Chief Justice denies Vice President and AG’s request to join APNU local elections case against GECOM

An attempt by the Attorney General, Anil Nandlall and Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo to join a High Court case filed by the APNU over breaches in the preparation for local elections has failed, with Acting Chief Justice, Roxane George denying their applications to join the matter. “Neither of the parties, who seek to intervene, that […]

Jagdeo says Government committed to campaign financing legislation, but fears financial backers could be targeted

With Guyana still not having campaign financing legislation in place more than two years after it was recommended by the EU Elections Observer Mission, Vice President Bharrat Jagdeo has indicated that while the government and his People’s Progressive Party remain committed to having such legislation in place, he is concerned about financiers of his party […]

President promises better roads and infrastructure for East Coast community in LGE push

As local Government Elections approach, President Irfaan Ali is making the rounds in several communities across the country. On Wednesday, the President visited several communities on the lower East Coast including Plaisance, Vryheid Lust and Beterverwagting, with his plans to take development to those communities. Some the issues raised by those communities included the state […]

EU experts in Guyana to assist with electoral reform

European Union Ambassador to Guyana, Rene van Nes has announced that the EU remains committed to assist Guyana with its electoral reform plans and has brought in a team of electoral experts to assist Guyana with its reform of the electoral system. At Europe Day celebrations on Tuesday, Ambassador van Nes said “there are election […]

Parties, groups and independent candidates receive approvals for upcoming LGE

The Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) has granted approval for some 46 political parties, voluntary groups and individuals to contest the upcoming Local Government Elections. In accordance with the Local Authorities (Elections) Act, the Chief Elections Officer (CEO) Vishnu Persaud, has notified the parties, voluntary groups and individuals that their titles, symbols and candidates have been […]

APNU presses GECOM to act on uncovered forgeries on PPP’s candidates lists; Police complaints filed

The Opposition, APNU is maintaining its call for the Guyana Elections Commission to address the many reported cases of forged signatures appearing on the nomination list for various PPP candidates in the upcoming elections. At a press conference today, party officials said while the party is ready to contest the upcoming local elections, it cannot […]

Elections COI hammers former CEO, DCEO and Region 4 Returning Officer over election fiasco; Recommends depolitisation of GECOM

The Elections Commission of Inquiry’s final report into the 2020 General Elections, was handed over to President Irfaan Ali today at the Office of the President. The Commission of Inquiry found that there was a “conscious and deliberate – even brazen –effort to violate sections of the Representation of the People’s Act, which is the […]

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