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Children-father kills Ithaca woman, injures her mother

Last Updated on Friday, 17 April 2020, 18:57 by Writer A 21-year-old woman of Ithaca, West Bank Berbice, was Thursday afternoon stabbed to death and her mother, who attempted to rescue her, was badly injured. Dead is Vanessa Benjamin. Her 24-year-old children-father, who stabbed himself, and her mother, 56-year-old Debra Hannibal are hospitalised. Police say the man stabbed his children’s ...

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Commonwealth calls for use of Representation of People Act to conduct national recount of votes

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 21:30 by Writer The Commonwealth Observer Group on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct a national vote recount in “strict” compliance with the Representation of the People Act (RoPA). “The RoPA is unambiguous and specific on the technical modalities by which a general final count is bound and we ...

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Guyana Bar Association worried that vote recount time will clash with Constitution

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 21:25 by Writer The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Thursday cautioned that a national recount of votes in last month’s general and regional elections will collide with the Constitution because Parliament should meet no later than April 30, 2020. The GBA warned that as of Thursday, 14 days were “left before Guyana delves ...

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“Upset” supporters paying for government-hired US lobbying firm to counter PPP messages

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 21:19 by Writer Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Retired Lt. Col. Joseph Harmon on Thursday denied that taxpayers monies were used to pay a United States (US) lobbying firm to ease American pressure concerning electoral transparency, insteading saying the funds were amassed by overseas-based supporters. “I would say to you that ...

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GECOM Chairman to make key recount decisions on Friday

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 19:26 by Writer Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh will Friday hand down crucial decisions that will determine how long the national recount of ballots cast in last month’s general elections would take. Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander said Singh reported that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) already expressed concerned ...

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Granger listed as “United States citizen” in Guyana gov’t dossier to lobby US lawmakers; spokesman says President never held foreign citizenship

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 19:22 by Writer Incumbent President David Granger is listed as a “United States citizen” in a Guyana government dossier that is being used to lobby the US government and lawmakers, in the face of mounting international pressure for the results of last month’s general elections to be declared free and fair. Presidential spokesman, ...

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Gov’t warns US that PPP poses geo-political, economic risks to South America

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2020, 19:16 by Writer The incumbent A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition administration, labelling itself as “pro-American”, is warning the United States (US) that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) poses a geopolitical and economic threat due its close ties with China, Russia and Venezuela. “If the PPP gets control of ...

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PPP accuses gov’t of spending taxpayers money to defend APNU+AFC in US; Harmon defends decision for gov’t, country

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 21:34 by Writer The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Wednesday accused government of spending thousands of United States (US) dollars of taxpayers’ money to pay an American lobbying firm to defend A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) against claims of electoral process, but a top government official fired back, saying ...

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Elections Commissioner Alexander proposes 8 recount workstations; Commissioner Gunraj sticks with 20

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 19:15 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is now tasked with determining whether to use eight, five or 20 computer workstations for a national recount of ballots cast the March general elections. Pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander said his proposal for eight counting stations was tabled after he and other election commissioners, ...

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Start date for national vote recount “likely” today

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2020, 19:16 by Writer The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday afternoon indicated that a date for the start for the national recount of votes cast in March’s general elections is likely to be decided soon and that the exercise could be finished by April 30, 2020. These indications came from GECOM Chairman, Retired ...

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