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CARICOM Chairperson says “forces” don’t want Guyana election votes counted

The Chairperson of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Tuesday night that there is a deliberate effort to thwart the will of Guyana’s electorate by avoiding a total national recount of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general elections. Hours after a Guyana High Court injunction blocked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from going ...

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CARICOM team pulls out; PPP will deem APNU+AFC govt “illegal and illegitimate”, agitates for international sanctions

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday said if David Granger is sworn in as President for a second straight term under a cloud of questionable election results, his administration would be deemed “illegal and illegitimate” and will lobby the international community for sanctions. The PPP noted that earlier Tuesday United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo remarked ...

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High Court blocks CARICOM-supervised recount of Guyana’s general election votes

Even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) finetuned legal issues to kick-start the Caribbean Community (Caricom)-supervised recount of votes cast in general elections more than two weeks ago, the High Court on Tuesday granted an injunction blocking that exercise. High Court Judge Franklyn Holder granted a mandatory order to restrain the Chief Elections Officer from embarking upon the recount agreement ...

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GECOM says will abide by laws, procedures

Even as the European Union (EU) said the electoral situation in Guyana has taken a “serious turn”, the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has signalled its intent to comply with the law to properly declare the results of the March 2 general elections. “While it is unfortunate how things have escalated, it is the intention of the Guyana Elections Commission to ...

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PPP election commissioners to boycott GECOM meetings until court cases end

The three pro-People’s Progressive Party (PPP) election commissioners Saturday night vowed to boycott all meetings of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) until the court rules on whether the Region Four election results must be verified before they are declared. “We will not respond to any such or further invitations from the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield or Chairman of Guyana ...

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Swearing in amid “credible allegations of electoral fraud” will deem Granger’s government “unconstitutional”-US, UK, Canada, EU

Even as High Court marshalls on Friday made efforts to serve court orders on top officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) officials for a verification of results for a key government stronghold illegal because they did not follow established rules, major western nations warned President David Granger of the A Partnership for National Unity + Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) ...

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International, local pressure intensifies on GECOM to verify results before declaration

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is coming under intensified pressure to verify the results of Region Four — Demerara-Mahaica — before a declaration is made, as fears grow that there are plans to swear in the incumbent David Granger as President. United States Ambassador Sarah-Ann Lynch, United Kingdom High Commissioner Greg Quinn, Canadian High Commissioner Lilian Chatterjee, and the Ambassador ...

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High Court injunction against unverified Region Four statements of poll sets back election results declaration

Four days after general elections, Guyana’s High Court has ordered the country’s Elections Commission (GECOM) to verify results of District 4 after the Returning Officer went ahead and declared what many political parties regarded as unverified results on Thursday. Lawyers for the main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) secured three injunctions against GECOM from declaring the results of the March ...

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Senior Counsel Poonai files GYD$45m libel suit against Kaieteur News

Senior Counsel Rajendra Nath Poonai has sued the privately-owned Kaieteur News newspaper for GYD$45 million for defaming him in an article that he was convicted of fraud in Canada. Already, the High Court has granted an injunction restraining the National Media and Publishing Company, which publishes the Kaieteur News, its owner Glen Lall and Editor-in-Chief, Adam Harris from continuing to ...

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