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Man shot dead during attempted robbery of group including policeman

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 23:10 by Writer Police say a man, who pointed a handgun at a group of men at Stevedore Housing Scheme during an attempted robbery, was shot dead by a policeman. Dead is Mark ‘Bugie’ McLean of Penny Lane, South Ruimveldt, Georgetown. The policeman was among the group of men who included Shawn Malone, ...

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GECOM recount of general election votes can take 156 days

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 23:01 by Writer The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield reportedly says recounting votes in last month’s general and regional election will take 156 days, a position that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated election commissioners rejected almost immediately. Pro-coalition election commissioner, Vincent Alexander says the Lowenfield plan calculates that each ballot box will take ...

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Regional declaration of election results still “stand” -GECOM secretariat

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 22:56 by Writer Despite repeated claims by members of the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that the 10 districts’ declarations of results were no longer valid, the Commission Secretariat said those official results were still valid. “The declarations for all regions still stand until replaced by a new count,” GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward ...

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BREAKING: Veteran trade unionist and politician, Komal Chand dies

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 22:48 by Writer Veteran Guyanese trade unionist and parliamentarian for several decades for the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Komal Chand died on Wednesday in Cuba, officials said. He was 75 years old. Up to the time of his death, he was President of the Guyana Agricultural and General Workers Union (GAWU). Assistant General ...

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APNU+AFC labels PSC a PPP “stooge”; calls for elections audit, not mere recount

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 April 2020, 22:45 by Writer A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) has labelled the Private Sector Commission (PSC) a “stooge” of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) for insisting that a national recount would be a waste of time. This simplistic posture of the PSC, not only abrogates the transparency they claim to seek, ...

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