GECOM Meeting ends with no decision on the way forward; Commission to meet again on Friday

A Meeting of the Guyana Elections Commission ended this afternoon with no decision made on how the Commission will move forward with preparations for early elections. The Chairman and Commissioners spent three hours in discussions with the Commissioners representing their respective positions on the house-to-house registration issue. The Chairman and Commissioners spent a good part […]

WPA sticks with Coalition, but eyes bigger role

The Working People’s Alliance, which is one of the junior partners in the coalition government, is sticking with the coalition for the next elections but wants to ensure that it gets a bigger voice and is allowed to play a bigger role in a new APNU+AFC government. WPA Executive Member, David Hinds, told a media […]

Jagdeo trying to get power by creating political confusion -Aubrey Norton

Executive Member of the People’s National Congress, Aubrey Norton, on Friday blasted the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo over his claims that the APNU+AFC government is illegal. At his party’s weekly press conference at Congress Place, Mr. Norton said it is established that there is no illegal government and Jagdeo is making statements that cannot be […]

House to House Registration is Legal; Court cannot set date for elections -CJ rules

Chief Justice Roxanne George-Wiltshire this afternoon ruled that the ongoing house-to-house registration exercise is not illegal and is not unconstitutional. However, she also indicated that there is no residency requirement for registration. The Chief Justice also ruled that the Court cannot set a date or timeline by which elections should be held. The applicant, Christopher […]

PPP’s boycott of House-to-House registration a disgrace to Cheddi’s legacy -PM Nagamootoo

Prime Minister Moses Nagamootoo today lashed out at the Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo and the People’s Progressive Party for encouraging citizens not to cooperate with the ongoing house-to-house national registration exercise, being undertaken by the Elections Commission. The PPP has said it will continue to “not co-operate” with the house-to-house registration exercise even as the […]

GECOM increases number of field staff to fast track H2H Registration

Chief Elections Officer, Keith Lowenfield, has announced that the Guyana Elections Commission has increased the number of staff members in the field conducting house-to-house regulation. Speaking to reporters this morning at the High Court, Mr. Lowenfield said the process has been progressing with satisfaction. “We have many more teams on the frontend and people are […]

PSC labels GECOM’s start of House to House registration as “extreme and dangerous”

In a letter to the Chief Elections Officer of the Guyana Elections Commission, the Private Sector of Commission issued a call for the house-to-house registration exercise to be suspended, while accusing the Elections Commission of being involved in an illegal process. The letter was signed by PSC Chairman, Captain Gerry Gouveia and mirrored many of […]

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