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Police cordon off streets around GECOM’s Region 4 office

Police early Thursday morning tightened security around the Ashmin’s Building on High and Hadfield streets in Georgetown, as part of preparations to keep protesters at bay. Police have blocked vehicles and pedestrians from passing by the Returning Office so they will be unable to head south along High Street or east along Hadfield Street. The Ashmin’s Building houses the Region ...

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Riot police called out at Mon Repos to quell election tension

The polls in Guyana’s general elections were expected to officially close at 6 o’clock Monday evening, but after largely peaceful voting during most of the day riot police were called out at Mon Repos Village, East Coast Demerara, to keep two factions apart over allegations of electoral fraud. Riot police, armed with pellet guns, rubber bullets and teargas, were deployed ...

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President to address nation on elections; claims and objections begins Oct. 1

President David Granger is expected to address the nation on Wednesday. This follow’s Tuesday’s Cabinet meeting at which the issue of holding of credible General and Regional elections in Guyana at the earliest possible time was high on the agenda. Government’s Department of Public Information says the time of Granger’s address to the nation will be made known. Meanwhile, police ...

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PPP mulls contempt of court action against Chief Election Officer to block house-to-house registration

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on Friday warned that contempt of court proceedings would be filed against Chief Election Officer Keith Lowenfield if the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) goes ahead with house-to-house registration. “We don’t want to be caught up on the issue of a long, legal battle again but we may file contempt proceedings against Lowenfield but not to go ...

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