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GECOM to put brake on recount after Court of Appeal 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. Attorney-at-Law, Kim Kyte for GECOM Chairperson Retired Justice Claudette Singh told the court that GECOM ...

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AFC ready for talks on national unity government, lays down minimum arrangements

The Alliance For Change (AFC) Monday night endorsed calls for a national unity government and constitutional reform and said it was ready to be party of those discussions. “The Party therefore calls on our national leaders to immediately commence talks in good faith to achieve those objectives of unity, healing and reconciliation. The AFC has authorised its leaders to actively ...

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GECOM Chair, Chief Elections Officer at odds over recount of general election votes

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh and the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield are at odds over whether the seven-member body can order a recount of votes cast in general and regional elections earlier this month. Singh, through her lawyer Kim Kyte-Thomas, said in High Court papers that the seven-member GECOM can constitutionally order ...

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Gov’t hints at restricting movement of people to halt Coronavirus

The Guyana government on Wednesday warned that it would take “extreme measures” against people who are moving about freely and so risk contracting or spreading the deadly coronavirus,  COVID-19. The National COVID-19 Task Force (NCTF) warned that Guyana might have to follow several other countries in curtailing the movement of people in an effort to curb the disease that has ...

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ACDA, PPP, small parties back calls for national recount of votes

The African Cultural and Development of Association (ACDA) on Thursday said it was committed to resolving Guyana’s current political impasse through a national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections, but said the winner must share the political power. “A verified recount of all electoral districts as legally permitted under the Constitution, under the ...

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OPINION: Mr President, please call off the Dogs of War

by Major General (Ret’d) Joseph Singh I respectfully pen this open letter to you via the media in the hope that you will realise the national importance I have attached to taking this step. I am placing my neck on the line that you are being manipulated by persons who do not have the best interests of our beloved Guyana ...

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CARICOM Chairperson says “forces” don’t want Guyana election votes counted

The Chairperson of the Caribbean Community (Caricom), Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley said Tuesday night that there is a deliberate effort to thwart the will of Guyana’s electorate by avoiding a total national recount of the votes cast at the March 2, 2020 general elections. Hours after a Guyana High Court injunction blocked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from going ...

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CARICOM team pulls out; PPP will deem APNU+AFC govt “illegal and illegitimate”, agitates for international sanctions

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Tuesday said if David Granger is sworn in as President for a second straight term under a cloud of questionable election results, his administration would be deemed “illegal and illegitimate” and will lobby the international community for sanctions. The PPP noted that earlier Tuesday United States (US) Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo remarked ...

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