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Chief Elections Officer to file arguments in DPP, Police Commissioner’s request for Statements of Poll, Recount

Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes on Friday filed initial court papers to represent the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield in the quest by the Police Commissioner and the Director of Public Prosecutions for the Registrar to produce and release “true copies” of the Statements of Poll and Statements of Recount for the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections. Chief Justice Roxane ...

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GHRA says call off IRI electoral reform project, bring in CARICOM instead

The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is recommending that the US-funded electoral reform project be aborted and instead Guyana seek help from the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) after there is compromise between the two major political parties. “”Continued association with Republican politics, even with ‘Republicanism-lite’ in the form of the IRI,  is unacceptable. If external electoral assistance is needed in Guyana, ...

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Alexander, Gunraj differ on need for Harmon, Ali or parliamentary constitutional reform committee approval of US-funded electoral reform project

The opposition-nominated Election Commissioners are opposed to the US-funded electoral reform project unless GECOM gets approval from the opposition and government or the parliamentary Constitutional Reform Committee , according to Election Commissioner Vincent Alexander. The project implementer,  the International Republican Institute (IRI), has identified the major focal points as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Attorney General Chambers and Civil Society ...

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Harmon asks US organisation for info on electoral reform project because Ali refusing to meet

Opposition Leader Joseph Harmon has asked the implementers of a United States (US)-funded electoral reform project for information about an electoral reform project, saying that he is not optimistic that government would brief him because President Irfaan Ali has already refused to speak with him unless he recognises the government. “Given the concerns of our constituents, particularly in context of ...

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Top PNCR executives, four others charged with participating in illegal procession

Two top People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR) executive members- Christopher Jones and Annette Ferguson- and four other persons were Friday charged with participating in an illegal procession after the High Court’s dismissal of an election petition. Appearing before City Magistrate, Leron Daly, Opposition Chief Whip Christopher Jones and opposition frontbencher Annette Ferguson were granted GYD$20,000 bail each after they pleaded ...

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PNCR Leader sues Kit Nascimento, news outlets for GYD$2.6 billion

Leader of the People’s National Congress Reform (PNCR), David Granger has sued several privately-owned news outlets for GYD$2.6 billion for publishing allegedly defamatory letters by Christopher ‘Kit’ Nascimento about the controversial 2020 general elections. In addition to Mr. Nascimento, cited as the first named defendant, the publications that have been sued are Guyana Times, Kaieteur News,  Inews and Stabroek News ...

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IRI to coordinate with India, Canada on US-funded Guyana’s electoral reform project

The International Republican Institute (IRI) has told the Guyana government that it will be coordinating with India and Canada in reforming Guyana’s election laws under a United States government-funded project. “The IRI promises to liaise with the Canadian High Commission as well as the Indian High Commission, both of whom have already pledged assistance to Guyana in this endeavor and ...

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Attorney General suggests APNU+AFC Walton-Desir’s comments illegal

Attorney General Anil Nandlall has indicated that utterances by opposition lawmaker, Amanza Walton-Desir violate Guyana’s laws. “Racial discrimination is a wrong. It is an illegal act. It is outlawed by the most Supreme Law of our country,” he said. Mr. Nandlall said Guyana’s Constitution protects citizens against racial discrimination. “Racial discrimination is something that the constitution protects Guyanese from as ...

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