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Deputy Chief Elections Officer charged with misconduct in public office, granted GYD$300,000 bail

Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers was Friday morning granted $150,000 bail on each of two counts of misconduct in public office related to the March 2, 2020 general elections. Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan granted Ms. Myers her pretrial liberty after representation by her lawyers Nigel Hughes and Ronald Daniels. The Deputy Chief Elections Officer was arrested on October 6 ...

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Clairmont Mingo remains in custody as lawyers call on Bar Association to condemn police abuse

Even as police arrested the Region Four Returning Officer Clairmont Mingo as part of a probe into alleged electoral fraud, his lawyers accused the Guyana Police Force of violating his constitutional right by refusing them to be present while he was being questioned. “He was provided with no information about why he was removed from his home. He was afforded ...

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Immigration records are for court in an election petition- ANUG; APNU+AFC maintains elections not credible

As a Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) insists that the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections are not ‘credible” in the face of the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) lead in the recount of votes, A New and United Guyana (ANUG) says the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is not geared to accept evidence such as immigration records to ...

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Recount is illegal -PNCR member, James Bond; GECOM yet to discard 10 declarations

Even as the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has so far not asked the seven-member decision-making body to decide the fate of the 10 regional declarations of last month’s general elections, a prominent member of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) insisted that recount is illegal. Attorney-at-Law, James Bond, however, made it clear that ...

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GECOM recount of general election votes can take 156 days

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield reportedly says recounting votes in last month’s general and regional election will take 156 days, a position that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP)-nominated election commissioners rejected almost immediately. Pro-coalition election commissioner, Vincent Alexander says the Lowenfield plan calculates that each ballot box will take at least two hours to count. The GECOM secretariat explained ...

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Regional declaration of election results still “stand” -GECOM secretariat

Despite repeated claims by members of the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) that the 10 districts’ declarations of results were no longer valid, the Commission Secretariat said those official results were still valid. “The declarations for all regions still stand until replaced by a new count,” GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News. In ...

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DPP orders High Court for murder-accused Marcus Bisram

Almost one week after the lower court effectively freed murder accused, Marcus Bisram, Bisram was Monday committed to stand trial for the indictable offence. Whim Magistrate, Renita Singh had twice found that there had been insufficient evidence during the preliminary inquiry for Bisram to stand trial by a High Court judge and jury. He was released on March 30 and ...

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Trinidad’s Prime Minister has “a problem” with loose misinterpretation of CARICOM-supervision of recount; supports return of team

Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Rowley on Monday expressed concern that Guyana’s Court of Appeal in effect ruled that the 15-nation Caribbean Community (CARICOM) breached Guyana’s laws by agreeing to supervise a recount of the country’s votes cast in last month’s general elections although the stated intention was never to interfere in the process. Recalling that the informal ...

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