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Daily Archives: May 11, 2015

GECOM Chairman appeals for peace and tranquility

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, Dr. Steve Surujbally Monday night appealed for calm and called on leaders of the major political parties to address the nation. “Peace and tranquility must prevail,” said Surujbally. He wants people who are milling around polling stations go home. He said ballot boxes are of a lesser importance than the Statements of Poll which ...

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Top Western diplomats believe elections were credible

As of 4:00 pm Monday, May 11 (elections day) the heads of the American, British and Canadian missions in Guyana expressed confidence in the 2015 elections polling process, notwithstanding minor snags. Canadian High Commissioner to Guyana, Nicole Giles, UK High Commissioner to Guyana, Gregory Quin, and Charge d Affairs of the United States Embassy in Guyana, Bryan Hunt, today set ...

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PPP claims cases of multi-voting, injured representatives, makes complaint list for GECOM

by Zena Henry The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) will compile a list of complaints to the Guyana Election Commission (GECOM) as they expressed deep concern over multi-voting cases identified in numerous locations within the country. The party noted that inconsistencies occurring May 11 during the General and Regional Election include persons voting more than once, without identification cards and others ...

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GECOM to chide supplier over failed stamps, contemplates increased security after polls close

by Zena Henry The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) would be having a stern word with the suppliers of stamps used May 10, Election Day after they would have become dysfunctional just hours into the voting period. At an press conference held at the  agency’s media centre High Street, the top officials reported that there were no major incidents reported just ...

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Updated: Opposition supporters will not be vicitmised if PPP wins; inclusive parliamentary governance best option–President tells Guyanese as he votes

President  Donald Ramotar, his wife Deolatchmie and other relatives casted their ballots at the St. John Secondary School, Waterloo Street, Georgetown on Monday May 11 as the nation goes to the polls in General and Regional Elections. The Head of State’s message to the nation was, “vote for peace, progress and prosperity,” after explaining to the media that he expects ...

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Ballots will be counted despite defective ballot stamp, handwritten numbers- Surujbally

by Zena Henry Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally on Monday assured voters at Central High School , Smyth Street, Georgetown that their votes would be counted although a defective stamp was used to stamp ballot papers and several numbers were handwritten. He apologized to those gathered and assured them that their ballots cast would be ...

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Granger, Carter discuss governance after elections

by Zena Henry Leader of the opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger said former United States (US) President Jimmy Carter discussed with him the future governance model for Guyana after the May 11, 2015 general and regional elections. Granger made the disclosure shortly after himself and wife, Sandra, cast their ballots at the ...

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APNU+AFC’s David Granger, thousands others vote

Leader of the main opposition coalition A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+ AFC) David Granger and his wife, Sandra, were among thousands of persons countrywide who voted when polls opened at 6AM Monday morning for what is widely expected to be a keenly contested general election. They cast their ballot  at Enterprise Primary School, D’urban Backlands, Lodge. ...

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Cocaine-in-shrimp bust at Cheddi Jagan Int’l Airport

Anti-Narcotics police Sunday afternoon intercepted more than 20 kilogrammes of cocaine  in frozen seafood shortly before it was about to be loaded on a Caribbean Airlines flight to Trinidad, according to sources. Four persons, who took the consignment to the airport, have been arrested so far.  Sources said police were still looking for the shipper who is from La Jalousie, ...

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