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Daily Archives: July 21, 2020

Govt denounces CARICOM vote recount, US warns of stiffer sanctions

Guyana’s caretaker David Granger-led administration on Tuesday for the first time publicly denounced the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) national vote recount report, during its participation in a meeting of the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS). Foreign Affairs Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings, in reacting to remarks by the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) prime ministerial candidate, Retired Brigadier Mark ...

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Aubrey Norton, Anil Nandlall differ on solution to end election impasse

by Samuel Sukhnandan Executive members of Guyana’s two major political parties differ on the route that should be taken to end the current electoral impasse, with People’s National Congress Reform’s (PNCR) Aubrey Norton calling for an immediate resolution to be struck between all parties. But, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) executive member, Anil Nandlall rejected that suggestion, saying that the only ...

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APNU+AFC supporter appeals Chief Justice’s decision on use of national vote recount figures

by Samuel Sukhnandan One day after the High Court ruled that the votes from the national recount must be used to declare the results of the March, 2020 general and regional elections, A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) agent Ms. Misengna Jones has filed an appeal to challenge that decision. In citing the reasons for the appeal, Ms. Jones, through her ...

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Guyana slams international community over election results

Guyana’s Foreign Minister, Dr. Karen Cummings has told the Organisation of American States (OAS) that her country’s laws and court decisions would “alone” be used to determine the outcome of the general and regional elections. In apparent reference to calls by the OAS for President David Granger to concede defeat and peacefully hand over power to the People’s Progressive Party ...

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APNU+AFC supporter charged with threatening GECOM Chairman

A supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), who allegedly threatened to kill the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has been charged for committing a cybercrime. Mr. Ryan Williams pleaded not guilty to issuing the threat on a fake Facebook account against Ms. Singh if she declares the People’s Progressive Party ...

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LIAT can be restructured in 90 days

Antigua and Barbuda looks set to surge ahead with plans to restructure Liat after the governments of St Vincent and the Grenadines and Barbados Monday night agreed to sell their shareholdings for $1. Prime Minister Gaston Browne made that disclosure on OBSERVER  Tuesday morning after revealing that his regional counterparts have backed his plans to reorganise the ailing carrier. In ...

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Small parties call on APNU+AFC to abide by High Court ruling, stop wasting courts’ time

Two small parties that contested the March 2020 elections have joined calls for the A Partnership for National Unity/Alliance for Change (APNU+AFC) to abide by Monday’s  High Court ruling that the national vote recount figures must be used to declare general election results, and advised them against appealing the matter. The Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and the Citizenship Initiative ...

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