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CCJ to give decision next week Wednesday on PPP’s election appeal

Lawyers for the People’s Progressive Party and a supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Wednesday laid out their arguments on whether the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ has jurisdiction to hear an appeal of a Guyana Court of Appeal decision on the question of valid votes. The CCJ said it would now study the submissions ...

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GDF will support democratically elected govt

The newly-appointed Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), Brigadier Godfrey Bess on Wednesday said the military would support the government once it is elected constitutionally. “We are trained to support the democratically elected government of the day based on our constitution and that we will continue to do,” he told reporters shortly after he was promoted from Colonel to ...

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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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Guyana tells World Court it has jurisdiction to hear border controversy case; Venezuela submits memo

The International Court of Justice (ICJ), also known as the World Court, on Tuesday gave Guyana time to answer a question after hearing hours of submissions on why it believes that court has a legal right to hear a case to settle the border controversy with Venezuela. After Guyana’s co-agent, Sir Shridath Ramphal, wrapped up arguments to the court, Judge ...

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Mayors of APNU+AFC stronghold towns call for Granger to be sworn in

The Mayors of four towns that are strongholds of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) are calling for President David Granger to be sworn in for a second straight term based on the Chief Election Officer’s report. In a joint statement, the Mayors of Mahdia, New Amsterdam, Bartica and Linden say they are concerned that after more than ...

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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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PPP’s Mark Phillips expects Chief Elections Officer to correct results after CCJ ruling

The Prime Ministerial candidate of the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips says he expects the Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield to correct his report that after the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) rules on the appeal against the Guyana Court of Appeal decision. “It’s just a matter of time after the court ruling that the Chair and ...

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Fire destroys vehicles in govt compound

An early Monday morning fire destroyed three vehicles in the compound of the Public Service Ministry’s Training Division, Vlissengen Road and D’urban Street. One of the vehicles, a Honda CRV, was owned by television reporter, Travis Chase. Chase, who lives nearby, says he got a call shortly after 3 O’clock this morning that his vehicle was burning. One of the ...

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Granger will not concede defeat because Chief Elections Officer already submitted results- Harmon

General Secretary of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU), Joseph Harmon on Sunday vowed that President David Granger  would not concede defeat as the Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Keith Lowenfield has already submitted his report for consideration by the seven-member body. “So to those persons who are calling for Mr. Granger to concede, ...

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Granger says committed to Western Hemispheric values

Under intense pressure from the United States (US) and other member-nations of the Organisation of American States (OAS) to concede defeat in the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections, the Ministry of the Presidency  Saturday night released a statement saying that President David Granger is strongly committed to Western Hemispheric values. No mention was made of the political impasse ...

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