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GECOM to put brake on recount after Court of Appeal’s decision on recount case

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will not activate plans for a recount of votes cast in last month’s general and regional elections until the Court of Appeal on Sunday rules on whether the High Court can legally hear a judicial review of the commission’s decision to recount votes cast in last month’s general elections. Attorney-at-Law, Kim Kyte for GECOM Chairman ...

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Updated: GECOM agrees to recount votes cast in general elections

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Friday agreed to a national recount of votes cast in general elections on March 2, 2020, according to a spokeswoman for the commission. Spokeswoman, Yolanda Warde says the recount will be in chronological order from Regions 1 to 10. Following is as full statement by GECOM: After considerable deliberations at the level of the ...

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Former ACP Secretary-General, US Ambassador, private sector weigh in on sanctions, democracy

Former Secretary-General of the African Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) Group, Dr Patrick Gomes has cautioned Guyana against ignoring threats of sanction by key western nations and international organisations. “The threats and warnings of sanctions from major powers with whom trade, development and investment must rid our country of poverty, illiteracy and inadequate health care for all Guyanese must be taken ...

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Lands and Surveys suspends major services to gov’t, private sector

As the fear of the deadly coronavirus, COVID-19, spreads, the Guyana Lands and Surveys Commission (GLSC) on Friday said it has suspended major aspects of its operations and would be rescheduling surveys. “All access to the Commission’s survey database for private and government surveyors is suspended until further notice,” the semi-autonomous agency said. The GLSC said all field inspections and ...

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COVID-19: Domestic flights to border areas suspended

The Guyana Civil Aviation Authority (GCAA) on Thursday ordered an end to all domestic flights to areas near the border to help stop the spread of the coronavirus, COVID-19, from neighbouring countries to other parts of Guyana. Referring to Section 88 of the Civil Aviation Act 2018, the GCAA indicated that any individual who violates the directive will be fined ...

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BREAKING: Recount of votes likely as GECOM Chairman says ‘no’ to use existing declarations

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) by majority appeared set to order a recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections, as the Chairperson, Retired Justice Claudette Singh voted against the seven-member body considering a report composed of the 10 district declarations. “Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission, Justice Claudette Singh provided a brief background on the Court ...

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COVID-19: Govt will shut down entertainment places from midnight Friday

President David Granger says government will shut down several businesses from Friday night because people have been ignoring calls for social distancing for several weeks now. “The Government, in order to strengthen containment measures, will close public gathering at places of entertainment, including bars, clubs, gymnasiums, night clubs, restaurants and swimming pools, between () 18:00 hours and 06:00 hours (6pm ...

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Don’t rush to recount, let the Court system work -Ulita Moore tells Bharrat Jagdeo

A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) candidate, Ulita Moore, through her lawyer, Roysdale Forde, told People’s Progressive Party (PPP) General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, through his lawyer, Anil Nandlall, that the opposition should allow the court system to work instead of pushing for a recount of votes in last month’s general elections. The Court of Appeal on Thursday decided ...

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Commonwealth Foreign Ministers press GECOM to recount votes or gov’t won’t be legitimate

The Commonwealth Group of Foreign Ministers has called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to ensure results of last month’s general elections are transparent and credible. “Ministers called upon the Guyana Elections Commission to immediately fulfill its constitutional mandate and ensure the sovereign right of the people of Guyana to duly elect their Government is respected through a transparent and ...

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