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Daily Archives: February 25, 2020

Update: GECOM decides to increase number of polling places after meeting PPP

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), by a majority decision on Tuesday, has instructed the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to establish 12 additional polling places in order to address concerns by the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) that there would be confusion and congestion on election day. Election Commissioners Sase Gunraj and Vincent Alexander said the 12 polling places would ...

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Police seek legal advice on Gary Best in Jude Bentley road accident

Seventeen days after a vehicle driven by former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force, Retired Rear Admiral Gary Best struck down and killed a cyclist, police on Tuesday submitted a file to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions for legal advice, a source disclosed. Relatives, friends and supporters of the dead cyclist, Jude Bentley, have been agitating for ...

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Caricom mounts 14-member election observer mission to Guyana

At the invitation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a 14-member Caribbean Community (Caricom) observer mission has begun arriving in Guyana to monitor next Monday’s general elections. In November, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Guyana, Dr Karen Cummings officially informed the Caricom Secretariat of President David Granger’s proclamation that General and Regional Elections will be held on March 2. ...

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OPINION: Private polling places: there should be none

by GHK Lall Are we mad? How long has this been allowed to exist? And how come nobody saw it fit to object strenuously and ceaselessly? I am talking about this matter involving private polling stations, as in the residences of individuals and families. At current count, they have been unilaterally reduced from 166 in 2015 to 92 for the ...

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