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Commonwealth stands with Guyana against Venezuela

The Commonwealth Secretary-General the Rt. Hon. Patricia Scotland, KC has expressed deep concern at the 21 September decision of the Venezuelan National Assembly to undertake a referendum on the status of the Essequibo region, part of the sovereign territory of the Government of the Cooperative Republic of Guyana set for 3 December. Speaking on the escalation the Secretary-General said: “The ...

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National Assembly sets date for meeting on Venezuela’s border claim

The 65 parliamentarians were Friday informed that the National Assembly would be meeting in another seven days to consider a motion on Venezuela’s increasingly aggressive claim to Guyana’s Essequibo County. Clerk of the National Assembly, Sherlock Isaacs dispatched a letter to lawmakers informing them that the House would be meeting on November 3,2023 at 10 AM “to consider a motion ...

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MP Patterson demands GY$25 million for immigration blocking his departure from Guyana

Opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parliamentarian, David Patterson is demanding that the State pays him GY$25 million as compensation for breach of his constitutional rights because he was blocked by the immigration department from leaving Guyana to travel to the United States (US). Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Hughes told Attorney General Anil Nandlall on October 10, 2023 that ...

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Next Guyana gov’t “will have to rule for the benefit of every Guyanese” -Britain

Britain says the next Guyana government emerging from the March 2, 2020 general elections after a “credible” vote recount will have to push ahead with further reforms of the constitution of this former British colony. “Whoever takes charge will have to rule for the benefit of every Guyanese citizen, undertaking whatever constitutional reforms necessary to ensure that happens,” British High ...

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Commonwealth calls for use of Representation of People Act to conduct national recount of votes

The Commonwealth Observer Group on Thursday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct a national vote recount in “strict” compliance with the Representation of the People Act (RoPA). “The RoPA is unambiguous and specific on the technical modalities by which a general final count is bound and we strongly urge the leadership of GECOM not to depart from ...

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Guyana Bar Association worried that vote recount time will clash with Constitution

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Thursday cautioned that a national recount of votes in last month’s general and regional elections will collide with the Constitution because Parliament should meet no later than April 30, 2020. The GBA warned that as of Thursday, 14 days were “left before Guyana delves further into the constitutional abyss to which the country was ...

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PPP accuses gov’t of spending taxpayers money to defend APNU+AFC in US; Harmon defends decision for gov’t, country

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) on Wednesday accused government of spending thousands of United States (US) dollars of taxpayers’ money to pay an American lobbying firm to defend A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) against claims of electoral process, but a top government official fired back, saying that government has a legitimate right to defend Guyana’s image. ...

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Start date for national vote recount “likely” today

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday afternoon indicated that a date for the start for the national recount of votes cast in March’s general elections is likely to be decided soon and that the exercise could be finished by April 30, 2020. These indications came from GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh and pro-coalition Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander shortly ...

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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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November 2023