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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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High Court blocks CARICOM-supervised recount of Guyana’s general election votes

Even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) finetuned legal issues to kick-start the Caribbean Community (Caricom)-supervised recount of votes cast in general elections more than two weeks ago, the High Court on Tuesday granted an injunction blocking that exercise. High Court Judge Franklyn Holder granted a mandatory order to restrain the Chief Elections Officer from embarking upon the recount agreement ...

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GECOM Chairman turns down PPP vote verification requests because issue before court

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has refused requests by the People’s Progressive Party for a restart of the verification of votes cast in Region Four before they are declared. Justice Singh has also refused the PPP’s request for a final count of the Region Four votes to begin immediately, all without prejudice to the ...

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High Court says can hear case against GECOM; agrees elections report must be scrapped

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Sunday ruled that the High Court has jurisdiction to hear related cases involving several now “absolute” orders against the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that results for Region Four (Demerara-Mahaica) must not be declared unless they are verified using the same process as the other nine regions have. Sunday’s decision effectively puts a brake on the ...

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Chief Justice promises swift hearing of High Court orders for GECOM to verify votes before declaring results

Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire on Saturday, in an emergency High Court hearing, promised to swiftly consider a request by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to throw out orders for it to verify Region Four results before making a declaration. “I will try to work as assiduously as possible…because, as you know, the nation awaits,” she said, even as she urged ...

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Granger to be sworn in if High Court throws out orders against GECOM -Harmon

Director-General of the Ministry of the Presidency, Joseph Harmon said if the High Court throws out orders for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to verify election results for Region Four before they are declared, David Granger will be sworn in as President for a second straight term. He said GECOM could not have met to consider certified results by the ...

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