION: CARICOM can still supervise a national recount of Guyana’s votes -Sir Shridath

In the darkness of disagreement, CARICOM’s helpful intervention in trying to resolve the general elections process at the request of both President Granger and Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo, was a ray of light. All Guyana should have welcomed it, as most Guyanese did. It is a wholly legitimate role of community that must not be smothered under any pretext whatever. ...

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OPINION: Mr President, please call off the Dogs of War

by Major General (Ret’d) Joseph Singh I respectfully pen this open letter to you via the media in the hope that you will realise the national importance I have attached to taking this step. I am placing my neck on the line that you are being manipulated by persons who do not have the best interests of our beloved Guyana ...

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OPINION: Appeal to president: do not charge ahead to catastrophe

By GHK Lall With each new development and every passing hour, it seems that we are heading down the slipperiest of slopes through counting down to some form of national catastrophe. The international arbiters have begun to depart from us, as our own senses signal that they, too, have left us. I submit this because of the following reasons. From ...

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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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CARICOM team pulls out; PPP will deem APNU+AFC govt “illegal and illegitimate”, agitates for international sanctions

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday said if David Granger is sworn in as President for a second straight term under a cloud of questionable election results, his administration would be deemed “illegal and illegitimate” and will lobby the international community for sanctions. The PPP noted that earlier Tuesday United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo remarked ...

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