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Chief Elections Officer unlikely to budge on results based on Caribbean Court ruling – Political Scientist

Political Scientist Peter Wickham on Wednesday said he did not expect the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield to present results to the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) based on pronouncements by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) of what constitutes valid votes and the settlement of grievance through an elections petition. “I am confident that he will say that there ...

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CCJ scraps Chief Elections Officer’s report that gave APNU+AFC victory

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday scrapped the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield’s report that shows the governing coalition was expected to declare A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) the winner of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders said categorically in its unanimous decision by the panel of judges ...

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Political Scientists predict continued stalemate after CCJ ruling

by Samuel Sukhnandan There is a strong likelihood that the political stalemate in Guyana could continue if the election matter is not immediately addressed after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling later Wednesday. This is the view shared by two Guyana-born political scientists, Dr. David Hinds and Dr. Baytoram Ramharack. However, both men have different views on how this issue should ...

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Some North-West residents do not believe COVID-19 is real

By Samuel Sukhnandan Despite a steady increase in COVID-19 cases in Barima-Waini (Region 1) and the recent lockdown imposed by the authorities, residents of Santa Rosa took to the streets on Tuesday to protest the decision, while simultaneously voicing their disbelief. Reports are that some of the protestors think that the lockdown is too stringent and that COVID-19 is not real. ...

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Attempt made to burn down Suddie Magistrates’ Court

An attempt was made early Wednesday morning to burn the Suddie Magistrates’ Court, police said. A policeman at the nearby station saw the fire and smoke  in the bottom flat of the courthouse shortly before 5 AM. “It was observed that the Magistrate’s chair on fire and a pile of paper on fire, the ranks than managed to extinguish fire ...

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Stop attacking Caribbean Court judges- Guyana Bar Association

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Monday called on Guyanese of all political persuasions to stop attacking the judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the regional court prepares to hand down its decision on a “valid votes” appeal brought by the People’s Progressive Party’s Bharrat Jagdeo and Irfaan Ali. “This conduct is unreservedly condemned. Of even greater ...

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Veteran Guyanese female lawyer, Sheila Chapman, dies

The legal fraternity was Monday plunged into mourning by the passing of veteran Guyanese female lawyer, Sheila Chapman, who was a founding member of the Guyana Women Lawyers Association (GAWL). She was 82 years. Sources said she suffered a stroke two  days ago. Ms. Chapman was the former wife of Retired Justice Donald Trotman and the mother of Vanya Trotman, ...

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APNU+AFC countrywide protests point fingers at Caribbean Court ahead of key ruling

There are countrywide protests organised by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to press home its position that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal in the “valid votes” case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Ahead of Wednesday’s decision by the  Trinidad-headquartered regional court, APNU+AFC supporters on Monday staged several ...

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East Bank Demerara man killed in Berbice; security guard arrested

A labourer, who once lived in Golden Grove Village, East Bank Demerara was Saturday night stabbed by a security guard during an argument over a Guinness, police said. He is 23-year old Clayton Nickosie Vankenie of  Angoy’s Avenue, New Amsterdam, Berbice. He once lived at Golden Grove, East Bank Demerara. Police say a 29-year old security guard of Pope Street, ...

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