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Chief of OAS Election Observer Mission “partisan”, Jagdeo’s “private house guest”- says Harmon

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 21:23 by Denis Chabrol A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) Wednesday night sought to discredit a the Head of the Organisation of American States’ (OAS) Observer Mission to Guyana’s elections, Bruce Golding as “wholly partisan.” Golding, backed by results from the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount that contradict the ...

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“I have never seen such a transparent effort to alter the results of an election,”- OAS Observer Mission Chief

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 21:24 by Denis Chabrol The head of the Organisation of American States (OAS) mission that observed Guyana’s general and regional elections, Bruce Golding on Wednesday strongly suggested that the poll was being rigged at the declaration of results by the Elections Commission. He told a discussion at the OAS Permanent Council that so ...

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No evidence of fire at vote recount centre- Fire Chief

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 21:32 by Denis Chabrol Fire fighters early Wednesday night found no evidence of fire, shortly after someone reported the smell of burning rubber at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre (ACCC), Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said. The Liliendaal, Greater Georgetown-based ACCC, the venue for the recount of general election votes, was checked by fire ...

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Region Five recount likely to begin Thursday

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 19:36 by Denis Chabrol The highest number of ballot boxes was  recounted yesterday, Day- 8 of the national recount of votes cast more than two months ago.. Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) spokeswoman Yolanda Ward confirmed that a total of 56 ballot boxes were recounted on Day eight, May 13, 2020. Counting stations supervisors ...

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Iwokrama to use high-tech drones to spot illegal miners

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 19:16 by Denis Chabrol The Iwokrama International Centre for Rainforest Conservation says it will be using technology to monitor and catch gold miners and other people engaged in illegal activity in or near the 371,000 hectare (almost one million acre) reserve, in the wake of unauthorised mining that has damaged the forest floor. ...

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Lethem Hospital workers, families quarantined

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 18:44 by Denis Chabrol At least five health care workers, who work at the Lethem Hospital, and family members have been quarantined because they recently came into contact with a COVID-19 positive man. Region Nine Executive Officer, Carl Parker says in all 14 people, have been quarantined. Parker says they will remain out ...

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Elections Commissioner denies assaulting doctor during temperature check; police called in

Last Updated on Thursday, 14 May 2020, 9:48 by Denis Chabrol Police were Wednesday investigating an allegation that Elections Commissioner Robeson Benn assaulted a doctor at the Arthur Chung Conference Centre while she was checking his temperature. Benn confirmed to Demerara Waves Online News/ News-Talk Radio that police asked him to give a statement on the incident but he instead ...

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“If each of the political parties genuinely believe it has won, then they should have no fear of the current recount”- CARICOM’s Representative to the OAS

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 11:26 by Denis Chabrol IMMEDIATE MEDIA RELEASE STATEMENT OF CARICOM AMBASSADORS at the OAS (delivered by the Chair of the Group, Ambassador Noel Lynch of Barbados) on Wednesday, 13 May 2020 at a Meeting of the Permanent Council on the item: Update on the March 2, 2020 general elections in Guyana. A report ...

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