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Magistrate orders police to serve private criminal charges on Lowenfield

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Friday morning failed to turn up at court to answer private criminal charges filed against him. Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law, Glen Hanoman told the court that it appears that Lowenfield has been evading service of the charges of misconduct in public office and alleged electoral fraud. Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty ordered police to serve the charges ...

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CCJ judges raise key questions at Jagdeo-Ally “valid votes” appeal

Two judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday morning raised questions about whether Guyana’s constitution and election law can be amended by subsidiary legislation. CCJ President , Justice Adrian Saunders posed the question to Attorney-at-Law John Jeremie, for the respondent Eslyn David. “Does that sound right to you?,” Saunders said. That question was asked at the juncture ...

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Berbician charged with Enmore hit-and-run teenager’s death

A 28-year old man was Tuesday arraigned on three charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 16-year old boy  and injury to his brother on the Enmore Public Road, East Coast Demerara. Police charged Steven Pierre of 26  Sea Field Village, West Coast Berbice with causing the death of 16-year old Sheldon Major by dangerous driving. Pierre, who ...

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Chief Elections Officer faces private criminal charges for alleged electoral fraud, misconduct

The Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield is facing two private criminal charges- alleged electoral fraud and misconduct in public office- by activists of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and a small political party, The New Movement (TNM). Through informant, Desmond Morian, Lowenfield is charged with misconduct in public office contrary to common law.  TNM’s  ...

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Outside utterances will not sway Caribbean Court on Guyana’s elections recount case- CCJ President

Amid a flurry of calls for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to use figures from the national vote recount to declare the  results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday assured that nothing outside the courtroom would be used to determine the case. Attorney-at-Law, John Jeremie, for A Partnership for ...

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Update: CCJ issues interim order against GECOM declaring election results

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) late Tuesday night ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) not to  issue any results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections until the regional court hears and determines an appeal by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “The Guyana Elections Commission and its officers and agents take no step to prejudice the fair ...

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Chief Elections Officer gives APNU+AFC 1 seat majority after removing 115,000 votes; OAS says courts being used to “stall” electoral process

Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield on Tuesday presented a report to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, giving A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) a 33 seat majority over the PPP  in what he termed “valid and credible votes.” Overall, Lowenfield has removed 115,844  of the 460,352  valid votes cast based on “guidance from the Court of ...

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PPP asks CCJ to block GECOM from declaring results before hearing appeal of “valid votes” case

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is asking the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to block the Chief Elections Officer and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from declaring the results of the March 2, 2020 polls. PPP General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, in affidavit, asked the CCJ to restrainGECOM from taking any further steps to determine whether the recounted votes as tabulated ...

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“We believe that a declaration should be made shortly” – Jagdeo

Hinting that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) might go to the Caribbean Court f Justice (CCJ) to appeal Monday’s decisions by the Guyana Court of Appeal, that party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo said the Elections Commission (GECOM) should declare the results of the March 2, 2020 general elections. “We believe that a declaration should be made shortly on the basis ...

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APNU+AFC welcomes Guyana Court of Appeal decision

As lawyers for the political parties contemplate whether they will appeal a decision on the issue of valid votes to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Monday welcomed the local decision. “The Court of Appeal has today, in its judgment, confirmed the position of the APNU+AFC Coalition that the ...

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