Daily Archives: February 29, 2020

Guyana Elections 2020: “We are ready for Elections!” – GECOM

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is prepared and ready to produce free, fair and credible general and regional elections on Monday. That was expressed by the Chair, (ret’d) Justice Claudette Singh S.C. as she fielded questions from media operatives at GECOM’s Kingston office, following the signing of the electoral code of conduct by political parties.

GECOM Chair, Justice Claudette Singh

The Chair had been asked about what was left to be done by GECOM to prepare for elections, to which she responded “Well, I would say GECOM is ready. Everything has been done.”

She then allowed Chief Elections Officer (CEO), Keith Lowenfield to apprise the media about GECOM’s current operations.
The Commission and its Secretariat have had to work in overdrive to ensure that it could be prepared for elections in a short period, and with considerable public pressure following public unease over the events of the December 2018 no confidence motion.    Continue reading

Guyana Elections: Jagdeo agrees with decision to reduce private polling places …

Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo agrees that private polling places should be reduced. He just wants to ensure that the reductions are not unfair, or done in places where there aren’t sufficient public residences to replace them.

Bharrat Jagdeo

He made this comment during a press conference on February 27, at his Church Street office.

The private polling stations being used dropped from 166 in the 2015 elections to 92 for the 2020 elections. The People’s Progressive Party (PPP) had raised the concern that the reduction may have been applied disproportionately to PPP strongholds, making it so that the party’s supporters would have to travel longer distances to vote. There was also a concern that the polling places were congested.      Continue reading

MEDICAL: Coronavirus (COVID-19) world map – Interactive with Immediate updates

Coronavirus (COVID-19) World map  IMMEDIATE UPDATES – INFOGRAPHIC 
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This Singapore News channel has setup a live count and keeps changing as and when it gets updated.
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Guyana Elections: PPP/C Wants Assurances Regarding Role Of Police On Elections Day – Jagdeo

GEORGETOWN, Guyana, February 28, 2020 (CMC) – The main opposition political party, People’s Progressive Party /Civic (PPP/C), says it is seeking assurances that police officers will maintain a neutral role on March 2, when voters go to the polls to elect a new government in Guyana.

PPP/C General Secretary, Bharrat Jagdeo, told a news conference, he had raised the issue with the various regional and international observer teams, here, to monitor the elections, in which his party is seeking to reverse the 2015 defeat, at the hands of the David Granger led-coalition — A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC).

He has also called on the Police Commissioner to give the public assurances that the police will carry out its functions, in keeping with the provisions of the law, on election day.              Continue reading