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GECOM to review vote recount deadline, handling of unproven allegations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will Tuesday meet to discuss, among other things, a possible extension of the deadline for the recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections and address opposition concerns about observations that have drawn stiff objections from the private sector and the opposition. “We are going to meet to review what ...

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Fire destroys buildings in Bartica

Fire late Monday night destroyed at least two buildings opposite the Bartica Police Station in that gold mining township. The cause of the blaze was not immediately known. One of the now destroyed buildings housed the Morocco Hotel and a bar, and the other Bolo’s clothing store. The building that housed the hotel and bar belonged to the family of ...

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Flood warning issued due to heavy rainfall

A flood warning is issued for flood-prone areas over the next few hours due to ongoing rainfall that is expected to continue until Thursday, May 14, 2020. “The Civil Defence Commission is urging residents in high-risk communities to take the necessary precautions,” the agency said. Further, kindly call the Civil Defence Commission, 24 hours National Emergency Monitoring System (NEMS) on ...

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Man allegedly kills mother-in-law

A 28-year-old security guard of Sideline Dam, Buxton, East Coast Demerara allegedly killed his mother-in-law and he has since been arrested. Dead is 56-year old Velma Pickering of 257 South Vryheid’s Lust, East Coast Demerara, Police say the suspect was promptly apprehended by public spirited citizens and handed over to the police. He allegedly killed Pickering between at about 2:45 ...

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Rupununi records its first COVID-19 case

As the number of COVID-19 cases in neighbouring Brazil continues to soar, Guyana is reporting that Upper Takatu-Upper Essequibo (Region Nine) has recorded its first confirmed case, prompting a stern warning by Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence. “Guyanese, a disaster is at our very backdoor and unless we exercise caution and adhere to the control measures, the model figures of ...

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APNU+AFC says “clear and unmistakable patterns” of PPP-engineered voter irregularities; GECOM yet to analyse coalition charges

Less that one week after President David Granger said the March 2, 2020 general elections were “free, fair and orderly”, his incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has charged that the national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections is uncovering massive irregularities. But the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) could not ...

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GECOM abandons plan to ban cell-phones at recount centre- PPP

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Sunday said the administration of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) aborted an overnight plan to ban cellular phones at the 10 workstations where the national recount of votes is taking place. Party Executive Member, Anil Nandlall said GECOM’s Deputy Chief Elections Officer, Roxanne Myers had arranged for ‘No Cell Phone’ signs to be posted ...

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No comparison of recount results with Mingo’s Region Four declaration- GECOM’s Alexander

Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander has brushed aside any suggestions of comparing the results from the national recount of votes in the May 2, 2920 general elections with the controversial declaration made by Region Four Returning Officer, Clairmont Mingo. As the recount proceeds, the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has been posting spreadsheets claiming that Mingo’s declarations were inflated in favour ...

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GECOM adds new features to tabulation streaming; 153 boxes recounted

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Saturday began reading the observation reports associated with Statements of Recount and decided to include sign language interpreters in the tabulation of results of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections, sparking off a new row between allied commissioners of the country’s two major political parties. The fresh quarrel erupted at the ...

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