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No GECOM word on APNU+AFC’s request for Information Technology Manager’s removal

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) spokeswoman was Friday afternoon unaware whether the administration or the seven-commision has considered a request by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) for the Information Technology (IT) Manager, Aneal Giddings to be removed as supervisor of the tabulation process. Spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward was asked to comment on a formal request by APNU+AFC Elections ...

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100 families in Mora-Parika NDC get COVID-19 relief supplies

At least 103 families on Friday got COVID-19 relief packages under the auspices of the local government authority, with the support of businesses, at Parika and nearby East Bank Essequibo communities. The seven villages where the beneficiaries live are Parika, Hyde Park, Grove, Lookout, Naamryck, Salem and Mora- all of which make up the Mora-Parika Neighbourhood Democratic Council (NDC). A ...

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Records show APNU+AFC electoral fraud claims at Yarrowkabra polling station are wrong

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has disputed claims of electoral fraud at a polling station at Yarrowkabra, Linden-Soesdyke Highway, showing that the Statement of Recount is matching the Statement of Poll. PPP Executive Member, Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall scotched rumours by the incumbent coalition that the recount had, now in Day 3, had uncovered a major discrepancy with the votes that ...

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Recount record, Statements of Poll matching; APNU+AFC must file elections petition- Jagdeo

General Secretary of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Thursday called on the incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to file an elections petition to prove that people voted in the names of dead people and overseas-based Guyanese. He said the coalition was behaving characteristically like a losing party and questioned the logic of wanting ...

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No secret meeting, no link with suspended tabulation- GECOM spokeswoman

There was no secret meeting between senior Information Technology (IT) staff members of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) and representatives of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Thursday and suspension of the tabulation had nothing to do with that interaction, a GECOM  spokeswoman said. GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward said “no” when asked whether the delay in the start of the ...

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Policeman severely injured during juveniles’ escape from detention centre

Police say they are making stringent efforts to recapture seven inmates who escaped from the Juvenile Detention Centre at Sophia, Greater Georgetown after injuring tw0 policemen. Authorities say five have since been recaptured since they bolted from the facility at about 11:30 Tuesday night. Police say during the incident,  two policemen were assaulted and have since received medical attention. Authorities ...

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GPL oil spill pollutes Demerara River; EPA begins probe

An oil spill  from Guyana Power and Light Inc. (GPL) Kingston Power Complex in Georgetown has also leaked into the Demerara River  and a clean-up has since begun, the power company said. “A small amount of the spill seeped into the Demerara River,” the power company said in a statement. Executive Director of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Dr. Vincent ...

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Mixed reaction about Day One of national recount of votes

Executive Member of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Anil Nandlall says the 25 boxes of ballots that were recounted on Wednesday so far proves that his party’s Statements of Poll are accurate, but other pro-government players in the exercise say a number of discrepancies were found. “By and large, the process has confirmed the accuracy of the PPP’s Statements ...

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National recount of general election votes begins

The Guyana Elections Commission  on Wednesday morning began the long-awaited national recount of all votes cast in general elections held on March 2, 2020. Security was tight. Police deployed sniffer dogs to check for explosives in vehicles. Except for diplomats, the Chief Elections Officer and Election Commissioners, everyone else was subjected to strict security checks. Even a set of meals ...

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