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APNU+AFC supporters arrested for violating COVID-19 measures

Five supporters of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) supporters were Thursday afternoon arrested for allegedly breaching the COVID-19 measures that prohibit the gathering of more than five persons. They were at the time on Main Street, Georgetown a short distance from the Kingston, Georgetown-based headquarters of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM). A  very small number of APNU+AFC ...

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Nandlall insists Caribbean Court can hear Guyana’s latest case on elections recount

A day after Attorney General Basil Williams filed papers to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) asking it to rule that it cannot legally hear Guyana’s latest election related case, People’s Progressive Party (PPP) Attorney-at-Law Anil Nandlall was Thursday adamant that the regional court has jurisdiction to hear the matter. He explained that the 2004 CCJ Act provides for, among ...

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Hundreds call for London primary school ‘named after slaver’ to be renamed after first black Guyanese headteacher

REPRODUCED FROM Evening Standard ( https://www.standard.co.uk/ ) by NAOMI ACKERMAN Hundreds of north London parents and former pupils are calling for a primary school named after an 18th century slave owner to be rechristened in honour of one of London’s first black headteachers. Beckford School in West Hampstead is believed to have been named in the 1920s after William Beckford, a former Lord Mayor ...

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Western Nations call on GECOM to constitutionally declare results

The United States, Britain, Canada and the European Union on Wednesday called on the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to declare general and regional election results that reflect all of the votes that were cast on March 2, 2020, even as the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) prepares to hear an appeal on the question of valid votes. “Pending the outcome ...

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CARICOM Chairman calls Guyana’s political crisis “gamesmanship”, roasts Chief Elections Officer for subtracting 115,000 votes

The Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Barbados’ Prime Minister Mia Mottley on Wednesday called the political situation in Guyana over the long-delayed declaration of  general and regional elections “gamesmanship” that has tarnished the image of the regional integration movement. “Regrettably we have seen a level of gamesmanship that has left much to be desired and has definitely not portrayed ...

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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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PPP asks CCJ to block GECOM from declaring results before hearing appeal of “valid votes” case

The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) is asking the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) to block the Chief Elections Officer and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) from declaring the results of the March 2, 2020 polls. PPP General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, in affidavit, asked the CCJ to restrainGECOM from taking any further steps to determine whether the recounted votes as tabulated ...

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“We believe that a declaration should be made shortly” – Jagdeo

Hinting that the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) might go to the Caribbean Court f Justice (CCJ) to appeal Monday’s decisions by the Guyana Court of Appeal, that party’s General Secretary Bharrat Jagdeo said the Elections Commission (GECOM) should declare the results of the March 2, 2020 general elections. “We believe that a declaration should be made shortly on the basis ...

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APNU+AFC welcomes Guyana Court of Appeal decision

As lawyers for the political parties contemplate whether they will appeal a decision on the issue of valid votes to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the governing A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) on Monday welcomed the local decision. “The Court of Appeal has today, in its judgment, confirmed the position of the APNU+AFC Coalition that the ...

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BREAKING: Guyana’s Court of Appeal rules that “more votes are cast” means “more valid votes” for election of President

The Guyana Court of Appeal on Monday ruled by majority  that it has jurisdiction to hear an elections case for GECOM and furthered interpreted that more votes are cast means more valid votes are cast. APNU+AFC supporter Eslyn David wanted the Court to find that the Chief Elections Officer must first determine credible votes cast to calculate the election results ...

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