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Guyana Court of Appeal cannot legally hear APNU+AFC supporter elections case -GECOM Chairperson

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh wants the local Court of Appeal to dismiss a case brought by a supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change asking that the election management body use only credible votes to declare results of votes cast more than three months ago. In court papers seen by ...

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DPP orders High Court for murder-accused Marcus Bisram

Almost one week after the lower court effectively freed murder accused, Marcus Bisram, Bisram was Monday committed to stand trial for the indictable offence. Whim Magistrate, Renita Singh had twice found that there had been insufficient evidence during the preliminary inquiry for Bisram to stand trial by a High Court judge and jury. He was released on March 30 and ...

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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers press GECOM to recount votes or gov’t won’t be legitimate

The Commonwealth Group of Foreign Ministers has called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to ensure results of last month’s general elections are transparent and credible. “Ministers called upon the Guyana Elections Commission to immediately fulfill its constitutional mandate and ensure the sovereign right of the people of Guyana to duly elect their Government is respected through a transparent and ...

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BREAKING: High Court does not have jurisdiction to hear APNU+AFC candidate’s judicial review on GECOM’s decision to recount votes

The Full Court of the High Court on Tuesday ruled that the High Court does not hear a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) decision to order a recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020, general elections. Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire and Justice Naresh Harnanan gave the unanimous decision. The interim injunctions have been discharged and ...

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PPP’s Jagdeo asks High Court to find it cannot hear APNU+AFC candidate’s election case

Four days after the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and several small political parties succeeded in joining a High Court case by an A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate for a judicial review of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to order a recount of the votes cast in general elections earlier this month, the PPP said the court ...

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High Court scraps Region Four votes declaration, orders GECOM to conduct recount

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Wednesday ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to restart or continue the verification of the results for Region Four from Thursday at 11 am. She issued that and several other orders because she found that GECOM’s Returning Officer for Region Four had caused “substantial non-compliance” with the Representation of the People Act concerning the addition ...

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Jagdeo, GECOM lawyer, AG Williams bicker over High Court’s decision that registered persons can’t be removed from list

Lawyers for Christopher Ram and the Guyana Elections Commission on Wednesday said they were prepared to appeal a High Court decision for different reasons, even as Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo claimed a legal victory that Guyanese cannot be removed from the National Register of Registrants and must be allowed to vote. Ram’s lawyers, Anil Nandlall and Senior Counsel Ralph Ramkarran ...

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House-to-house registration constitutional; residency not a condition for registration -Chief Justice

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Wednesday ruled that house-to-house registration is not illegal or unconstitutional but she urged the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to consider other forms of verification. She also ruled that Guyanese previously registered and residing overseas could not be removed from the database named the National Register of Registrants. She said unless the persons change their addresses ...

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Chief Justice to rule on house-to-house registration next week

Guyana’s Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire is next week expected to rule on whether the house-to-house registration exercise should be halted to make way for general elections following the Caribbean Court of Justice’s (CCJ) validation of last year’s no-confidence motion. Attorney-at-Law, Anil Nandlall, who is representing political commentator Christopher Ram, said George-Wiltshire would on August 14 rule on whether the registration ...

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