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CARICOM Observer Team Arrives in Guyana for Vote Recount

  • Written by Calvin G Brown - wiredja.com
  • Published in Politics
Featured (from left) Ambassador Colin Granderson,  Mr. Sylvester King; Ms. Cynthia Barrow-Giles; and Mr. John Jarvis. (from left) Ambassador Colin Granderson, Mr. Sylvester King; Ms. Cynthia Barrow-Giles; and Mr. John Jarvis.
GEORGETOWN, Guyana, May 1, 2020- The three-member CARICOM Observer team for the Guyana elections vote recount arrived in Guyana this afternoon on a special chartered Trans Guyana flight, paving the way for the start of the recount process.

The team is led by Senior UWI Lecturer Ms. Cynthia Barrow-Giles and includes Commissioner of the Antigua and Barbuda Electoral Commission, John Jarvis and Supervisor of the Electoral Commission of St. Vincent, Sylvester King.

Ms. Barrow-Giles was a member of the original Observer Team which came to Guyana last March to participate in a scheduled recount which had to be aborted after an injunction was granted by the Court. The other members of that Team are unavailable for the present mission.

Both Mr. Jarvis and Mr. King participated in the CARICOM Electoral Observer Mission for the Elections held on 2nd March 2020.

With the arrival of the team, the Guyana Elections Commission Chairperson, Justice Claudette Singh is expected to announce a date for the start of the recount.

The CARICOM team is expected to meet with the Elections Commission on Saturday for an initial briefing of the process.

The Elections Commission is also expected to meet with political parties as well as other stakeholders to walk them through the recount plan.

CARICOM Chair, Prime Minister Mia Mottley of Barbados said the process must be completed without further delay and has called on all concerned to ensure a credible and transparent recount process in order to provide legitimacy to any government, which would be sworn in as a result.

The Guyana Elections Commission has set itself a 25-day timeline for the completion of the recount.

Last modified onFriday, 01 May 2020 18:29
  • Countries: Guyana