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GECOM must use recount to declare election results; objections are for a High Court elections petition

Former House Speaker, Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran on Sunday said his A New and United Guyana (ANUG) political party does not believe that the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) can revert to the first count based on the 10 declarations by the 10 Returning Officers. He reasons that if GECOM says that based on allegations that people voted in the names ...

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GECOM Chairman’s planned investigation of APNU+AFC’s claims of electoral fraud unconstitutional – Nandlall

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Saturday publicly warned the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh that the electoral authority would be violating the Constitution and law if they go ahead and investigate alleged voter fraud. “GECOM cannot convert itself into court and hold a trial to determine allegations of illegal voting and dead people ...

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Eid-ul-Fit’r is Sunday… Muslims urged to help unite Guyana, pray for “courageous agents of mercy” during COVID-19

The Central Islamic Organization of Guyana (CIOG) informed all Muslims that the crescent for the month of Shawwal has been sighted and so Eid ul Fitr will be celebrated on Sunday 24th May, 2020. The President, Executives and the Staff of CIOG “wish the entire Muslim Community, Eid Mubarak” and the join with you in spiritual celebration.” Muslims say the ...

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APNU’s claims of rigged elections turning off PPP from power-sharing – Jagdeo

The General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party  (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Saturday cited A Partnership for National Unity’s criticisms of the credibility of the March 2 general elections to frown on the idea of power-sharing. His remarks came one day after Peoples National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey Norton for the first time  released figures to buttress its claims of ...

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Antigua and Barbuda ready to buy bankrupt Digicel’s local operations

(Caribbean Business Report) Antigua and Barbuda has indicated that it is prepared to acquire the shares of the financially strapped Irish-owned telecommunications company, Digicel, if it is unable to provide a service there in the future. Earlier this week, Digicel Group One Ltd, the Bermuda-based holding company, announced that it had gone into provisional liquidation there and had also filed for Chapter ...

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Britain helps Guyana, other Caribbean countries fight COVID-19

Washington D.C., May 22, 2020 (PAHO)—The United Kingdom has agreed to contribute 3 million Pounds (USD $3.8 m) to the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) to help Guyana and seven other Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member nations cushion the impact of the coronavirus, COVID-19. The other countries are Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Jamaica, Saint Lucia, and Saint Vincent and ...

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APNU+AFC claims 1,500 votes jeopardised by PPP “fraud, rigging”, ANUG says same votes being recounted

The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Friday claimed it so so far uncovered a total of 1,528 anomalies, accusing the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) of rigging the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. “We have moved from anomalies to clear fraud and rigging,”  Executive member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), Aubrey ...

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Four Guyanese arrested in Suriname for alleged drug possession

Four Guyanese have been arrested in neighbouring Suriname for alleged possession of drugs. Surinamese police say their Narcotics Brigade and Intelligence Unit raided a home at Christophel Kersten Straat. Three women and a man of Guyanese descent were arrested at that location. In keeping with the practice in Suriname, the full names of arrested persons are not released by police. ...

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Govt approves return of 300 Guyanese residents under “strict” conditions

The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) on Friday held a special meeting to consider the applications of various groups of Guyanese stranded overseas as a result of COVID-19 emergency measures and who have requested returning to Guyana.  Following is the text of a Task Force statement: Within the controlled re-entry policy, the NCTF has approved the return of approximately 300 ...

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