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Lowenfield, Mingo, Myers face more electoral fraud charges

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers and and the Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo are to be charged with two additional counts of fraud, police said. Head of the Criminal Investigations Department, Senior Superintendent Wendell Blanhum two “additional charges” of conspiracy to defraud. The Crime Chief said they would be charged “based on legal ...

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Planned dismissal of Lowenfield, Myers, Mingo racially motivated- APNU+AFC Election Commissioner Alexander

Even  as the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield and two other senior officials of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are expected to show cause why they should not be dismissed immediately for alleged infractions during the 2020 general and regional elections, opposition coalition-aligned Elections Commissioner Vincent Alexander said the move to fire them is racially motivated. “This move is obviously ...

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BREAKING: High Court rules release of Statements of Poll to Police, DPP for criminal probe

Chief Justice Roxane George-Wiltshire on Thursday ruled that the  Registrar of the Supreme Court release copies of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to assist in a criminal probe into alleged electoral fraud. She said the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield cannot be a party to block a request by the Police Commissioner and the Director of Public ...

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DPP opposes Chief Elections Officer becoming party to case on Statements of Poll, Statements of Recount

The Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) on Monday opposed the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield being a party to a High Court case for “true” copies of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount to be handed over to police and the DPP as part of a probe into alleged electoral fraud. Mr. Lowenfield, who is one of several ...

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APNU+AFC will be consulted on electoral reforms, says PPP

The governing People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says the main opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) will be consulted about Guyana’s electoral reform but government will drive the process with help from organisations like the International Republican Institute (IRI). “It is downright naïve for anyone to think that such a process can be undertaken without the input of ...

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IRI has no credibility to fix Guyana’s electoral process- WPA

The Working People’s Alliance (WPA) on Saturday called for the International Republican Institute (IRI) electoral reform project to be discarded because the United States (US) does not have any credibility to do so. “We think it is an insult to Guyanese political intelligence that an organization so closely linked to the USA establishment and to one of its major political ...

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CCJ’s role in Guyana’s elections should be reduced- Granger

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger has said the laws should be amended to reduce the role of the  Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in Guyana’s elections. “I am of the view that in internal electoral matters, we need to strengthen the role of our own Court of Appeal and my own interpretation before the CCJ’s ...

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Chief Elections Officer to file arguments in DPP, Police Commissioner’s request for Statements of Poll, Recount

Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes on Friday filed initial court papers to represent the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield in the quest by the Police Commissioner and the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Registrar to produce and release “true copies” of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount for the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Chief Justice Roxane ...

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Alexander, Gunraj differ on need for Harmon, Ali or parliamentary constitutional reform committee approval of US-funded electoral reform project

The opposition-nominated Election Commissioners are opposed to the US-funded electoral reform project unless GECOM gets approval from the opposition and government or the parliamentary Constitutional Reform Committee , according to Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander. The project implementer,  the International Republican Institute (IRI), has identified the major focal points as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Attorney General Chambers and Civil Society ...

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GECOM asks High Court to throw out election petition

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) on Wednesday told an opposition-associated High Court election petition hearing that that elections management authority did nothing wrong by formulating a recount order because difficulties had plagued the March 2, 2020 general and regional election process. “Even if your Ladyship may find a breach, then there were no consequences which effected the conduct or result ...

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