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Jagdeo calls for emergency food supplies to vulnerable groups

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo has called for Guyanese to be provided with emergency food supplies, in the wake of the possible closure of markets and a general economic downturn stemming from the Covid-19 pandemic. “We believe that people should be given food. There are many vulnerable people, particularly if you move to shut down markets and other places… so that ...

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High Court blocks CARICOM-supervised recount of Guyana’s general election votes

Even as the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) finetuned legal issues to kick-start the Caribbean Community (Caricom)-supervised recount of votes cast in general elections more than two weeks ago, the High Court on Tuesday granted an injunction blocking that exercise. High Court Judge Franklyn Holder granted a mandatory order to restrain the Chief Elections Officer from embarking upon the recount agreement ...

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Jagdeo, Granger ink document for national recount; fresh controversy erupts over order of count

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and President David Granger signed a record of their discussions and decisions Monday night, a move regarded as the last step before a Caribbean Community (Caricom)-supervised national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections begins. “This (signing) is done. Let’s see how fast the count could be done,” a well-placed source familiar ...

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Update: Granger, Jagdeo may sign agreement tonight for vote recount in all 10 regions -sources

President David Granger and Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo are Monday night expected to sign an agreement containing the essence of their decisions and discussions after which the national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections is expected to begin, sources said. The well-placed sources said the agreement was necessary especially because the Chief Justice, Roxane George-Wiltshire ...

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Granger says GECOM-CARICOM recount accord needed; Jagdeo suspicious

President David Granger Sunday afternoon said the Caribbean Community’s  (Caricom) supervision of a national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections depends on an agreement between that regional organisation and the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), a move that Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo sees as a sinister plot. “I am not sure that they want to delay ...

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CARICOM team awaits GECOM approval to supervise national recount; ballot boxes being moved to central location

As the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Sunday morning began moving ballot boxes to its Kingston headquarters, the Caribbean Community (Caricom) independent team was awaiting approval from the commission to supervise the national recount, sources said. Sources said the Commission was awaiting word from GECOM Chairmam, Claudette Singh to convene a meeting later Sunday to formally grant approval for the recount. ...

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GECOM considers national recount of votes cast

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is considering an agreement by Guyana’s two major political leaders for a total national recount of votes cast in the March 2, 2020 general elections under the supervision of a Caribbean Community (Caricom) team. “The proposition is for a national recount,” Election Commissioner, Vincent Alexander told reporters. Caricom Secretary General Irwin La Rocque said Caricom ...

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Granger asks CARICOM to oversee national recount of all votes

A Caribbean Community ( CARICOM) team is preparing to come to Guyana to supervise the recount of ballots cast countrywide, after the controversial tabulation and declaration showed President David Granger is the winner. Following is the statement by CARICOM Chairperson, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley: Many of you are aware that I led a high-level team of Caribbean Prime Ministers ...

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OPINION: Opposition Leader a proven master spinner without equal

by GHK Lall I am astonished that the honorable leader of the opposition—left the intellectuals and academics, the authorities and experts, and the pundits and powers—took to the microphones and cameras mid last week to target me by name in one of his Academy award press conferences. I was hailed a “government spinner.” I am wondering whether to be impressed ...

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PPP wants second round of house-to-house verification of ‘not-found’ new registrants

General Secretary of the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP), Bharrat Jagdeo on Monday said his party wants the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) to conduct another round of house-to-house verification in a last ditch effort to find 6,534 registrants before the final voters’ list is prepared. “There could be a process of revisiting them before the OLE (Original List of Electors) ...

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