Daily Archives: May 13, 2015

APNU+AFC at 157,347 votes, PPP/C at 157,304 with 490 boxes to go – GECOM + Tables of Results attached

APNU+AFC at 157,347 votes, PPP/C at 157,304 with 490 boxes to go – GECOM

Gecom imageStabroek News – 13 May 2015

With results from 1809 polling stations out of 2299 polling stations released, the APNU+AFC alliance has received 157, 347 votes while the PPP/C received 157, 304 votes for the 2015 general elections, according to data released by the Guyana Elections CommissionContinue reading

APNU+AFC asks GECOM to stop ballot recounts; urges speedy declaration of results to avoid unrest

APNU+AFC asks GECOM to stop ballot recounts; urges speedy declaration of results to avoid unrest

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 18:51 – Written by 

Granger at GECOMPhoto: APNU+AFC Presidential candidate, David Granger and delegation leave GECOM’s compound after meeting with the Commission.

The A Partnership for National Unity+ Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC) coalition hopes the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) will scrap a partial vote recount in several districts because of questions surrounding the legality of doing so.

Demerara Waves Online News could not immediately confirm with senior GECOM officials whether they would give into the coalition’s demand for the recount to be stopped.   Continue reading

Former U.S. Pres. Jimmy Carter calls for release of election results – Guyana Elections 2015

Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter calls for release of election results- re Guyana Elections 2015

jimmy-carter

Fmr US President Jimmy Carter

By Staff Editor On May 13, 2015 @ 7:41 pm In Local News

Former US president Jimmy Carter has called on the Guyana Elections Commission to release the 2015 election results. Below is the full press release:
GEORGETOWN, GUYANA — Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter has urged Guyana’s election commission to release election results and called on political leaders to act responsibly.
“I call on GECOM to urgently publicize all of the results that it has received and reviewed in Georgetown.

GECOM begins recounting some ballots to address PPPC concerns

GECOM begins recounting some ballots to address PPPC concerns

Wednesday, 13 May 2015 16:28 – Written by 

Left to Right: Charge D'Affaires of the US Embassy, Bryan Hunt; Canada's High Commissioner to Guyana, Nicole Giles and Britain's High Commissioner Gregory Quinn talking with reporters shortly after meeting executive members of the PPP at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown.

Photo: Left to Right: Charge D’Affaires of the US Embassy, Bryan Hunt; Canada’s High Commissioner to Guyana, Nicole Giles and Britain’s High Commissioner Gregory Quinn talking with reporters shortly after meeting executive members of the PPP at Freedom House, Robb Street, Georgetown.

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) Wednesday  afternoon began recounting votes in three districts, following bitter complaint by the People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) about alleged skullduggery.

GECOM Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Keith Lowenfield says GECOM is going ahead with the partial recounts of ballots in regions/districts 1, 2 and 8.   Continue reading

GECOM to announce results that will show a trend; PPP wants partial recounts in all 10 regions

GECOM to announce results that will show a trend; PPP wants partial recounts in all 10 regions

Demerara Waves – 13 May 2015 –  http://bit.ly/1E5Ub4h

Gecom imageThe People’s Progressive Party Civic (PPPC) intends to ask for a partial recount of ballots in all 10 regions, according to Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), Dr. Steve Surujbally.

Surujbally,however, said results to be disseminated by 6PM Wednesday could show a trend towards who would have won the May 11, 2015 general elections. “”You will define it as a trend. I will give it to you as raw data,” he said.

“We will decide by 5pm how we will proceed with the declaration of results in their entirety,” he told a news briefing. He, however, reiterated that the final official results that include the declaration of a winner would be made by the Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield only after he receives such an instruction from the seven-member Commission.   Continue reading

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 12 May 2015

Guyana: Capitol TV News Videos – 12 May 2015

  • THE APNU+AFC COALITION IS PROJECTED TO WIN THE GUYANA ELECTIONS
  • Granger calls for calm as they wait for results continues.
  • GECOM slow in giving results.
  • Businesses not sure what to do after yesterday’s polls
  • Private sector and Western Diplomats give voting day thumbs up.
  • GECOM releases first set of Preliminary results
  • Opposition Coalition says PPP can’t catch them after 88% of Statements in.
  • Sports

THE APNU+AFC COALITION IS PROJECTED TO WIN THE GUYANA ELECTIONS

Posted: 12 May 2015 03:30 PM PDT   Continue reading

Khamraj Lall: Cash jet pilot loses three homes, two planes and US$440,000 cash

Khamraj Lall: Cash jet pilot loses three homes, two planes and US$440,000 cash

Khamraj Lall

Khamraj Lall

May 13, 2015 | By | Filed Under News

US prosecutors have started the final process of seizing more than US$400,000 in cash from bank accounts and two planes belonging to Guyanese pilot, Khamraj Lall.

The US$442,743.59 was frozen in accounts at Wells Fargo bank, Citibank and Morgan Chase Bank after investigators zeroed in on Lall after he was caught by Puerto Rican authorities with US$600,000 in cash stashed in his plane back in November. The money from the plane was seized, also.

In essence, the prosecutors are asking that the properties in the custody of investigators be transferred to the state. Continue reading

US$12.8M drug contract to NEW GPC…This is nothing but ‘kick-down-the-door banditry’

US$12.8M drug contract to NEW GPC…This is nothing but ‘kick-down-the-door banditry’

New GPC owner,  Bobby Ramroop

New GPC owner, Bobby Ramroop

– “Shows how “evil, corrupt, greedy and ruthless” PPP/C can be,” Ramjattan, Greenidge

A Partnership for National Unity plus Alliance For Change (APNU+AFC), has lashed out, once again, at the government for granting billions of dollars in sole sourced drug contracts to New GPC.

For the coalition, the alarming development was that on May 8, last, New GPC uplifted  the entire billion-dollar cheque (US 12.8M) for a recent drug contract awarded to that company.
That was the last working day before General and Regional elections. The payment arrangement was also contrary to all the country’s procurement procedures.
Traditionally, 25 per cent of the contract is paid up front.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections 2015: Businesses jittery; ABC diplomats and Joint Services urge normalcy

Business community jittery; ABC diplomats urge normalcy

Workers reinforcing the entrance to a Regent Street department store on Elections Day, May 11, 2015. The store opened its doors for business on Tuesday.Top Western diplomats in Guyana say let businesses continue as several owners in Georgetown opted to keep their doors closed Tuesday owing to the unrest in Sophia last night.  Last evening several…

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 Private sector calls on political parties, police to take anti-violence measures

Private sector calls on political parties, police to take anti-violence measuresIn the wake of the fiery violence that erupted Monday night in Sophia that left several vehicles burnt, the Private Sector Commission (PSC) on Tuesday called on political parties to rein in their…

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