KEITH LOWENFIELD – A RUNAWAY TRAIN

Over the past few days, Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley and Chair of Caricom, accused Keith Lowenfield, Chief Election Officer, of ‘gamesmanship.’ Having dumped 115,000 votes, the Prime Minister applied the word ‘bizarre’ to Guyana’s elections process. Representing Caricom, which has been described by President Granger as the ‘most legitimate interlocutor,’ Prime Minister Mottley characterised […]

THE CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON

Cynicism in relation to elections in Guyana did not begin with the debate as to whether the majority of 65 is 33 or 34 in relation to the no confidence motion passed against the APNU+AFC Government by the National Assembly on December 21, 2018. It began since mid-2017 when President Granger rejected three lists of […]

‘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 […]

GECOM HAS LOST ALL CLAIM TO CREDIBILITY

The jury is still out on whether GECOM will deliver credible election results, notwithstanding the widespread demands of the international community and a broad cross-section of Guyanese. In any rational society, the entire membership of GECOM would have resigned due to its failure to honour its constitutional responsibilities. By resigning GECOM would be demonstrating its […]

GECOM SITS AND WAITS – LIKE THE OLD GUMBIE CAT

The headline is not an original formulation. It is partially borrowed from the late Miles Fitzpatrick, then a columnist in the Stabroek News. He was writing just before the reforms of the early 1990s about the Elections Commission and its Chair, Sir Harold Bollers, a former Chief Justice of Guyana, in an article entitled “The […]