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Guyana Elections: CCJ restrains GECOM from declaring elections results

in CourtsElectionsNews – June 23, 2020
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The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) late Tuesday night ordered the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) not to  issue any results of the March 2, 2020 general and regional elections until the regional court hears and determines an appeal by the People’s Progressive Party (PPP).

“The Guyana Elections Commission and its officers and agents take no step to prejudice the fair hearing of this Application including but not limited to issuing a declaration of the results of the elections held on 2nd March 2020, until this Court issues final orders following the hearing and determination of the questions raised before this Honourable Court in the said Application,” the court said.      Continue reading

Jagdeo says Irfaan Ali is constitutionally “deemed” President; no reference to Chief Elections Officer

Bharrat Jagdeo (left) and Irfaan Ali.

Opposition Leader, Bharrat Jagdeo on Wednesday said Guyana’s constitution clearly provides for the People’s Progressive Party’s presidential candidate, Dr. Irfaan Ali to be declared President.

“It has already been established now that the PPP’s list has the most votes and, therefore, Irfaan Ali is already deemed the President of Guyana. It’s awaiting that section of the Constitution  which says that the Chair of GECOM shall now declare him so as far as we are concerned all of the shenanigans  to prevent the declaration, it will not work because that is the Supreme Law of the country,” Jagdeo said.          Continue reading

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: Nomination Day 2020 – Thirteen parties enter 2020 elections race

Guyana: Investigations into grand corruption during PPP era in office will go nowhere – UK Expert- Dr. Sam Sittington

– Key records either locked away, burnt or missing –  UK Expert- Dr. Sam Sittington

UK Financial Crimes Expert, Dr. Sam Sittlington

For more than a decade, A Partnership for National Unity (APNU) and the Alliance For Change (AFC), have separately, and jointly, accused the People’s Progressive Party (PPP) of being responsible for massive scales of corruption which steered billions of dollars away from the national pursue.

But after assuming office in 2015, creating a State Asset Recovery Agency (SARA), and starting several investigations, not a single person within the PPP’s hierarchy is behind bars.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Former army chief Mark Phillips is PPPC prime ministerial candidate

Former Chief-of-Staff, Retired Brigadier Mark Phillips

The main opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) says its Central Committee unanimously picked former Chief-of-Staff of the Guyana Defence Force (GDF), retired Brigadier Mark Phillips as its prime ministerial candidate.

Mr Phillips will run alongside PPP presidential candidate Irfaan Ali at the upcoming March, 2020 general elections.

The PPP highlights Mr Phillips’ “long and distinguished career” of four years in the GDF, culminating with his appointment as the 8th Chief-of-Staff from September, 2013 until he retired in October, 2016.        Continue reading

Guyana Politics: Charrandass Persaud endorses PPP’s Irfaan Ali for presidency

Charrandass Persaud (Keno George photo)

Charrandass Persaud,  the former government parliamentarian who voted for an opposition-sponsored no-confidence motion to remove the David Granger-led administration, has one year later openly endorsed People’s Progressive Party (PPP) presidential candidate, Irfaan Ali.

“I am telling you now that I will support Irfaan in his bid for President of the Republic of Guyana in this 2020 March 2nd general election and I know that I will make a valuable contribution to his team, to his party and to himself. I also know that Irfaan will do wonderful things for us as Guyanese,” said Persaud in a Facebook video.    Continue reading

Guyana Politics: No guarantee ‘oil money’ will transform Guyana – PPP

Guarantees that petroleum production will be transformative for Guyana’s economic development and usher in prosperity for the people of the country are non-existent, according to the Peoples Progressive Party (PPP).

The parliamentary opposition gave its gloomy outlook over the weekend, on the short term fortunes of the nascent oil and gas industry.

According to the PPP, the announcement of ‘first oil’ should have fueled the hopes and aspirations of Guyanese across the country, given the opportunities in the oil and gas sector.      Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP “likely” to win next elections but tighter anti-corruption efforts needed- US expert

Dr. Evan Ellis

The United States (US) will have to ensure that the opposition People’s Progressive Party (PPP) sticks to its promises to keep a lid on corruption, with the likelihood of that party winning next year’s general elections, a Senior Advisor at U.S. State Department says in a recent assessment of the political and security situation.

“At the same time, given concerns regarding corruption in prior PPP administrations, while the US should embrace and work in good faith with a future PPP government, it must do so with its eyes open, holding the PPP to account with respect to its commitments to transparency, democracy, and commitment to free market and the rule of law,” Dr. Robert Evan Ellis states in his contribution titled “Security Challenges in Guyana and the Government Response” in Journal of the Americas.          Continue reading

Guyana Politics: PPP’s pledge to reopen shuttered sugar estates ‘foolishness’ – Robert Badal

– Badal says move would be costly, take time

Robert Badal
Robert Badal

Reopening shuttered sugar estates would require hefty funding and time to transform them from their current states to financial profitability, says Change Guyana presidential candidate Robert Badal who warned voters to be wary of grandiose promises from politicians.

Taking a direct jab at the People’s Progressive Party (PPP), which has promised and has stated in its manifesto that it would reopen three of the four shuttered sugar estates, rehire laid off sugar workers and bring the factories into profitability, Badal labelled the promises “foolishness” and “lies”.

“From my business experience, that is impractical. And I would say, without any apology, they are trying to lie to the people, lie to the people again. You cannot close that sugar estate and after a year reopen that sugar estate. It is impossible!” he contended.

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