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Carter Center “deeply disappointed” that govt blocked its return; hopes recount will produce “credible” result

The Carter Center  on Thursday said it is deeply disappointed by the government of Guyana’s decision not to approve its recent requests to allow two accredited international observers to return to Guyana to observe the ongoing recount and the remainder of Guyana’s electoral process. The Center, which has been engaged in Guyana’s political landscape since 1990, hopes that the recount ...

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Refusal to sign Certificates of Recount will not affect legality

An A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) representative refused to sign the certificates of tabulation of votes cast in Region Two (Pomeroon-Supenaam) but two election commissioners said Wednesday night that the certificates are still valid. The issue first came to the fore when presidential candidate for The Citizenship Initiative , Rohnda Lam said, “APNU+AFC representative refuses to sign ...

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GECOM Chairman appeals to COVID-19 Task Force to approve two more vote recount workstations

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh has appealed to the National COVID-19 Task Force to approve at least two more workstations in a last ditch push to increase the number of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections. “Being cognisant that it is of national importance that this recount exercise concludes as ...

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8 presidential guards contract coronavirus

Eight of Guyana’s presidential guards have been tested positive for the coronavirus, COVID-19 in random tests of members of that police force unit but they have not been in contact with President David Granger, spokesmen said Wednesday. Presidential spokeswoman, Ariana Gordon said the eight COVID-19 positive presidential guardsmen were “never part of the Special Protective Service arm of the unit” ...

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GECOM Chairman reportedly targets 100 boxes of ballots daily; PPP ready to suppprt 7-day extension

The Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Claudette Singh reportedly on Wednesday told a meeting with the opposition that she wants at least 100 boxes of ballots to be reccounted daily in order to meet the May 31 deadline. This appears to be in line with Elections Commissioner, Vincent Alexander saying that GECOM would work with the COVID-19 Task ...

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At least 93 boxes of balllots must be counted daily to meet 25-day deadline- PPP

People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Prime Ministerial candidate, Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips on Tuesday said the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) needs to count at least 93 boxes of ballots per day to finish the recount by May 31. “By my calculation, we should be counting somewhere about ninety-three or more boxes per day in order to reach the twenty-five-day deadline and ...

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PPP concerned about assignment of supervisor for Region Four recount

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has expressed concern about the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) assignment of  an Information Technology (IT) staff member to supervise the recount of Region Four votes because he was implicated in an alleged malpractice during a previous tabulation exercise of those votes in March. The PPP has written to GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette Singh expressing ...

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Private sector says two more recount workstations insufficient for 25-day deadline, wants clear-cut assurance on use of recount results

The Georgetown Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI) is “disappointed” that the National COVID-19 Task Force’s approval of a mere two more workstations to recount the remaining estimated 300,000 votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections. The City business organisation said the now 12 workstations would not see the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) completing the recount on May ...

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“Cross-Eye” shot dead while riding suspected stolen motorcycle

Hours after a motorcycle was early Monday morning stolen from a residence, one of the suspects was shot dead during an exchange of gunfire on police during a high-speed chase in Sparendaam Police identified the man as Kevin “Cross-Eye” Thomas. The lawmen described him as a known character. At the time of the incident, Thomas was riding the motorcycle that ...

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