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Gov’t asks GECOM to hand over APNU+AFC documents on immigration, deaths

The Guyana government has asked the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to hand over a document that had been submitted by A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) to back claims that many persons had voted in the names of others who were overseas or dead. Attorney General Anil Nandlall said he on Tuesday wrote GECOM Chairman, Retired Justice Claudette ...

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Chief Election Officer promises to stick to the law; says local government elections possible next year

Mr. Vishnu Persaud was Tuesday morning sworn in as Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) new Chief Election Officer, promising to be “neutral” and to obey the country’s election laws. “Nobody has to have any worry about my neutrality or that I may deviate from the path of what is lawful and proper,” he told reporters shortly after taking the oath of ...

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GECOM Chairman, pro-APNU+AFC election commissioners trade words over Chairman’s info to police

Amid accusations by pro-opposition A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) election commissioners that the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Retired Justice Claudette Singh is facilitating a police probe into officials of that election management agency, Singh on Friday upbraided them for their baseless claims and vowed to protect the staff. “As Chairperson of GECOM and a ...

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Deputy Chief Elections Officer charged with misconduct in public office, granted GYD$300,000 bail

Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers was Friday morning granted $150,000 bail on each of two counts of misconduct in public office related to the March 2, 2020 general elections. Chief Magistrate, Ann McLennan granted Ms. Myers her pretrial liberty after representation by her lawyers Nigel Hughes and Ronald Daniels. The Deputy Chief Elections Officer was arrested on October 6 ...

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Several reasons surface for Deputy Chief Elections Officer’s arrest, detention

At least three reasons were Wednesday cited by her lawyers and police for the arrest and detention of Deputy Chief Elections Officer Roxanne Myers, after the Guyana Police Force disputed an account by one of her lawyers for locking her up overnight Tuesday. Attorney-at-Law Nigel Hughes said he was standing by his position that Ms. Myers was arrested for alleged ...

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Guyana Court of Appeal cannot legally hear APNU+AFC supporter elections case -GECOM Chairperson

The Chairperson of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh wants the local Court of Appeal to dismiss a case brought by a supporter of A Partnership for National Unity+Alliance For Change asking that the election management body use only credible votes to declare results of votes cast more than three months ago. In court papers seen by ...

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GECOM should force interim power-sharing compromise to fix electoral system- Henry Jeffrey

The Chancellor of the Judiciary, Justice Yonette Cummings-Edwards should be asked by the Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Retired Justice Claudette Singh to head an interim power-sharing administration to fix the electoral machinery and hold fresh elections in 18 months, political scientist Dr. Henry Jeffrey recommended. He believed that GECOM has the “power” to force a compromise between ...

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Granger says will accept “any” declaration made by GECOM

President David Granger on Sunday said he would accept any declaration made by the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to determine the outcome of the March 2, 2020 general elections. “Whatever declaration is made by the Chairman of the Elections Commission will be regarded as legitimate by the Coalition,” he told reporters. That was his response to whether he would accept ...

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GECOM gets green-light to adjust recount hours, no quarantine for foreigners

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will possibly work a 10-hour work day for the national recount and the CARICOM high-level team and international observers will no longer have to be quarantined for 14 days. Sources have confirmed to News Talk Radio Guyana that communications to the GECOM Chairperson Justice Claudette Singh informed the seven-member commission that the National COVID-19 Task ...

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