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Chief Elections Officer unlikely to budge on results based on Caribbean Court ruling – Political Scientist

Political Scientist Peter Wickham on Wednesday said he did not expect the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield to present results to the seven-member Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) based on pronouncements by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) of what constitutes valid votes and the settlement of grievance through an elections petition. “I am confident that he will say that there ...

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CCJ scraps Chief Elections Officer’s report that gave APNU+AFC victory

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday scrapped the Chief Election Officer, Keith Lowenfield’s report that shows the governing coalition was expected to declare A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) the winner of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. CCJ President, Justice Adrian Saunders said categorically in its unanimous decision by the panel of judges ...

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Stop attacking Caribbean Court judges- Guyana Bar Association

The Guyana Bar Association (GBA) on Monday called on Guyanese of all political persuasions to stop attacking the judges of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the regional court prepares to hand down its decision on a “valid votes” appeal brought by the People’s Progressive Party’s Bharrat Jagdeo and Irfaan Ali. “This conduct is unreservedly condemned. Of even greater ...

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Magistrate orders police to serve private criminal charges on Lowenfield

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Friday morning failed to turn up at court to answer private criminal charges filed against him. Prosecutor, Attorney-at-Law, Glen Hanoman told the court that it appears that Lowenfield has been evading service of the charges of misconduct in public office and alleged electoral fraud. Magistrate Faith Mc Gusty ordered police to serve the charges ...

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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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Berbician charged with Enmore hit-and-run teenager’s death

A 28-year old man was Tuesday arraigned on three charges in connection with the hit-and-run death of a 16-year old boy  and injury to his brother on the Enmore Public Road, East Coast Demerara. Police charged Steven Pierre of 26  Sea Field Village, West Coast Berbice with causing the death of 16-year old Sheldon Major by dangerous driving. Pierre, who ...

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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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Outside utterances will not sway Caribbean Court on Guyana’s elections recount case- CCJ President

Amid a flurry of calls for the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to use figures from the national vote recount to declare the  results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections, the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Thursday assured that nothing outside the courtroom would be used to determine the case. Attorney-at-Law, John Jeremie, for A Partnership for ...

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Update: CCJ issues interim order against GECOM declaring election results

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) late Tuesday night ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) not to  issue any results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections until the regional court hears and determines an appeal by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP). “The Guyana Elections Commission and its officers and agents take no step to prejudice the fair ...

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Chief Elections Officer gives APNU+AFC 1 seat majority after removing 115,000 votes; OAS says courts being used to “stall” electoral process

Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield on Tuesday presented a report to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission, giving A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) a 33 seat majority over the PPP  in what he termed “valid and credible votes.” Overall, Lowenfield has removed 115,844  of the 460,352  valid votes cast based on “guidance from the Court of ...

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