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Several prisoners injured in Lusignan Prison fire; no escapees

Several inmates of the Lusignan Prison, East Coast Demerara, were Sunday injured in a fire that destroyed one of the buildings, fire service and police officials said. Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said no one was killed but eight inmates sustained minor injuries including burns and abrasions as well as smoke inhalation. Guyana Police Force spokesman, Senior Superintendent, Jairam Ramlakhan said ...

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Small, sparsely populated Caribbean islands must keep out of the “Guyana problem”- Raphael Trotman

Chairman of the Alliance For Change (AFC), Raphael Trotman Saturday night said Caribbean island nations with mere hundreds of people in electoral constituencies must keep out of Guyana’s political business and allow the country to solve its problems. Speaking on the Facebook page of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), Mr Trotman said Guyana could be facing a ...

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Attempted arson at Umana Yana

An attempt was made to burn the Umana Yana, a government-owned meeting place, in Kingston, Georgetown, early Sunday morning, Fire Chief Marlon Gentle said at the scene. He told News-Talk Radio Guyana 103.1 FM/Demerara Waves Online News that an unidentified man was seen scampering away from the scene. He said remains from an explosive device were retrieved by police. “A ...

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Update: Defiant Chief Elections Officer submits report with Region Four bloated declaration to give APNU+AFC win

The Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield on Saturday submitted a report after 11am based on the 10 declarations that were held in abeyance, and the People’s Progressive Party’s (PPP) election commissioners say they are inaccurate and do not reflect data from the recounted votes. This report came one day after Mr Lowenfield suggested that it would contradict the Caribbean Court ...

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GECOM Chairman insists Chief Elections Officer must report certified recounted valid votes; Alexander says Lowenfield will “respond”

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh  on Friday told the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield that he must deliver his report of the March 2, 2020 general elections in keeping with the recounted and certified valid votes. He did not submit his report  0n Friday, as had been requested by the Chairman, but instead ...

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United Nations calls for end to Guyana’s political impasse

By Samuel Sukhnandan The United Nations (UN) has issued calls for an end to the election impasse in Guyana following the ruling delivered by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in the controversial election process. UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, through his spokesperson, Stéphane Dujarric said that the Secretary-General has taken note of the July 8 ruling of the CCJ ...

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Chief Elections Officer hints at using 10 district declarations to declare final election results

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield has hinted to the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh that the 10 district declarations might have to be used to declare final results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Lowenfield did not submit a  report on Friday, contrary to Singh’s request, but instead responded to her ...

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GECOM Chairman instructs Chief Elections Officer to compile new report with certified recounted “valid” votes

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh on Thursday instructed Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to present a report based on the results from the national vote recount including the certified district results. Quoting the Election Laws Act, that “you are subject to the direction and control of the Elections Commission,”  she asked him to ...

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GECOM to meet Friday for next steps after CCJ ruling; PPP blames APNU for delaying tactic

by Samuel Sukhnandan Commissioners of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) are expected to meet on Friday to discuss the  way forward for the 2020 election following Wednesday’s ruling by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). GECOM spokeswoman, Yolanda Ward confirmed with News Talk Radio/Demerara Waves Online today that GECOM Chair Retired Justice Claudette Singh has communicated this information to all six ...

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CCJ reaffirmed as Guyana’s final court in election case ruling – pollster

by Samuel Sukhnandan While A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) parties are disappointed with the judgement handed down by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) on Wednesday in the election case, political scientist and Caribbean pollster, Peter Wickham feels that the court has reaffirmed its place as the final court of Guyana. Speaking during a live panel discussion ...

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