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APNU+AFC countrywide protests point fingers at Caribbean Court ahead of key ruling

There are countrywide protests organised by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to press home its position that the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) does not have jurisdiction to hear an appeal in the “valid votes” case by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). Ahead of Wednesday’s decision by the  Trinidad-headquartered regional court, APNU+AFC supporters on Monday staged several ...

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Incoming CARICOM Chairman defend’s Mia Mottley’s stance on Guyana’s elections

Incoming Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), St, Vincent and the Grenadines, Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves criticised those who appeared opposed to the regional grouping seeking to preserve democracy in Guyana in keeping with the Charter of Civil Society. He hailed outgoing Chairman of CARICOM Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley’s work on assisting to preserve democracy in Guyana “despite unwarranted, ...

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CCJ to give decision next week Wednesday on PPP’s election appeal

Lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party and a supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Wednesday laid out their arguments on whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ has jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a Guyana Court of Appeal decision on the question of valid votes. The CCJ said it would now study the submissions ...

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GDF will support democratically elected govt

The newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Godfrey Bess on Wednesday said the military would support the government once it is elected constitutionally. “We are trained to support the democratically elected government of the day based on our constitution and that we will continue to do,” he told reporters shortly after he was promoted from Colonel to ...

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CCJ judges raise key questions at Jagdeo-Ally “valid votes” appeal

Two judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday morning raised questions about whether Guyana’s constitution and election law can be amended by subsidiary legislation. CCJ President , Justice Adrian Saunders posed the question to Attorney-at-Law John Jeremie, for the respondent Eslyn David. “Does that sound right to you?,” Saunders said. That question was asked at the juncture ...

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Mayors of APNU+AFC stronghold towns call for Granger to be sworn in

The Mayors of four towns that are strongholds of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) are calling for President David Granger to be sworn in for a second straight term based on the Chief Election Officer’s report. In a joint statement, the Mayors of Mahdia, New Amsterdam, Bartica and Linden say they are concerned that after more than ...

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Chief Elections Officer faces private criminal charges for alleged electoral fraud, misconduct

The Chief Election Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield is facing two private criminal charges- alleged electoral fraud and misconduct in public office- by activists of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) and a small political party, The New Movement (TNM). Through informant, Desmond Morian, Lowenfield is charged with misconduct in public office contrary to common law.  TNM’s  ...

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PPP’s Mark Phillips expects Chief Elections Officer to correct results after CCJ ruling

The Prime Ministerial candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips says he expects the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to correct his report that after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules on the appeal against the Guyana Court of Appeal decision. “It’s just a matter of time after the court ruling that the Chair and ...

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Granger will not concede defeat because Chief Elections Officer already submitted results- Harmon

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU), Joseph Harmon on Sunday vowed that President David Granger  would not concede defeat as the Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield has already submitted his report for consideration by the seven-member body. “So to those persons who are calling for Mr. Granger to concede, ...

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