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Monthly Archives: August 2020

President Ali promises unity, transparency, accountability; Western Nations urge bridging of divisions

Newly-elected President of Guyana, Dr. Irfaan Ali on Sunday promised to work towards national unity but he gave no indication of when he would reach out to the Chairman of the opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), David Granger. “There is only one future and that future requires a united Guyana, that future requires a strong Guyana, ...

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GECOM declares Irfaan Ali President of Guyana ; Chief Elections Officer insists there was fraud; Granger calls for peace

The People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) Dr. Irfaan Ali was Sunday declared Guyana’s 9th Executive President by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), bring to an end 153 days of political controversy mired in a series of court cases that went as far as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). However, Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield complied with reservation ...

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Chief Elections Officer presents report based on national vote recount, APNU+AFC commissioners call for fresh elections

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Sunday presented his report of the March 2, 2020 general ans regional elections based on the figures generated from the national vote recount. “CEO submits report to Chairperson using results of the recount of ballots cast at the General and Regional Elections,” a GECOM spokeswoman said. This move almost triggered the three pro-A ...

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Granger says elections petition is next move after GECOM declares winner

President David Granger on Sunday afternoon signaled that he might concede defeat after the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) declares the results in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections and take his A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) allegations of electoral fraud to the High Court. “President Granger said that notwithstanding that declaration, the APNU+ AFC coalition ...

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No Jagdeo-Granger talks despite GECOM’s efforts

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo will not be holding any talks on “the way forward” before the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) declares the results of the March 2, 2020 general elections, Jagdeo said. GECOM is expected to meet again¬† at 2 PM Sunday. Pro-APNU+AFC Elections Commissioner, Charles Corbin said he and his two other colleagues-Vincent Alexander and ...

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President Granger endorses “Black Lives Matter” and says “All Lives Matter”

President David Granger says Black Lives Matter and at the same time “All Lives Matter”, even as he again railed against extra-judicial killings under the Bharrat Jagdeo-led People’s Progressive Party (PPP) administration. “I do believe Black Lives Matter, naturally, and I support the movement and as Leader of a country, as President of a country, All Lives Matter and I ...

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