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Guyana Politics: PPP challenges GECOM explanation on changes to particulars of 91,000 voters

The opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) has challenged the legal basis for the Guyana Elections Commission’s (GECOM) changing of particulars of 91,000 electors stemming from the July-August house-to-house registration exercise, disagreeing that the information is unintentionally incorrect.

GECOM says the Commissioner of Registration, Keith Lowenfield, who is also the Chief Elections Officer, is legally empowered under Regulation 37 of the National Registration (Residents) Regulations Act to make any changes to any revised list within 21 days after certification once he is satisfied that any entry or omission in any list as revised is incorrect through inadvertence in the course of such revision.            Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Will the West Lose Guyana to the Chinese? – Ian McCredie | Fair Observer

By investing in Guyana’s oil industry, the Chinese are taking a longer, multi-generational view.

Ian McCredie | Fair Observer

Guyana, home to just 750,000 people, is about to leap from one of the poorest to one of the richest countries in the world. The financial predators are circling, led by the Chinese. Guyana‘s inexperience, incompetence and lack of Western interest will hand the Chinese a valuable prey.

Oil discoveries off the coast of Guyana are on course to produce about 1 million barrels per day of oil for 30 years. If oil fetches just $50 per barrel, this equates to nearly $500 billion. Guyana’s share of this will be approximately $300 billion; the other $200 billion will go to the Exxon-controlled consortium. The amounts are conservative estimates: New oil discoveries keep coming. Exxon and its partners, Hess and Nexen (the latter owned by the Chinese), landed a very sweet deal.       Continue reading

Guyana Elections: “Over 90,000 corrections” made to Revised List of Electors

Over 90,000 corrections have been made to the Revised List of Electors (RLE), GECOM Commissioners, Bibi Shadick and Vincent Alexander told reporters yesterday.

According to Alexander, the changes were made based on information gathered in the recent House to House registration exercise. He noted that the names of over 370,000 persons were garnered in that exercise, and of those persons, over 90,000 would have changed their addresses from when they were previously registered.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Shuman bounced from elections by GECOM over dual citizenship

Dr. Vishnu Bandhu of the United Republican Party and Dr. Valerie Leung also rejected for dual citizenship.

Lenox Shuman
Lenox Shuman

GECOM today ruled that the leader of the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP), Lenox Shuman be removed from the list of candidates submitted by his party as he was a dual citizen at the time.

The ruling ends Shuman’s role in the election campaign as he was the presidential candidate for his party.  It would also likely put paid to any chance the LJP – largely focused on the indigenous population – had of gathering support at the elections.              Continue reading

Guyana Elections: ANUG, LJP, TNM join lists for elections 2020 + Editorial by Kaieteur News

In a historic move, A New and United Guyana (ANUG), the Liberty and Justice Party (LJP) and The New Movement (TNM) have agreed to join their Lists of Candidates so that the votes they secure at the March 2 General and Regional elections could be counted collectively and improve their chances of securing parliamentary and regional seats.  Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Carter Center deploys observer mission ahead of elections

Guyana Politics: Mr. Jagdeo eyes pass African-Guyanese – By Dr. David Hinds 

Guyana Politics: GECOM: Flawed lists and ballooned numbers – Editorial by Kaieteur News

Guyana Politics: Nigel Hinds steps down as Change Guyana PM candidate

Co-founder of Change Guyana, Nigel Hinds, has stepped down as the party’s prime ministerial candidate.

Nigel Hinds

Hinds notified the public of the decision in a release late yesterday. The accountant cited his current dual citizenship status, revealing that he is a citizen of the United States of America.

Guyana’s Constitution does not allow dual citizens to assume a place in the National Assembly. Up until the December 21, 2018 No Confidence Motion, dual citizens from both major parties (APNU+AFC and PPP/C) had occupied places in the National Assembly, meaning that they had falsely declared themselves to be eligible candidates on their parties’ lists during the previous nomination day exercise leading up to the 2015 General Election.        Continue reading

Guyana Elections: “I will not sell my integrity for all the oil in Guyana” – GECOM Chair

– GECOM Chair vows to deliver credible elections

Chairman of the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM), retired Justice retired Claudette Singh, is reassuring the populace that the Commission has not compromised its position to deliver free and fair elections.

Chairman of GECOM, retired Justice Claudette Singh

Speaking to reporters at yesterday‘s Nomination Day activity which was held at the Umana Yana in Kingston, the Chairman sought to dispel any rumour of attempts to discredit the elections’ process.

Justice Singh noted the negative comments in the press but reassured that the Commission has been working overtime to ensure that the Elections are credible.
“I am confident that the GECOM will be able to deliver free and fair elections the only one way I know and that is the correct way.            Continue reading

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