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Daily Archives: July 9, 2020

GECOM Chairman instructs Chief Elections Officer to compile new report with certified recounted “valid” votes

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Thursday instructed Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to present a report based on the results from the national vote recount including the certified district results. Quoting the Election Laws Act, that “you are subject to the direction and control of the Elections Commission,”  she asked him to ...

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GECOM to meet Friday for next steps after CCJ ruling; PPP blames APNU for delaying tactic

by Samuel Sukhnandan Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are expected to meet on Friday to discuss the  way forward for the 2020 election following Wednesday’s ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward confirmed with News Talk Radio/Demerara Waves Online today that GECOM Chair Retired Justice Claudette Singh has communicated this information to all six ...

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CCJ reaffirmed as Guyana’s final court in election case ruling – pollster

by Samuel Sukhnandan While A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parties are disappointed with the judgement handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday in the election case, political scientist and Caribbean pollster, Peter Wickham feels that the court has reaffirmed its place as the final court of Guyana. Speaking during a live panel discussion ...

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Gold Board predicts reduced gold declaration due to COVID-19 shutdown in Aranka, Moruca

by Samuel Sukhnandan The Guyana Gold Board (GGB) says it foresees annual gold declaration being negatively impacted if the recent  government shutdown of mining in Aranka/Arangoy (Region Seven) and Moruca (Region One) is extended. The shutdown in those areas took effect from July 3 and is expected to last until July 16.  The decision was taken given the recent rise ...

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