‘HE WHO ASSERTS MUST PROVE’

While the political atmosphere is still heavily laden with gloom, it was somewhat lifted by President Granger statement that the Government will accept ‘any declaration’ made by GECOM pursuant to the recount. This was followed by a statement by the Chair of GECOM that ‘he who asserts must prove.’ President Granger’s statement contrast sharply with […]

SINGING FROM THE SAME HYMN BOOK – TO WHAT END?

As the week ended, a clear strategy by APNU+AFC appears to be emerging. Trash the elections! From Joe Harmon’s extensive statement early in the week, to interviews by Lennox Craig and David Patterson at midweek, then a press conference by Amna Ally, Cathy Hughes and Aubrey Norton, all singing from the same hymn book – […]

GECOM HIJACKED THE RECOUNT AND CONVERTED IT INTO AN AUDIT

The President and Leader of the Opposition agreed on a recount. In their Aide Memoire, the word “recount” appears four times while the word “audit” does not appear. “Recount” was never defined, but the Aide Memoire stated that it would take place in accordance with “the applicable law,” as well as the Constitution and court […]

‘EVERYTHING IS GRIST TO THE HISTORIAN’S MILL’

Interest in “Ian on Sunday” of April 12, (“Everything is interesting,”) attracted not only my attention but that of SN’s editorial writer last Friday, days after I had completed this effort. Ian McDonald related how he conducted a “great clearing operation” and lyrically described the relief: “Disposing of detritus is a little like returning life […]

THE DARING ABSURDITY OF THE 156-DAY PLAN

The daring absurdity of the 156-day plan for the recounting of the ballots of the March 2 elections begs the question of what exactly goes on at meetings of the Elections Commission. The word about is that the working principle, suggested by a Commissioner is that two Commissioners should be present at the counting of […]